Pony Express Show August 2nd!
The annual GKCAHA Pony Express Show is this
Saturday August 2nd, 2014 at the Longview Horse Park in Lee's Summit.
The show starts at 5pm. Plan on coming and
enjoy a nice evening with your horses! If your interested in
sponsoring a class contact Pamm Payne at 816-305-9768
Click here to view the showbill!
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|Glass Horse Farm
||Abby Road Farm &
||Rainbow's End Arabians
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
You can contact Jamie at 817-771-4589.
2014 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!)
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
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).
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.
and Numerology Elements
Earthly Branch of Birth Year: wu
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): huo (fire)
Yin Yang: yang
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 .
Resolutions - passed at convention
The following are the resolutions passed at this
years convention in November 2013.
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
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.
Pertaining to English Pleasure,
Park, Country English Pleasure, Combination and Saddle Seat
Equitation sections, the transition from the trot to canter is not
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
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
||Gelding Halter AAOTH
||Mare Halter AAOTH
||Half/Arab Futurity Gelding
||Half/Arab Hunter Pleasure
||Half/Arab Hunter Pl. Select AATR
||Half/Arab English Pleasure
||Country English 19-35 AAOTR
||Half/Arab Yearling Filly
||Half/Arab Yearling Colt/Gelding
||Half/Arab English Pleasure 19-39
||Half/Arab Gelding Stock Hunter
||Half/Arab Mare Stock Hunter AAOTH
||Half/Arab Mare Stock Hunter 4 &
||Half/Arab Mare Stock Hunter 4-6
||Half/Arab Hunter 39-54 AAOTR
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!
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
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.