Convention Archive

2023 Convention

November 18 Virtually

2023 Convention

Results

Resolutions


Key for Resolution Review: O = Original, A1 = Amendment 1, A2 = Amendment 2

 
SUBJECT
CONTACT
FROM
Show Certification Withdrawn
Sue Schultz
ARAB, Inc.
Individual Adult Membership Fee Increase Approved
Shannon Bedell
Membership Committee
Multiple Club Membership Referred to Membership and Bylaws
Shannon Bedell
Membership Committee
Performance Halter Rewrite (USEF/EC) Approved
Jim Hitt
Competition Advisory Committee
DR/WD Walk-Trot/Walk-Jog 10 & Under/11 & Over Level Exceptions (USEF/EC) Approved
Carol Spangler
Dressage and Western Dressage Committee
Creation of Ranch Riding Walk/Trot 10 & Under (USEF/EC) Approved
Sterling Bradley
Working Western Committee
Adding the Extended Trot to Walk/Trot Rail (USEF/EC) Approved
Sterling Bradley
Working Western Committee
Amending Ranch Horse Trail 10 & Under (USEF/EC) Approved
Sterling Bradley
Working Western Committee
Showmanship Tack Clarification (USEF/EC) Approved
Michelle Pease-Paulsen
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
Add Western Dressage to Walk-Trot/Walk-Jog 10 & Under and Clean-up (USEF/EC) Approved
Carol Spangler
Dressage and Western Dressage Committee
Add Dressage/Western Dressage to Walk-Trot/Walk-Jog 11 & Over (USEF/EC) Approved
Carol Spangler
Dressage and Western Dressage Committee

Complete Resolution Packet available here.


2022 Convention

November 9 - 12 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

2022 Convention

Results

Resolutions


 
SUBJECT
CONTACT
FROM
Amend AHA Bylaws Articles VI & VIII (Bylaws – 2/3rds vote) Approved with Modification
Charles Bass
Bylaws Committee
Amend AHA Bylaws Articles III (Bylaws – 2/3rds vote) Requiring All Individual Members be Assigned to a Member Organization Withdrawn
Josh Schildroth
Local Level Committee
Senior Judges (USEF/EC) Approved
Janet Henderson
Competition Advisory Committee
R Western Dressage Judges for Sport Horse (USEF/EC) Withdrawn
Karlan Downing
South Central Arabians of Texas
Allow USEF Arabian Judge to Officiate SHIH and SHUS Classes with an AHA Sport Horse Specialty Card; development of the SH Specialty Card (USEF/EC) Approved with Modification
Jeff Rutz
MN Half-Arabian Horse Association
Further Addressing Un-natural and Altered Tails (USEF/EC) Approved with Modification
Kathy Callahan-Smith
USEF Arabian Division Committee
Shoeing Rule Modification (USEF/EC) Approved with Modification
Lori Conway
Equine Stress Research & Education Committee
Use of Tongue Ties in the Show Ring for Horses in Full Bridles and Driving (USEF/EC) Approved with Modification
Cathy Vecsey
Arabian Horse Association of Arizona
Hunter Hack Warmup (USEF/EC) Approved
Allan Ehrlick
Hunter/Jumper Committee
Amends USEF 164.2 - Cross Rails 10 & Under Not to Canter in Under Saddle Classes (USEF/EC) Approved
Allan Ehrlick
Hunter/Jumper Committee
Dressage Seat Equitation – National’s Scoring/Placing (USEF/EC) Approved
Carol Spangler
Dressage & Western Dressage Committee
Addition of Western Dressage to the Sport Horse Disciplines (USEF/EC) Approved
Karlan Downing
South Central Arabians of Texas
Working Western Rewrite (USEF/EC) Approved with Modification
Jim Hitt
Working Western Committee
Horse Substitution in Equitation Classes (USEF/EC) Approved with Modification
Michelle Pease Paulsen
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
Horsemanship Lead Changes (USEF/EC) Approved
Michelle Pease Paulsen
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
Judges and Stewards Selection Committee Election Changes Approved with Modification
Peter Conway
5-90 Committee

Complete Resolution Packet available here.


