The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) announced today the launch of a "name-the-foal" contest for their members and horse enthusiasts alike, during the 2014 National Show season.
Carrying over from a “Hall of Legends” promotion from the 2013 U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, the contest will be called “Name a Future Legend.” AHA members, as well as outside participants will be allowed to submit names for an unborn foal throughout the months of July, August and September. The winning name will be chosen and announced at the 2014 U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma in October. The foal will be registered with AHA with the winning name. The contestant whose name was chosen will receive a 1-year membership to AHA, an engraved bracelet of the foal’s name, and the recognition of having named the foal.
Chris and Shan Wilson of ChriShan Park Arabians of Springfield, Missouri, have graciously donated a 2015, unborn foal to be named for the contest. Sired by CSP Grand Caymon (Mamage x JJ Sioux Hope), the foal will have the pedigree of legends. CSP Grand Caymon is an Arabian Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire, standing at stud and in training at ChriShan Park with Shan Wilson. Son of multi-National Champion, Mamage and out of a GG Jabask+/ granddaughter, CSP Grand Caymon could be the next sire of future champions and legends.
The contest will kick-off on Saturday, July 19, at AHA’s Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show. Participants at the show, as well as those who are not in attendance, will be allowed to submit names via social media, via email and at AHA’s Blue Room booth at four National Events. Rules for the contest and submission details will be announced later this month.
AHA is a major equine association serving 85,600 Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horse owners across North America. AHA registers and maintains a database of more than one million Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses and administers approximately $3 million in annual prize money. AHA produces championship events, recognizes over 550 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities, education, and programs that promote breeding and ownership.