2013 MOKAN Border Bonanza Premium Book now available for download!
We have just released the downloadable version
2013 MO-KAN Premium Book online
for your convenience. The entry pages are at the end of the file
and may be printed out.
This year’s MO-KAN Border Bonanza is April 26 –
28 at Hale Arena in Kansas City, MO.
This is a class A show for Arabians and
Half-Arabians presented by the Eastern Kansas Arabian Horse Association
as a Region 8 qualifier, and by the Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse
Association as a Region 11 qualifier.
Classes will be concurrently judged by this
Entries are due by April 9, 2013 to show
secretary Ruth Charpie at 500 NW Timber Ridge Trail, Lee’s Summit, MO
64081. Ruth can be contacted at 816-765-5683.
Click here to download the Patron/Class sponsorship form
Arabian Horse Owner Named Stay on
(click on the picture for a larger
We were able to get the ad to post! We are
proud of you Kari! That is a great picture!
owner Kari Kemper Hickam of Blue Springs, Mo., has always gone the extra
mile to ensure her horses are well cared for and healthy. She’s slept in
the barn with mares due to foal. She’s hand-walked injured horses for
hours to expedite recovery from surgery.
She’s in the barn every day to
feed, water and clean stalls – before and after her eight-hour day in
the marketing department of a bank. Because Kari has always gone to
great lengths to keep her horses healthy, she was surprised when one of
her show geldings was diagnosed with stomach ulcers. Kari and her
trainer noticed the gelding didn’t seem to be his normal, robust self.
“He looked terrible, was losing weight and his coat was very poor and
sparse,” she says. “My trainer immediately suspected stomach ulcers.”
Her veterinarian conducted an endoscopy examination, confirming the
trainer’s assessment. “I couldn’t believe my horse had ulcers,” Kari
The horse was treated with GASTROGARD® (omeprazole), and
recovered. Since then, Kari has added a regimen of ULCERGARD®
(omeprazole) to prevent the development of future ulcers. That was
five years ago, and Kari has since used the equine stomach ulcer
prevention product on additional show horses. “The training routine,
traveling and competitive show environment can be stressful,” she says.
“I’ve learned that stress can lead to the development of stomach ulcers
no matter how well a horse is taken care of or how healthy it is. That’s
why I use ULCERGARD on my show horses before, during and after an
Kari’s positive experience with the product led her to enter
the Merial Stay on Guard spokesperson contest. She was named a finalist
in the western category by a panel of judges and went on to receive the
most online votes in that division. Kari recently traveled to Arroyo
Grande, Calif. for a photo shoot with renowned western photographer
David Stoecklein. The shoot was at the ranch of Sheila Varian, who has
been breeding highly sought-after breeding, pleasure and show Arabian
horses for more than 50 years. “Being at Sheila’s ranch, surrounded by
her incredible horses was really an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime
experience,” says Kari. “She is a legend in the Arabian industry.”
Stoecklein, heralded as “Photographer of the American West,” captured
images of Kari with Shelia’s horses that will be featured in a new
ULCERGARD ad. In addition to Kari, three other Stay on Guard
spokespersons were named: Lyndsey Tait in the English category,
Christian Zehender in the Racehorse category and Amie Allen in the
Veterinarian/Veterinary Technician category. Each of the Stay on Guard
spokespersons, including Kari, has learned about the prevalence of
stomach ulcers in horses of all breeds and disciplines.1 In fact, during
endoscopy events conducted around the country by Merial between 2008 and
2010, 58 percent of the horses were found to have some degree of stomach
“Stomach ulcers can occur in horses even when they
receive the highest levels of veterinary and personal care,” says April
Knudson, DVM, Equine Specialist for Merial’s Large Animal Veterinary
Services. “If and when horses do develop ulcers, they most likely aren’t
able to perform at their best. That’s why preventing them is especially
important for horse owners who compete.” Active on the Arabian horse
show circuit since she was 9 with horses she breeds and raises, Kari
competes in six to 10 events each year throughout the Midwest. “I
consider ULCERGARD to be just as important as proper nutrition, good
training and preparation,” she says.
www.ulcergard.com for additional details about equine stomach
ulcers and ULCERGARD. About Merial: Merial is a world-leading,
innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range
of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide
range of animals. Merial employs approximately 5,600 people and operates
in more than 150 countries worldwide. Its 2010 sales were more than $2.6
billion. Merial is a Sanofi company.
