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The purposes of this corporation are charitable, educational, and the promotion and preservation of the Arabian Horse. The corporation will provide information to the public on

matters regarding the Arabian horse. Shows and seminars may be utilized to achieve the purposes of the corporation. Funds of the corporation, including but not limited to, donations, to Youth Foundation, AHA Region 9, Inc., may be expended to further the purposes of the

corporation, which may include but are not limited to assistance to colleges or universities, for the benefit of students who are members of Region 9.

Director's Note Dec. 2017

 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.     

     2018 is looking bright for Region 9 as we return from a productive AHA Convention in Denver with fresh ideas and enter the New Year financially sound. As in previous years, Region 9 pledged $1000 to AHDF and $1000 to the Marketing and Promotions fund. Finally, I was asked by AHA to provide the opening invocation at convention general session. With some guidance from my local parish Priest, Father Jay, I was honored to present this prayer. The prayer touches on all religions and those people responsible for our beloved Arabians. It is below for your enjoyment.   

      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. I am pleased to take this opportunity to officially announce the 2018 Region 9 Championship Horse Show Judges : Jody Strand, John Lambert, and Bruce McCrae (Halter & Performance), Michael Damianos (Working Western), and Gail Hoff-Carmona, USEF “S” dressage, USEF “R” western dressage, “R” inhand (Sport Horse & Dressage). Thank you for all of your submissions which greatly help the selection process.     

     Finally, I am pleased to inform you that Region 9 is running a 1 page ad in two issues of the Arabian Horse Life Magazine. This ad will list all of our Region 9 shows and information about the championship horse show. Also, we are working towards rebuilding the website in the upcoming weeks. Please keep a lookout for the new and improved news hub!     

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

Almighty and Ever-living God, Creator of the world and Source of all life. You never forsake the works of your wisdom but are even now at work in our midst. With mighty hand and outstretched arm, you led your people Israel through the desert. Once you called out a people and gave them a destiny. And when you led them out of bondage into freedom, they carried within themselves the promise that all people would be blessed, the hope that all people could be free. Then from the vast expanse of the Middle Eastern Peninsula, you drew out a Bedouin people gifted with a charismatic culture. Lord God, further endowed them with majestic Arabians – horses that are good-natured, quick to learn, and willing to please. We ask, Dear God, that you make us good stewards of these stately creatures as well as with the whole of creation which you have entrusted to us …  for you are Lord, forever and ever, Amen.  


Mark P. Himmel 

Region 9 Director 


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