My first horse was a Breyer Model
my Mom gave me when I was about four years old. My first living,
breathing Arabian came when I was 35. Both are lots of fun but I will
admit the Breyer Horses are a lot cheaper to feed. Whether you own
model horses or the real thing, both are lots of fun and have give untold
years of enjoyment.
Please check my site for the
ever popular Breyer Holiday Models and many from the past. All models are new
and in the box, with Traditional, Classics and more starting from 1999.
You will also find rare and limited edition models.
Buy now because once the retired models are gone, they are gone.
Jan Austin, owner
Arabian Horse Foundation Announces $10,000
in Funding for Rescue and Rehoming Needs
(September 16, 2011) – The Arabian Horse Foundation (AHF) has announced
$10,000 in grants for rescue and rehoming requests for 2011. The grants
complete this year’s funding support in the Foundation’s three areas of
focus: Scholarships, equine research, and rescue/rehoming. A total of
$36,000 has been committed for the coming year, making a total of $135,000
distributed by the Foundation since 2007.
Foundation board is pleased to distribute $10,000 in the coming year to
rescue and rehoming,” stated Larry Kinneer, AHF President. “There have been
a number of weather-related catastrophes over the last year impacting horses
and those who support rescue in such situations. We’re setting aside more
funds to help when national emergencies occur.” The AHF is the philanthropic
arm of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA).
Foundation directed $4,500 for emergency relief with funds to be divided
when the need arises. This year, the Foundation has provided emergency funds
to a rescue operation in a tornado stricken area, funds for another rescue
operation suffering damages from Hurricane Irene, and additional funding
involving a horse starvation situation in Arizona. Most recently, the
Foundation provided funds for rescue efforts involved with the Texas
the Foundation granted Santa Barbara Equine Rescue and Evacuation $1,000 to
assist with efforts to acquire a life-size, life-weight training mannequin
for use by the agency in their training programs. They offer training for
organizations such as law enforcement bodies to educate officers about the
handling and extraction of horses trapped and in need. The training
mannequin will help tremendously in the Santa Barbara’s group to educate how
to handle large animals in emergency situations.
$1,000 will go to the American Competitive Trail Horse Association, an
agency dedicated to demonstrating the value of many horses that end up in
rescue situations. This group is initiating a new program, entitled Diamond
in the Rough, which will recognize the accomplishments of rescued horses in
their various competitions by offering high-point awards. The AHF grant will
underwrite the initiation of this program. Many Arabians are part of those
Haven Equine Rescue, a Florida-based rescue operation, will receive $1,000.
This group has been known to take on some extremely difficult rescue
situations, demonstrating compassionate care for any horse needing their
help. They communicate consistently with supporters focusing on keeping them
informed and involved.
Foundation granted $500 each to the Arabian Rescue Mission and to the
Saffyre Sanctuary. Both of these organizations have impressive track records
and have a spirit of cooperation in helping horses, particularly Arabians in
need. Another $1,000 has been set aside for potential equine assistance in a
seizure situation. Final dissemination of funds will be determined by the
necessity for feed, dental and medical needs of the horses involved.
grants, Carol Darnell, chair of the Foundation’s Rescue and Rehoming
Advisory panel stated, “It is a pleasure to be able to recognize such a
diverse group of organizations in their efforts on behalf of our horses.
When we are all faced with challenges, the dedication and focus demonstrated
by these groups show us how we can all make a difference.”
completes the funding cycle for 2011. Earlier this year, the Foundation
committed $13,500 to youth scholarships and $12,500 to equine research. The
Foundation has advisory panels made up of nationally known experts in each
area of funding. They review requests and make recommendations to the AHF
board of directors.
Foundation has made significant progress since it was re-launched in 2007,”
Kinneer said. “It is through the generosity of our AHA membership that we
are able to fund and support needy projects such as those we have funded not
only in 2012, but in the past.” Other members of the AHF board include:
Lollie Ames, Jim Cada, Frank Galovick, Nancy Harvey and Terry Johnson.
possible to contribute to the Foundation by making a direct contribution and
sending it to the AHF Treasurer, Jim Cada, 1024 K. Street, Lincoln, NE,
68508; by making an on-line contribution through PayPal, or by checking off
the donation box on the AHA membership application/renewal. When making a
direct contribution, it is possible to direct where you want your donation
applied. For more information about the Foundation and to see the progress
your dollars have helped make possible, go to the web site at
Arabian Horse Association
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact AHA: (303)
2011 AHA Distance Horse of
the Year is No Accident
Aurora, CO (February 9,
2012) – OT Sara Moniet
RSI (Rave On Ravenwood x OT Dysara RSI), a 2004 dark chestnut
owned by M.A. “Crockett” Dumas of Escalante, Utah was named the
Arabian Horse Association (AHA) 2011 Distance Horse of the Year,
adding one more award to a long list of 2011 accomplishments.
