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eastern regional andalusian horse Club
What to do with all of that mane?
Makes 2013 the Year of the Andalusian Submitted by dr. diane Kozwich
The easTern regional andalusian horse Club (erahC) provides members with opportunities to enjoy their iberian horses while encouraging a fun and informative social structure. The mission of erahC is to promote harmony and good will among the community of iberian horses: spanish (andalusian), Portuguese (lusitano), spanish-Portuguese, and the crossbreds with iberian heritage. erahC was founded in 1992 and is still going strong after 20 years. The club has members from Canada to Florida and as far west as Utah. on the website, erach.org, you can find results for horse shows that the club sponsors each summer, information about upcoming shows,
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A Spanish bridle with a leather mosquero.
| March 2013
clinics and activities, articles about andalusian horses, and much more. The club sponsors two United states equestrian Federation (UseF)/ international andalusian and lusitano horse association (ialha) “a” rated shows each summer, offering breed specific halter and saddle classes. The club also hosts open dressage shows, including Fei classes: Prix st. geroges, intermediaire i, intermediaire ii, and grand Prix and open working equitation classes. The new england Classic andalusian/ lusitano Breed show will be held at Mt. holyoke College equestrian Center in south hadley, Ma, on July 19-21, 2013. open dressage is on July 19, the breed show is on July 20, and open working equitation is on July 20-21. see the website to download the prize list and other information. The second UseF/ ialha “a” show is the Virginia Classic andalusian/lusitano region 6 Championship Breed show, an ialha regional championship show that will be held at the Virginia horse Center in lexington, Va, on august 29 to september 1, 2013. open dressage is on august 29, the breed show is on august 30, and open working equitation will be held from august 31 to september 1. see the website to download the prize list and
other information. The shows always feature clinics, barn parties, and an exhibition of our beautiful horses. The exhibition is open to the public at each of the shows, and we encourage everyone to visit with our members and their horses while enjoying the event. We are also looking for volunteers to help at both of the shows; we need gate keepers, runners, ribbon givers, and more. Please contact linda Denniston at crqhf@aol. com if you want to volunteer. This year, members of erahC will be able to participate in the Potomac Valley Dressage association’s 2013 Breed award Program. Please contact Mindy Finelli at firstname.lastname@example.org. other perks of the club include a members only online directory, club newsletter, free online and in print advertising for your farm and events, and a subscription to Equine Journal, just to name a few. Membership affords access to the website, the newsletter, erahC shows, trail rides, clinics, voting rights, the annual meeting, and the year-end awards program. Join today and be a part of the fun and decision making process for the future of the eastern regional andalusian horse Club. Please contact us via the website if you would like more information about the organization and the fun things we do.
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