president’s message by Jim Barenklau I could start my message out as I normally would. References to the weather, show season, or foaling, but I’m not. We just experienced a great loss in the AMHA industry, at least I believe so. The passing of Linda Lambert really affected me and I’m not quite sure where to start. Linda and her husband, John, have shown AMHA horses for as long as I can remember. At almost every show we attended in the south quadrant, it seemed fate would have my wife Lynn and I stalled beside the Lamberts. There was never a dull moment during those weekends and there was nothing that either of these nice people would not do to help someone; whether they needed it or not. In 2012, at their last AMHA World show, I had the opportunity to visit with John when he was 12 Miniature Horse World JUNE/JULY 2013 saying his tough goodbyes to everyone. It was clear to me then what an influence this couple have been to the industry. Obviously I, like many others, thought of them as family. At that show Linda sat with Lynn and I and we had a very good time. Those visits you never forget. My condolences go to John and their family. Linda will be sorely missed. The June meeting is upon us and there are many show rules that have been discussed and I hope that when the weekend ends we will have produced some solutions to take to the membership in February. Here’s one interesting point – there have been quite a few minis shipped to Japan recently. I had seen only 1 or 2 up until about 8 months ago, but now approximately 35 minis have been sent to that country. In my opinion, this is a country that is now a part of the Miniature horse community. Have a great show season…… Rent a Stall Mat We are excited to be at the 2013 AMHA World Championship Show! Order your mats & have them installed before you arrive! Order by calling (916) 600-2763 or rentastallmat.com Our mats provide your horse with soft rubber footing to ease stress on their ligaments, tendons and joints, so they can perform their absolute best in the show ring. We will install and remove the stall mats making it hassle free to protect your horse’s soundness! The mats are thoroughly cleaned and sprayed with disinfectant between uses. Stall mats rent for $95 per stall. There is a discount when you order 10 or more stalls. Use promo code, cushion4U! Order at www.rentastallmat.com or call us at (916) 600-2763.
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