2016 Spring Edition

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AAHABC President: Kimberly Toye Vice President: Nicki Muller Treasurer: Berni vanLieshout Secretary: Lori Osberg Directors: Doug Archibald Joan Arnett Brenda Driediger Katherine Gilker

Maureen Gough Laura Leitch Cassandra Lollie Sandra Mann Erin Oberman Lyle Osberg Linda Picul Lorri Terlecki Jibbah: Ashley Toye GOLD SPONSORS Driediger Farms | Brenda Driediger Driediger Berry Farms Excelsior Stables Paul & Lori Quinn of REMAX SILVER SPONSORS Artisan Arabians | Tannis Boissennault The Terlecki Family | MJM Construction The Derby Bar & Grill Natalie Alves Graphic Design

Whats Inside

10 Rider Profile: Heather Redman

32 USEF Halter Information

16 Artist Profile: Shannon Lawlor


Hunt Seat Equitation

21 May Classic Class Sponsors

On the Cover: Ever Versi

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2016 calendar AAHABC May Classic May 5-8 Langley, British Columbia Region 4 Championships June 18-25 Nampa, Idaho Region 2 Championships June 21-26 Santa Barbara, California Region 5 Championships July 6-10 Monroe, Washington Region 3 Championships July 11-16 Sacramento, California Region 17 Championships July 25-30 Calgary, Alberta Youth National Championships July 23-30 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Canadian National Championships August 14-20 Brandon, Manitoba AAHABC Fall Frolic September 16-18 Langley, British Columbia Sport Horse National Championships September 21-25 Nampa, Idaho US National Championships October 21-29 Tulsa, Oklahoma


PRESIDENTS MESSAGE Dear AAHABC Members, Families and Friends, DID YOU KNOW? This Club was formed in 1945. This is our 61st year as a Club and our 60th year of holding competitions. We are excited to welcome you to our first show of 2016. We are counting on sunny skies for May 5-8. It is terrific to have over a hundred and fifteen horses competing at our Region 17 and Region 3 Double Qualifier and our Region 5 and 17 Dressage and Sport Horse Qualifier. We are looking forward to welcoming our judges, Leo Hansen (Scottsdale, AZ) and Katherine Rich Helzig (Temecula, CA) to Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC. We also welcome Judy Turner, Uta McNamara and Fran McAvity who are judging our Region 5 Dressage and Sport Horse Classes. We are so thankful to our membership and friends. Every class has been sponsored! Thank you for your generosity.

Deor Farms for her generous donation of these 2 breedings to AAHABC. In addition, three of our AAHABC trainers, Nicki Muller/ Excelsior Stables, Jim Greendyke/West Coast Training and Horsemanship and Brenda Driediger/Driediger Training each donated a month’s training to our Live Auction. AAHABC ❤️’s our trainers and Aude Espourteille for their generosity.

We are pleased to let you know that our Fall Frolic, September 15-17, 2016, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, will be a Region 4 and Region 17 Qualifier. We are not holding classes on Sunday to allow our AAHABC exhibitors the required travel time to get to Sport Horse National Championships in Nampa, Idaho beginning, Sept. 21. As you know, we have requested a Region 4 Qualifier for several years. We have been granted this Qualifier from Region 4 for this year only due to the difference in our US and Canadian currency. The impact of our Qualifier on the 2017 Region 4 Championship Our Annual Awards Banquet is something to look Show will be assessed after the event. forward to! 180 guests will show up for an onsite barbecue. We have a busy evening planned: Congratulations to our AAHABC members who Presentation of Horses for Sale, Youth Team showed their horses at the Scottsdale Show in Presentation, Games (Sack Race, Piggy Back February. We are so proud of you. We look forward Race and Three Legged Race), Live Auction to our members continued accomplishments including 2 breedings to bid on: Eminant throughout 2016. Happy Mothers Days! (Aicyng x Elkana) and Errowe (Eminant x AFA Kimberly Toye/President Sienna) THANK YOU to Aude Espourteille of


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1. How did you get involved with Arabians?


