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USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award Applications Due September 1, 2014

Applications for the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Youth Sportsman’s Award are being accepted through September 1, 2014. The award recognizes young equestrians who exhibit exceptional leadership potential, serve as positive role models for their peers, demonstrate an ongoing commitment and dedication to the promotion of equestrian sport, are involved in their communities, and exemplify […]

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2014 APSL Inspections – Last Notice

The requirements for a horse to be inspected are as follows: IALHA registration APSL LN# Request for Revision (inspection) and payment. Stallion semen report (stallions only).   Items 1-3 must be received (not postmarked) by Tuesday, September 2, 2014.  You may either mail or courier forms and copies of registrations along with payment to the […]

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Issue 2 of Andalusian Magazine Available Online

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Issue 2, 2014, of Andalusian magazine is available in both print and online.  This issue includes the following feature articles: Pointers from Portugal (Fitting and Grooming the Lusitano Horse for Shows) Grooming to Win (interview with Gareth Selwood) Equine Art Contest 2014 Preparing the PRE Horse for Showing Promoting the Breed in North America Style, […]

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Spanish Speciality Halter Class Score Sheets & Functionality Test

The morphology score sheets and functionality test for the Spanish speciality classes at the 2014 IALHA National Championship Show are now available. 

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IALHA Sponsors High Point Awards at the Baroque Equestrian Games & Institute (BEGI)

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IALHA will sponsor the High Point Awards for Pure Andalusian and Half Andalusian at the Baroque Equestrian Games and Gala to be held in Lexington, VA: August 29-31, 2014 by the Baroque Equestrian Games Institute!  For details on this show, go to: http://baroquegames.net/index.php/events/showschedule

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Online Voting Coming Soon!

Elections are just around the corner, and this year, the IALHA will be using a new online election service.  Online voting is more cost effective than mailing paper ballots, and we are hoping its ease of use will also increase participation in the elections process.   Contact Elections Committee Chair, Gary Camp (gcamp@ykwc.net), for more […]

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Horse Registration Requirements for Regional and National Championships

The USEF rule currently stipulates that horses must have their registration fully completed (no longer in pending status) to show at Regional and National Championship shows, but allows horses to compete at local, non-championship shows while their registration is still in ‘pending’ status.  If your horse is currently showing with a “pending” registration, please provide […]

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“Farm and Services Directory” Coming Soon!

The membership section of ialha.org will soon provide full members with the option  to highlight their farm, service or business in a special directory, available to the public. Once we have a number of members opting for this feature, we’ll make it available and promote it. This is a great way for new clients to find you. Any Full […]

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2014 IALHA National Championship Show Entries Close September 15th

Regular entries close September 15th.  After that date, all entries will be charged a $200 late entry fee (we are trying hard to get all entries processed well in advance of the show, so that the show program can include a more accurate listing of entries in each class and to help reduce delays in the […]

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IALHA PSL Commission Sets 2014 Revision Tour Dates

Beginning August 30, 2014 at the ERAHC Horse Show in Lexington, VA, six sites have been set for the 2014 PSL Revision Tour in the USA.  To see the schedule or for more information, visit the APSL Commission page.

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USEF Andalusian/Lusitano Judges Webinar

Open to licensed Andalusian/Lusitano judges, applicants, and those interested in becoming licensed.  This counts as clinic credit to maintain or obtain the Andalusian/Lusitano Judge license. To access this presentation you must have internet connection using a computer plus a separate phone connection for interaction. A limit of 10 attendees may attend the webinar live at the […]

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Searchable IALHA News Brief Archive Now Available

NEW on www.IALHA.org is the News Brief Archive!  Check out this great new feature from the  IALHA Website Committee. Visit this link to search for any topic or dates you missed.   Currently, the archive contains all 2014 News Briefs, and newsletters from 2013 and earlier will be added soon.  

