|A bit of history, in honor of our 10th anniversary (1996-2006)....
Arabians in Motion’s charter was approved by the Board of Directors of the International Arabian Horse Association at their November 19, 1996 meeting, which was held in Anchorage, Alaska. AiM’s affiliation with AHA officially began on January 1, 1997. As many of you know, Arabians in Motion came into being when the Cascade Arabian Horse Club folded. The Board of CAHC voted to give a substantial portion of their treasury to the new club, and three of them supported it with their memberships, as well. There were 19 charter members - 13 active dressage riders, 1 endurance rider, 3 CAHC members and 2 supportive family members.
The Club’s First Officers:
Vice President: Allison Mazurkiewicz
Secretary: Karri Tuyls
Treasurer: April Simons
Newsletter: Jackie Paul
The Club's Remaining 14 Charter Members:
* Jo Ann Hofeldt
* Lisa Kolke
* Karen Miller
Within weeks, AiM started to grow! By mid-January of 1997, we added 17 more members, bringing our total to 36.
AiM's First 17 Members:
*Louie Kimbraugh (now Telfer)
Susan Auerbach Triplett
* = current member
Ten years later, as of November 28, 2006, Arabians in Motion proudly boasts 92 members - 82 adults and 10 youth! (The list of current members is too long to publish here). Our list of officers has grown, too, to support the club’s growth and expanding services.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief reflection on AiM’s beginnings.
Written by - Kaye Phaneuf, President and Charter Member