We have the
Arabian Horse Association which is a newly organized group of owners
and breeders who are promoting the American Foundation Arabian horse
bloodlines in Texas and the surrounding area. We offer farm programs, fun
shows, a stallion breeding bank, a futurity/maturity, a 50's style horse
show. Please add us to your contact list.
Texas Foundation Arabian Horse Association
Affiliated with the American Foundation Arabian Horse
PO Box 177
Kaufman, TX 75142
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kate Weaver
Veteran competitor Cindy Hale and photographer Sharon P. Fibelkorn capture the essence of horse shows in this new book from BowTie Press
Now available, RIDING FOR THE BLUE: A Celebration of Horse Shows (April 2003/Hard cover/ISBN 1-931993-06-8) is a compilation of the often poignant, frequently humorous moments that riders experience while competing for the prize of all prizes -the blue ribbon. This book reveals the spirit of sportsmanship, the camaraderie of friends, and the rider's bond with her horse.
Anyone familiar with showing horses will recognize herself in this book, whether she is a rider, trainer, judge, or horse show mom. Conveying the appeal, sportsmanship, delight, and competitiveness of the horse show world, author and thirty-year horse show veteran Cindy Hale examines why riders ride and celebrates the lessons learned in the arena. Full-color photographs illustrate the text while in-depth interviews round out the author's narrative.
Linda L. Allen, Show Jumping Course Designer, Olympic Games, Atlanta, 1996 says, "RIDING FOR THE BLUE captures the essence of the diverse and compelling world of equestrian competition. This stunning book is a must-have for anyone with a full blown case of the horse `bug,' and will be enjoyed equally by those who have only occasionally found themselves captivated by that most regal and generous of animals - the horse. Readers will come away with a greater understanding for how horses can come to occupy such an important place in the lives and hearts of young and old alike."
Robin Hendrickson, editor of the Appaloosa Journal adds, "RIDING FOR THE BLUE beautifully illustrates the horse show world through Sharon Fibelkorn's stunning photography."
Regardless of what kind of saddle competitors ride in or what breed of horse has captured their heart, readers will find themselves in the pages of
RIDING FOR THE BLUE.
Riding For the Blue: A Celebration of Horse Shows by Cindy Hale,
Photographs by Sharon P. Fibelkorn
ISBN 1-931993-06-8/$39.95/April 2003
160 Pages/Full Color Photographs/ Hard Cover with Jacket
From the American Model Arabian Horse Association
A new mailing list has been created for model Arabian enthusiasts! AMAHA members are encouraged to join, as club news will be posted here. You do not have to be a member of AMAHA to join, but you must love Arabians!
Click to visit the
ModelArabians page on yahoogroups
Horse Association Incentive Riding Programs
If you're currently riding and competing with Arabian horses
outside of the AHA-recognized show circuit, the Arabian Horse
Association Incentive Programs are designed for you. Whether
your ride dressage or endurance, compete in local open shows or
just enjoy getting out and saddling up for a leisurely trail
ride, there's a program for you.
Open Event Incentive Program (OEIP)|
The best ambassadors we have are those who take their Arabian,
Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses to all-breed competitions and
demonstrate how athletic these horses can be.You can earn points for
these open competitions. Riders who participate in the OEIP will
earn recognition and awards based on the number of points they
accumulate in a variety of disciplines and events. Prize and award
benchmarks range from 10-1,000 points.
Frequent Rider Program (FRP)|
Cool prizes give you even more reasons to enjoy riding. Leisure and
trail riding and driving, schooling, taking lessons, riding in
parades, giving demonstrations, doing chores on the ranch --you name
it. All types of non-competitive riding count! The FRP promotes and
rewards riders for the hours they spend riding (or driving) their
Arabians for pleasure or work. Prize and award benchmarks range from
Competitive Distance Program (CDP)|
Receive the rewards you deserve for those hard-earned miles! The CDP
promotes and rewards registered Arabian horse owners for competing
in distance events approved by national organizations representing
endurance, competitive trail and ride & tie competitors. Prize and
award benchmarks range from 250-5,000 miles.
The American Model Arabian Horse Association
The model horse hobby is a unique combination of art, realism and a love of equines, all in miniature form. Hobbyists can participate by simply purchasing and admiring plastic or porcelain horses as pretty pieces for their shelves. There is a full range of other hobby activities to enjoy which includes mixed-media equine sculptures (known within the hobby as "customs"), resin cast horses and original sculptures, as well as showing these tiny equines at photo and live shows in halter and performance classes that mimic the real horse world, to crafting miniature saddles, bridles, harnesses and other items such as
realistic jumps and trail obstacles. Founded in the mid to late 1960's, the model horse hobby has grown to a level where a National Show is held each year, alternating between California and Kentucky. Hobbyists campaign to get their show strings qualified with a first or second place ribbon at smaller regional shows in order to attend this prestigious event, and the North American Nationals has become the focus of the yearly show calendar.
The American Model Arabian Horse Association (AMAHA) caters specifically to those model horse enthusiasts who have a love of the Arabian and/or half Arabian horse. The club hosts monthly photo shows, it's own National Championship show held each December, and encourages discussions on various subjects such as realistic tack and class rules borrowed from the "real horse world" and pedigree assignment which is a study of color genetics and bloodlines within the breed. While the horses may be small, the seriousness, the fun and the comradeship is no less than that of those who are lucky enough to be owned
by the larger version.
For more information on the AMAHA, please visit the club website:
Vikki Johnson, AMAHA Webmaster & Member Coordinator, December 2000