Here’s a huge Thank You to all the members, show personnel and competitors for another wonderfully fun and successful horse show, held over Memorial Day weekend. Judges Dawn Coons from Texas and Debby Cain from Nevada were the official show judges for both a Region 6 and Region 8 qualifier. This year MAHA added some of the ranch riding classes which were widely popular and fun to compete in.
We also brought back the TAIL program this year and offered five different times during the two days for the public to come in and experience actual hands on brushing and petting of the Arabian horse. The groups were able to watch riders compete and learned many interesting facts about the Arabian horse. Beau Jackson, A Touch of Sienna, and Mariah SN Image were our willing equine partners, all of whom loved the attention! We also had wonderful press coverage from KTVQ and KULR for the TAIL program and the competition.
Saturday evening we held the annual awards for high point exhibitors. This year, the local club awarded the Volunteer of the Year award to Loretta Swanson for her years of dedication and hard work for MAHA and the annual horse show. The evening was capped off with a delicious BBQ pork dinner catered by Montana Outlaw BBQ, national BBQ competitors and champions from Columbus, Montana.
A great time was had by all and we look forward to another successful show year! -Nancy Rohde, 2017 Show Manager
Slideshow shown below consists of photos from the 2017 show. Enjoy!
Montana Arabian Horse Association Address: PO Box 868 Billings, MT 59103 Phone number: 406-860-1474 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org