ATAA Board News
Here is a list of what we have accomplished in February.
Memberships and renewals are coming in – make sure to get yours in before March 31st, as that is the Membership Directory deadline AND the deadline for membership to vote in the next General Election.
ATAA website is updated and is getting lots of hits. Pay Pal button is coming soon to renew online.
Registration Amnesty - $35 per horse, passed by majority vote. We hope to get many more horses registered with the idea of publishing another issue of the Registry (North American Stud) Book later this year.
Awards – Shannon Mayfield, who has done the FOTATA (Friends of the Akhal-Teke) awards for the past few years has agreed to let the ATAA co-sponsor the awards. There will still be non-ATAA awards, but there will also be several FOTATA awards for ATAA members only.
USDF Awards- The ATAA is now a Participating Member of the USDF (United States Dressage Federation) and will be offering awards through them, to be presented at the national USDF conference. If this is your discipline, make sure you’re eligible!
AERC Awards – we are working on AERC (American Endurance Ride Conference) awards to be given for high point Limited Distance and Endurance, to be presented at the AERC national conference.
Our wonderful awards volunteer, Catrina Mettam, has facilitated the two awards above and is working on national awards in Eventing, Jumping and possibly some for Canadian horses. Watch the website for more information.
Treasury Audit, per our bylaws, is in the works.
Fidelity Bond, per our bylaws, paid for.
Clubs and Associations insurance is paid for.
ATAA yearly conference will be co-hosted by Cathy Leddy and Amrita Ibold in Washington State…it should be great! Watch the website and newsletter for updates, dates and venue.
We have many more projects we are working on – make sure you’re part of the fun!
New this year, we have registered the Akhal-Teke with the United States Dressage Federation. For USDF participants, riding a purebred Akhal-Teke or part bred Akhal-Teke, you can now sign up for the USDF year end Akhal-Teke breed award.
- There is NO participation fee for this award.
- Horse can compete under registered name or show name.
- Horse must be registered with ATAA.
- We accept foreign horses competing in the US.
- Owner of the horse must be an ATAA member.
To sign up go to http://www.usdf.org/awards/all-breeds
The Southeast Stallion Showcase http://www.southeaststallionshowcase.com/index.html is a venue for sporthorse breeders to get together and see what is available fbreeding. Really a place for owners to show off their stallions to mare owners.
There was an in hand display in the morning and an under saddle portion in the afternoon. Each stallion was shown individually while an announcer gave a running commentary. It wasn't a competition.It was held at a very nice show facility in Newberry FL., close to Gainsville.
It was awesome!! He was such a good boy.So many people were impressed with him.He was so unsure of everything going on yet he never made a wrong move and looked lovely.We had an opportunity to ride him around a cross country course and he appeared to love it.We didn't jump him. It would have been too much to expect in one day.There were some very fancy warm bloods, Lusitanos, Friesians, Connemaras, TB and all comments
were favorable for us.
Francine Anderson is standing Eramay and Arim at stud for the 2012 season.
You can contact her at Francine [email protected]
Slowly Moving forward...
We’re continuing our movement forward, good work everyone!
This past week we started working on:
Registration Amnesty - $35 per horse, passed by majority vote.
We hope to get many more horses registered with the idea of publishing another issue of the Registry (North American Stud) Book later this year.
Discussing Treasury issues – will have some decisions within the next few days.
Discussing Awards – we’re working on a co-sponsorship with Shannon Mayfield of the Fotata awards, which she has done a fantastic job with the last few years. We are also working on awards with the big associations, such as USDF, USCTA, AERC and whatever else is out there. We’ll post more information as it comes.
Amrita continues to add content to the ATAA website and it is getting lots of compliments. Good job, Amrita!
First renewal packets have gone out, with a 2012 Rules and Regulation/Bylaws booklet, a welcome letter and a sticker (thanks to Terri’s generosity). I will continue to send out renewal packets and new member packets as those come in.
We have a bunch more ideas and projects coming up, but until there is a little more info, I won’t post anything. But, keep up the excellent work and remember that this is for our fantastic horses!
2011 FOTATA Results are in!
Coming in first place with 100 points and winning the grand prize is Carolyn VanDyke and her sporthorse gelding Tazym! Tazym is a 2004 gelding sired by Gindarkh 13 and out of Tab’s Fire. He was bred by Allegra Steck.
To see all the results go to the Fotata blog http://fotata.webs.com/apps/blog/
Participation is open to anyone in the world, pue or partbred Akhal-Teke.
To participate find your entry form here: http://fotata.webs.com/entryform.htm
February CREC Schooling Show Shannon Mayfield attended the first schooling show of the season at the Columbia River Equestrian Center (CREC) in Irrigon, OR. This is the first show of the season, and there will be two more schooling shows at the beginning of March and April at CREC too. It was really good first practice show for Tommy.
You can read about their experience here: http://mayfieldmagic.blogspot.com/
Early Spring Cleaning!
This is a weekly update of where we are on Board business:
New website is up at old domain name – congratulations to Amrita on a wonderful job!
First newsletter sent out to 2011 members, renewals are coming in.
Renewals and new joins will be sent bylaws/rules and regs, welcome letter and sticker
Cathy and Amrita will host the 2012 ATAA Conference in Snohomish, WA, dates to be announced (fall 2012)
Proposed budget sent out to Board.
Things in progress:
Amrita is still waiting to get all the Treasurer info, but process is started.
Amrita waiting for info to get bonded.
Terri is doing a great job contacting people via phone.
Cathy working on Corporate logbook
Jas looking into having a new association seal made (if we don’t get the old one back soon)
Amrita talking to Shannon Mayfield about awards program
Things are moving ahead!
Jas Shearer-McMahon is an avid endurance rider.
In 2011, she earned 5th place in the Mountain Region, Lightweight division for AERC
and also 5th place in her division for her regional club.
You can see her results here:
Looking forward to a great 2012!
Congratulations to Tom Thomsen in Australia for the birth of a new purebred Akhal-Teke filly!
She was born in December 2011 by Mukam, and out of Gelmay.
Mukam is an Ak Sakal line stallion by Mamuk and Galina.
We are looking forward to seeing more pictures on their new website!
Stay tuned for the link!
Congratulations to Lynn White and her mare Agnes on achieving Decade Team recognition:
Lynn is training her young Akhal-Teke cross gelding Otis as her next mount.
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Amrita Ibold owns Sweet Water Farm Akhal-Teke and is one of the lucky few to have AT's in her life...