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2014 National Championship Show Silent Auction

Please consider donating to the IALHA National Show Silent Auction! Every year members donate marvelous items (art, tack, vacations and more) with the sales going to offset the shows expenses. So let’s donate even more! Next time you clean the house, and as you go through your barn, think about what you no longer use […]

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Vendor Space at 2014 IALHA National Championship Show

Vendor spots for the 2014 National Show are filling up! In addition to our long-time vendors El Sueño Español and Iberian Connection, you can expect to see Royal Horse Farms there highlighting their sales horses, at least one jeweler, informational booths from USPREA and the Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse, and possibly a wonderful […]

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Halter Futurity Update

At its October 2013 meeting, the IALHA Board voted that shows after the upcoming 2014 National Show will move to different parts of the country.  Because many people who nominated and re-nominated foals assuming the National Show would continue to be in Ft. Worth, the halter futurity program will not be continued after the 2014 National Show. […]

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APSL Inspection News

  Lusitano Owners wishing to have their horses inspected, please send the APSL request for inspection form to smohr2@yahoo.com plus the IALHA office in Birmingham, and the inspection fee to IALHA 4 weeks prior to inspection. ALL Stallions presented for inspection must have a semen evaluation prior to inspection.   APSL Inspection at the ERAHC show will […]

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Pre-National Show Kickoff Event in the Midwest (IALHA Region 3)!

Mark the date!  September 11, 2014!  Everyone who loves horses is invited to the Pre-National IALHA Kickoff event. Sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors, hosted by McCrea Farms French Classical Dressage, and featuring Smiles Therapeutic riding, a great evening is being planned. The evening will include appetizers and beverages provided by Wells Fargo Advisors and a […]

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New IALHA Membership Web Site Services

Login Some members are having difficulty logging in to the new Membership site. On the home page www.IALHA.org, click on any membership link. Once you enter the Member Site, you’ll be able to LOGIN.  Use the email address that you gave us when you joined IALHA. No need to register as a visitor if you are a […]

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Consider Sponsoring The National Show!

Are you looking for a great way to showcase your company, products, and horses?  Do you like helping to support your passion, the majestic horses that we all love?  The Sponsorship/Patron Committee would be honored if you would consider sponsoring the show this year! The IALHA National Show will be held October 13 – 19, 2014 at […]

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Deadline for the National Show Super Saver is August 15th

The deadline for the early-bird discount Super Saver fee for this year’s National Show is August 15th!  Get those entries in now to realize the largest savings at our biggest event of the year!  Also, please remember that ALL National Championship Horse Show entries must be submitted by September 15 this year to avoid a late […]

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Elections Update

Candidate Acceptance letters have been e-mailed to all those nominated for elected office who met the eligibility requirements. Responses will be due by August 7.  If you have been nominated, please consider accepting. Your participation would be very much appreciated!

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International News

Golega Horse Fair is the largest horse show in Portugal.  It is a show full of amazing performances, equestrian games, working equitation, presentation classes, driving and more. Golega has a number of loyal attendees from the states who return to Portugal to visit the Golega Horse Fair year after year.  This year, the Golega Horse Fair is […]

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Rocky Mountain Iberian Horse Club (RMIHC)

Looking for people with your passion?  The Rocky Mountain Iberian Horse Club (RMIHC) is a group of individuals passionate about the incredible presence and performance of their Iberian horses. The majority of members reside in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nevada, Idaho, New Mexico, North and South Dakota, and Canada.  RMIHC encompasses enthusiastic members of many disciplines and values […]

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Western States Regional Championship Horse Show

IALHA Region 1 welcomes everyone to the Western States Regional Championship Show featuring IALHA Classes, Friesian Classes, Dressage & Sport Horse In Hand Classes and Opportunity Classes.  Visit the www.calshow.com website for information.  The theme this year is “Year of the Horse” with decorations and all.  It will be a sight to behold.  Come join us either […]

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Volunteers Needed for IALHA Committees

The 2015 membership year is fast approaching, and there are numerous volunteer committee positions open. Show Committee Members Show Committee Chair (must meet qualifications) Policies and Procedures committee (chair position also open) Scholarship Committee (chair position also open) Strategic Planning Committee Member Ethics Committee Member (we need a R5 replacement on this committee, ideally, as there […]

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Nominations are OPEN!

Nominations for IALHA leadership positions are now open.  To view the links to the nomination form and related documents, please click Read More below to open the full text of this post. For specific information regarding term length and position requirements, please refer to the IALHA Bylaws available on www.IALHA.org or write to elections@ialha.org to have […]

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Andalusian Horses Dominate at Houston Dressage Society Summer Show!

