AHYA Youth News & Events
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AHYA Shadow Trailer Raffle
Congratulations to the Lucky Winner!
Thank you to everyone who supported the 2013 AHYA Shadow Trailer Raffle. It was a record-breaking event for youth programs fundraising, with $27,600.00 raised. The winning ticket was drawn during the afternoon session at U.S. Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. The lucky ticket was number 169, purchased on location at the show by Julie Shick of Ortonville, MI. Congratulations to Julie!
Special thanks go out to Renee Pelzman, owner of Shadow Trailers of Florida, LLC, and sponsor of our 2013 AHYA Shadow Trailer Raffle. Her generous donation of the beautiful 2-horse, bumper-pull Shadow Pro Series Trailer is very much appreciated. If you would like to offer your thanks, as well, please send thank you notes to:
Shadow Trailers of Florida, LLC
Attn: Renee Pelzman
6785 West Highway 40
Ocala, FL 34482
The proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Arabian Horse Youth Association's numerous annual programs, including the AHYA Convention, Creative Contest, Regional Youth Team Tournament, National Arabian Horse Judging Contest, and more. The AHYA Board of Directors also voted in March 2013 to donate a portion of all fundraisers to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado; thus, a portion of the trailer raffle proceeds will be included in the annual AHYA donation to be made to Make-A-Wish Colorado in March 2014. Please direct questions about the raffle to email@example.com or (303) 696-4505.
Again, thank you to everyone who supported the youth association through this wonderful fundraiser. And congratulations to our winner, Julie Shick!
2013 National Arabian Horse Judging Contest
Join us in Tulsa, Okla. for the 43rd Annual National Arabian Horse Judging Contest! Hosted at U.S. Nationals, the contest boasts three divisions: 4-H/FFA, Jr. AHA, and Collegiate. If you would like to register a team (subject to $25 late fee), download a form at www.arabianhorses.org/JudgingContest and email it directly to Shawna.Strickland@ArabianHorses.org. Want to volunteer at the contest or provide horses? Email Shawna today!
AHYA Silent Auction
Our largest annual fundraiser, the Silent Auction is just around the corner! Donations must arrive at AHA by Nov. 1. Please send a brief description, retail value, and suggested minimum bid with your item. Items may be sent to:
Arabian Horse Association
ATTN: Youth Silent Auction
10805 E. Bethany Drive
Aurora, CO 80014
Thank you for your support!
Get Creative and Send your Creative Contest Entries in by June 1!
Whether you love writing, photography, graphic design, or any art in between, we want to see your creativity! For only $10, you can submit an entry in each of our five categories. Visit www.arabianhorses.org/CC for more info!
Calling All Youth!
Interested in representing your state or region at the AHYA Convention in Albuquerque this July? Contact your Regional Director to register to be a Convention Delegate! You'll have the opportunity to comment on proposed resolutions from the youth committees, in addition to participating in an open forum for you to bring your own resolution ideas or questions forward to the Board and general membership.
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Convention Theme - "Root for the Home Team"
The 2013 AHYA Convention theme, "Root for the Home Team," was voted on by the AHYA Board of Directors at their Fall meeting in November. The Board hopes that each region will come to Youth Nationals prepared to represent what makes their home unique! From sports teams to food, pastimes to people, we can't wait to see what the always-entertaining Parade of Regions has in store this year! Contact your Regional Director if you'd like to be a delegate or if you want to get in on the decorating fun!