4. If you had the opportunity to ride any horse which horse would you choose?

When I was younger I was given a twenty five year old, black, 13.2hh Half-Arabian gelding. He was full If I had the opportunity to ride any horse I would choose of spunk and loved to show.That is how my love affair a Friesen Stallion. The hair and their power would be a thrill! started with the arabian. 2. What is your favorite class to compete in?

5. What would you say to encourage young kids who are just starting their riding careers?

My favorite class to show is Half-Arabian Show Hack. Its very important to believe in your horse, without 3. What was it like showing at Canadian Nationals that it is hard to achieve the goals and dreams you are working for. You also have to continue to work hard for the first time? and never let anyone tell you not to try. Keep your Last year was my first year showing in Brandon, goals real and your dreams big! Manitoba at Canadian Nationals. It has been my dream to show at Nationals and it was truly a once in a lifetime experience. The other exhibitors, staff and residents of Brandon were all very friendly. The facilities were awesome and an absolute dream come true.



Heather Terlecki


HUNT SEAT EQUITATION There is only one way to ride a horse, and that is the correct way. By Ashley Lauren Toye How often are you asked, “How hard can it be to ride a horse? Don’t you just sit there?” As equestrians we know it’s a lot more complex than that but our job is to make it look easy and effortless. So, because we get asked that question so often we must be doing a good job at making it look easy!

It is incorrect for a rider to just “sit there”. It is our job as equestrians to learn the ins and outs of what makes our horses perform. It is our job to develop the ability to execute a class effortlessly. The only way to achieve this correctly is to understand your horse, understand the mechanics of what you are doing and to understand how to correct things that go wrong. The Hunt Seat Equitation division is not about who can be the most still, or who can sit the straightest; rather, it should be thought of as who can ride the most effectively while maintaining position and style.

Evaluated on both the riders ability and style; Hunt Seat Equitation is the foundation in forming strong and capable riders for the future of Equestrianism. One must learn to ride effectively while staying in position in order to properly negotiate their horse through day to day manoeuvres, patterns and over jumping courses. When we talk about style we are referring to the riders form; smoothness and a steady rhythm are paramount. There is only one way to ride a horse, and that is the George Morris ‘founding father of Hunt Seat correct way. Equitation is a universal term. Judges Equitation’ explains; “we all have a lack of confidence from all disciplines, breeds, countries and backgrounds [at times during riding or especially, jumping] what are looking for the same elements in a rider; light and helps that is knowledge. Develop technique.” (Horse supple hands and seat, heels down, legs in contact Connection Magazine May/June 09 ffcolorado.com) with the horses sides, confidence and ability. The most important component of Hunt Seat Equitation is the Although Hunt Seat Equitation is judged on the demonstration of negotiation and the rider’s ability rider’s ability, attire is important. The key here is to to maintain a correct and stylish position while doing be conservative. Equitation is a classic form of English so. As an enthusiast in this division you must always riding based on the tradition of fox hunting. Attire educate yourself. Everyone around you has information should always be conservative: light breeches, white or that can help you grow as a rider. light pastel shirt and a dark hunt coat are the ideal. Q: Why do we want our heels down? A: It allows us to keep our legs in contact with our In your preparations for your next competition, keep horse. this in mind, Are you just sitting there or are you Q: Why do we want our hands low and on either side negotiating your horse through the pattern and learning of the horse’s withers? how to make it appear effortless to ride him or her A: It maintains the straight line to the horse’s mouth. through a class. Keep your chin up, heels down and There are reasons behind every component of the always remember to enjoy the ride. rider’s position and it is the responsibility of a rider to understand these reasons. 12

artist profile BEGINNINGS “I started drawing before I had collective memory as a child.” The roots of Shannon Lawlor’s enigmatic equine art can be traced back to her childhood, where as a young girl, she was never far from a horse, or pencil. Immersed in the equine environment from toddler through her formative years, Shannon’s intuitive desire to put pencil to paper has been there since before she could spell. She has carried her sketchbook from the prairie of her youth to the finest Arabian breeding farms deep in the heart of Poland.

ARTISTIC STRIDES “Beautiful horses can sometimes humble me to the point of tears.” Shannon is an artist who works from the experience of a horse woman, translating her own history and what she sees into swirling lines of unfurling mane; laying bare the resplendent muscle tone of a wither, or depth of soul behind one of her subject’s eyes. Her work moves beyond breed and discipline, with an appeal that is meant to inspire and enlighten the viewer.


