The ATAA and EST (Equus Survival Trust) are very excited to announce the beginning of the Up and Coming Akhal-Teke (or UCAT) Sponsorship Program.
Sponsorship seed money has been donated by the Whittier Foundation through the Equus Survival Trust. Sponsorships for UCAT (Up and Coming Akhal-Tekes) will be awarded to competitors with purebred AT horses in sponsorship amounts ranging from $500 to $5000. Total amount of the Sponsorship program as of 6/1/2021 = $31,800
Please read rules, you MUST have been an ATAA member for at least 6 months to apply! Horse must be a pure-bred Akhal-Teke, ATAA registered, VNIIK registered is a plus.
We look forward to seeing your applications! Send applications to: at[email protected]
ATAA Events: 2021
1/15 BOD meeting
1/21 Registration Committee meeting
2/9 BOD meeting
2/18 Registration Committee meeting
3/9 BOD meeting (Budget)
3/18 Registration Committee meeting
4/13 BOD meeting
4/15 Registration Committee meeting
4/15 Deadline for Spring ATAA Newsletter- send your info to [email protected]
9/10-9/12 AHA/ATAA Distance Horse Nationals, Oneida TN
9/28- 10/3 Dressage at Devon
10/1 Deadline for registering 2021 foals
10/1 Deadline for Annual Breeding and Foaling Farm Report
10/1-10/3 Equitana, Kentucky Horse Park (General Membership Meeting)
11/15 ATAA Awards Deadline
12/31 Case Memorial Competition Fund Deadline
ATAA Renewal - join now or renew now!
We’d love to have you join or rejoin the ATAA for 2021 and beyond! We have a bunch of events going on this year (planned, anyway!) and will be debuting an exciting new Endurance Award very soon. Don’t miss out!
2021 will be another excellent year, with many ATAA activities planned, including:
Thank you for being a part of the ATAA community.
The ATAA BOD
Incentive Fund submission deadline for 2019 is January 31st!!!!
If you’ve already sent in your entry, don’t worry, watch your real mailbox for MONEY!
Catrina does send out an email to let you know she’s received each submittal, that can take up to a few days though.
* Just posting to Facebook is not enough to enter.*
**Just sending an email that you competed is NOT ENOUGH.**
YOU MUST FOLLOW THE RULES OR YOU WILL MISS OUT ON THE MONEY.
Incentive Awards Program 2019 - $5000 to share! Deadline for submission: JANUARY 31ST, 2020.
The incentive program is only available for people competing in recognized events. If you are not sure if the events you have competed in count, please contact Catrina.
Just sending photos in for the newsletter and/or website is NOT enough (but we appreciate it). Just posting on Facebook is not enough (although we congratulate you for getting our breed known!)
At the end of the year the ATAA will send you a check, so the more you compete the larger your share of the "jackpot" will be. The amount you receive will be divided out of the set amount in the awards fund and therefore will depend on how many people participate in the Incentive Program. The Incentive Program does not depend on you placing or earning points, it is completely about competing in recognized events in all disciplines and sending in the above listed information to the association.
Contact Catrina Quantrell for more information and send your results to her at: [email protected]
Our 2019 ATAA Silent Auction is done now, we raised almost $1000 that will be put towards some of the many things we have going for 2020 and beyond. Thank you so much to Gretta Teets for heading the Silent Auction again, for everyone that donated items, to Sofie's Equine Design for the awesome ATAA Logowear and to everyone that bid on all the wonderful items in the auction. Once paid for, items will be shipped out within the next week, watch your 'real' mailboxes. Don't forget the Early Renewal/Joining Drive, going on until December 31st!
Season’s Greetings everyone!
Join our Early Join/Renewal Drive now through December 31st, 2019! When you renew your ATAA membership or join by December 31, we will give you a free ATAA Electronic Friends Membership ($25 value) that you can give to whomever you wish as a gift.
Why join the ATAA?
There are many benefits to becoming a member of the Akhal-Teke Association of America. Most of all, your membership dollars will help us to preserve and promote the Akhal-Teke breed.
