FEB. 5th UDPATE - Read the latest 2013 FUTURITY INFORMATION LETTER
The Board of Directors had voted to move the National Breeder’s Futurity (NBF) and make significant changes to the program in October. The NBF has been one of the cornerstone programs of the American Hackney Horse Society since 1973. The location of NBF has been the Ohio State Fair since 1994, the Board of Directors felt a change in location would benefit the program and entertained two excellent proposals for a new location. The proposal from the All-American Horse Classic held in Indianapolis, Indiana was accepted December 19, 2012. Below are elements of the proposal and changes that were made to the program. The American Hackney Horse Society would like to thank the Ohio State Fair for its contributions and commitment to the National Breeder’s Futurity during the years it hosted this important program.
The approved proposal with the All-American Horse Classic contains the following:
- AAHC will add six hand classes and five performance classes, a total 11 classes to accommodate the NBF.
- Provide a separate judge for the NBF and the Hoosier Hackney Futurity (HHF)
- Promote the NBF through press releases and e-mail blasts.
- Provide special stall rate for weanling, yearling and two year old entries of $75. (Regular rate $115).
- This is a five year contract (2013-2017) with option to renew.
In addition to the AAHC proposal a group of “Friends of the Hackney Futurity” (not associated with AAHC) has organized and committed to contribute a minimum of $10,000 for a minimum of three years to the NBF.
The Board of Directors has also approved a buy-in provision for three years. This will allow anyone who has not nominated in the program to participate by paying past fees and a penalty amount. More details will be provided in the future.
NOW IS THE TIME TO GET ON BOARD !!!!!!
Any questions or comments can be directed NBF committee members:
Attention: AHHS Youth Medallion Trainers/Owners/Exhibitors
The American Hackney Horse Society Youth Medallion finals have been moved to the Mid America Mane Event Horse Show held at Springfield, Illinois on October 18 – 21, 2012. Any classes after the finals at Mane Event will qualify for the Youth Medallion finals in 2013.
The UPHA/American Royal Horse Show will still offer the AHHS Youth Medallion classes which qualify exhibitors for the 2013 AHHS Youth Medallion Finals.
There will be a breakfast (with NHS Good Hands and Pleasure Medallion Finalists) for all Medallion participants. The AHHS Youth Medallion committee is also working on putting together another function for all the Youth Medallion participants at Mane Event.
AHHS Youth Medallion Committee:
If you have any questions, feel free to call Maureen Campbell (502)738-5777 Barn (502) 376-2892 Cell or email Moepatty@aol.com.
Attention AHHS Members:
Each year the AHHS Nominating Committee is in charge with selecting nominees to run for the American Hackney Horse Society Board of Directors. Our board is a “working board” as every member must invest their time and talents chairing at least one committee. There are a minimum of four meetings per year, which teleconferencing is available except at the Board of Directors Spring meeting. This meeting is mandatory due to the assigning of AHHS committees.
Board members can only miss one meeting each year. Failure to attend meetings can result in removal from the board.
To be eligible for nomination a person shall have been a member of the American Hackney Horse Society for at least (3) consecutive years as of the date of the next annual meeting.
Becoming an AHHS board member is an excellent way to give back to the breed.
If you are interested in being considered as a nominee, please contact Maureen Campbell (Nomination Committee Chair) by phone 502-738-5777 barn, 502-376-2892 cell, or email Moepatty@aol.com