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“We are pleased to have Shannon Lawlor’s equine art grace the cover of Thunderbird Show Park’s 2016 Premium Magazine. Shannon’s impressive monumental replicas of Hangtime I & Hangtime II are proudly displayed and available for purchase in our Timberframe hospitality building this season at Thunderbird.” Jane Tidball ______________________________________ “We are proud to include Shannon in the premier launch of our Equestrian Artist Series that lands in stores, Spring 2016 featuring her paintings printed on our linen T collection.  We are proud to support such a talented Canadian artist!” Noel Asmar ______________________________________ Shannon welcomes commission project inquiries of your favourite equine partner. Extensive original paintings & choice replicas accessible at www.shannonlawlor.com

“My work represents the soul of the horse.” Lawlor’s work hangs in the most authentic ranches in North America, as well as office towers, hotels and urban homes. Her vision resonates with viewers appreciative of the majesty of the horse, from all walks of life. It rings true with a chord of authenticity that appeals to modern discerning collectors. Interior designers often place Shannon’s passionate equine images in commercial and urban settings. Her work lends a cool and modern touch to any room. It gives pause, brings peace and elevates the soul. “Horses are a part of my breath, an extension of myself.”


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BLANCA 24” x 36” original painting

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A STRING OF PEARLS 24” x 60” original painting


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ECAHO 20� x 24� original painting


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Victoria graduated from Heritage Park Secondary School in June 2015. She has already completed her first year at the University of the Fraser Valley and is planning to start the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the Fall of 2016. Victoria was selected to receive an Arabian Horse Association Scholarship, in addition to the Region 17 scholarship. Victoria would like to thank them both for their support of her post secondary education.

Kathleen completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree at UFV in April 2015 and has spent a cold winter in Ontario completing her Masters of Arts in Political Science at the University of Waterloo. While pursuing graduate studies, Kathleen enjoyed the opportunity to compete on the University of Waterloo Equestrian team on the Ontario University Equestrian circuit.

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On April 5, 2016, the Federation’s Hearing Committee held a hearing regarding a Protest filed in connection with the October 23-31, 2015, U.S. Arabian & Half-Arabian National Championship Horse Show. The Protest alleged that abusive correction techniques, including shanking and the threatening use of a whip, were being utilized by certain handlers in the Arabian Halter Division classes, and sought penalties for those handlers pursuant to AR115, GR839.4 and GR702. The presentation of the case, however, made it apparent that the true motivation behind the Protest was a much broader attempt by the Proponent to globally challenge what it perceived to be a culture of indifference within the Arabian Halter community regarding such correction techniques. Rather than centering its ruling on the claims against the specific handlers, the Hearing Committee Panel chose to address on a global level the propriety of the correction techniques at issue.

best interests of the sport and the Federation.” This rule highlights the perceptual issues with the practices that were challenged in this Protest. The proof showed that the success of a handler is determined by his or her ability to properly manage the delicate and intimate relationship between horse and handler. To be successful, the belief was that handlers could not let their horses assert dominance or self-willed behavior; instead, the horses needed to be under the handler’s total control. Through the training process, the proof was that accomplished handlers know their horses’ personalities and tendencies at a level that other observers could not match. For example, an accomplished handler may be able to intuit from subtle movements or even the look in the horse’s eye whether the horse was under control or was about to act out. However, the average spectator in the stands could not. Thus, when a handler reacts to subtle cues from the horse with shanking, lunging toward the horse, or raising the whip in front of the horse, the viewer is often left with no idea why such actions would be necessary. The perception, then, is that the handler is punishing the horse for no apparent reason, and the natural conclusion is that the handler is trying to intimidate the horse when he or she raises the whip in striking position, or shanks the horse strongly. This perception is heightened by the immediate and dramatic reaction of the horses to these techniques.

