Contests & Awards
National Horse Judging Contest
AHA would like to invite 4-H, FFA, AHA and Collegiate Judging Teams to participate in the 44th annual Arabian Horse Judging Contest!
This prestigious contest is held every year in conjunction with the famous U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, which allows contestants the opportunity to judge national-caliber halter and performance horses. Ours is the only national contest for the versatile Arabian breed, and one of the few contests to regularly feature classes such as English Pleasure, Native Costume, Show Hack, and Country English Pleasure. Unfamiliar with judging contests? Learn more about judging contests and the resources available to help you prepare.
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Each year, winners divide over $10,000 in generously donated scholarships and prizes. We are pleased to award the high individual in each division with a saddle, generously donated each year by Helen Nymeyer of Neymeyer's and Tanglewood. The high individual overall of the entire contest receives a certificate to the Arabian Horse Judges School and the opportunity to judge a championship class in center ring at the U.S. National Show.
Questions? Visit our FAQ page. Please, join us! Enter your team for just $100 today!
2015 Arabian Horse Judging Contest
October 29-31, 2015
Expo Square - Tulsa, Okla.
Volunteer Meeting – Thursday, Oct. 29 at 4:00 p.m. in Central Park Hall
Coaches Meeting – Thursday, Oct. 29 at 5:00 p.m. in Central Park Hall
Contest – Friday, Oct. 30 at 8:00 a.m. in Ford Truck Arena
Awards Breakfast – Saturday, Oct. 31 at 8:00 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton – Warren Place
Center Ring Awards Presentation of All Teams – Saturday, Oct. 31, time TBD in Ford Truck Arena (contest or semi-formal attire suggested)
Judging Contest Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton – Warren Place
6110 S. Yale Avenue
Tulsa, Okla. 74136-1904
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Judging Contest Resources
For more information about the contest, please visit our FAQ page or contact Youth & Family Programs Coordinator, at (303) 696-4505 or Youth@ArabianHorses.org.
Arabian Horse Judging DVD
Youth leaders can request a complimentary copy of the 2003 & 2008 Arabian Horse Judging DVD by downloading and returning this form.
We are also in the process of posting judging tutorial videos on our YouTube Channel. We have currently posted the following and will update this list as more classes are completed:
Class 1: Half Arabian Geldings
Class 2: Purebred Geldings