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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).

Strengths
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. 

Weaknesses
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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

 

 

 

 

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

Food:
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.