After a full hearing, the Hearing Committee Panel concluded that the current Arabian Halter practices of shanking and the threatening use of a whip (or potentially other objects) as a visual cue while preparing or presenting a horse in Arabian Halter classes or competitions did not comport with Federation rules except in specific allowable instances. Because this ruling will have a global impact on Arabian Halter classes and competitions, the parameters of the ruling are explained below so it can be properly disseminated Nor are these perceptual problems reserved for naïve throughout the Arabian community and implemented observers who have no history or knowledge about promptly. the equine sport. Indeed, Hearing Committee Panel members who do not ordinarily practice within the The Panel’s analysis started with the provisions Arabian breed but are highly-respected horse owners in GR702.1.d that define a violation as “any act and competitors in other breeds and disciplines shared prejudicial to the best interests of the Federation” this same visceral reaction to the training techniques including “[a]cting or inciting or permitting any other to at issue. While the Panel members who worked in the act in a manner contrary to the rules of the Federation, Arabian discipline had different reactions, all of the or in a manner deemed improper, unethical, dishonest, Panel members agreed that the perceptual issues were unsportsmanlike or intemperate, or prejudicial to the significant and required change. 32

The Panel next considered AR116.6.a.3, which allows a handler to prepare a horse for presentation to the judges while it is “on deck.” In that context, AR116.6.a.3 states that the “only shanking allowed shall be limited to an unruly horse in order to regain control.” It appeared that the prevailing interpretation of this rule has been very broad, such that even a subtly disobedient horse would qualify as “an unruly horse” for which the handler needs to “regain control.” Reading the rule that broadly, however, essentially amounts to free rein for a handler to shank a horse in almost any circumstance. Such a reading would swallow the rule and turn what is clearly meant as a limiting provision into broad permission to shank a horse at the handler’s discretion. The Panel ruled that the proper interpretation of AR116.6.a.3 is that shanking is only allowed in emergency circumstances when a horse has truly become unruly and the handler needs to take drastic action to regain control. A good example would be where a horse is standing in line for ribbons and suddenly kicks out, sending an attendant sprawling. Under those circumstances, the horse is acting in a dangerous and unruly manner and quickly shanking the horse is required to regain control of the horse for the safety of those in the ring as well as the horse. That is what AR116.6.a.3 contemplates. By contrast, AR116.6.a.3 does not contemplate the use of shanking to correct subtle disobedience that may impact the performance of the horse but does not amount to the horse being significantly out of control. In other words, an action by a horse to subtly break the total control required by the handler does not make that horse “unruly” and needing to “regain control” as contemplated by AR116.6.a.3. Accordingly, from the date of the ruling forward, the proper interpretation of AR116.6.a.3 is that it allows shanking in Arabian Halter classes or competitions only in emergency situations where a horse becomes dangerously unruly and immediate shanking is required in order to regain control of the horse and prevent imminent harm to the

horse or others. The Panel also considered AR115.1, which reflects the distinction between an unruly horse that is physically out of control and a handler trying to assert his or her total control over a horse that is subtly disobeying. That section of the rule addresses the proper use of whips, and requires judges to penalize or excuse entries where the horse “appears to be intimidated by its handler” such that it demonstrates aversive behavior such as “crouching, cowering, quivering, withdrawing and buckling their knees.” AR115.1. Even if it is correct to say there is a significant difference between a horse that is truly intimidated and a horse that is corrected to come back within the total control of the handler, that is a distinction that makes no difference to the average spectator in the arena. Because of the handler’s superior knowledge of the horse, and the often very subtle nature of the disobedience (or the handler’s suspicion that disobedience is soon to follow), it naturally is difficult to discern why certain of these corrective actions were taken in the first place. Particularly when the whip is used in the threatening striking position, the average spectator is left with the impression that the handler is intimidating the horse arbitrarily, and the galvanized reactions of the horse naturally lead to the conclusion that the horse fears the whip for good reason. Based on the clear meaning of AR115.1 and AR116.6.a.3, the Hearing Committee Panel concluded that, with the exception of emergency circumstances where the horse is physically out of control and creating imminent danger to itself or others, from the date of the ruling forward, the use of shanking or the threatening use of a whip (or potentially other objects) as a visual cue while preparing or presenting a horse in Arabian Halter classes or competitions must be recognized as intimidating behavior that is disallowed under AR115.1 Finally, the Hearing Committee Panel noted that GR839, the general rule addressing “Cruelty to and Abuse of a Horse,” does not specifically list intimidation or shanking techniques. However, GR839.4 makes it 33

