Many things have changed in the past year. Our commitment to the Andalusian and Lusitano breeds, and to our members, has not. Another thing that remains unchanged is our need for your backing.
Our number one goal is to host a quality, enjoyable, and safe opportunity for our members to come together to compete with their beautiful horses… not make a profit. Past patrons, vendors, exhibitors, and spectators know that this show is more than a competition for titles and trophies.
This event provides an opportunity for our community to exhibit – to test how they and their horses perform off the farm. Participants can demonstrate to themselves and others their progress towards a goal and have a panel of expert judges assess their performance against others.
Shows like IALHA Nationals also serve as an economic engine for trainers and breeders and an amazing chance to share our beautiful breeds with others who may not be familiar with their unique talents.
Most importantly, it is a chance to come together, enjoy each other’s horses and company, as well as reconnect with old friends and welcome new ones… to build community.
The success of the IALHA National Championship Show would not be possible without the many generous people who have supported us throughout the years and we are most grateful. If you contributed to the 2020 show and allowed your contribution to roll forward to this year, thank you! That has assisted significantly with up-front costs.
One of the unique challenges being encountered currently is increased expenses as businesses attempt to recover financially from last year’s losses. Therefore, more than ever we will rely on patrons to assist in underwriting the 2021 show.
If you can, please consider becoming a sponsor. Donations of any amount are appreciated and there are benefits at every level. Several creative opportunities have been added this year as well. Details can be found here.
We would love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out.