As 2018 comes to an end, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season with your family - both two-legged and four! We are truly blessed to be entrusted with the care of such an amazing breed. We are a close family-like community which was evident at the very eventful 2018 AHA Convention in Tulsa... aka the Great Hyatt Regency Fire of 2018. In the spirit of the Christmas Season, here is a copy of the prayer I read for the invocation at Convention this year:
Merciful Father, from all Eternity you are our Everlasting God.
By your Word you created our world and
you govern all things in Harmony. You gave
us that same Word-made-Flesh as Mediator –
who has spoke your Word to us and called us
to follow Him. He is the Way that leads to
you the Truth that sets us free, the Life that
fills us with gladness.
In the fullness of time, you led the
Hebrew people out of their slavery to the
Egyptians and then, dry-shod, through the
A rift in that very same Red Sea millennia
ago gave rise to Arabia – the largest
peninsula in the world … a harsh, brutal,
unforgiving land. How ironic, then – that by
the gift of your Spirit – from the austerity of
this desert the magnificent Arabian would
Lord God, empower us to embrace these
high-spirited, alert horses with care and
respect and to reverence the whole of
Creation which sings to us the wonder of your
Might … for you are Lord, forever and ever,
2019 is looking bright for Region 9 as we return from a productive AHA
Convention with fresh ideas and enter the New Year financially sound. The first delegate meeting and R9 event is right around the corner. I hope to see everyone at the High Point Awards Lunch & Delegate Meeting on January 26, 2019. Please visit our website for more information.
Congratulations on another successful show season. Thank you to all of our club presidents who, along with their membership, work hard to host many events throughout the year ultimately making Region 9 the greatest region in AHA!
I hope this note finds you well. From my family to yours, we wish you a very
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Region 9 Director
Above is a copy of the banner that was displayed in FORD TRUCK ARENA at the 2018 US Nationals