2018 Convention

 

On behalf of the Arabian Horse Association, we are pleased to invite you to our Annual Convention. Our Convention is not like any other. Here you will collaborate with some of the top members within our industry. You will have access to numerious educational opportunities and have a little fun in the process. 

 

The 2018 AHA Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Tulsa, Okla. Located in the heart of Downtown Tulsa's cultural, enertainment, businesses and art districs. Explore the Tulsa Performing Arts Center of the BOK Center or enjoy fine dinning at a local restaurant.

 

Click here for room reservations at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa. Hyatt-Exteriors-1 

 

Room rates are $99 USD plus applicable taxes and rooms will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Room rates are guaranteed until Monday, October 15. However, if our block is sold out prior to October 15, rooms will be guaranteed on a space available basis only. All meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa:

 

100 East 2nd Street

Tulsa, Okla 74103

918.582.9000

The hotel will honor room rates 3-days prior and 3-days post Convention dates for those of you looking to turn this into a vacation.

 

Please direct any further questions or concerns to the Convention and Sponsorship Specialist, Uriah Quezada at 303.696.4559 or Uriah.Quezada@arabianhorses.org

 

                   

At Convention

 AHA President Nancy Harvey's Convention Speech

 

 

                         

 

AHA Executive Vice President Glenn Petty's Convention Speech

 

                          

 

Judges & Stewards Commissioner Stan Mory's Convention Speech

 

                           

 

 

AHA Convention Keynote Address - Ann Judge & Sharon Magness-Blake

 

                            

 

 

 

AHA Convention Guest Speaker - Julie M. Broadway

 

                            

 

 

Convention Resources

Airline Service

 

Southwest Airlines

 

Travelers attending AHA’s Annual Convention will also receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through the SWABIZ® account as well. Southwest Airlines offers an 8% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from Convention. Book your travel between July 15, 2018, and October 25, 2018 to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts are available for travel November 9, 2018, through November 19, 2018.)

 

Click here to take advantage of the discounted rates and book now!

 

Enter Corporate ID: 99506444

 

By flying Southwest Airlines, as an Arabian Horses Association traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:

  • 50% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit www.southwest.com/corporaterapidrewards
  • No baggage fees (first two bags)
  • No change or cancellation fees
  • No peak travel or fuel surcharges
  • Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT

 

To take advantage of these offers, click on this link: https://www.swabiz.com/flight/search-flight.html?cid=99506444

 

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Shuttle Service

 

Hyatt Regency Tulsa 

The newly renovated downtown Tulsa Hotel offers guests complimentary 24-hour shuttle transportation round trip between Tulsa International Airport and the hotel. Simply call the Hayatt at 1-918-234-1234 and book your shuttle.

 

SuperShuttle 

WHERE TO ENTER YOUR CODE: To use your code simply enter it in the “DISCOUNT CODE” box on the first page of the website when making your reservations.  Click here for the reservation link. Code is 964DS.

DISCOUNT: Your discount gives you 10% off one-way and round-trip reservations made online, and is valid for SuperShuttle shared rides and ExecuCar private cars.  Discount does not apply to exclusive/non-stop vans (which are already discounted).

RESERVATIONS: For special reservation questions call 1-800 BLUE VAN (800-258-3826) or customer service, available  24/7. Please note that if you call in your reservation  instead of booking and paying online with your discount code, then your discount is not valid and a $3 call center fee applies.  

 

ARRIVAL PROCEDURES:

SuperShuttle: After collecting luggage, customer must proceed to the SuperShuttle ticket counter to speak with a uniformed Customer Service Representative. The ticket counter is located between the women’s restroom and the ground transportation booth on the southwest side of the terminal. The ticket counter is staffed from 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM daily. A CSR will direct customer to the appropriate shuttle loading area on the transportation island. After hours, customer may use the courtesy phone located at the ticket counter to connect directly to dispatch for further assistance.

 

ExecuCar: Guests must pick up baggage on Level 5 and proceed to the west side of the main terminal, go out Door 510 to the Taxi/Limo starter on Island 1. The operator will call the guest to coordinate pick-up, using the phone number listed on the reservation. If unable to locate operator, guest may check with the SuperShuttle ticket counter located in the main terminal adjacent to the Hertz Car Rental Desk. Note: The counter cannot make or change reservations or accept payments of any kind on behalf of ExecuCar Denver.

 


 

Registration

Convention Registration Form

Online Convention Registration


 

 

Sponsorships

Interested in becoming a 2018 convention sponsor?  We offer a variety of sponsorships for every budget.  

 

Custom sponsorships are available, please contact Uriah Quezada, Convention and Sponsorship Specialist at Uriah.Quezada@arabianhorses.org or 303.696.4559. 

 

 


 

  

Commercial Exhibits

Commercial Exhibit space will be available at convention.

 

Each 8' x 10" booth is $300 and includes:

 

  • 8' rear pipe & drape
  • 3' side pipe & drape

 

(Please note that electricity is not included)

 

Click for the application.

 

  


   

Active Resolutions

Click here for current active resolutions. 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Tentative Schedule

Here is the Tentative Schedule for the 2018 Annual Convention. For scheduling updates please see your Committee Chair. For other inquries please contact Uriah Quezada at uriah.quezada@arabianhorses.org or 303-696-4559.

Visitor Information

 

 

                   

 

Welcome to Tulsa! At first glance, Tulsa comes across as a quiet city but as you take a closer look, you will find out it has a lot going on. From a growing arts scene to lively music venues to locally-owned restaurants, the city is evolving. 