clear that the acts that may be considered cruel and abusive are not limited to the specific acts enumerated in subsections a through n. Even then, subsection l forbids “[i]nhumane treatment of a horse in a stall, runway, schooling area, competition ring or elsewhere on the competition grounds, by any person.” In addition, GR839.5 allows for punishment for acts against a horse “which are deemed excessive by a judge, Federation steward, technical delegate or competition veterinarian, in the competition ring or anywhere on the competition grounds....” The Hearing Committee Panel found that the more specific Arabian rules are consistent with the general prohibitions in GR839.2 The Hearing Committee Panel noted its understanding that it may not always be easy to discern when a horse is unruly enough to justify one of these correction techniques. The Hearing Committee Panel also understands that a wide range of actions could fall under the common usage of the word “shanking.” To provide proper guidance, the Hearing Committee Panel stated that its references to “shanking” refer to situations such as where a handler jerks hard on the lead, yanking the horse’s head and causing the neck to twist or torque in another direction and the horse to abruptly shift its body posture to compensate. The Panel is not referring to the use of appropriate lead contact, including short “bumps” on the lead, for correctional purposes.


Likewise, the Panel is not banning the carrying of a whip, but is only addressing situations where the whip is used in a threatening manner, such as lunging toward the horse with the whip raised, holding the whip before the horse in striking position, or cracking the whip around the horse. The Panel’s expectation is that the foregoing information about its ruling will give sufficient guidance to judges, stewards or competition veterinarians to report excessive actions against a horse in Arabian Halter classes or competitions, and for the show committee to mete out appropriate official warnings, eliminations or other sanctions. See AR105.4; AR105.5 and 6. This should also be sufficient guidance for judges to take the appropriate actions prescribed by AR115.1 and AR116.6.a.3 when confronted with instances of actions that do not fit within the rules. To that end, the Hearing Committee requested that this ruling summary be sent to you so you can give wide notice of the Hearing Committee’s holdings to those who train, handle, own, officiate or compete in the Arabian Halter classes or competitions, and so you can take steps necessary to quickly transition away from use of these improper techniques including any particularized instruction or direction on how to comply with this ruling.

1 As an aside, the correction techniques addressed in this ruling most often come into play during the portion of the Competition where the Arabian Halter horse is required to perform a “hard stand up,” which is a highly- prized but potentially stressful and intimidating for a horse. To the extent that striving toward the best “hard stand up” drives the correction techniques proscribed herein, it is suggested that the Arabian Halter community reevaluate the utility of that portion of the Competition. This is particularly true given the remaining risk that certain handlers may turn to other abusive techniques that do not involve shanking or the threatening use of a whip in order to achieve the best “hard stand up.”

physically out of control and creating imminent danger to itself or others, from the date of the ruling forward, the threatening use of a whip (or potentially other objects) as a visual cue while preparing or presenting a horse in Arabian Halter classes or competitions must be recognized as intimidating behavior that is disallowed under AR115 and the general provisions in GR839. Consistent with the ruling, the Hearing Committee Panel expects that judges, stewards, competition veterinarians and/or show committees shall uphold these interpretations of the rules in Arabian Halter classes or competitions by issuing the penalties outlined in the Federation General Rules and those specific to the Arabian breed.

2 At the same time, the Hearing Committee Panel found that the Proponent failed to support with reliable expert testimony its scientific claims with regard to principles of “ethical equitation” and the potential application of those principles here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. Sincerely, Emily Pratt Secretary to the Hearing Committee

