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The information listed below was provided prior to a Dec. 19 Board of Directors vote to cancel the 2023 Canadian National Show and to postpone the event indefinitely. The latest information can found in this Dec. 20 news release. Please email all questions and feedback about this event to nationalevents@arabianhorses.org.

 

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2023 AHA Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Show Decision FAQ

Posted 12/14/22

 

How did AHA make the decision to re-build the AHA Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Show?

With more than a 62-year history, the AHA Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Show is one of the longest standing shows within the Arabian Horse Association, providing classes across many disciplines. It is an important show for the Arabian industry and is one of the legs of the Arabian Triple Crown, and after financial and participation challenges resulting from the pandemic forced the board to postpone it, AHA is thrilled to bring it back.  The decision followed a thorough process, including the formation of a dedicated Task Force immediately following the Board of Directors’ late-July decision to cancel the 2022 show.  

 

The AHA’s Canadian National Show Commission has made tremendous efforts to bring the show back to the AHA membership, effectively creating a new and viable plan to promote the show’s longevity. AHA recognizes that the AHA membership has been without an AHA sanctioned Canadian National show previously and has worked diligently to bring back the Canadian National Show in 2023.

 

Why can’t the Arabian Horse Association combine its show with the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry (CAHR)?

This decision followed a thorough process that included forming a dedicated Task Force, which the CAHR was invited to join. The AHA also worked directly with the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry (CAHR), the group hosting a show in Red Deer, to attempt to combine efforts for a singular Canadian Nationals sanctioned by AHA, but the CAHR was unable to meet AHA’s requirement that all nationally recognized shows must include a full set of competition classes. It is our duty as an organization to follow these rules and bylaws. The AHA handbook is available for review here.   AHA offers our full support of the CAHR, and we look forward to continue working with the group in hopes of creating a sanctioned show in the future.

 

Why does the 2023 AHA Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Show in Brandon overlap timeframes with the CAHR’s show in Red Deer?

The August 16 – 19 dates for the 2023 AHA Canadian National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Show were contractually established in 2019. The AHA is bound to honor all contract dates, and in particular this facility has been a good-faith partner in its accommodation of the previous postponement of the Canadian National Show. The contractual obligation and planned 2023 dates have been freely communicated to the CAHR since September, 2022 when the Task Force was originally formed in. AHA offers our full support of the CAHR, and we look forward to continuing work with the group in hopes of creating a sanctioned show in the future. 

 

What is the long-term goal for Canadian AHA shows?

The AHA is committed to providing exhibitors the opportunity to show in Canada. AHA recognizes that the members have been without an AHA sanctioned Canadian National show previously and has worked diligently to bring back the Canadian National Show, which historically has been one of the longest standing and important shows for the Arabian industry as one of the legs of the Arabian Triple Crown. The commission has created a new and viable plan to bring the show back to the AHA membership annually in order to ensure that exhibitors from both Canada and the United States are provided the opportunity to attend without threat of postponement.

 

How can I get more information or offer my feedback about this process?

Please email all feedback to NationalEvents@arabianhorses.org with the subject line “2023 Canadian National Show”.

 

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Keystone Centre

1175 18th St. #1

Brandon, MB R7A 7C5, Canada

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Accomodations

Canad Inns

1125-18 St

Brandon MB R7A 7C5

204.727.1422

 

Victoria Inn

3550 Victoria Ave

Brandon, MB R7B 2B4

204.725.1532

 

Days Inn

2130 Currie Boulevard

Brandon, MB R7C 4E7

204.727.3600

 

Colonial Inn

1944 Queen Ave

Brandon, MB R7B 0T1

204.728.8523

 

Comfort Inn

925 Middleton Ave

Brandon, MB R7C 1A8

204.727.6232

 

Super 8 Motel

1570 Highland Ave

Brandon, MB R7C 1A7

204.729.8024

 

Trails West Inn

210-18 St

Brandon, MB R7A 6P3

204.272.3800

 

Holiday Inn Express Brandon

1148 18th St.
Brandon, MB R7A 5C2
204.717.4444
www.hiexpress.com

 

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