2021 Convention

November 20 Virtually

Results

Resolutions


 
SUBJECT
CONTACT
FROM
Allowing Horses with the Loss of Sight in One Eye to Compete in Sport Horse In-Hand (USEF/EC)
Janet Henderson
Sport Horse Committee
Change to the Rule on Violation of the Shoe Measurement (USEF/EC)
Referred to the Equine Stress/Research & Education Committee
Nancy Harvey
Southern California AHA
Add Western Dressage to the Exception for Manes/Tails (USEF-EC)
Carol Spangler
Dressage & Western Dressage Committee
Allowing the use of Burgundy in Hunter Divisions (USEF/EC)
Amended on Convention Floor
Elizabeth Williams
Alamo AHA
Changes to Cross Rails (USEF/EC)
Allan Ehrlick
Hunter/Jumper Committee
Working Hunter Derby Specifications (USEF/EC)
Allan Ehrlick
Hunter/Jumper Committee
The Use of a Chain in Sport Horse Appointments (USEF/EC)
Amendement 1 - 11/16/21
Janet Henderson
Sport Horse Committee
Changing “Normal” to “Working” in Sport Horse Show Hack (USEF/EC)
Janet Henderson
Sport Horse Committee
Modifying the Breaking of Tied Scores in Sport Horse Showmanship (USEF/EC)
Janet Henderson
Sport Horse Committee
Addition of Ranch Rail Pleasure Walk-Trot 10 & Under (USEF/EC)
Amendement 1 - 11/14/21
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Addition of Ranch Trail Walk/Trot (USEF/EC)
Amendement 1 - 11/14/21
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Testing Top Four in Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences (USEF/EC)
Michelle Pease Paulsen
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
Dressage Seat Equitation Rule Simplification (USEF/EC)
Amendement 2 - 11/19/21
Carol Spangler
Dressage & Western Dressage Committee
Walk-Trot/Jog Pleasure Class Specifications Amendment (USEF/EC)
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Subchapter AR-32 ATR/JTR/AATR Walk-Trot 11 & Over Amendment (USEF/EC)
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Announcing Exact Placings at Regionals and Nationals - Withdrawn
Karlan Downing
South Central Arabians of Texas

Complete Resolution Packet available here.


2020 Convention

November 21 Virtually

Results

Resolutions


The 17 Resolutions listed below were approved in the version listed below:

 
SUBJECT
CONTACT
FROM
Electronic voting for AHA Elections (Bylaws 2/3 vote)>
Cynthia Richardson
AHA BOD
Emergency Provisions - Amend Articles V, VI and VIII – Bylaws (2/3rds vote) Amendement 1 - 11/17/20
Charles Bass
Bylaws Committee
Executive Vice President to Executive Director (Bylaws 2/3 vote)>
Cynthia Richardson
Executive Committee
Scope of C2/TD Responsibility in Regular/Local Competition offering Dressage (USEF/EC) This resolution has been submitted to a joint collaborative at USEF for further work. It will be posted in its final format once it is complete and approved - 3/15/21
Carol Spangler
Dressage & Western Dressage Committee
Additional Modification to Regulation for Judging Conflicts (USEF/EC)
Mary Jane Brown
Education/Evaluation Commission
Western Dressage Equitation – Junior Exhibitor Age (USEF/EC)
Carol Spangler
Dressage & Western Dressage Committee
Youth National Exception to the Breeding/In-Hand Order of Go (USEF/EC)
Cynthia Richardson
Youth National Show Commission
Permanent Changes to the Hunter Jog Rules (USEF/EC) Amendement 1 - 11/12/20
Cricket Gates
Pennsylvania AHA
Modify AR172.3 Open Dressage Statement for Regular/Local Competitions (USEF/EC)
Carol Spangler
Dressage & Western Dressage Committee
Breaking Ties in Working Western (USEF/EC) Amendement 1 - 11/16/20
Jim Hitt
Working Western Committee
Addition of Ranch Horse Reining (USEF/EC) Amendement 1 - 11/17/20
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Addition of Ranch Working Cow (USEF/EC)
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Addition of Ranch Cutting (USEF/EC) Amendement 1 - 11/17/20
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Addition of Versatility Ranch Riding (USEF/EC)
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Addition of Ranch Horse Conformation (USEF/EC) Amendement 2 - 11/19/20
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Allowing National Classes Change of Venue Amendement 1 - 11/12/20
Cynthia Richardson
Executive Committee
Exempting Western Horsemanship from MOS at Regional Shows
Cricket Gates
Pennsylvania AHA

The Convention Resolution Archive can be found here.