For more information, please see www.merial.com.
Important Safety Information: Caution: Safety of GASTROGARD in
pregnant or lactating mares has not been determined. ULCERGARD can be
used in horses that weigh at least 600 pounds. Safety in pregnant mares
has not been determined. 1Mitchell RD. Prevalence of gastric ulcers in
hunter/jumper and dressage horses evaluated for poor performance.
Association for Equine Sports Medicine. September 2001. 2 Data on file
at Merial. ®ULCERGARD and GASTROGARD are registered trademarks of
Merial. ©2011 Merial Limited, Duluth, GA. All rights reserved.
High Point Results posted!
Click here to view the
2012 high point results! Or click on the high point results link on the
left navigation area.
Convention –New Resolutions Approved and Officers Elected
The annual AHA Convention held in Denver in late
November was attended by delegates from across the United States,
including Glen & Sharon True from GKCAHA.
Another member, Angela O’Neill, also attended as
Region 11 director and a member of the AHA Board of Directors.
At the end of this article is the list of
approved resolutions, as well as the summary of action on all the
presented resolutions before the convention. In other business, new
officers were elected by the delegates.
Cynthia Richardson, from Colorado, is the new
AHA President, and Nancy Harvey, from California, is the new
Vice-President. Also listed are all the officers for the coming
2012 Convention Resolutions Approved
Region 11 Minutes recap
Click here to view a recap of the last Region 11 board meeting!
Region XI February meeting info available
Click here to download and view a copy of the meeting notes.
to download and view a copy fo the Region XI final budget.
The Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse
association turns 48 this year.
When was the first GKCAHA show?
June 22-23, 1968 at the American Royal
How many classes were held?
There were only a total of 66 classes for the entire show
What current GKCAHA board member
exhibited in the 13 and under at the 1970 show? Kevin Jochens
Does anyone know the answer to these
What was a masquerade class?
Who designed the cover of the
first show book?
from Shannon Beethe
It is was with the
heaviest of hearts that Mary, Mike and I had to make the unbearable
decision to let Larry rest peacefully on Thursday, May 9th. Larry put up
an extraordinary battle for 14 long days in ICU to try to recover from a
We, as a family, are absolutely devastated and
heart broken. A massive part of our hearts is gone and empty.
Larry was an incredible horseman, husband, father and more than
anything, the best Grandpa any one could ever ask for. I am just so sad
for Ava, Reese and Callan for what they have lost.
We are very
thankful for the past two and a half years that we had with Larry. He
was living on borrowed time thanks to his amazing team of doctors. He
took great advantage of the time he received and lived life to the
Larry lived an incredible life and impacted so many in
such a positive way. We will miss him desperately. Our family, our
business and lives will never be the same. We were very fortunate to
have him in our lives.
Services to honor Larry Beethe:
Tuesday, May 14th
Wednesday, May 15th
Messinger Mortuaries – Pinnacle Peak
8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Ristorante (directly across the street)
8700 E. Pinnacle Peak Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
In lieu of flowers, the
Beethe family would appreciate donations made to the Arabian Horsemen’s
Distress Fund, in honor of Larry, to assist Mary with the financial
burden of Larry's medical costs. We will provide details for such
donations in the coming days.
Please contact Shannon or Mike
Beethe with any questions
High Point 2013
This form contains the signup and the point
breakdown and form to add your show season shows, classes and points
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
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.
2013 MOKAN Border Bonanza Slot Program
features Rule Changes!
SLOT ENTRIES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL
15th, 2013 if
you would like to participate in the program. All entries MUST be
postmarked no later than April 15th 2013.
The MO-KAN Border Bonanza show committee has
received and listened to exhibitor feedback, and is pleased to announce
some changes in the 2013 Mo-Kan Border Bonanza Slot Program. In order to
encourage growth in the program, the show committee has made the
following changes to the Slot Program:
JA Purebred Country English Pleasure AATR
class has been added.
