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2014 Border Bonanza Premium Book Available!


Click here to download a copy of the 2014 MO-KAN Border Bonanza Premium book!

Click here to download a copy of the 2014 MO-KAN Border Bonanza Entry From!



2014 Border Bonanza Premium Book Advertisers!

Please click on the links below each thumbnail to view a larger version of their advertisement. Thanks to each advertiser for your support of the MO-KAN Border Bonanza. We couldn’t do it without you!


  Glass Horse Farm 
Liberty Meadows
Training Center 
Glass Horse Farm 
Clanton Performance Horses  Chrishan Park 
Clanton Performance Horses  Chrishan Park
Cedar Heights Farm  Abby Road Farm & Mill Creek 
Cedar Heights Farm  Abby Road Farm &
Mill Creek
Rain Dancer Arabians  Rainbows End Arabians 
Rain Dancer Arabians  Rainbow's End Arabians
Silver Lake Arabians  Milestone Arabians 
Silver Lake Arabians  Milestone Arabians





DUES INCREASE APPROVED by AHA Convention Delegates:

  • 1 year  AHA Adult membership will be $40-- 3 year  AHA Adult membership will be $105

  • The increase in AHA membership dues becomes effective on April 1, 2014.

  • GKCAHA dues will remain the same amount.

If memberships are entered before then, the current dues amount is in effect.

Be sure to renew your membership in 2014 before the dues increase on April 1, 2014!

Click here to download the latest membership form in a .pdf format to join or renew your membership! (you need adobe acrobat reader to open this file, click here to download the latest version of adobe reader!)




GKCAHA Youth Clinic

GKCAHA is hosting a Youth Training Clinic, to be held on March 22-23, 2014,
at Glass Horse Farm, Raymore, MO. The clinician will be nationally-known
trainer, Jody LaSalle, who is scheduled to serve as a judge at Youth Nationals
in 2014. At this time, all riding slots are filled.

For more information
please call Sharon True, 816-223-1786 or Chris Norris, 816-456-8307.



Border Bonanza Info


The Mo-Kan Border Bonanza is scheduled for April 24-26 at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City.   It will again be a Region 8 and Region 11 concurrent show, with 2 judges, one for each region, placing the classes. 

A full listing of classes and entry forms will be available on the GKCAHA website:  gkcaha.com early in the spring.   This show has been one of the largest Class A spring shows in the Midwest and features an exhibitor’s dinner and jackpot classes.  Plan to join us!

The Region 11 judge will be Mary Trowbridge

The Region 8 judge will be Lori Conway

Watch the GKCAHA Website for notice of Premium Book and Class Lists


Glass Horse Farm welcomes


Glass Horse farm would like to welcome Jamie McGlothlin (Fox) of Silver Creek LTD to our training facility.

Jamie's experience in English, Hunter, Western and youth programs will be a great addition to our area.

Call and visit with Jamie for a program tailored to you and your horses needs.  Ask about our introductory specials!!

You can contact Jamie at 817-771-4589.



New 2014 GKCAHA Membership form now available!

Click here to download the latest membership form in a .pdf format to join or renew your membership! (you need adobe acrobat reader to open this file, click here to download the latest version of adobe reader!)



Arabian Horse Times Nominees

Once again the nominues in the Arabian Horse Times Readers Choices awards has a local flavor!  Voting ends February 3rd!  Your vote counts!!


Half-Arabian Hunter Horse

VSH Lollipop, owned by Sharon Fant-True


A/HA/AA Sport Horse

El Shihab, owned by Carol and Scott Parker


Adult Amateur

Lester Martin



2014 - Year of the Horse!


The spirit of the horse is recognized to be the Chinese people's ethos – making unremitting efforts to improve themselves. It is energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able. Ancient people liked to designate an able person as 'Qianli Ma', a horse that covers a thousand li a day (one li equals 500 meters).

People born in the year of the horse have ingenious communicating techniques and in their community they always want to be in the limelight. They are clever, kind to others, and like to join in a venture career. Although they sometimes talk too much, they are cheerful, perceptive, talented, earthy but stubborn. They like entertainment and large crowds. They are popular among friends, active at work and refuse to be reconciled to failure, although their endeavor cannot last indefinitely. 

They cannot bear too much constraint. However their interest may be only superficial and lacking real substance. They are usually impatient and hot blooded about everything other than their daily work. They are independent and rarely listen to advice. Failure may result in pessimism. They usually have strong endurance but with bad temper. Flamboyant by nature, they are wasteful since they are not good with matters of finance due to a lack of budgetary efficiency. Some of those who are born in the horse like to move in glamorous circles while pursuing high profile careers.  They tend to interfere in many things and frequently fail to finish projects of their own. 