2019 Convention

November 13 - 16 Tulsa, Oklahoma

Results

Resolutions

 
SUBJECT
CONTACT
FROM
Amend Bylaws Article VIII, Section 2, Subparagraph a - DIRECTORS (Bylaws - 2/3rds vote) - Withdrawn
Charles Bass
Bylaws Committee
Amend Bylaws Article VIII, Section 1. Qualifications (Bylaws - 2/3rds vote) - Withdrawn
Charles Bass
Bylaws Committee
Regional Director Election Process (Bylaws – 2/3rds vote) Approved
Bruce Johnson
Bylaws Committee
Remove Exception for Number of Dressage Rides (USEF/EC) - Withdrawn
Carol Spangler
Dressage and Western Dressage Committee
Removing Age Restriction in Sport Horse In-Hand (USEF/EC)
Amendement 1 - Approved
Janet Henderson
Sport Horse Committee
Clarification to Sport Horse In-Hand (USEF/EC)
Amendement 2 - Approved
Janet Henderson
Sport Horse Committee
Additions to Sport Horse Appointments (USEF/EC) Approved
Janet Henderson
Sport Horse Committee
Appointing Another Rider in Owner Classes for Working Hunter (USEF/EC) Approved
Jim Porcher
Sport Horse National Show Commission
Performance Halter Scoring Options (USEF/EC) - Withdrawn
Joan Palelek-Shelton
Half Arabian Club of Washington
Addition of Ranch Horse Cow Work (USEF/EC)
Amended on the Floor - Amendement 2 - Approved
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Addition of Ranch Horse Trail (USEF/EC)
Amendement 1 - Approved
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Addition of Ranch Horse Rail Pleasure (USEF/EC)
Amended on the Floor - Approved
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Redefining Age Splits for Youth (USEF/EC)
Amended on the Floor - Amendement 1 - Approved
Debbie Himmel
AHA President
Showmanship Rules Modified (USEF/EC)
Amendement 2 - Approved
Sheri Odom
Equitation & Showmanship Committee
New Section for Walk/Trot/Jog Classes 11 & Over (USEF/EC)
Amendement 1 - Approved
Laura Mickelson
Region 10
Rescind Resolutions 20-03, 18-09 and 33-15 - Withdrawn
Nancy Harvey
AHA Board of Directors
Allow Concurrent Specialty Classes to be Held at Regionals
Amended on the Floor - Approved
Jim Hitt
Competition Advisory Committee
Combined Regional Championship Shows/Rides
Amended on the Floor - Approved
Peggy Weems
Regional Review Task Force
Allowing Board Modifications to Resolutions with Restrictions
Referred to the Bylaws Committee
Nancy Harvey
AHA Board of Directors
Filing Fee on Judges and Stewards Complaints to be set by the AHA Board of Directors Approved
Mary Jane Brown
Education/Evaluation Commission

Complete Resolution Packet available here. Updated 11/16/19



The Convention Resolution Archive can be found here.


Speeches

Nancy Harvey (State of the Association)

 

  

Dave Corning (Treasurer's Report)

 

  

Ty Wallis (Keynote Address)

 

  

Christy Landwehr (Keynote Address)

 

  