The ATAA offers you:
(Own or lease an Akhal-Teke or Akhal-Teke cross)
• Receive all ATAA mailings including the ATAA Newsletter, Membership Directory and any other ATAA mailings electronically (b/w hardcopies of newsletters available upon request)
• Discounted registration and transfer services, discounted Grading and Conference fees and more!
• Get help with VNIIK Registration
• Eligible for ALL ATAA awards and the Incentive Fund, if a member by March 31st
• Access to marketing materials and promotional banners.
• Networking and support
• Able to vote (after 6 months)
Individual Members: $48, one vote, able to hold office or work on committees, classified ad in each newsletter ($432 for a 10-Year Individual Membership)
Ranch/Family Members: $80, two votes, able to hold office or work on committees, 1⁄4 page ad in each newsletter, Breeder/Farm listing on the website.
• Receive all ATAA mailings including Quarterly Newsletter, Membership Directory and any other ATAA mailings electronically (hardcopies of newsletters available upon request)
Friends Members: $25 (do not currently own or lease a Teke or Teke cross horse): non-voting, may work on committees, eligible for volunteer awards
International Members: $48 non-voting. Eligible for all ATAA functions and will receive all mailings (electronically - no hard copies available).
It’s easy to keep up your membership. You can fill out the attached membership form and mail in with your payment. Or, join online, and pay your fees through PayPal at: http://www.akhal-teke.org/membership.html
Here is a link to 2019’s Annual Report, a huge thank you to Yorke McGillivray for this! https://spark.adobe.com/page/r4xtVT0LhirfQ/
Please continue supporting our community, and share with a friend!
The ATAA BOD
Some of the donated items pictured above. Including a Breyer Premier Collection Akhal-Teke model, not available to the public! Check back often to donate or bid.
Thank you to all the donors and bidders!
2020 and 2021 Official Dates and Locations for AHA/ATAA National Distance Championships Announced!
Our board of directors met at our 2019 Convention this last week and passed our motions for dates and locations for the 2020 and 2021 locations. For 2020 we will be going to La Pine, OR to the Lava Cast Forest Site with the dates of September 25-27th and for our 2021 location we will be going back to Oneida, TN to the Big South Fork location with the dates of September 10-12th.
2020 AT Grading Tour Announcement!
Attention all Akhal-Teke owners in N. America! The Akhal-Teke Association of America is currently working on a 2020 VNIIK Grading Tour for late spring. We will be bringing Nadezdha Abramova, Nadja Tarasova, and Artur Baboev for approximately 2 weeks. We are specifically wanting at least 8-10 horses per location. If there are several farms within a few hours of each other that can mutually come up with a location to bring all the horses together for inspection (fairgrounds? nearby horse facility?) , that would be ideal. If you are interested in having your horse(s) officially graded for the Russian Stud Book, please contact Betsy Wandler at [email protected] or on fb for information or questions.
You do not need to be there to win- but you do need to pay for shipping! Katrina will send you a PayPal invoice for payment and then email them a picture of their numbers. Several items are pictured below, but not all. Watch the ATAA Facebook page for more items. Contact Katrina Ardiel at: [email protected]
10 tickets for $20.00
40 tickets for $50.00
They need to choose which items they would like their ticket to be put towards
The drawing will be Sunday, October 6th
Winner ships item at their expense.
VNIIK wants to stop accepting purebred AT registration for older non-VNIIK registered horses soon (older horses that not have been VNIIK registered yet). This means that the day is coming that if your horses are NOT in the closed VNIIK studbook, they will NOT be considered Purebred Akhal-Tekes.
They want current year foals registered by October 1st (or the process started):
‘Previously unregistered purebred ancestors will be “noted” in VNIIK with a foal registration number for a fee of approximately $41 per unregistered ancestor or parent, paid by our grant.
This is instead of a full blown VNIIK passport of each unregistered parent/ancestor of $186 each. Contact the registrar or Registration Secretary to see if your horse’s ancestors qualify for this program. YOU STILL NEED TO PAY FOR YOUR HORSE’S VNIIK REGISTRATION!!!!’
Questions: Ask Amrita at [email protected] or Cathy at [email protected]
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