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GKCAHA AHA Resolutions Meeting!


There will be a resolutions meeting Saturday afternoon at 2pm at Glass Horse Farm (Glen & Sharon True) 19121 S. School Rd  Raymore MO.

We want everyone to come out and give your feedback about this years resolutions that will be voted on at convention!


Time to turn in your High Point for 2014!

It is that time of year again when we need you to turn in your high point sheets for this show season.

Kari needs them by November 15th!  Send them to 2700 E. Red Bridge Rd., KC, MO 64137


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!)




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




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.





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.


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!