Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Merit Award Pickup and NAN Card Recycling at NAN and Breyerfest

Dayle Steinke (Merit Award Coordinator) will be accepting Merit Award applications at this year's North American Nationals from Tuesday through Thursday. There will be a collection box for Merit Award applications at the show hall on all three NAN show days.

Typically when applying for basic Merit Awards, applicants are limited to only ten applications every sixty days. Just as with previous years, as a special promotion during NAN and BreyerFest, the ten application limit will be lifted and applicants may submit an unlimited number of basic applications at $1 each paid via PayPal, cash, or check (made payable to NAMHSA). If paying via PayPal, please include proof of payment with your applications.

You may download the Merit Award Application at or pick one up in person. For more information visit or contact Dayle at

Did you host a show and wind up with unused NAN cards? There will also be a collection box for leftover cards at the NAN show hall on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Please bring any cards you have so they can be returned to Lindsay Diamond (Show Secretary) for recycling.

Can't make it to NAN but have Merit Award applications or NAN cards for recycling? Yashka Hallein (Region 3 Rep) will be accepting both during BreyerFest. You can find Yashka at the Clarion in room #344 on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. If her door isn't open, please call the room (leave a voicemail if no answer) to coordinate a meeting time. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

NAN Information and Reminders

The 2016 North American Nationals kick off one week from today! 

As a reminder, the 2016 NAN location is:
Rupp Arena/Heritage Hall
Lexington Expo Center
430 West Vine Street
Lexington, KY 40507

The hall will open at 7:00 am all three mornings, and judging will begin at 8:00 am.

Classes will run in the order on the posted schedule, available for download at our website here.

The NAMHSA Annual Meeting will take place at NAN on Wednesday at noon.

Entrants and spectators may want to plan on dressing in layers - Heritage Hall is reported to be historically chilly, despite the hot and humid temperatures outside this time of year!

There will also be Merit Award application and recycled NAN card pickups at both NAN and BreyerFest - stay tuned for details.

Lastly, on behalf of our NAN Sponsorship Coordinators, Sarah Townsend and Rachel Stacey, NAMHSA would like to thank all of our donors and advertisers for their generous contributions to the 2016 North American Nationals Sponsorship Program! We appreciate your support of NAMHSA and NAN!

See you in Kentucky!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

All NAN Schedules and Horse Lists Emailed

Greetings from the Registrar. All NAN 2016 Horse Lists and Schedules have been emailed to entrants. If you have not received yours, please email Carra at

Also, the final NAN 2016 class list and schedule can be downloaded from our website here.

See you in Kentucky!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

NAN 2016 Auction - Item Preview Page is Now Live!

Have you heard? There's going to be a NAN Auction! The auction will be held in the conference space in the Clarion Hotel in Lexington, KY (CHIN) on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. It will be a live auction run by Kentucky auctioneer Tim Lyons (license ‪#P1699‬). Items will be at NAN for viewing each day.

Proxy bidding is welcome, payment methods include credit cards through PayPal and cash.  Please contact Fundraising Coordinator Elena Lemm at to inquire about proxy bidding.

Auction lots available include a OOAK Breyer on the Cody mold, UNLIMITED entry to NAN 2017, a Rocket resin painted by Caroline Boydston, and a Jim West Memorial benefit fantasy piece!

View the available auction lots on our NAN 2016 Auction Item Preview page!