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.’