2018 Judges, Members & Enthusiasts Congress

2018 Judges, Members & Enthusiasts Congress

Saturday & Sunday | 7th & 8th July
Host Hotel: Crowne Plaza Melbourne

Featured Speakers

Cindy Reich | USA
AHA International Judge | Equine Reproduction & Breeding Expert
California Polytechnic University

Mark Kenzig | NSW
EFA NCAS Level 1, Royal Listed SHC Judge & EA National Saddle Horse Judge
Northampton Dale Australia Show Horses 

The 2018 Judges, Members & Enthusiasts Congress is open to all AHSA licensed judges as well as AHSA members & Arabian horse enthusiasts across all of Australasia. Hosted at the 4.5 star Crowne Plaza Melbourne, the 2018 JME Congress will be ideally situated in the cosmopolitan CBD of Australia’s Cultural Capital, named the ‘World’s Most Livable City’ for five years running. Just off Flinders Street on the banks of the Yarra River opposite the Crown Casino & the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, the Crowne Plaza is just a few short blocks from the South Wharf Precinct, the Docklands, Flinders Street Railway Station, Exhibition Square and some of the finest shopping, dining & entertainment in the world. The Batman Park Tram stop on Spencer Street is just outside the Crowne Plaza and is included amongst the vast network of tram stops that provide free public transport throughout the Melbourne CBD.  

Saturday will feature a full day of topics with Cindy & Mark pertaining to judging, evaluation & horsemanship. Sunday morning again mine the invaluable experience of Mark & Cindy regarding the topics of breeding & the history of the horse in the show ring, with an interactive AHSA Affiliate Congress planned from midday through early afternoon.

Complete schedule of detailed activities to be released the week of 09 April. 

Congress Fees

Two-Day Conference Fee $150
Saturday Only Fee $100
Sunday Only Fee $80
Includes Lunch & Morning Tea on each day, plus Afternoon Tea on Saturday.

Saturday Night Social Event
The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
Early Dinner (3 courses) Option | 5.45pm - 7.15 pm @ $90.00 per person
Late Dinner (5 courses) Option | 8.35pm - 11.30pm @ $150.00 per person

From tramrestaurant.com.au, “A famous fleet of historical trams that have become The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. These glossy burgundy restaurants on wheels are the first travelling Tramcar Restaurants in the world and ensure a delightful, innovative approach to dining. As they cruise the city streets of Melbourne, diners can enjoy our seasonal menu, quality Australian wines or make a selection from our fully stocked bar at an all inclusive price.

The AHSA has reserved 20 seats each on Saturday evening – 07 July – for both the Early Dinner & Late Dinner services. Reservations MUST BE made in groups of 4 (as the dining booths seat four persons and must be booked in full), with funds payable to the AHSA prior to reservation being lodged. Reservations will be made a first-in, best-dressed basis. We encourage you to organise your groups of four and reserve your seats for a fun & festive evening. For those travelling individually or in pairs, please contact the AHSA directly with your intention to attend the social evening and we will be happy to arrange a group of fellow diners on your behalf. Seats are guaranteed until Wednesday 11 April. Any reservations made after this time will be subject to availability.

Watch the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant video on YouTube

The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant departs from and returns to Tramstop # 125 Normanby Road, near the corner of Clarendon Street, South Melbourne. Located diagonally across the road from Crown Casino and adjacent to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, the departure & return point is just steps away from the Crowne Plaza, providing easy & convenient access for everyone.

Download JME Congress Booking Form

Room Reservation at the Crowne Melbourne

Crowne Plaza Melbourne has negotiated special rates for your upcoming event - AHSA Congress
Please note all rooms are subject to availability. Please see below booking details:

Room Rates
Standard King | Single or Double - $195/night
Standard Twin | Single or Double - $195/night
South Wharf View | Single or Double - $225/night
Breakfast available for an extra $25/day per person. Pre-booking recommended. Plenty of local café options available.
Room rates more reasonable if booked together with a friend for a double share.

Bookings: To access this special rate please contact Reservations during business hours, Monday – Friday, and quote:
Booking Code A1Z 
03 9648 2709 | phone  
reservations.melfs@ihg.com | email

Alternatively, you can book your accommodation online at the Crowne Plaza
Accommodation link and code
Passkey link is:  https://book.passkey.com/e/49643090

Join us in Melbourne in July for an informative, engaging, interactive & undeniably social weekend featuring enlightening presentations from equine experts from around the world. We look forward to sharing another unforgettable and ‘must-attend’ JME Congress with all of you!

For more on What to See & Do in Melbourne, please visit: VisitVictoria.com