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Dear Region 9 Members,

As we enter the holiday season, we reflect on how fortunate we are to be involved with the Arabian horse. We are a close family-like community with so much to be thankful for.

2016 is looking bright for Region 9 as we return from a productive AHA Convention with fresh ideas and enter the new year financially sound. We are ready to tackle the upcoming months of planning and  prepping for the championship horse show as well as supporting all of you in planning your individual club’s shows. In regards to the championship show, we have begun reviewing the schedule and other areas that the membership has expressed interest in. We also hope to offer some fun things and expand our exhibitor party. If anyone has suggestions or ideas please feel free to contact me.

I would also like to invite you all to the amateur awards and delegate meeting in Dallas next month. We will be sending out details in the next couple of weeks.

I hope this note finds you well. From my family to yours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Mark P. Himmel
Region IX Director

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The TAIL program at the US Nationals reaches many youth.  In order to take advantage of this, we are putting together a list of the trainers and/or boarding facilities to be included in the packets.  If you have already provided the info to me, thank you.

Please select the disciplines from the list at this location:  


and send to Velma Boodt at

Please include the name of your facility, address, contact name and information.

If there are any missing disciplines, please add to the bottom of the list.

If you have any questions, please contact Velma Boodt at





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