Horoscope and Numerology Elements
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: wu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): huo (fire)
Yin Yang: yang
Auspicious Directions: northeast, southwest and northwest
Lucky Colors: brown, yellow, purple; Avoid: blue, white, golden
Lucky Numbers: 2, 3, 7; Avoid 1, 6, 5
Lucky Flowers: calla lily, jasmine, marigold
Zodiac Sign Compatibility - Best match: tiger, sheep, dog; Avoid: rat, ox, rabbit



Congratulations to all these GKCAHA members who were winners at 2013 U.S. Nationals


Name Class Placing
Lisa Browning Gelding Halter AAOTH Top 10
Muffet Eskra Mare Halter AAOTH Top 10
Blake Skole Half/Arab Futurity Gelding Top 10
Lisa Richman Half/Arab Hunter Pleasure Maturity Top 10
Lisa Richman Half/Arab Hunter Pl. Select AATR Top 10
Jennifer Woodward Half/Arab English Pleasure Maturity Top 10
Jennifer Woodward Country English 19-35 AAOTR Top 10
Austin/Haley Miller Half/Arab Yearling Filly Top 10
Robert Hamer Half/Arab Yearling Colt/Gelding Top 10
Chris Norris Half/Arab English Pleasure 19-39 AAOTR Top 10
Cindy Kunkel/Kevin Jochens Half/Arab Gelding Stock Hunter 4-6 Top 10
Elisa Worman Hunter Futurity Top 10
Tammie McGinnis Half/Arab Mare Stock Hunter AAOTH Reserve Champion
Pat McGinnis Half/Arab Mare Stock Hunter 4 & over Reserve Champion
Pat McGinnis Half/Arab Mare Stock Hunter 4-6 Champion
Sharon Fant-True Half/Arab Hunter 39-54 AAOTR Champion



Disaster Action Guidelines for Equine Owners


Part 1—Planning Ahead

In the Midwest, many types of disasters can occur, either natural or man-made.   Some you may have time to prepare for, but others can happen in a moment.  But the   actions you take before, during and after a disaster could save your horse’s life.   The key to preparation is to plan ahead.  First, think what types of disasters could   occur in your area and develop a plan of action to deal with each type.   Do you live   in a flood-prone area or near a river?  Is there a nuclear power plant in your area?   No one can predict earthquakes and they can happen anywhere.   Severe winter   weather is a definite threat in the Midwest, as are tornadoes and fire.

 Survey your property to find the best location to confine your animals in each   type of disaster.  Check for alternate water sources in case power is lost and pumps and   automatic waterers are not working after the disaster.

If you think you might need to evacuate your horses from your property determine   several locations the animals could be taken, several routes to these locations and the entry   requirements for each.  Make arrangements in advance with the owner/operators to accept   your horses and be sure to contact them before taking the horses there.  Think of private   stables, race tracks, fair grounds, equestrian centers, private farms and humane societies.

 Prepare an ID packet for each horse:  age, sex, breed, color, registrations, unique ID’s,   photos, microchip numbers, brand, etc.   Keep this information with your important papers.

If you think there is a good chance that the horse may have to be let loose, you can paint   or etch hooves, use neck bands or paint telephone number on side of each animal.

 Be sure that vaccination and medical records and written and up-to-date.  Each   horse should have a current Coggins test documented.  Have written special feeding   instructions, list any medications with dosage, and record the name and phone number of   your prescribing veterinarian.  Remember insurance policies.  Take all records with you.

Finally, place a permanent tag with your name and phone number, and the horse’s   name on each animal’s halter.

Check for alternate water sources.  Have fresh water and   hay available for 48-72 hours.   Trailers and trucks should be maintained, full of gas and   ready to move at all times.  Be sure that horses are acclimated to trailers. 

Lastly, consider in your plan the prioritizing of which animals will be saved, if all   cannot be saved.  Let all farm personnel know of your plans in case you are not there when   a disaster occurs.                Reach out to neighbors or friends with horses.  Make arrangements to check on each   other after a disaster.  Buddies may agree to pool resources.  Remember during emergencies   you are taking minimum actions to assure the animal’s survival.

 Information taken from:   (American Association of Equine Practitioners; “ Emergency Preparedness:  Being Prepared during Times of Disaster, Important Tips for Horse Owners.”)




Border Bonanza update!

The following two classes have been moved.

  • Class #49 HA/AA Show Hack ATR has been moved to between #124 & #125 during the Saturday afternoon session.

  • Class #159 AHA Saddle Seat Medal JTR has been moved after #124 during the Saturday afternoon session.



Chuck-A-Duck for AHDF!

"The Duck" is coming to the 2014 MO-KAN Border Bonanza! 

It’s a fund raiser for the Arabian Horsemens Distress Fund. (check it out if you haven’t already!) and the chucker of the closest-to-target duck gets to win some cash, too.

