Board Meeting FEB. 20th, 7 PM, NANTUCKET, Chapel Hill

NCAHA is active in the Southen States feed tag proof-of-purchase program.  This is cash money for our club.  Please send or give original bulk feed receipts or tags from each feed bag to Mary Ann LaFerriere, 2423 Millikan Road
Chapel Hill, NC  27516

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2014 update to Drug Rule GR414
2014 update to "Amateur Owner" requirements
Qualification Points             
Definitions of Maiden, Novice, Limit, Select and AOTS Classes at AHA Shows (2011 rules)
Hot weather precautions for your horse
USEF Arabian Division Class Specifications (2011)
USEF Warning about GABA use and the product "Carolina Gold"         
USEF prohibits Phenibut use         
Pros and Cons of commonly used horse medications

VAHA District 5 is very pleased to announce a Dressage Clinic with the 2013 Sport Horse Nationals & Region 15 Judge Kathy Rowse.  The clinic will be held at Greg Peak Performance Horses in Ashland on Sunday January 27, 2013 starting at 9:30am.

This clinic will benefit any rider in any discipline.  Kathy is very open to all breeds & disciplines, including Western Dressage.   Ride slots are very limted but everyone is welcome to Audit!  Clinic forms can be found here..

VAHA members are needed to volunteer in a VAHA booth the day of the clinic!  Volunteers will get in free. Send email to for further questions.

Our Annual NCAHA/ODAHA dual regional (regions 12 & 15) show will be held April 6-8, 2013, at the Hunt Complex in Raleigh.   Plans are already underway.    Additional information coming soon!

Myra has put together some helpful information on qualificaiton points for regionals and nationals.  You will find it under "Did You Know" in the right-hand  sidebar..

For those of you showing this year, please read the USEF bulletin on the use of GABA (gama aminobutyric acid) which is classified as a forbidden substance by the federation (see the "Did you know"column on the right. GABA is most often used as a "calming supplement" and is the active ingredient in such products as "Carolina Gold".
Interested in becoming a member or renewing your membership?  Check out the Membership page or get your membership forms here.

2016 NCAHA Annual Membership Meeting & High Point Awards  Banquet - Jan. 21, 2017
Make your reservation today!!
Reservation Form (here). Return to Rory Meechum
The meeting/banquet will be held at Huey's Barbeque in Mebane. We will be electing new board members and are soliciting nominees for Vice-President, Membership & Awards Secretary, Treasurer, and two Director positions. Self-nomination is allowed and all nominations must be submitted by December 15.  The necessary nomination form is attached to the Annual Membership Meeting letter (here).

There will also be a short Youth Membership meeting prior to the banquet at 5:30PM.
After the Membership meeting we will be holding our High Point Awards Banuquet. To be eligible for awards, you must have postmarked your high point awards forms before December 1st (points can not be emailed or telephoned in). The necessary forms and rules of the program are included in the Annual Membership Meeting letter (here).

USEF prohibits use of Phenibut
For all of our members showing competively, there is info available under the "Did you Know?" sidebar about equine supplements containing, Phenibut, a derivative of GABA. As of September 8th of this year, USEF has banned the use of Phenibut or any supplement containing it.

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See all of you next show season!!