  

The Brady Arts District, for instance, is  a cultural hotspot offering solid restaurants, unique art galleries, and hip bars. It is home to the Woody Guthrie Center, which not only celebrates the folk music legend himself but also his ideas of equality and social justice. You can spend hours at the Center learning about the man who wrote "This Land is Your Land."

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Art and history collide at the internationally celebrated Gilcrease Museum. Thomas Gilcrease, a member of thCreek nation, struck it rich in his early twenties when the first oil discovery in Oklahoma was right next to his land. Here you can feast your eyes on the only surviving certified copy of the Declaration of Independence - one example of the rare documents kept at the museum.

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What are you hungry for? Tulsa has it. Downtown is home to seven distinct entertainment districts and over 50 restaurants.

 

From fabolous to funky. Tulsa offers a variety of shopping experience. Explore the historic and very eclectic Cherry Street and Brookside Districts or check out our many boutiques in and around the downtown area, including the Deco and Brady Arts Districs. You will find everything you are looking for in Tulsa-and much more then you expect.

 

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Sponsorship

Interested in becoming a 2018 convention sponsor?  We offer a variety of sponsorships for every budget.  

 

Custom sponsorships are available, please contact Uriah Quezada, Convention and Sponsorship Specialist at Uriah.Quezada@arabianhorses.org or 303.696.4559. 

Convention Documents

Awards Programs

Volunteer Service Award

 

  • Member Organization Level
  • Regional Level
  • National Level

 

Member Organization Level awards are presented by the club. At the Annual Convention AHA presents the Regional Level awards during general session and the National Level awards during the President's Banquet. Each recipient receives an award certificate, congratulatory letter and lapel pin.

 

Deadlines vary for each award level; see Chapter 20 in your AHA Handbook for official rules and deadlines.

 

Click here to view previous winners.

 

Click here to print the nomination form.


 

 

Club Excellence Award

 

Annual awards are presented in the following categories: 

 

  • Breed Promotion/Community Involvement
  • Membership Recruitment/Retention
  • Club Projects

 

Has your club organized and participated in activities that deserve special recognition for promoting the breed and AHA? Submit your activity entries by August 15. A panel of judges will evaluate all entries and awards will be presented at the President's Banquet at the annual Convention.

 

The winning club in each category receives $500.00. The Club of the Year award will be selected from those clubs that were placed in the top five of a minimum of 2 of the 3 categories, and an additional $500.00 award is presented for that honor. For official rules see Chapter 20 in your AHA Handbook.

 

Click here to view previous winners.

 

 


 

 

2017 Resolutions

 
SUBJECT
CONTACT
FROM
Add Disclosure of Occipitoatlantoaxial Malformation (OAAM) to the AHA Code of Ethics - Approved Original
Beth Minnich
Equine Stress Research and Education Committee
Modification to Regulation for Judging Conflicts (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 (USEF Effective Date 4/1/18)
Johnny Ryan
Arabian Professional & Amateur Horse Association
Amended Requirement for Copies of Member Cards and Registration Papers (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Jim Hitt
Competition Advisory Committee
Co Ownership and Eligibility to Show in JO and AO Classes, Without Restriction (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 and from the floor (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Lorne Robertson
All Arabian Horse Association of BC
Helmets Required for English Trail (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 4/1/18)
Jill Mitchell
Working Western Committee
Exemption to Allow the Number to Follow the Horse in Western Dressage (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Marilyn Weber
Dressage Committee
Arabian Scoring System Optional (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 (USEF Effective Date 4/1/18)
Isaac Taylor
Breeding/In-Hand
Allow Yearling Fillies and Colts to compete for Champion (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 4/1/18)
Isaac Taylor
Breeding/In-Hand
Addition of Purebred Arabian Liberty (USEF/EC) - Disapproval
Kathryn Wickstrom
Golden Gate AHA
In-Hand Working Western Performance (USEF/EC) - Withdrawn
Dave Dickerson
The Arabian Cutting Horse Association
Fence Heights in Green Hunter (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendement 1 and from the floor (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Kelly Alcorn
National Arabian Sport Horse Association
Dressage Technical Delegate Exception (USEF/EC) - Withdrawn
Terry Johnson
Competition Advisory Committee
Sport Horse Modifications (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Janet Henderson
Sport Horse Committee
Ranch Horse Riding Modifications (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 4/1/18)
Michael Damianos
Working Western Committee
Handling Ties in Western Dressage (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Marilyn Weber
Dressage Committee
Walk/Trot Western Dressage Exemption (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Marilyn Weber
Dressage Committee
Defining the Jump in Amateur English Trail (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Jill Mitchell
Working Western Committee
Revised Trail Scoring System (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Michael Damianos
Working Western Committee
Walk/Jog Trail Amendment (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Jim Hitt
Working Western Committee
Posted Order of Go (USEF/EC) - Withdrawn
Sheri Odom
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
Reining Seat Equitation Scoring (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Sheri Odom
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
Walk/Trot Hunter Seat Equitation Gait Calls (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Sheri Odom
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
Reciprocity for Suspensions Assessed by USEF/EC - Withdrawn
Gerald McDonald
Canadian National Show Commission
AHA Medal Class Qualifications - Approved Original
Sheri Odom
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
New Membership Category (Bylaws) - Approved Amendment 1
Nancy Harvey
AHA President