2018 Convention

November 14 - 17 Tulsa, Oklahoma

Results

Resolutions

 
SUBJECT
CONTACT
FROM
Allow Specialty Cards for Ranch Riding (USEF/EC) - Approved
Jim Hitt
Competition Advisory Committee
Amateurs to Receive Re-numeration for Riders not Competing in Recognized Arabian Competitions (USEF/EC) - Approved
Peter Conway
Amateur Committee
Up to 4 Concurrent Competitions in One (USEF/EC) - Withdrawn
Rik Harnden
Arabian Horse Association of Northern California
Defining Which Horses Compete for Breeding/In-Hand Championships (USEF/EC) - Approved
Jan Decker
USEF Arabian Division Committee
Allowing Half-Arabians/Anglo-Arabian Stallions to Compete in Breeding/In-Hand (USEF/EC) - Approved
Cricket Gates
Pennsylvania Arabian Horse Association
Allowing Horses with Loss of Sight in One Eye to Compete in Performance Halter (USEF/EC) - Approved
Steve Hugus
Region 6
Defining Work-off Procedure (USEF/EC) - Approved
John Ryan
Arabian Professional & Amateur Association
Clarifying Green Working Hunter (USEF/EC) - Approved
Alexis Doughty
Old Dominion Arabian Horse Association
Clarifying Novice Jumpers (USEF/EC) - Approved
Alexis Doughty
Old Dominion Arabian Horse Association
Clarifying Sport Horse Showmanship (USEF/EC) - Approved
Janet Henderson
Sport Horse Committee
Add Extended Gaits to Horsemanship 13 & Under (USEF/EC) - Approved
Sheri Odom
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
Judge or Designated Person in Showmanship (USEF/EC) - Approved
Sheri Odom
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
Allow Concurrent Specialty Classes to be Held at Regionals - Referred to Committee
Cathy Gage
Competition Advisory Committee
Ad Hoc Committee Formed to Explore the Need for USEF Affiliation - Approved
Joan Shelton-Palelek
Half Arabian Club of Washington
Disallowing Whips in Western Dressage Classes at Nationals (USEF/EC) - Withdrawn
Marilyn Weber
Dressage Committee
Disallow Callers at Nationals in Western Dressage Championships (USEF/EC) - Withdrawn
Marilyn Weber
Dressage Committee
Code of Ethics Modifications - Approved
Nancy Harvey
AHA Board of Directors

2017 Convention

November 15 - 18 Denver, Colorado

Results

Resolutions

 
SUBJECT
CONTACT
FROM
Add Disclosure of Occipitoatlantoaxial Malformation (OAAM) to the AHA Code of Ethics - Approved Original
Beth Minnich
Equine Stress Research and Education Committee
Modification to Regulation for Judging Conflicts (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 (USEF Effective Date 4/1/18)
Johnny Ryan
Arabian Professional & Amateur Horse Association
Amended Requirement for Copies of Member Cards and Registration Papers (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Jim Hitt
Competition Advisory Committee
Co Ownership and Eligibility to Show in JO and AO Classes, Without Restriction (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 and from the floor (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Lorne Robertson
All Arabian Horse Association of BC
Helmets Required for English Trail (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 4/1/18)
Jill Mitchell
Working Western Committee
Exemption to Allow the Number to Follow the Horse in Western Dressage (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Marilyn Weber
Dressage Committee
Arabian Scoring System Optional (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 (USEF Effective Date 4/1/18)
Isaac Taylor
Breeding/In-Hand
Allow Yearling Fillies and Colts to compete for Champion (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 4/1/18)
Isaac Taylor
Breeding/In-Hand
Addition of Purebred Arabian Liberty (USEF/EC) - Disapproval
Kathryn Wickstrom
Golden Gate AHA
In-Hand Working Western Performance (USEF/EC) - Withdrawn
Dave Dickerson
The Arabian Cutting Horse Association
Fence Heights in Green Hunter (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendement 1 and from the floor (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Kelly Alcorn
National Arabian Sport Horse Association
Dressage Technical Delegate Exception (USEF/EC) - Withdrawn
Terry Johnson
Competition Advisory Committee
Sport Horse Modifications (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Janet Henderson
Sport Horse Committee
Ranch Horse Riding Modifications (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 4/1/18)
Michael Damianos
Working Western Committee
Handling Ties in Western Dressage (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Marilyn Weber
Dressage Committee
Walk/Trot Western Dressage Exemption (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Marilyn Weber
Dressage Committee
Defining the Jump in Amateur English Trail (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Jill Mitchell
Working Western Committee
Revised Trail Scoring System (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Michael Damianos
Working Western Committee
Walk/Jog Trail Amendment (USEF/EC) - Approved Original (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Jim Hitt
Working Western Committee
Posted Order of Go (USEF/EC) - Withdrawn
Sheri Odom
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
Reining Seat Equitation Scoring (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Sheri Odom
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
Walk/Trot Hunter Seat Equitation Gait Calls (USEF/EC) - Approved Amendment 1 (USEF Effective Date 12/1/18)
Sheri Odom
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
Reciprocity for Suspensions Assessed by USEF/EC - Withdrawn
Gerald McDonald
Canadian National Show Commission
AHA Medal Class Qualifications - Approved Original
Sheri Odom
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
New Membership Category (Bylaws) - Approved Amendment 1
Nancy Harvey
AHA President