2020 AANC Entries Open
Entries for the 2020 Australian Arabian National Championships are now open! Please click on the link below for more information:
Early entry incentives have been enhanced to give exhibitors the chance to participate for 2020 at 2019 entry rates, if entry fees are paid in full prior to 31 December 2019. Those most eager to enter can avoid any Admin Fee by entering and paying in full prior to 30 November 2019, the most generous entry package offered to date. Payment schedules are also available to give exhibitors more flexibility to pay for entries in instalments through the closing date of entries in February. Online Entry through the AHSA Show Portal is once again available, with payment access directly online.
A special thank you to our most loyal and passionate exhibitors, who asked for both the Musical Variety Ridden Freestyle Jackpot and Fashions on the Field to be added to the 2020 programme. Both have not only been included for 2020, but have been expanded and refined to include more age divisions for the fashionably inclined, with well defined scorecards updated in both competitions. Please visit the links above to learn more.
Further expansion of the Arabian Derivative & Arabian Performance Index divisions has also been added to the programme, providing the opportunity for our most talented performers to receive recognition at Australia's premier event for the Arabian breeds. The Ultra & Versatility Challenges have also been expanded to include a division for API recorded horses, some of our greatest equine ambassadors.
The Evening Finals have been enhanced to include the premier open breed competitions of the event: Arabian/Arabian Derivative/API Led Hack on Friday, and Arabian/Arabian Derivative/API Ridden Hack on Saturday. This will ensure that our enthusiatsic Arabian Derivative & API owners have every opportunity to enjoy the excitement and energy of the evening events, as well as the chance for their exhibits to shine in the well deserved spotlight of this marquee time slot. Not only will Gold, Silver & Bronze National Championships be awarded to the overall winners in each championship, National & Reserve Championships will be presented to the two highest scoring exhibits, respectively, in each height division on both nights: Pony, Galloway & Hack.
The lovely ladies of the Miss Sydney Pageant will join us again on Friday evening, adding glamour and elegance to a stellar line-up of purebred Arabian colts & stallions.
Full Top Ten awards will also be offered for all Non-Pro Championships on Thursday. Classes will conclude with a returning novelty favourite - Canine Couture, giving every dog owner the chance to 'have their day' in the show ring. Camaraderie and socialization will be highest priority on Thursday evening, with the crowd-pleasing Exhibitor Party scheduled in the Riders' Retreat, including entertainment and a sponsored theme dinner.
Dressage will be conducted on Wednesday 4th March as a stand-alone competition, affording all horses and exhibitors the opportunity to compete and succeed without any schedule conflicts.
Sponsorship opportunities have been expanded to include more options for those keen on promoting Arabian Derivative and Non-Pro divisions, now available at more affordable rates. Stay tuned for more details on sponsorship opportunities for VIP seating to be ringside for all the action! As always, the generous support of sponsors is immensely appreciated and an invaluable asset to the long-term success of the event.
More prizes, including garlands, sashes and jackpot cash, will also be made available in 2020 to honour those horses and exhibitors who continue to strive for the highest level of excellence at Australia's most prestigious Arabian event. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Sydney in March 2020 for an unforgettable celebration of our equine community and our beloved Arabian & Arabian-related horses!