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Silent Auction Bid at www.32auctions.com/AHYA Bidding will be open 11/11 till 11/15 at 3pm Select items will then be transitioned to a live auction at AHA Convention during the cocktail hour on Friday 11/15.

All proceeds benefit Youth Programs


Welcome to the 17th Annual AHA Convention. AHA and the Annual Convention planning committee are excited to welcome you for the 2019 Annual Membership Convention. All 2019 Convention attendees will play a pivotal role in the future of our wonderful breed: the Arabian horse. We invite you to relax and enjoy your time with fellow AHA members, colleagues and guests; and remind you that your full participation in the business conducted here is critical to the advancement of the breed. Tulsa is chock full of fun: great shopping and premier dining; so read on or visit the AHA Convention Registration Desk to explore your options for adventures around the city. Thank you for your continued support of the Arabian horse. If there is anything we can do to assist you during your stay, please don’t hesitate to ltet us know. Your hosts, The Annual Convention Planning Committee and AHA Staff


Janet Jones Mary Ann Hughes Mimi D Gaffey Deborah L Johnson Teddi Sweet Michelle Pease-Paulsen Shannon Bedell Stacey L Dunn Sandra Woerle

Lollie Ames Michelle Werts Ann C Hammer Wanda L Funk Peggy L Trelsback Veronica Re Nicole Bartholomew Allan Ehrlick


Seated – AHA Executive Committee, left to right: Cynthia Richardson, Immediate Past President; Terry Andreasen, Vice President AtLarge; Lisa Blackstone, Vice President At-Large; Nancy Harvey, President, Deborah Johnson, Vice President; Dave Corning, Treasurer; and Jan Decker, Secretary. Second row, left to right: Bruce Johnson, Director At-Large; Robert Obermiller, Region 12 Director; Isaac Taylor, Region 7 Director; Kim Dickinson, Region 15 Director; Rob Calnan, Region 17 Director; Peggy Weems, Director At-Large; Joyce Schroeder, Region 2 Director; Ann Knoop, Region 13 Director; Jeff Caldwell, Region 14 Director; Ann Hammer, Region 11 Director; Mark Goff, Region 8 Director; Mary Smith Region 10 Director; Michelle Pease-Paulsen, Region 5 Director; Mimi Gaffey, Region 1 Director; and Mark Himmel, Region 9 Director. Back row, left to right: Larry Jerome, Director At-Large; Janet Henderson, Region 18 Director; Chris Bickford, Region 4 Director; Cheryl Hansen, Region 3 Director; Peter Conway, Director At-Large; and Steve Hugus, Region 6 Director. Not Pictured: Lurline Combs, Region 16 Director.


Administration Hours Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Registration 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 6:30 am – 6:00 pm


7:30 am – 6:00 pm


7:00 am – 7:30 am (in the AHA office)

Credentials n/a 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm 6:30 am – 7:30 am 11:00 am – 5:00 pm 6:30 am – 7:30 am 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 7:00 am – 7:30 am

AHA Office 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 7:30 am – 7:00 pm 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Committee Work Area* 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 7:30 am – 7:00 pm 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

7:00 am – 5:30 pm

7:00 am – 5:30 pm

7:00 am – Noon

7:00 am – Noon

*Committee Work Area: Located in Directors Row 1 next to the AHA Office, delegates have an office on site complete with a computer, printer and work stations. The AHA office will not be available for committee work with the exception of copies. Each committee is allowed up to 50 copies at the AHA office without charge. Committee Chair must submit a copy request to AHA Office Manager. Please utilize the Committee Work Area to complete any necessary documents or presentations for your meetings.

Hyatt Regency - Tulsa


Special Meetings Forum: First Time Convention Attendee Seminar Wednesday, November 13 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm / Promenade D Presented by Charles Bass Is this your first time at Convention or do you just need a reminder about how Convention works? Join this quick and educational seminar that will cover the AHA rule-making process, credentialing, committee roles, resolution process, voting and more!