If anyone needs proof that the Andalusian can hold its own against any other breed in the dressage ring, they need look no further than the results of last weekend’s Houston Dressage Society Summer Show.  The show was held on June 7-8 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas.  There were almost 20 Andalusian […]

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U.S. Bred Andalusian Stallion, Kamiakin, Will Compete at 2014 World Equestrian Games

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Susan Treabess and Kamiakin, a 9-year-old PRE/Andalusian stallion bred by IALHA member Ami MacHugh and owned by Scott and Katie Hill, have been selected to represent the USA as part of the Para-Dressage Team at the 2014 Alltech World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. The selection trials were held during the 2014 USEF Para-Dressage National […]

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IALHA Halter Futurity Program to End with 2014 National Show

At its October 2013 meeting, the IALHA Board voted that shows after the upcoming 2014 National Show will move different parts of the country.  Because many people who nominated and re-nominated foals assuming the National Show would continue to be in Ft. Worth, the halter futurity program will not be continued after the 2014 National Show. If you […]

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New Membership Features and Services

IALHA has a new Membership Services Administrator and website.  To reach the new site, click Membership on the main menu of the IALHA home page.  The new membership services coordinator is Kiri van Haaren in Lexington, KY.   You can reach her at: IALHA Membership, PO Box 23682, Lexingon, KY 40517,   859.317.9517 (phone and fax), membership@ialha.org […]

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Registry Amnesty Program July 1 – August 31, 2014

The IALHA, with the approval of the Registry Board and the Board of Directors, is offering an Amnesty Program to past, present, and future members of IALHA.  If you have a horse one year old, or older, that you have never registered, or an unregistered older horse that is ready to show, now is the […]

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Support the National Show: Be a Sponsor!

Are you looking for a great way to showcase your company, products, and horses or do you like helping to support your passion, the majestic horses that we all love?  The Sponsorship/Patron Committee would be honored if you would consider sponsoring the show this year! The IALHA National Show will be held October 13 – […]

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New Membership Features and Services Coming Soon!

New Membership Contact information and Membership features begin at the end of May!  Our new Membership Services Administrator, Kiri van Haaren can be reached at Membership@IALHA.org or at 859 317-9517. Soon we’ll have one number that will smoothly connect you to both Registry and Membership. Beginning June 1, or sooner, you’ll notice a new addition […]

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Elections Committee Needs Volunteers

Anyone has a little time to spare for a great cause?  The IALHA needs your help!  Elections are coming up, and the elections committee is seeking volunteers from regions 4 and 6!  If you are interested in learning more about what being on the Elections Committee involves, please write to elections@ialha.org.

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Equine Art Finalists

Once again, a number of talented artists have submitted their works.   At the  May 17-18  IALHA Board Meeting in Chicago, we will finally determine the art that will represent the Association at the 2014  National Championship Show. The art will grace the cover of the show program as well as apparel. The winner will win a free display/sales […]

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USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award, Nominations Open!

The USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award recognizes youth members of both the United States Equestrian Federation and IALHA for their participation in the community and equine industry and is focused on developing leaders in the equine industry. The overall winner of the 2014 USEF Youth Sportsman’s Award will receive a $1,000 grant payable to the educational […]

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IALHA Horses Win Big in DSHB at USDF Bluebonnet Classic

IALHA horses proved their mettle in the Dressage Sporthorse Breeding (DSHB) classes at the USDF sanctioned Bluebonnet Classic held in Austin, TX, April 12-13, 2014.  The show is produced by the Central Texas Dressage Society.  This year, fully two-thirds of the entries in all DSHB classes were IALHA-registered horses.    On day 1 of the […]

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Big Changes In Store for IALHA Membership Services

We are pleased to announce that, beginning in June, we will be again providing membership services with an IALHA employee. We will be leaving Association Resources at the end of our contract with them in June. We want to thank Association Resources, and especially Administrator, Debbie Rondeau and Executive Director, John Heagney for all the […]

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2014 Art Contest for National Championship Show Program and Merchandise

             The 2014 Equine Art Contest is now open for entries.  Equine artists are invited to submit one or more works that represent the beauty and drama of the Andalusian and Lusitano horse.  Works may be in any medium, but the winning piece must be suitable for printing  on the covers […]

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Be an IALHA Ambassador/Equine Affair Volunteers Needed

Wishing more horse people knew the joy of owning and riding Andalusians and Lusitanos?  This year, we have grants available for members who would like to represent us at local horse expos, horse fairs, and non-breed specific shows that offer a chance to exhibit with a booth, demonstration, or combination of the two.   The […]

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Calling All APSL Eligible Lusitano Owners!

If you are interested in having your Lusitano horse inspected this year, the IALHA PSL Commission needs to hear from you as soon as possible.  The Commission hopes to schedule 2014 inspections in Louisiana, Texas, California, Oregon, Las Vegas, Kentucky and on the East Coast.  Visit the IALHA PSL page for more information on the […]

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2014 IALHA Nationals, Oct. 13-19!