“Sara” covered 1,675
competition miles in 2011, completing 31 of 31 rides with 10
overall wins and 9 Best Conditions. The 7 year-old mare won two
200-mile rides, one 165-miler, one 155-miler, and finished all
but one of her rides in the Top Ten. Coupled with Distance Horse
of the Year honors, Sara was named the AHA High Point 50-99 mile
Endurance horse. The American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC)
awarded Sara the War Mare Award and the Belesemo Arabians
Pioneer Award for the Heavyweight Division. Lastly, Sara was
awarded the Drinkers of the Wind performance award by the
Institute of the Desert Arabian Horse.
“Well everybody thinks their
horse is the greatest horse in the world,” says Crockett Dumas.
“But she is really a great all-around horse. I bred her and her
mother and father … after riding 37,500 miles, I don’t spend a
lot of time on good horses. She’s a great horse.”
Dumas has been breeding for
excellent endurance horses since the late 70s and has been
successful, producing several champions over the last 30 years.
“She’s no accident,” he says about Sara, but Dumas noticed a
spark that made her standout in his eyes in 2011. While
competing in multi-day races, scheduled one after another, other
riders chose to ride a combination of horses, while Sara rode on
through. “When you have fresh horses thrown at you every day;
for a horse to do what she did—complete, run up front, and
win—that’s really something very, very special. And carry more
weight at the same time,” says Dumas referring to the
heavyweight division (when tack and rider weigh over 211 lbs.
combined) in which they ride.
“She’s got a great mind. She
really likes people. I don’t pay much attention to what they
look like, but she happens to be really pretty—she looks like
her foundation mare.”
Dumas plans to continue to
use Sara in endurance races and might add to the one foal she
has had, but his breeding has slowed in recent years due to the
poor economy. He has no doubt in her ability to continue on the
path she’s on now. “At this age, I’m the one that gives out. I’m
the weak link! Sara has no trouble at all.”
AHA is a major equine association serving
33,000 members across North America. It registers and
maintains a database of more than one million Arabian,
Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses and administers
approximately $3 million in annual prize money. AHA produces
championship events, recognizes close to 600 Arabian horse
shows and distance rides and provides activities and
programs that promote breeding and ownership. For
information about Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian
horses, call 303-696-4500, e-mail info@ArabianHorses.org or
Arabian Horse Association
January 02, 2008
Arabian Horse Association Now Included in World Registries
DENVER, CO-After nearly a decade of negotiations, an agreement
has been made between the Purebred Arabian Trust (representing the
Arabian Horse Association's 100-year old purebred Arabian horse
registry) and the World Arabian Horse Organization (WAHO) that
grants the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Registry exclusive
authority over American registrations as recognized by WAHO. This
status change is effective January 01, 2008, and returns all
associated responsibilities from the Purebred Arabian Horse Registry
(PAHR) to the AHA Registry.
"We are delighted in the success of this agreement," said Bob Fauls,
Chairman of the Purebred Arabian Trust (PAT), "and believe this to
be a momentous occasion promising a bright future of significant
benefit to the Arabian horse community."
While this changes nothing relating to domestic registration
procedures for AHA members, it does affect registration activity
requiring WAHO involvement-namely certain international importation
and exportation procedures of purebred Arabian horses and semen.
Beginning January 01, 2008, the PAT in conjunction with the Arabian
Horse Association (AHA) will be the only registering authority in
the United States recognized by WAHO.
In order to facilitate PAT's admission to WAHO membership, PAHR has
agreed it will cease its activities December 31, 2007 and refer new
and pending transactions to AHA. Since the WAHO membership of the
AHA Registry's predecessor, the Arabian Horse Registry of America,
was terminated in 1997, PAHR has provided to the American Arabian
horse community a venue for international Arabian horse
transactions, importations and exportations.
A major consideration in achieving this agreement with WAHO is the
fact that the Studbooks have been closed and the purebred Arabian
database is now firmly established and defined. Hans Nagel,
president of WAHO, said "From now on, the world-wide Arabian horse
breed is an exclusive and closed population and will be guarded as
"We're pleased to share this announcement with our membership as it
reflects a successful conclusion for our breed following lengthy
negotiations," said Myron Krause, president of AHA. "Ultimately, our
membership and our Arabian breed will benefit greatly from this
More information will be forthcoming, including but not limited to
the next AHA President's Letter, Modern Arabian Horse magazine, and
Hurricanes, tornados, floods,
mudslides, fires... on our planet we must be prepared. And don't count on the
government to protect your horses. Here are some helpful links on
resources and disaster preparedness.
The Morris Animal Foundation
The Arabian Horse Association
The United States Equestrian Federation
Also, click on our
Help a Horse link
Thanks. Jan P.S.
If you know of good links on disaster preparedness, please email
Equine Protection Network
The EPN in partnership with Stolen Horse International, powered by the all
volunteer Net Posse is assisting victims of Hurricane Katrina by providing a
way to reconnect with their lost and missing
horses and pets. People can post horses, pets and other lost and/or
recovered animals for free on this Guestbook. In addition they can provide
this information along with photos to SHI at
www.netposse.com. SHI will then list
this information at no charge on their website. Phone Number to report lost,
missing & recovered animals to SHI:
Contact Angela Kirby
Help the victims of Katrina by helping to recover their beloved horses and
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