Seize the moment!
Now is the perfect time to become a member of the Akhal-Teke Association of America for 2013.
Please join our community. Benefits of membership include:
Breeders - discounted registration of foals, eligibility for awards (including AERC, USEA and USDF), eligibility for competition grants, advertising in the newsletter and website, access to marketing materials and promotional banners, networking, support and voting rights in the yearly General Election.
Owners (and Lessors) -discounted registration, awards (including USEA, AERC and USDF), eligibility for competition grants, advertising in the newsletter, networking, voting rights in the General Election.
Enthusiasts - newsletter, photo competitions and volunteer awards
All members of the ATAA receive all Association mailings, newsletters as printed, and membership directories. They also receive special discounts on yearly conference fees.
If you join for 2013 before December 31st, 2012, you will get an entry to a raffle for a handmade Akhal-Teke presentation halter. If you join as an Active Member before March 31st, 2013 (either by PayPal or postmarked envelope) you are eligible to help shape the future of the ATAA by voting in the next General Election. .
We have approximately 1000 purebred and partbred Akhal-Tekes in North America, many competing in a wide variety of sports. There is public awareness of the breed like never before, with several national magazine articles published in 2012, a breed information program on national television and more and more people choosing to buy an Akhal-Teke or Akhal-Teke cross. There are breed performance awards, breeder websites and lots and lots of gorgeous pictures by talented photographers, and now there is a unified place for breeders, owners and enthusiasts to gather, to give and get information, to register horses and to build the future of the Akhal-Teke in North America.
The Akhal-Teke Association of America was formed in 1982 by Phil Case, the first to import purebreds into North America, and has been maintained in continuous operation since then, including maintenance of the registry. Our goal is to continue developing a durable organization that will accommodate the growing numbers involved in the Akhal-Teke breed, with a focus on providing professional support for members and maintaining an inclusive environment. We serve breeders and owners of purebreds and partbreds, as well as those who are simply in love with the Akhal-Teke.
There is more detailed information about membership levels on the new website -- www.akhal-teke.org -- as well as an on-line membership application.
So seize the moment - you can now register on-line at www.akhal-teke.org using PayPal, or simply complete the enclosed paper registration form and send with payment to:
ATAA Secretary, 21314 129th Ave SE, Snohomish, WA 98296
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