Plenary Session

Wednesday, November 13 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm / Promenade D The Plenary Session will allow the proponent of each Resolution the opportunity to express the intent of the Resolution and speak to the reasons for bringing it to Convention for a delegate vote. A Moderator will oversee the Plenary Session and will allow time for each Resolution. If there is time left over at the end, the proponent will be asked to return to the front and continue to answer questions. No debate on any Resolution will be accepted during this session. Committees who have been referred Resolutions will take time at the beginning of their meetings to vote on each Resolution assigned. The tally sheet on which these votes are recorded will be turned into the AHA office immediately after voting is complete. The outcome of each vote will be recorded on the Resolution to be read at the podium for the delegates’ information.

Regional Task Force

Wednesday, November 13 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm / Promenade D Presented by AHA President Nancy Harvey You are invited to hear the thoughts and discussion that took place with the Regional Review Task Force behind their submission of Resolution 17-19 the Combining of Regional Championships. In addition, hear a presentation of possible future Regional re-alignment for the Championship Shows/Rides which is based on member/horse numbers and physical boundaries. The sharing of your thoughts and ideas is encouraged and welcomed!


Special Meetings Forum: Market Development & Promotion Thursday, November 14 10:15 am – 11:50 am / Promenade D Presented by Becky Nash

Is there anything more important right now than attracting new people to the Arabian breed? Come join the MDP Forum and learn what they are doing to promote the horse and how you can get involved! The seven-member committee is actively recruiting more volunteers to help implement their various programs nationwide. At this forum, we will have breakout sessions for each of our projects. Join the one that inspires you most and collaborate with others similarly interested.

Luncheon: Brought to you by The Right Horse Initiative Thursday, November 14 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm / Promenade b Presented by Cailin Caldwell

The Right Horse is an initiative funded by the WaterShed Animal Fund, a division of the Arnall Family Foundation dedicated to improving the lives of companion animals. Our goal is to massively increase the number of successful horse adoptions in the United States by working together to reframe the adoption conversation and shatter the stigma surrounding horses in transition. The Right Horse Initiative rallies and unifies the support of horse industry professionals and equine welfare advocates. Rather than dwelling on divisive issues or letting emotion overshadow the need for urgent action, we lead the industry toward positive solutions and celebrate stories of successful horse adoption and ownership. We’re moving things forward through a dialogue of kindness and respect, and are working together to improve the lives of horses in transition. Our goals are: •

To support horses in transition by reframing the conversation around equine adoption.

To spotlight successful matches across the country and tell those stories.

To grow a community of knowledgeable, rational advocates and storytellers who speak out on behalf of The Right Horse and equine adoption.

To create a national partner network of equine professionals that create unity for the horse industry.

To foster a more compassionate, pragmatic support system for those doing right by people and by horses.

To increase equine adoption numbers nationwide


Special Meetings Forum: Racing

Thursday, November 14 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm / Promenade B Presented by Evie Sweeny It’s thrilling. It’s addictive. And the odds have never been more in your favor than now! Join us for the Arabian Racing Forum, where you will receive a complete overview of the sport: the horses, the thrill, the purse money, the lifestyle, and the incredible opportunities emerging worldwide, followed by a Q & A and easy ways to get involved.

Forum: Local Level Involvement

Friday, November 15 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm / Promenade B Presented by Local Level Involvement Task Force The Local Level Task Force members will share what the group learned this year relating to the September 21st "Meet an Arabian Day" event, the Time To Ride program. They will discuss what plans they have for moving forward in 2020 for more local level involvement.

Presidential Awards Banquet

Friday, November 15 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm / Tulsa Ballroom Presented by AHA President Nancy Harvey

Suzanne Sturgill

You are cordially invited to the Presidential Awards Banquet. Come and enjoy an evening with friends as we celebrate the accomplishments of our volunteers and clubs. Cocktail hour and AHYA Silent Auction Closeout will begin at 6:30 pm before banquet doors open.


