Article 1

A union of French or foreign federations, associations, public bodies and other groupings in accordance with the law of July 1, 1901 and its application texts is founded between the adherents to the present statutes.

Article 2

This union bears the name “International Confederation of Anglo-Arabic” (CIAA) and takes over from the de facto association existing since 1993 under the same name.
The official language is French, English is accepted.

Article 3

The purpose of the International Confederation of Anglo-Arabic is.

  1. a) to define the rules of reciprocal recognition of the studbooks of the Anglo-Arabian horse
    b) to promote internationally the qualities of the Anglo-Arabian as a sport and race horse

Article 4

The head office is fixed at the public establishment “les Haras Nationaux” (BP3-Route de Troche,19231 Arnac Pompadour (France)
It may be transferred by simple decision of the Board of Directors; ratification by the next General Assembly will be necessary.

Article 5

Founding members are the groups that have co-signed the Venice Memorandum of Understanding of April 4, 1993 before December 31, 2001
The Venice Memorandum of Understanding (2 pages) is an integral part of these bylaws and is appended with the list of founding members.

Article 6

The union is composed of honorary members , studbook members and associate members. The honorary members are natural persons chosen by the General Assembly for distinguished services to the union. They have a consultative voice in all the authorities of the union and are exempt from paying membership fees.
The stud-book members are legal persons holding the Anglo-Arabian herd book in their respective countries. There is only one stud-book member per country, it is the stud-book recognized by the European Union for the member countries
They are divided into two categories:
– Approved studbooks, i.e. groups that have already received the visit of the breeding commission provided for by the Internal Regulations and have been approved.
– Signatory studbooks, i.e. groups that have adhered to the Venice Convention but have not yet received the approval of this commission.
The studbook members pass from one category to the other automatically as soon as the conditions are met.
Associate members are private or public legal entities grouping breeders or owners or users of Anglo-Arab horses

Article 7

Any new member must be approved by the Board of Directors.
The annual fee is set by the General Assembly according to the category of membership and the number of Anglo-Arab products registered.

Article 8

Membership is lost
-by resignation
-by the dissolution of the group in its country
-by expulsion pronounced by the Board of Directors for non-compliance with the regulations of the International Conference of Anglo-Arabic

Article 9

The resources of the CIAA shall consist of
– membership fees of its members
– public subsidies
– income from its property
– proceeds from sales and services rendered
– any other resources created on an exceptional basis

Article 10

The CIAA is directed by a Board of Directors of 9 members ,natural persons chosen from among the delegates of the legal persons who are members of stud-books or associates ,who are elected for 6 years by the General Assembly. The Board is renewed every 2 years by thirds, the first time the outgoing members are designated by lot. Members are eligible for re-election.
The Council chooses from among its members an office composed of :
-a President,
-a vice-president
-a treasurer
-a secretary general
-an assistant secretary who may be chosen from outside the Board of Directors.
The Board meets at least once a year and whenever it is convened by its President or at the request of one third of its members.
The Board of Directors is vested with the broadest powers to take all decisions not reserved to the General Assembly. It sets the priorities of action and the budgetary means.
Each member has one vote, the President has the casting vote.
The Board deals with current affairs by all modern means of communication.

The former presidents of the CIAA, are members of the Bureau, and participate in full right in the General Assembly and the meetings of the Board of Directors.

Article 11

The members of the Board may not receive any remuneration for the duties entrusted to them. Only reimbursement of expenses is possible upon express decision of the Board.

Article 12

The General Assembly includes all members of the union in whatever capacity they are affiliated with it.
Associate members have one delegate
Signatory studbook members have two delegates
The approved studbook members have three delegates
The delegates are designated by name by the member legal entities.
A delegate present at the General Assembly and having proxies may not have more than 20 votes.
Any delegate who dies, resigns or is no longer mandated by his organization must be replaced. The organization must inform the President and appoint a replacement whose term of office will necessarily end at the next election, if necessary in addition to the outgoing third.

Article 13

Honorary members and studbooks not signatory to the Venice Protocol are invited to the General Assembly in an advisory capacity.
Associate members have one vote.
Signatory studbook members shall have a minimum of two votes and approved studbook members shall have a minimum of three votes up to 100 registered AA offspring per year, then one additional vote up to 500 offspring, and then one additional vote for every 200 births beyond that.

Article 14

The General Assembly shall meet once every two years and whenever it is convened by the Board.
Its agenda is set by the Board and must include reports on management and activity. The General Assembly votes, on the proposal of the Board, the amount of the membership fees. It approves the accounts for the financial year, votes on the budget for the following financial year and provides for the renewal of the members of the Board, if necessary.
It approves the internal regulations and any change of registered office if necessary.
Acquisitions, transactions or loans must be approved by the General Assembly.
Amendments to the Articles of Association may be on the agenda, but will only be valid if a quarter of the votes are represented, otherwise it must meet again one month later and a majority of the members present is sufficient.

Article 15

Dissolution may be pronounced by the General Assembly specially convened for this purpose and according to the same modalities as an amendment to the statutes.One or more commissioners are in charge of the liquidation.

Article 16

All that is not provided for in the statutes is determined by the internal regulations in compliance with French legislation on associations.

Done in Paris, on December 7, 2001,
Modified on October 29, 2009 (article 2 and 3)

The President