2018 AANC Tentative Timetable Available to Download
The Tentative Timetable for the 2018 Australian Arabian National Championships is available for download. While a few minor adjustments to the list of classes & activities may still be forthcoming, the daily schedule is unlikely to change dramatically. All qualifiers & championships will be conducted in the Indoor Arena with the exception of Dressage.
Overall, horse numbers reflect the same level of participation as 2017. A special thank you to all exhibitors, owners, breeders & sponsors who continue to generously support the Championships. Halter numbers are up, while performance numbers across all breeds have slightly declined. Participation in the Ultra & Versatility Challenges for purebreds & Arabian Derivatives has been very enthusiastically supported, with over 80 entries across all four championships.
As reported earlier, high entry numbers in the Non-Pro to Handle Purebred Halter division has resulted in split championships: 201B-F for fillies, colts, mares & stallions (21 entries); and 201G-F for geldings of all ages (14 entries). Entry numbers are up in the Arabian Senior Gelding division as well. A full Top Ten will be awarded in 2018 in this division, as will a full Top Ten once again in the Arabian Senior Mare division.
The Progressive Barn Party is back for 2018 on Thursday evening! Jayne Bellchambers is coordinating hosts for the popular affair, so please contact her if you are interested in participating. Desserts and drinks will be served in the Rider's Retreat after 7PM, with entertainment provided once again by Ash Williamson.
The incorporation of the Miss Sydney Australia pageant into the Saturday Evening Finals will result in an early start time of 4:30 PM. Audience participation will be the determining factor in selecting the 2018 Miss Sydney winner, so please plan to be present and vocal for the evening's exciting list of activities. Good news for Musical Variety Ridden Freestyle exhibitors - your ride time has been extended to three (3) minutes per horse.
The Dressage Draw has concluded and will be sent to exhibitors later this week. All rides will be conducted on Thursday morning - 08 March - between 7 & 11:30 AM.
Please expect confirmations of entries before 20th February. If you do NOT receive an email confirmation of your entries before 25th of February, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure your entries have been received and processed.
We look forward to welcoming the continental Arabian community back to SIEC from the 8th to the 10th of March for Australia's premier Arabian horse event. It promises to be another unforgettable experience!