FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 04, 2011
AHA and AEPA announce decision to bring $100,000.00 Futurity to U.S. NationalsAurora, CO (April 2, 2011) – The Arabian Horse Association today announced an agreement with the Arabian English Performance Association (AEPA) to hold the AEPA $100,000.00 English Performance Futurity at U.S. Nationals commencing in 2012. The class will continue with its current format and funding through the AEPA, and will also award AHA National Championship trophies and ribbons.
Commenting on the development, Lance Walters, AHA President, said, "We are very pleased to be offering this exciting and innovative class at the U.S. Nationals. The $100,000 payout is the largest offered for any Arabian competition and it is appropriate that it be held at the most prestigious of all Arabian shows, the U.S. Nationals."
AEPA President, Peter Conway, added, "This is the perfect venue for the futurity. It offers breeders and trainers an opportunity to highlight their programs with individual performances in the preliminary section, and then proceed to an incredibly exciting National Championship rail class offering $100,000 in prize money.
For more information on the AEPA $100,000.00 English Performance Futurity visit the website:
AHA is a major equine association serving 26,000 members across North America. It 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 close to 400 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities and programs that promote breeding and ownership. For information about Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, call 303-696-4500, e-mail info@ArabianHorses.org or visit ArabianHorses.org