We are accepting ideas on how to spend or not spend the ATAA fund.
It will be decided at our next convention.
Below we will list ideas as they come in. Please send them to [email protected]
#1 - Grading tourUse the money or part of it for a grading tour by Russian officials. Or use the money to get someone in the U.S. the necessary qualifications to be able to conduct inspections.
#2 - AT StoreHave an online store on the ATAA website and have the ATAA "studbook" for sale.
Have mugs, pens, has, shirts and so on for sale.
#3 - US Akhal-Teke History BookHave a writer make a nice coffee table book?
#4 - Breed Performance Show
My first thought: a breed show. But I guess the US is too big to organise a single one...or to set up a system to improve the workability/rideability/performance of the horses by designing a kind of test at certain age, and giving awards to the best horses so that the breeders have a kind of stimulous to breed better....this is something all the associations should do, actually.
#5 - Translate Russian DucumentsInvest in translating main AT documents. For instance, the AT Inform. I think we miss a lot in the West by not being able to read all this literature. We could make a common project and find sponsors
#6 - ATAA buys gelding for Kentucky....Kentucky horse park wants an Akhal-Teke gelding to display..have the ATAA buy one...
‘Hello, My name is Shelli Wright I am the Manager of the Horses of the World barn at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington Kentucky. We are currently looking to replace our Akhal-Teke horse and were wondering if your association would be able to help us find a suitable horse. We would need a sound gelding (preferably) that is trained and between the ages of 6 and 15 years. We have a presentation twice daily March through October; where we display different breeds of horses and talk about breed history. We would love to have a representative here on loan but would also except a donation. While the horse is here we maintain the horse's vaccinations and farrier work. The horse must come in current on vaccinations.’
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