How much will we be able to donate? How much might you have a chance to win?

It all depends on how much we all support Chuck-A-Duck! So look for duck hawkers at this year’s show and buy yourself a veritable flock of ducks to chuck!




  Border Bonanza Slot Program for 2014!


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The MO-KAN Border Bonanza slot program was established in 2010 in order to offer owners and riders the ability to win significant prize money at the MO-KAN Border Bonanza Horse Show. The slot program now has six Adult Amateur To Ride (AATR) classes, which means even more potential for prize money for our adult amateur riders! These classes are

  • Purebred Western Pleasure AATR
  • Purebred Hunter Pleasure AATR
  • Purebred Country English Pleasure AATR
  • Half-Arabian Western Pleasure AATR
  •  Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR
  • Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR

Please note these are regular classes in the premium book; not all riders in the class will be slot participants.


When a multiple judge system is used, a designated (call) judge will be assigned.  This judge’s card will be used to award places for the slot horses.


How do I participate?

Fill out the attached entry form and submit it, with payment of $250m by April 10, 2014.


  • For the Slot program prize money to be paid, there must be a minimum of three horses in each class. If no minimum is reached, the slot renewal/purchase fee for the year will be returned to the slot owner.
  • There is no limit on the number of horses that can participate.
  • You may NOT put the slot fee on a tab check. If you are leasing your slot to someone else, please note the owner is responsible for payment.  Any terms regarding the lease of your slot are between the Lessor and the Lessee.
  • All horses must be entered and DESIGNATED into a slot on Thursday, April 24, 2014 before the Show Office closes.  After that, no horse substitutions will be allowed.  If a horse is scratched, for any reason, the entry money will be forfeited.  A horse can only be entered in one slot per class.
  • The MO-KAN Border Bonanza show reserves the right to be reimbursed for any administrative costs associated with this program.  However, those costs shall not exceed 5% of the entry fee.


The prize money for each class will be distributed as follows:

  •             45% – Champion
  •             25% – Res. Champion
  •             10% – Top 5
  •             10% – Top 5
  •             10% – Top 5

All slot funds not awarded each year will be rolled into the next year’s purse.


Contact Information

Instructions and address for sending your Slot program entries are included on the entry form. Make checks payable to “Border Bonanza Slot Program.”



Mid-Winter Banquet wrap-up!


Members, families and friends of Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse Association gathered on Saturday, January 25, for the annual Midwinter Celebration and High-Point Awards, celebrating the finished show season and recognizing the accomplishments of exhibitors.

The event was held at Garozzo's Restaurant in Lee's Summit, and began with passed hors' doeuvres while everyone visited, sharing stories and greeting old friends. Then a beautiful buffet meal was served, and all there agreed that the food was wonderful!

GKCAHA President Pamm Payne and High-Point Chairman Kari Kemper-Hickam presided over the program, calling up high-point winners to receive their awards. A list can be found here, as well as pictures from the evening. Along with awards, all attendees were eligible for a raffle of various horse-themed items, and names were called out during the evening.

Four special awards were presented:

  • Adult Rising Star-Charity Davis--Amateur exhibitor who had great show season

  • Youth Rising Star--Shelby Norris-Youth who had a excellent show season

  • Spirit Award--Kari Kemper-Hickam--for her positive & helpful attitude to everyone at shows -she always encourages & supports all around her

  • Golden Ticket Award--Dr. Brad Hill, vet, who was there from Michigan!

  • Golden Pitchfork--Noel Ison--"pitching in to help" at shows

GKCAHA also provided a keepsake mug on the tables for all attendees, filled with mints for horses.

We thank everyone who attended the Midwinter Celebration, and hope you keep the   date for next year, January 24, 2015, in your calendar,  and plan to be at Garozzo's that evening.

Click here to see the high point winners for 2013!!

Click here to see pictures on our photo page!



High Point 2014

Click here to see the 2013 High Point winners!

This form contains the signup and the point breakdown and form to add your show season shows, classes and points won.

Click here to download the form

We have also setup a email account for you contact Kari or send your points throughout the season.

The email address is highpoint@gkcaha.com

You must be enrolled before your first show for the point to count.  Divisions have been revamped and the enrollment form can be downloaded from the website.  The nominal fee is $5 per division and the report chairman is Kari Kemper.




Amateur Owner Rule added to Code of Ethics


A new statement has been added to the AHA Code of Ethics under ETHICS 104, with notice that competitors may be subject to Ethical Practice Review filings under the following:

“It is unethical to transfer or assist or facilitate in the transfer of a horse with the intent to circumvent the purpose of the rules regarding ownership of horses shown in the amateur and/or junior owner classes.  It is unethical for any AHA member to        not provide information relating to the transfer in question that is requested by the Probably Cause Panel or the Ethical Practice Review Board.”