General Session Agenda General Session I

Thursday, November 14 8:00 am – 10:00 am Tulsa Ballroom

Door Prizes General Welcome Officer & Director Introductions Invocation Color Presentation a. Entrance & Exit b. Presentation of Flags c. Canadian National Anthem d. U.S National Anthem President's State of the Association Adopt Credentials Committee Report Adopt Standing Rules Adopt General Session Agenda of the Convention Appoint Convention Minutes Approval Revocation/Reinstatement of Club Charters MDP Presentation Treasurer's Report Announce, Accept and Close Nominations for Officers a. Commissioner's Review Panel b. Ethical Practice Review Board c. Judges & Stewards Selection Committee d. Nominating Committee e. Probable Cause Panel American Horse Council Announce Results of Committee Elections by Board of Directors Announcements a. Invitation to Racing Forum

Pam Bingham Pam Bingham Craig Christiansen Mark Himmel Nathan Hale HS JROTC Nathan Hale HS JROTC Nathan Hale HS JROTC Talk of Tulsa Chorus Talk of Tulsa Chorus Nancy Harvey Pat Crutchett Penny Wardlaw Penny Wardlaw Nancy Harvey Penny Wardlaw Becky Nash David Corning & Brad Short Nancy Harvey

Bryan Brendle Craig Christiansen Craig Christiansen Evie Sweeny

Suzanne Sturgill

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17.

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General Session Agenda General Session II Friday, November 15 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Tulsa Ballroom 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

Door Prizes Opening Remarks & Announcements Adopt Credentials Committee Report AHDF Presentation Executive Vice President Report Keynote Address Resolutions Elections For: a. Commissioner's Review Panel b. Ethical Practice Review Board c. Judges & Stewards Selection Committee d. Nominating Committee e. Probable Cause Panel Announcements

Pam Bingham Craig Christiansen Pat Crutchett Mary Trowbridge Glenn T. Petty Ty Wallis Dan Savage Nancy Harvey

Craig Christiansen

General Session III Saturday, November 16 8:00 Am – 12:00 pm Tulsa Ballroom 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40.

Door Prizes Opening Remarks Adopt Credentials Committee Report Keynote Address Arabian Horse Youth Association Report Resolutions Announcements 2020 Convention Invite Arabian Horse Foundation Regional Review Task Force Resolutions Judges & Stewards Commissioners Report Announcement of Judges for the 2020 National Horse Shows Closing Remarks

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Pam Bingham Craig Christiansen Pat Crutchett Christy Landwehr Savanna DeMott Dan Savage Craig Christiansen Pam Bingham Kathie Hart Cathy Vecsey Dan Savage Stan Morey Pat Thompson Craig Christiansen

Convention 2020 November 18-21, 2020 Silver Legacy Hotel • Reno, Nevada committee members — don’t forget! Members on the following committees will need to sign up on the AHA website to guarantee inclusion for next year’s committee: • Amateur Committee

• Dressage Committee

• Membership Committee

• Annual Convention Planning Committee

•E  quine Stress/Research & Education Committee

• Professional Horsemen Committee

• Equitation/Showmanship Committee

• Working Western Committee

• Awards Committee • Breeding/In-Hand Committee • Distance Riding Committee

• Eventing & Driving Committee • Hunter/Jumper Committee

• Sport Horse Committee • Youth Committee

Sign up must be done through the “Member Login” section of the website. From the “Welcome back” page, scroll down to the “I want to…” section and select “Sign up for a Committee”. Next, click on years you wish to serve next to the appropriate committee name. Once you have made your selections, click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. If you still have questions, please see an AHA Staff Member at Convention or call the AHA office (303) 696-4500. REMEMBER – You must be a current AHA Adult Member in order to sign up for a committee!

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Thank You for attending this year

Join us in Reno in 2020 For more information please visit: www.arabianhorses.org/convention

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2019 AHA Convention Program  

The Convention is in Tulsa this year, running November 13-16. Join us as we Honor, Treasure and SHAPE the future of the association and bre...

2019 AHA Convention Program  

The Convention is in Tulsa this year, running November 13-16. Join us as we Honor, Treasure and SHAPE the future of the association and bre...