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Congratulations to our Newly Elected AHAA Board Members!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

President               Jay Allen

Vice President     Janice McCrea-Wight

Treasurer              Sharon Chauncey-Siar

Secretary               Michael Brock

Directors               Mary Beethe

Chris Casner

Gary McDonald

Carole O’Connor

Rory O’Neill

Howard Shenk

Executive Director     Taryl O’Shea







Schedule of Events

57th Anniversary Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Date/Time   Event                                                                                                            

Friday, February 17th

After 3:00 p.m.   Family Night

Saturday, February 18th                                                                                                                                                                                                 

10:00 a.m.              Barn Tours

10:30 a.m.              Meet an Arabian Horse

12:00 p.m.              Essential Elements of Horsemanship– Lee Smith

1:00 p.m.                Ice Cream Social

2:00 p.m.                eyeD Iris Scan Technology

2:00 p.m.                Barn Tours

4:00 p.m.                Essential Elements of Horsemanship– Lee Smith

Watch the Dog Costume Class & Dog Race (following the last class)

Sunday, February 19th

10:00 a.m.               Barn Tours

10:30 a.m.               Meet an Arabian Horse

11:00 a.m.                Paint-A-Pony – Ceramic horse painting, free to first 200 children

12:00 p.m.                Essential Elements of Horsemanship– Lee Smith

2:00 p.m.                  Barn Tours

4:00 p.m.                  Mounted Patrol –Scottsdale Police Dept

Monday, February 20th

10:00 a.m.             Barn Tours

10:30 a.m.             Meet an Arabian Horse

11:00 a.m.             Stick Horse Decorating

12:00 p.m.             Essential Elements of Horsemanship– Lee Smith

2:00 p.m.               Barn Tours

4:00 p.m.               Essential Elements of Horsemanship– Lee Smith

Tuesday, February 21st

10:30 a.m.               Meet an Arabian Horse

12:00 noon              Four Natural Aids for Training- Robert Leary

4:00 p.m.                 Mounted Patrol-Scottsdale Police Dept

Wednesday, February 22nd

10:30 a.m.                Meet an Arabian Horse

2:00 p.m.                 Essential Elements of Horsemanship– Lee Smith

4:00 p.m.                 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Meeting & Soiree’

Thursday, February 23rd

10:30 a.m.               Meet an Arabian Horse

2:00 p.m.                 Sport Horse basics-Phillip Kast

4:00 p.m.                 Mounted Patrol-Scottsdale Police Dept

Friday, February 24th

10:00 a.m.               Barn Tours

10:30a.m.                Meet an Arabian Horse

12:00 p.m.               Mounted Patrol-Scottsdale Police Dept

2:00p.m.                  Four Natural Aids for Training- Robert Leary

Saturday, February 25th

10:00 a.m.               Barn Tours

10:30 a.m.               Meet an Arabian Horse

11:00 a.m.               Paint-A-Pony – Ceramic horse painting, free to first 200 children

12:00 p.m.               Sport Horse basics – Phillip Kast

2:00 p.m.                 Mounted Patrol-Scottsdale Police Dept

2:00 p.m.                 Barn Tours

4:00 p.m.                 Essential Elements of Horsemanship– Lee Smith

Sunday, February 26th

11:00 a.m.               Stick horse decorating

Behind the Scenes Barn Tours-Tours will be at 10am and 2pm on specified days. You will need to meet at the Educational Round Pen.

Four Natural Aids to Train – Robert Leary – Bob is currently the Head Coach and founder for Arizona State University’s Western Equestrian team has been one of the leading instructors at Scottsdale Community College’s Equine program for. He has developed programs for Natural Trail Competitions challenging all phases of trail riding. He teaches riders how to utilize the four natural aids to properly train and control a horse in order to maximize the desired response. His methods place you in control and make it fun to ride with more self-assurance. Bob will teach you how to teach your horse to perform at its best, raise your level of confidence and make you a partner with the horse. His methods will help you develop your skills to be a safer and more competent rider.

Essential Elements of Horsemanship-Lee Smith – Regardless of your discipline, Smith can help you raise your level of performance by focusing on the partnership of horse and rider working together in harmony. Smith offers insight, skill and tools to help you enjoy your horse, while developing your horsemanship skills in the process, through feel, timing, balance, and an in depth understanding of equine psychology.

Mounted Patrol-Scottsdale Police Mounted Unit (SPMU)- West Brown – Today the unit has eight horses, five full time riders and five reserve.  Before being allowed out on patrol, the horse and rider attend an intensive five-week mounted police-training program.  Due to the dangerous situations the mounted patrol face on the street they’re trained to be able to handle an array of obstacles and arrest procedures


Sport Horse Basics-Philipp Kast – Kast a professional horse trainer for the past 30 years specializes in Dressage and Sport Horse. During the Sport Horse demonstration he will focus on the rules of Sport Horse classes, discuss the proper tack, what the judges are looking for, and preparing the horse for the class.


eyeD™ Iris Scan Technology for Horses – No more branding or tattooing. No more relying on markings. Equine identification has evolved to more advanced methodology. Global Animal Management (a subsidiary of Merck Animal Health) has developed a 21st century approach with eyeD™ iris scan technology. Accuracy, simplicity and security are key eyeD trademarks. No two irises are alike, making eyeD the most accurate equine ID method. An iris scan is 99.9 percent accurate – more accurate than a human fingerprint. In addition, eyeD is completely non-invasive, eliminating stress to the horse and horse owner. To take the scan, a veterinarian – using a special camera – captures images of both eyes at a distance of 10 to 14 inches. The process takes just a few seconds. Verification to confirm identity is done just as easily. The eyeD identification can be attached to information such as health certificates, Coggins tests and interstate movement certificates.  For more information and to enroll in eyeD, contact your local veterinarian or log on to

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Meeting – We would like to invite all Scottsdale Signature Stallion – Stallion owners to the annual meeting that will be held at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. We will discuss some exciting changes to the Futurity and Auction and we would like to invite all of the supporters of this very successful futurity to come together to celebrate the success of this wonderful program.



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