- Australian National Arabian Championships Update
BOARD STATEMENT REGARDING THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ARABIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Although the entries for the 2016 Australian National Arabian Championships are yet to officially open it is with sincere disappointment that we announce the judge changes for the Performance panel for the Championships.
As of the 17th November Robyn Parker has had to regretfully rescind her appointment due to health reasons. The show organizers appreciate Robyn’s concerns in not wanting to let the show down should she not be fully recovered by show date. We wish Robyn a full and speedy recovery and are thankful for her forethought.
As of 23rd November Sheryl Ackerly has regrettably resigned from her appointment on the 2016 Championships performance panel. The AHSA Board respects Sheryl’s decision to remove herself from the performance panel due to a possible perceived conflict of interest, although this perceived conflict of interest as defined by Sheryl does not violate any rule of the AHSA or of the National Championship Show. Sheryl’s strong sense of moral integrity as well as her universally respected judging credentials are held in the highest esteem by the AHSA. Her knowledge and expertise is an unfortunate loss to the competitors at the Australian National Championships. As a result of being unable to successfully negotiate a mutually agreeable resolution to this dilemma, the AHSA Board has reluctantly, yet respectfully, accepted Sheryl’s resignation.
The AHSA Ltd, as the registry body for Purebred Arabian horses as well as the Arabian Derivative breeds in Australia, has long encouraged individuals as well as organisations or groups promoting Arabian Racing within Australia. The Arabian racing body NARA is one such group which is an independent body & is not affiliated with The AHSA Ltd. All concerns and/or enquiries regarding Arabian Racing should be directed to a recognised club or an Arabian racing body within Australia.
- THE 2016 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ARABIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Board of The AHSA Ltd. wishes to announce that The 2016 Australian National Arabian Championships will be held in NSW at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre commencing Thursday 31st March, concluding Sunday 3rd April 2016 and including the Australian Youth & Non-Pro Championships.