In determining whether the transfer was unethical, the EPRB may consider, among others, the following:

  • Horse ending up back in the previous owners name within a year of the original transfer.

  • Horse being transferred at less than fair market value (owner to provide proof of sales amount)

  • The fact that prize money went to a person other than the owner or family member.

  • The fact that the owner or family member did not pay the expenses relating to the upkeep and showing of the horse.

Region XI News!

Angela O’Neill has “retired” as Region 11 Director, and Dave Waggoner has taken over the position as Director.

Thanks to Angela for her many years of hard work in this position.

The Region 11 College Scholarship application will be available soon on the Region 11 website.  High School seniors and current college students from Region 11 states are eligible to apply .



AHA Resolutions - passed at convention


The following are the resolutions passed at this years convention in November 2013.


Resolution #21-13

  • Dues Increase:  1 year Adult membership will be $40

  • 3 year Adult membership will be $105

Resolution #6-13

Leveling the playing field

  • Introduces a new Class Program based on Achievement points beginning in 2015:

  • Select Amateur, Choice Amateur, Elite Amateur, & Prime Time Amateur

  • Select Open, Choice, & Elite Open

  • Select Youth, Choice Youth, Elite Youth, Walk Trot/Jog

  • Achievement Point compilation will govern rider eligibility for each category

  • A show may elect to have age divisions as well as achievement levels.

Resolution #7-13

Gait Sequence

  • Pertaining to English Pleasure, Park, Country English Pleasure, Combination and Saddle Seat Equitation sections, the transition from the trot to canter is not permitted.

Other Resolutions were approved that dealt with Showmanship rules, Equitation tests, Western Horsmanship tests, and various Sport Horse rules.

The entire list of approved Resolutions is available on the Arabianhorses.org  website.

The USEF must approve most of the approved Resolutions before they can become official rules or changes.



Congratulations to Kristin Moore!


Kristin Moore, Cindy Kunkel’s niece and a Texas resident, has recently received several honors, as she

transitions from high school to college.  She was awarded a college scholarship of $500 from the Alamo

Dressage Association. 

In addition, Kristin and her horse, MR. CHASK+ were awarded the United States Dressage

Federation First Level Achievement Award for having earned 10+ scores of 60% in First Level

Dressage.  This is a great award for having an ex-country horse!


Did you know that Cindy and her horses have won the following USEF Awards:


Perfec Idea

  • National Reserve Champion, Arab Halter

  • National Placing, 3rd-1/2 Arab Hunter Open & Amateur

  • Region 6-Champion, Arab Hunter Open & Amateur

  • Region 11-Champion, Arab Hunter Open & Amateur

  • Region 11-Champion, Arab Halter

  • Region 8 & Region 6-Reserve Champion, Arab Halter

Perfec Sense

  • Regions 6-8-11—Champion Arab Specialty Division

Great job Cindy!




HELP Humane Society

507 Main St., Belton, MO 64012
816-318-4357 www.helppets.org

Charity of the Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse Association
You can donate any of these items to help this no-kill animal shelter take care of the many cats & dogs it has taken in.  You can take items to the shelter or bring to Glass Horse Farm.

Daily Supplies:
Laundry Soap, Paper Towels, Bleach, Toilet Paper, Hand Sanitizer, Glass Cleaner, Dish Soap, 55 Gallon Trash Bags, Tall Kitchen Trash Bags, Small paper plates, Disposable gloves - non-latex, Scrub brushes or sponges.

Animal Supplies:
Bath sized rugs, Baby blankets, Scoopable cat litter, Dog and cat toys, Cat nip, Cat scratching posts, Pet carriers, Cat and dog beds

Fancy Feast Classic Canned food, KMR-Kitten Milk Replacement, Friskies or 9-Lives canned food, 
Canned tuna Small envelopes
Target, Walmart & Petco gift cards
AA batteries

Office Supplies:
Printer paper, Postage Stamps, Thank you cards, Small envelopes, Target, Walmart & Petco gift cards, AA batteries

Medical Supplies:
Digital Thermometers, Triple Antibiotic cream, Syringes (including diabetic), Bandaids, Cotton Balls, Rubbing Alcohol

Volunteers Always Needed!


Biography of GKCAHA

The Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse Association was chartered in 1964, as the original AHA affiliate in the Kansas City area.   The Club has sponsored major Region 11 Class A shows for over 20 years.

Many members serve on Regional and National Committees, and are active as workers and exhibitors at the various National Championships.

GKCAHA sponsors a successful one-day All-Breed show, as well as a biennial training clinic featuring nationally-known trainers which attracts attendees from across the Midwest. 

The Midwinter Celebration is an annual tradition for all members, which honors the High Point winners of the show season at a dinner and presentation of awards.