Congratulations to Steve Crabtree for being the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee!!!!!!

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The ARHPA Horse Show will be held April 28-29, 2017 at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Harrodsburg Ky.  We are pleased to have Martin Teater as are Judge this year.  Also new this year Academy on Saturday morning starting at 9am.  Judge will be announced very soon. The updated schedule will be posted shortly.

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 If you are attending the UPHA Convention in New Orleans there will be a LIVE judging clinic with 2 horses there  to help in the demonstration.  Please everyone plan to attend!

 We will be having a clinic on February 22 at High Caliber Stables again this year. Last year we had a ton of fun and enjoyed spending time sharing stories and learning so much.  Plan to see us there.  More Info to follow on this.

 The ARHPA Horse Show will be held April 28-29 at Mercer County Fairgrounds(please make note that it is earlier this year).  New this year we will be adding ACADEMY CLASSES on Saturday morning.  We will have more information on the show in a couple of weeks.

 We would like to thank Melissa Moore for adding Road horse classes to the very popular Bluegrass Select Series. 

 Don’t forget to renew your memberships! 

 We want to make sure everyone is aware of the new rule that went into affect on December 1, 2016.  The new changes involve the ID number and the process for obtaining a number for the roadster horses and effects all horses competing (Standardbreds, Saddlebreds, Dutch Harness Horses, Morgans, and any other horses). This includes all horses registered with another association i.e. United States Trotting Association, Morgan Horse Association, etc.

Show managers and Show Secretaries of USEF recognized shows also need to be aware of the changes as they will effect your entry blanks and prize lists. 

The NEW rule reads as follows: 

SUBCHAPTER RD-1 GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

RD101 Eligibility

1. Roadster Horses: In order to compete all horses must be a Standardbred or Standardbred type. Roadster Ponies are not permitted to compete in Roadster Horse classes.

    a. All horses competing in Federation licensed competitions must be properly identified and must obtain a Roadster Horse Identification number from the American Road Horse and Pony Association (ARHPA). An ARHPA Roadster Horse ID number for each horse must be entered on all entry forms for licensed competitions.

    b. Only one unique ARHPA Roadster Horse ID Number will be issued per horse. This unique ID number must subsequently remain with the horse throughout its career. Anyone knowingly applying for a duplicate ID Number for an individual horse may be subject to disciplinary action.

    c. The Federation and/or ARHPA as applicable must be notified of any change of ownership and/or competition name of the horse. Owners are requested to notify the Federation and/or ARHPA as applicable of corrections to previously submitted information, e.g., names, addresses, breed registration, pedigree, or markings.

    d. The ARHPA Roadster Horse ID application is available from the ARHPA or Federation office, or it can be downloaded from the ARHPA or Federation website or completed in the competition office. Competition management is responsible for notifying exhibitors of this requirement in their prize list. BOD 1/16/16 Effective 12/1/16

All owners who have horses that ARHPA has on file will automatically be issued a number and they will receive a new ID Form with all the information they will need in the mail during the month of January.  If by February owners have not received their new form ARHPA asks that they please contact us so we can make sure everyone is ready for the 2017 show season.  It will be the Owners responsibility to make sure their Trainers have the new ID Form.  If the horse is not currently on file with ARHPA the Owner or Trainer will have to fill out the ARHPA Horse ID Application and return it and a copy of the horses papers (if they have papers) to the ARHPA.

We understand that this is a big change and will take time for the adjustment.  It is are hope at ARHPA that everyone will help us to work through this transition. I have attached the application to apply for an ID if you are already aware your horse is not in our system.  It is also on the website for you to print as well.

I know this is a lot of information but please if anyone as any questions or concerns please let us know.