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Support the AHP Student Fund With a Donation to the Student Fund Auction

Travel with AHP down the Mother Road to support the Student Fund, which encourages young people to become a part of the equine publishing industry.

As the song, “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” by Bobby Troup goes:

“If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, the highway that's the best.”

During the 1920s to 1960s, cross-country travelers from Chicago to Los Angeles took to the highway via Route 66 and the appearance of countless tourist courts, garages, and diners made their way into American history. By 1970, nearly all segments of original Route 66 were bypassed by a modern four-lane highway and in 1984, the final section of the original road was bypassed by Interstate 40 at Williams, Arizona.

Those of us old enough to remember the 1960s series, "Route 66," sat in front of our television sets seeking adventure as Martin Milner and George Maharis drove into our living rooms every Friday. Today, interest in Route 66 was revitalized with last year’s release of the Pixar movie, “Cars.” What people might not realize is that most of the movie, including characters, cars, places and the plot itself were based on real people and places along Route 66.

This year, AHP members have traveled to gather in Albuquerque, New Mexico, a well-known stop on the route dubbed “The Main Street of America.” Come join us from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday when the Student Award Party will take us back to the days when travelers would “Get Your Kicks on Route 66.” Dress is casual, but attendees are invited to wear vintage clothing, Southwestern attire, or race-car related wear. And if you don’t have a clue what the dress code is, here are some examples:

Vintage: Casual clothes from the 1920s to 1960s when travel along the Mother Road was in its heyday

Southwestern: Native American attire, embroidered blouses, brightly colored broom skirts, silver and turquoise jewelry, western style

Race-related: Car racing themed clothes

Special prizes will be raffled at this event only and include a free seminar registration to the 2008 AHP Seminar in Saratoga Springs, New York. Sponsors of the event are Pfizer Animal Health and American Quarter Horse Association/AQHA publications.

The Student Fund Auction will be held on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Here is your chance to “pay it forward” by donating or purchasing items.

Auction pledge form can be found on the AHP website at http://www.americanhorsepubs.org and click on Fiesta del Caballo logo to download a form.


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