ATAA member Betsy Wandler, has been participating in AHA (Arabian Horse Association) conference calls as our liaison. Here are the last call's meeting minutes, with Betsy's participation highlighted.
The University of Kentucky will not being doing any more bloodtyping after the end of April 2018. If your horses are all registered, you have nothing to worry about. If you have NON-REGISTERED horses, this could impact you.
Older non-registered horses would be the most likely to need to be matched to their parents by bloodtyping.
Younger horses out of non-registered horses could end up out of the studbook. If you aren't sure about your horses, please contact Cathy at email@example.com or Amrita at firstname.lastname@example.org
The electronic edition just went out, paper copies will follow in the next few days! Watch your mailboxes. The next newsletter will be out in July.
The ATAA is ready to take WEG donations (thank you to everyone that has already pledged and been so patient). We were humbled by the outpouring of support for an Akhal-Teke Breed Booth at the 2018 World Equestrian Games, and are ready to move forward.
The ATAA is partnering with the Equus Survival Trust, who have generously offered to co-support our WEG efforts and will make donations tax deductible to promote our breed to the competition world.
To donate for the Akhal-Teke Breed Booth at the 2018 World Equestrian Games, you have two options:
Donate without getting a tax deduction – this is directly to the ATAA, Click HERE. If you do this, please realize these funds are NOT tax deductible. But they would be appreciated and used anyway!
Donate through the Equus Survival Trust. EST is a 501c3 and as such, donations are tax deductible within the scope of the IRS regulations. Donations by check or via the EST website PayPal "Surprise Us" option are acceptable for this ATAA fundraiser. All donors will receive a written receipt for tax purposes. Donations to EST for ATAA must be earmarked STRICTLY as follows: "Donation to ATAA". DONATION BUTTON IS HERE. Make sure you note that the funds are a donation to the ATAA please.
We have made the down payment on the Akhal-Teke WEG Breed Booth and will keep everyone updated as we go along. We will be contacting people that have pledged shortly, but you can certainly donate more!
Thank you from the ATAA and EST. We’ll see you in September at WEG!
ATAA 2017 Incentive Awards checks and notes are going out today! The recipients shared a pot of $2000. Watch your mailbox for your check. Thank you to Catrina Quantrell for doing this each year and thank you to everyone that participated and also made this possible.
Award recipients and amounts:
Sabine Desper, with Adamek and Kurizma - $350.80
Jas Shearer-McMahon with Merdan and MV Patrickhan - $385.88
Jim and Connie Rawski with JC Hasil, JC Zymone and JC Darius - $315.72
Gretta Teets - Hobella and Bavaria RDF - $385.88
David Schneider - YV Arion - $70.16
Laura Spear- Diesel - $70.16
Amber Erickson - Ophelia Kkan- $245.56
Mary Curran - Hendrix - $175.40
And remember, 2018's Incentive Award Fund is $3000!!!!
Akhal-Tekes and the ATAA are featured several times in the AERC March 2018 Yearbook Issue. We put a half page ad in, thanks in part to Tim Floyd, Jas Shearer-McMahon and Cathy Leddy. The ATAA Breed Award for Endurance went to Jas Shearer-McMahon and MV Patrickhan!
Here is the email to send photos: email@example.com ! Let's show them some Teke fever!
The Akhal-Teke Horse Breed needs your help!
The mission: To gather the funds, volunteers and materials to host a professional, artistic and informational booth on the Akhal-Teke horse breed, worldwide, at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC, USA.
The people: Everyone, worldwide, that is interested in promoting the Akhal-Teke, is invited to participate; with ideas, information, funds, photos, DVDs, etc. While the ATAA is spearheading the effort, you do not need to be a member to participate. This booth is about the BREED, not any country, organization or farm. Everyone is welcome to participate!
The opportunity: Over 500,000 people are expected to be at the Tryon Equestrian Center in person with daily attendance of 40,000-50,000 people. This is the major international championship event for eight core equestrian disciplines and we will be there representing the Akhal-Teke in a professional and artistically-produced booth – a golden opportunity to build awareness and expand the market for our fantastic breed.
BUT, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
WE NEED TO HAVE AT LEAST $6000 PLEDGED BY MARCH 9TH TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. We will need to put a deposit down by the middle of March and we need to know that we can afford it. The ATAA is a volunteer run, 501 (c) 5 non-profit breed organization, all donations are tax deductible. We do not have the funds to do this on our own, we need YOU!
Please send your pledges to Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org before March 9th, 2018. Or, donate directly below.
Please send this message to anyone that might be interested or any businesses that may be willing to donate.
2018 Distance Horse National Championships, AHA/ATAA Spook Run Open Championships, October 26-28, Henryville, IN
The ATAA is happy to announce that we have partnered with the AHA to bring our members a National Distance Championship! You must be an ATAA member and your horse must be ATAA registered. This will make you eligible for this year's Incentive Fund Awards of $3000!!!
The ATAA spearheaded a full page, color ad in the February issue of the national magazine, Horse Illustrated. Thank you to everyone that participated in the ad! HI also ran a 2 page informational article with photos and there was a photo of an Akhal-Teke on the cover. That makes 2 national magazines with Tekes on the cover in the last few months! There was a photo of a Teke in the cover of the November issue of Equus. The word is getting out there and every person that joins the ATAA helps make that happen.
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