In sum, from the date of the ruling forward, AR116.6.a.3 will allow shanking in Arabian Halter classes or competitions only in emergency situations where a horse becomes dangerously unruly and immediate shanking is required in order to regain control of the horse and prevent imminent harm to the horse or others. In conjunction with AR115.1, with the exception of emergency circumstances where the horse is


in memory

JOHN TWIDALE John Twidale January 23, 1943 - April 22, 2016 Dr. John Twidale, Equine Veterinarian in Langley for over 40 years, passed away April 22nd at age 73 after a 7 year battle with colon cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife Gordana, children Jon (Bethany), Chris (Lisa), and Emma, and his grandchildren Jack, Catie and Arrabella. John was born on a farm in Yorkshire, England and graduated as a veterinarian from Cambridge University in 1967. He travelled the world for 5 years, working in Canada, South Africa, Australia and England before settling in Langley in 1973 where he established an Equine Veterinary practice and raised a family. John was active in his

profession, President of the BC Veterinary Association in 2004-05, Chair of the Equine committee for over 20 years, organizing Continuing Education for the Equine Veterinarians in BC. Sadly cancer returned in 2015, causing a forced retirement, and the move to the dream retirement home on the golf course was too late to be enjoyed. John will be missed by a large number of his horse-owning clients, many of them friends over a long career in horses together. His honest opinion was appreciated in difficult cases, looking at long term outcome rather than the short term gain. He continued to service his clients while undergoing treatments, living life to the fullest with no regrets.

In Remembrance FRAN FISCHER

November 27th, 1943 — March 25th, 2016

The Jibbah

Cover $70.00 Full Page $50.00 $30.00 In the new year we will be publishing three issues of 1/2 Page $20.00 The Jibbah. The first will be in early spring followed Business Card by a special edition which will run prior to the Region XVII Championships and again one later in the year. We welcome all submissions of stories, articles, news, These Jibbah Issues will be of electronic version only. As jokes, poems, sales ads, farm ads, stallion promotion etc. times are changing we have decided to go digital. The online versions will be sent out via eblast to a 15 000 If you require ad design please contact our Editor: + subscribers list, posted on AAHABC.com, Facebook and shared amongst others within the Arabian Industry Ashley Lauren Toye Altogether Design & Communications through individual postings. 604 916 1673 | 360 296 3998 ashley@altogether.ca SPRING EDITION www.altogether.ca AAHABC Awards Banquet Info Submission: Scottsdale Results AAHABC May Classic Please send all completed ads as .pdf or .jpeg files to Sale Horses ashley@altogether.ca Deadline April 1 *no exceptions 2016 Dates & Deadlines

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An adult or youth membership with AAHABC gives you automatic membership with AHA, allows you to show in all AHA approved shows, participate in all reqional and national events, participate in Youth Team Tournament, compete in the AHA Sweepstakes program and to have a voice in all AHA and Region XVII issues. You must be a member and you must have received your AHA /Competition card to show. Please Note: If you were a member of another AHA affiliate club last year, you are not considered a new member by AHA, even if you are a new member to the AAHABC. Please note: If you do not own a horse that shows, or do not show yourself, you will not need a competition card. Adult Membership Youth Membership

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To Whom It May Concern: The All Arabians Horse Association of BC (AAHABC) is a registered non-profit Association. We are committed to the progressive promotion of programs and activities for Arabian and Half-Arabian Horse owners and enthusiasts. For over fifty years we have been dedicated to providing great opportunities for the development of all youth and amateur competitors and their horses. AAHABC is a dynamic club. We hold 2 approved horse shows per year and competitors from Canada and the North Western United States attend. Our members voluntarily work hard to ensure that these events are a success. Our Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis to organize competitions and work on our various initiatives including our Awards Program. We provide a variety of classes for Youth and Amateurs as well as Open Classes in a variety of disciplines including Hunter Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Sport Horse and Dressage. We believe the competitions, activities and programs we provide are a major contributor to the future of the Arabian Breed and help to build a stronger sense of community. In order for these competitions to thrive and continue, we require support and partnership from local businesses and individuals. Your sponsorship will enhance our program and show value as it provides opportunities for competition and programs including award incentive prizes for youth, amateur and open participants at our Annual Awards Banquet. Yearly Sponsorship Package may be purchased: Silver Sponsorship: $250 Gold Sponsorship: $450 Class sponsorships may be purchased:

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We also very much appreciate donations of goods and/or merchandise as we hold at minimum of two Silent Auctions per year. Class sponsorships can be assigned to the approximate value of the merchandise if requested. 2016 Show Dates: Annual May Classic May 5-8 and Fall Frolic Sept. 16-18 Kimberly Toye/President All Arabians Horse Association of BC katoye@shaw.ca