It’s that time of year again! Time to order your 2016 Canadian Horse Calendar! For the past six years, the Canadian Horse Heritage & Preservation Society has offered a high quality wall calendar featuring full-color photographs of Canadian Horses. In purchasing these calendars, you are not only getting a beautiful calendar, you are also helping CHHAPS in our efforts to promote and preserve this rare and special breed.
The Canadian Horse Heritage & Preservation Society was founded in 2002 by Canadian Horse fans and owners in British Columbia who were concerned about the future of the breed. The Society’s mission is to help preserve the breed by promoting it as widely as possible to horse owners and breeders around the world in the hope that more people will recognize the Canadian’s abilities and versatility, and consequently want to purchase and care for their own Canadian Horses. This mission has become even more important now that the Canadian is once again on the list of critically endangered breeds.
In pursuit of the Society’s goal, CHHAPS pays for display space at major equine exhibitions, organizing booths to promote the Canadian Horse. Two annual exhibitions we have participated in since 2004 are the Mane Event in Chilliwack, BC, and the Northwest Horse Fair in Albany, Oregon. This year CHHAPS members have taken on two additional exhibitions in the U.S. : the Equine Affaire in W. Springfield, Massachusetts in November 2015 and the Maryland Horse World Expo near Baltimore in January 2016. If there are enough Canadian Horse owners in a given region who wish to participate in a local fair or equine exhibition by staffing a display booth or putting on a breed demonstration to promote the breed, CHHAPS does what we can to support their efforts with a combination of funding and promotion. Sales from the calendar help to make these efforts possible.
CHHAPS also encourages and supports members’ participation in open shows, clinics, breed demonstrations, fairs and parades in their own region through their Versatility and Performance Awards programs. These awards are available to members no matter where they live and no matter which disciplines they enjoy with their Canadians.
The Canadian Horse wall calendars are high quality paper with spiral binding. The pages feature carefully selected photos of beautiful Canadian Horses from around North America owned by members of the Canadian Horse Heritage & Preservation Society. See the illustration below for a preview of the monthly photos. Every year CHHAPS members are invited to submit photographs to be used in the calendar, and the selection panel has a hard time choosing the photos that will be used. The selections are made based on the general attractiveness and composition of the photo, seasonal appropriateness and to present a variety of ages and colorings, as well as to illustrate the diversity and versatility of the breed. The calendar has become CHHAPS’ major fundraiser, but the prices for this popular calendar have remained the same for the past few years.
Calendars are only $12 each (US or Canadian) plus the appropriate shipping cost. They make great Christmas (or anytime) gifts, and if you order 9 calendars ($108), you get the 10th one free! 2016 Calendar Orders are now closed.