The Arab Horse Society

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Welcome

The Chairman and Council welcome you to this website which it is hoped will be useful to existing members and anyone who would like to find out more information about the Society and what it does.

For those members who have not renewed your membership please take a few minutes to ring the office and renew.

The website contains a wealth of information to enable you to discover all aspects of what we can offer and the work we undertake. 

The Arab Horse Society is a Registered Charity whose principle activity is to encourage the breeding and importation of Pure Bred Arabian Horses and to encourage the introduction of Arab Blood into light horse breeding and to promote knowledge and welfare. 

 The Arab Horse Society, Windsor House, The Square, Ramsbury
MARLBOROUGH
SN8 2PE

Phone 01672 521411

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The Arab Horse Society Council, appointed in April 2014.

Mrs. J. Bridges – Chairman

Mrs. J-M. Crozier – Vice Chairman

Mrs. A. Dixon

Mr. A. Hallworth

Mrs. J. Lowe

Mrs. E. Mann

Mr. A. R. McLeod

Mrs. N. Meredith

Miss M. Pollard

Mrs. D. Whittome
Mrs. J. Woodward

Horse of the Year Show 2014


The Arab Horse Society would like to thank on behalf of the Members and Exhibitors the very generous sponsors of the following classes at the Horse of the Year show.  Our grateful thanks go to:-


Hutchinson's Domestic Staff & Barley Hill Show Team
for sponsoring The Ridden Arabian Purebred of the Year


And


Metalwood Fencing and The Arab Horse Society
for sponsoring the Ridden Part bred Pony of the Year


NEWS FROM THE HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW REGARDING QUALIFIERS FOR 2014


NEW CLASS FOR PONIES PROMOTES ARABIAN PART BREDS


Click here to find out more


Announcement

The Council of the Arab Horse Society is proud and honoured to announce that
Her Royal Highness Princess Alia Al Hussein of Jordan 

has graciously accepted their invitation to be come a
Patron of the Arab Horse Society.

Important News for Horse Owners

Passport News

Under Passport Issuing standards DEFRA require that any passports issued prior to 2004 should be returned to the issuing Passport Issuing Organisation for updating to add in Section 9.  Please check your passport as if ownership has been transferred since the passport was issued it is likely that this section has already been added.  If you are in any doubt please call the office to check.  We would suggest you send the passport via registered post and enclose £7 so the passport can be returned in the same way.  There is no charge for this update.

Transfer of Ownership

DEFRA REGULATIONS require the Transfer of Ownership to be completed within 30 days of an animal’s purchase. Following the recent horsemeat scandal DEFRA is increasing their vigilance and checks on horse passports.  IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY TRANSFERRED OWNERSHIP DO NOT DELAY.  The Registration Office has received calls from DEFRA to confirm registered ownerships.

2013 Performance Horse Awards results now available

CLICK HERE Congratulations to the Top Ten in the three sections - Pure bred, part-bred and Anglo Arabs - and the High Points winners in each discipline who will receive their awards and rosettes at the National Show on Saturday 26 July in the Main Arena

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2013 Arabian Horse of the Year

Press release – 11st August 2014

National Championship Show


The Society’s National Championship Show was held from 24-26th July at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire. Exhibitors travelled from all over the United Kingdom to compete at the largest equine breed show in Europe. The weather was wonderful, the sun shone all day, the horses were magnificent and everyone, human and equine had a superb time. Chairman of Council, Julie Bridges, and the Show Administrator, Jayne Armstrong said “We were thrilled by the response from members to the show with well over 1,000 entries. Members enjoyed three days of sunshine with their horses with the international judges present being very impressed by the quality of horses forward.”

The results are now available on the Society’s website. For more information please contact the Show Secretary, Linda Nicholson on 01672 521411.

The 2015 National Championship Show will be held from 23-25th July at the Three Counties Showground.

Results Available here 

Press release – 21st July 2014

 

The Arab Horse Society is aware that allegations of cruelty to animals, including Arab horses, have been made against Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Peel from Slaidburn in Lancashire.  Mrs. Peel was a member of the Society from 1993 until 2012 in the name of Newnham-Peel. She is no longer a member.

The Arab Horse Society deplores animal cruelty and the Council of the Society is pro-active in fulfilling the Society’s objective to prevent cruelty to horses and ponies through an active Welfare Officer and via welfare organisations and regional contacts.

 

Arab Horse Society - Press Release – 10th July 2014

Since the election of the new Council of the Society in April this year it has become apparent that many of the AHS Rules for Showing and Instructions to Judges are ambiguous and open to potential misinterpretation. This has led to several complaints and problems at recent shows.  The new Council and the Shows & Events Committee are undertaking a full review of these Rules for 2015 and these will be available on the Society’s website once they are published.

 

However, Council would like to clarify immediately Rule 34 regarding Novice Ridden horses.  To avoid any possible future confusion, any horse which qualifies for HOYS will immediately no longer be eligible to compete in Novice classes. This rule will be rigorously enforced and exhibitors are asked to ensure that they comply with it.

 

It has been brought to our attention that two horses have competed in Novice classes this year following their qualification for HOYS in the same showing season.  They will therefore be disqualified from these Novice placings.  Their owners have been informed of this decision by letter.

 

If any member has any questions regarding the AHS Rules for Showing these should be directed to the Chairman of the Shows & Events Committee, Mrs. Elaine Mann on 01977 517897 or email: elainemmann@gmail.com.