There must be a minimum of 3 (not 6) horses
in order to hold each slot class.
There is NO maximum to the number of slot
horses showing in each slot class.
The fee will remain at $250.00 for all
There is no longer a continuous renewal.
Instead, each year is a fresh program and anyone can pay for a slot
and designate their horse in any discipline they choose.
If you have additional questions, please contact
John Simmons at 816-564-6272 or myself at 816-510-0508. We are looking
forward to seeing you at the show and wish you luck!
Download the 2013 slot
entry form here
Download the full set of rules for 2013 here
2013 GKCAHA Membership form now available!
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
click here to download the latest version of adobe reader!)
Mid-Winter Wrap up!
The GKCAHA Midwinter Celebration and Hi-Point
Awards were held on January 26th at Garozzo’s Italian restaurant in
Lee’s Summit. The weather cooperated and allowed everyone to get to the
event and home safely.
About 70 members, family and friends gathered
to enjoy great Italian food, good conversation and celebrate the success
of the Hi-Point winners.
Along with the traditional awards, there
were new categories established to recognize those other designees that
help and support everyone at the shows.
The Stable Dog awards were divided into three
The Horse Show Outlaw award was given
to Gordy, who is owned by Elise Worman at Liberty Meadows Training
The Free Spirit & Selective Hearing
award was given to Joplin and Cramer who are owned by Jeanna & Alan
The Best of Behavior award went to
Choppo, who is owned by Kevin Jochens family at Equestrian Heights.
GKCAHA considers the Midwinter Celebration a
great success with positive feedback from the attendees regarding the
food, location, service and event. This was all made possible by the
Board of Directors, who made the decision to spend part of the profit
earned at the previous MO-KAN Border Bonanza on the new venue and to
subsidize the cost of the meal by $10 per person. This made the cost for
attending a very reasonable $10 per person for the entire evening.
Future events will be evaluated every year, based on the success of the
Spring Show, and other considerations by the Board of Directors with the
financial stability of the club always placed in the forefront.
Saturday January 25th on your calendar for 2014. That will be the
scheduled date for the next GKCAHA Midwinter Celebration and Hi-Point
Awards. The place and time will be determined later.
participate in the GKCAHA Hi-Point Awards in 2013.
Download the entry form here and send it in. Then we hope to see you
at the 2014 GKCAHA Midwinter Celebration and Hi-Point Awards!
creating disaster plan
Kevin Jochens has started working with
Disaster Prepardness in Missouri. He has provided this article and
will be providing updates as he continues his work with this group.
"With the trend toward unsettled and dangerous
weather, preparedness for disasters both natural and man made has become
a topic of much discussion.
Those of us who handle horses on a regular basis
know the challenges they can present under the best of circumstances. It
was with that in mind that I was part of a conference call for the group
ADPAC (Animals in Disaster Planning and Action Committee), a part of
SEMA, Missouri's disaster relief agency. Representatives of
organizations ranging from the Missouri Humane Society, the Missouri
Department of Agriculture , the US Department of Agriculture, SEMA, the
Missouri Veterinary Practitioners Association, the Missouri Department
of Health and Senior Services and others took part in the call which was
specifically to begin forming a plan of action regarding animals in
This initial call was more about the formation
of the group and it's goals, as opposed to specifics as to disaster
preparedness. I am now a member of this Committee . As we move forward
specific protocols will be formed to aid Missouri's animals and their
owners in cases of extreme emergency. As those are formulated, I will
keep everyone apprised."
507 Main St., Belton, MO 64012
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
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.
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
Canned tuna Small envelopes
Target, Walmart & Petco
paper, Postage Stamps, Thank you cards, Small envelopes, Target, Walmart
& Petco gift cards, AA batteries
Thermometers, Triple Antibiotic cream, Syringes (including diabetic),
Bandaids, Cotton Balls, Rubbing Alcohol
Volunteers Always Needed!
New GKCAHA Advertising
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horse or maybe a trailer or tack for sale?
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GKCAHA website for the bargain price of $25 if ready to send, or $50 for
If you are interested in advertising on our
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