Board News

  • Australian National Arabian Championships Update

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.  

Chairman AHSA
Allan Preston

  • Statement Regarding NARA
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 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.

Registry News

The Arabian Performance Index is an initiative of the Society which acknowledges the Arabian ancestry of horses which contain less than 12.45% recorded Arabian breeding and which are not eligible for registration in any of the Arabian Derivative registries.
Arabian Performance Index recorded horses and ponies are eligible to compete in any class not specified for any particular Arabian Derivative registry. They are not eligible to compete in classes listed as being restricted to Purebred Arabians, Half Arabians, Partbred Arabians, Arabian Ponies, Arabian Riding Ponies, Anglo Arabians, Arabian Warmbloods, Arabian Stock Horses or Quarabs. They may be used in Junior Handler classes etc.
Horses eligible for registration in the Half Arabian registry must have one Purebred Arabian parent. Horses with one Purebred parent may be registered in the Half Arabian or one of the other Arabian Derivative registries depending on the breeding of the other parent.
Half Arabians competing in Half Arabian classes will be judged on Arabian Type as well as conformation and movement.
Horses registered in the Half Arabian Registry must compete in Half Arabian classes where they are offered at a show. Where no Half Arabian classes are provided then horses registered as Half Arabians may compete in the classes offered for their base registry as noted on the Certificate of Registration eg Arabian Pony breeding and will be judged in those classes as per the rules pertaining to that registry ie not with an Arabian type component. Horses cannot compete in both Half Arabian and another registry classes at the same show.

  • SCID Testing Now Available In Australia

    Owners of Arabians and those horses/ponies derived from Arabian blood can now get all their genetic testing for SCID, CA & LFS done in Australia.
    The University of Qld. now offers SCID, CA & LFS testing which can be done in conjunction with DNA typing or separately.
    Practical Horse Genetics now offers SCID, LFS & CA testing.
    Forms for all these can be found in the Forms Section of the website - click here.