The IALHA National Championship show returns to the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, TX for an exciting week of competition and camaraderie October 13-19, 2014! Look for Dressage, Dressage Sport Horse Breeding In-Hand, Specialty Halter (judged by international judges), USEF Halter (judged by three USEF judges) Working Equitation (with divisions for both IALHA-registered […]

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High Score Ribbons for IALHA-Registered Horses at USDF Dressage Competitions!

IALHA is once again offering a limited number of High Score ribbons for IALHA-registered horses competing at USDF dressage competitions as an additional way of encouraging IALHA members to compete at these open breed events. Lyric Dressage is co-sponsoring the IALHA High Score Ribbons at all Golden State Dressage Shows, the Dressage Affaire, and the […]

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IALHA 2014 Membership Handbook Advertising Opportunities

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    Advertising Information for Andalusian Magazine’s IALHA 2014 Handbook   Each year, one of the most popular publications is the annual IALHA Membership Handbook. Don’t miss your opportunity to place your advertisement in the 2014 Handbook. The Membership Handbook is a valuable reference tool for all IALHA members. They constantly refer to the Membership Handbook to access […]

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2013 USDF IALHA All-Breeds Winners

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    Congratulations to all the owners, riders, trainers, and horses participating in the 2013 USDF IAHLA All-    Breeds Awards program!   To view a report of all the IALHA results, click on the link below.  To learn        more about the USDF All-Breeds Award Program, visit  http://www.usdf.org/awards/all-breeds.            […]

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Introducing Deanna Cummins, Designer and Sculptor of the IALHA National Championship Trophies

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[nggallery id=4] Deanna Cummins is the designer and scupltor of the gorgeous IALHA National Championship trophies.  Deanna has been sculpting and drawing for almost two decades, and she also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Equine Science.  Five years ago, Deanna began sculpting trophy awards for various national horse organizations.  She has created over 1,000 awards including […]

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2014 IALHA High Point Awards: Enroll Your Horse NOW to Earn Points at the 2013 National Championship Show

The 2014 IALHA High Point Awards program year begins October 1, 2013 and runs through September 30, 2014.  Nominate your horses now to make sure points earned at the 2013 National Championship Show count towards 2014 IALHA awards.   IALHA offers some 35 awards for both pure and partbred horses!   There are 20 annual awards […]

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IALHA Horses Win Regional Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Championships

  IALHA Andalusians recently took top honors at all breed USDF Regional Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Championships.   Corredor II,  age 15, won Grand Champion Mature Stallion in USDF Region 3 (located in IALHA Region 7).  He is owned by Sandra Werner, trained by Shelley Van den Neste, and handled by Karel Van den Neste.  Saltador ORO,  […]

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2013 National Championship Show Poster

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The beautiful national championship show poster featuring art by Elise Genest is below! If you live in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and would be willing to distribute posters, contact Show Marketing,  Sue Weakley. Elise Genest won the IALHA Equine Art Contest held earlier this year. Her winning submission, "Frères d'Âmes," will be  on display in the Silent […]

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Do we have your email address?

IALHA communicates primarily by email.  If you have not yet given us an email address, you may be missing out on our regular News Brief, occasional notices, surveys and opportunities. We don’t sell your email or share it outside of the association, so it is safe with us.  If you have not given us your email […]

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IALHA Online Studbook

The Registry Board and Registry Staff are pleased to announce that we now have our Purebred and Half-Andalusian studbook available online.  All registered horses are in the online studbook.  If a horse is in the process of being registered it will not appear until the registration is completed. We plan to update the data every […]

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Be An IALHA Ambassador

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Here is a great opportunity to be a part of IALHA's goal to promote Andalusians and Lusitanos in the horseworld and public in general. Some of us have regularly represented IALHA at Equine Expos, regional horse shows, and State Horse Fairs, and others might enjoy promoting the association and breeds in other creative ways. It […]

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Digital View of Andalusian Magazine!

      IALHA is happy to announce that we now have a digital version of Andalusian Magazine  and the 2012/13 Stallion Directory. Enjoy the articles, ads and features online any time!  CLICK THE ISSUE TO READ!                                 Fall Stallion Directory

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Region 6 News: 2014 ERAHC NE Classic A/L Show Results

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The NE Classic took pace on July 12 and 13 in Northhampton, MA.  The show ran very smooth and had great weather.  The show grounds were wonderful, and we had very happy exhibitors who want to come next year and bring more horses.  Show management also came away with a very good feeling about how […]

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