Press release – 10th July 2014

Social Media and Internet Policy

In line with many other horse and pony societies, The Arab Horse Society has agreed and implemented a Social Media and Internet Policy with immediate effect. Details of this Policy can be found on this page of the website.

The Society recognises the importance of the internet and social media sites and all other electronic communications in the twenty-first century lives of its members but it also recognises that the Rules of the Society apply to members when using social media and the internet. Failure to adhere to this policy could lead to disciplinary action being taken. Judges and officials of the Society are particularly reminded that they are ambassadors of the Society at all times and when posting on the internet this must be borne in mind. Judges are also reminded that they must not use social networking sites or any other media in any way which could result in damage to the Society’s reputation.

Stop Press                         30/6/14

Arab Horse Society National Show 2014

Mares & Foals

We are please to announce that we now have enough entries to split the mares and foals in accordance with the ECAHO rules - this class will be split based on the mares age - Class 12a Mares Born between 1998 and 2004 inclusive and Class 12b Mares Born between 2005 and 2010 inclusive.

The Arab Horse Society have agreed to waive the following condition of entry for 2014 Foals:

Condition G. FOALS. Necessary registration documents and correct registration fees for foals entered in foal classes must be received by 25 June 2014. If full registration is not completed by 23 July 2014, foals (and if at foot their dams) will be disqualified from their respective classes.

This condition is felt to be over restrictive and some "pending registration" entries have already been received for younger foals. These entries can now be accepted up until 11am Wednesday 2nd July after which time it will be no longer possible to accept entries because of printing deadlines.

 If anyone further would like to enter these two classes they should contact Jayne Armstrong 0797 1864398 or Linda Nicholson 01672 521411 as soon as possible

Press Release 26th June 2014
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO
ALL EXHIBITORS

Classes 1 to 19

Random testing for prohibited substances will be undertaken across these classes at the 2014 Arab Horse Society National Show in accordance with the European Arab Horse Show Commission Blue Book 2014 Rules for Medication Control.

Samples will taken by an approved ECAHO approved sampling veterinarian and sent to the ECAHO approved laboratory for testing.

Classes 20-125

Random testing for prohibited substances will be undertaken across these classes at the 2014 Arab Horse Society National Show in accordance with Rule 20 of the AHS Rules for Showing 2014.

Samples will taken by an FEI approved vet and sent to an FEI approved laboratory for testing.

Details of prohibited substances are listed on the FEI website.

Names of horses sampled and test results will not be published unless a positive result occurs.

The list of prohibited substances is extensive so care must be taken not to administer anything likely to cause a positive test result.  Check that  feed and any supplements are safe and beware of possible cross contamination from other horses which may be receiving drugs, their feed buckets and equipment.

  

Exhibitors are reminded that by entering the show they agree to abide by the AHS Rules for Showing 2014 and must submit a horse for testing if requested.  If any horse is disqualified from its class because of infringement of any rule entry fees and awards may be forfeited.

Press Release 23rd June 2014

WELFARE

The Arab Horse Society is aware that allegations of cruelty to animals, including Arab horses, have been made against Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Peel from Slaidburn in Lancashire. Mr. and Mr. Peel have never been members of the Society, but their daughter has been a member but her membership lapsed in 2010.

The Society deplores animal cruelty and the Council of the Society are pro-active in fulfilling the objective to prevent cruelty to horses and ponies through an active AHS Welfare Officer and via welfare organisations and regional contacts.

Press Release 16th June 2014
ARAB HORSE SOCIETY NATIONAL SHOW

The Arab Horse Society is delighted to announce that the 2015 National Championship Show will be held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire. The Show, the largest breed show in Europe, will be held from Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th July 2015. The Three Counties Showground, with its backdrop of the breathtaking Malvern Hills, is a stunning location for this event and the showground’s outstanding facilities are popular with both exhibitors and visitors alike.

Julie Bridges, Chairman of the Society’s Council said “We are delighted that the 2015 Show will be held at the Three Counties Showground. Our members love the showground and we are very pleased to confirm that the Show will remain at Malvern for 2015”.

For more information please contact Jean-Mary Crozier (Public Relations for the Society) on 01323 811385 email jean-mary@silverhounds.co.uk or Jayne Armstrong (Show Administrator) on 07971 864398 email: npaarabians@aol.com.

PRESS RELEASE - 15th June 2014

The Arab Horse Society is delighted to announce that two pure Bahraini Arabian stallions presented to H.M. The Queen by H.M. King Hamad Bin Isa Alkhalifa of Bahrain will be shown at the National Championship Show on Saturday 26th July.  During the presentation a short talk will be given by Jenny Lees on the history of the Asil Arabian horses of the Alkhalifa ruling family.

The Show takes place over three days from 24th -26th July at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire.

These stallions are looked after on behalf of H.M. The Queen by Jenny Lees at the Pearl Island Arabian Stud in Herefordshire. Jenny will also be showing a stallion owned by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales in the Veteran Stallion class shortly after the presentation.


The Society’s Show Administrator, Jayne Armstrong said “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome H.M. The Queen’s Bahraini Arab horses to the Show and very grateful to Jenny Lees for organising the presentation and talk. We know these horses will be of great interest to our members and also to members of the public who visit the Show”.


For more information please contact Jean-Mary Crozier (Public Relations for the Society) on 01323 811385 email jean-mary@silverhounds.co.uk or Jayne Armstrong (Show Administrator) on 07971 864398 email: npaarabians@aol.com.


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