ACHA Chapter Spotlights
One of the most valuable things about national convention is networking and sharing ideas about how each chapter gets involved in the horse industry, networks with industry professionals, raises funds for club travel, and impacts their local community. Each month we will feature local chapters on the website and on social media so this valuable sharing of information goes on year round.
Washington State University
The Washington State University Collegiate Horsemen’s Association joined the American Collegiate Horsemen’s Association in 2017. Washington State University is located in Eastern Washington in the beautiful rolling wheat hills of the Palouse region, the origin of the Appaloosa horse. We are proud of our accomplishments as a fledging group. Some of our highlighted and most exciting activities last year included attending a training clinic by nationally acclaimed duo, Steve and Francesca Rother, touring Pegasus Training & Rehabilitation Center, a world-class equine facility near Seattle, Washington that uses cutting-edge exercise therapies and medical treatments to rehabilitate equine athletes, and touring our own top-ten ranked veterinary school equine division and learning about their research. We also sent a member to the ACHA National Convention for the first time! This year, we are working hard to increase our memberships and become more involved in our community. We are excited to volunteer at Orphan Acres, a local horse rescue, attend more clinics, and gain hands-on training from local barn managers. As a group, we aim to build professional contacts and prepare our members for their futures in the equine industry.
ABAC Horsemen’s is nestled in the quaint town of Tifton, GA. Within our club you can find our members actively involved whether it be helping grill at the Ag Club picnic, recruiting perspective students at Stallion Day, or helping put on our monthly jackpot barrel races. At our meetings we have hosted members of the Georgia equine commission, renown horse trainers, farriers, and also equine acupuncturists. Once a year, our members are given the opportunity to go on an industry tour. This past year we traveled to Ocala, Florida to exhibit various thoroughbred and race horse facilities. Along with hosting our monthly jackpot barrel racers, we also host ropings and NBHA shows. These events are premier opportunities for members to fundraise for national convention.