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About Arabian Horse Month

Harrigan photographyThe month of May was deemed 'Arabian Horse Month' beginning in 1992. Arabian Horse Month was started as an initiative to help bring awareness to the Arabian horse breed and give Arabian horse enthusiasts an opportunity to share their passion with others.

 

During the month of May, AHA challenges Arabian horse enthusiasts and AHA members to host outreach events in the form of an open house at the barn, kid's program at the barn or any other special event designed to introduce the Arabian horse breed to the public.

 

Be sure to use the hashtag #ArabianHorseMonth when posting about your event on social media so AHA can keep up with what you are doing and help others learn about your event too.  

 

Who Can Be Involved

Anyone can be involved in Arabian Horse Month!  AHA members and other Arabian horse enthusiasts are encouraged to join in and host events or combine with other events, that are helping to bring awareness to the Arabian horse breed and introduce its unique and amazing qualities to others. 

Ideas To Get Involved

Need some help thinking of outreach ideas for Arabian Horse Month? Look no further! Here is a list to get you started:

 

  • Host a shindig, potluck or open house at your barn 
  • Fundraise for a local/national charity that helps Arabian horses - pass out flyers, give a demo
  • Go to local schools to introduce the Arabian horse breed to students, teachers and  parents
  • For more ideas for AHA Regions and clubs, refer to AHA's Arabian Horse Month Toolkit

Arabian Horse Month Social Media Contests

About the contests: AHA challenges YOU to get involved, spread the word about Arabian Horse Month and share your passion with the public through social media.  

 

How the contests work: During the month of May there will be a total of four Facebook contests. Contests will start on May 7, 14, 21 and 28, and will end on each Friday of the corresponding week. There will be directions on each contest post about how you can enter the contest. A winner will be chosen every Friday in May! 

 

 

 

2017 Arabian Horse Month Challenge Contest Winner

 

The 2017 Arabian Horse Month Challenge winner is Northern Illinois Arabian Horse Association Club (NIAHAC)!

 

NIAHAC had a photo frame contest at their recent 2017 show. They selected a winner via #arabianhorsemonth #niahac2017. Their winner was Alexa Mayer and Resolution EQ. They will be featuring her photo on the NIAHAC website. The little girl was a sensation in all classes at the show! They had quite a few submissions!

 

NIAHAC will receive a $50 Visa gift card, a section in Arabian Horse Life magazine and a spotlight on AHA's social media pages. Congrats NIAHAC and keep up the great work!

 

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2016 Arabian Horse Month Challenge Contest Winner

 

The 2016 winner was Wine Country Arabian Horse Association. They did two event during May; they held a "Ride A Dressage Test" Clinic and participated in the Novato Horsemen's Horse Expo.

 

 

Arabian Horse Association Upcoming 2018 Events During Arabian Horse Month

For the third year in a row, AHA staff has formed a team to walk in the 25th Annual Furry Scurry, taking place on May 5 in Denver, to help raise funds and awareness for local horses in need. This year, the AHA Team hopes to raise over $1,000. All proceeds will go to support the Harmony Equine Center of the Dumb Friends League. 

 

You don't have to be present at the Furry Scurry to donate! If you would like to submit a donation, visit the AHA Furry Scurry page and click "Donate Now" on the righthand side of the screen. Your donation is very much appreciated! 

 

The Arabian Horse Association has partnered with Hope Reigns Arabians LLC. for the 2018 Arabian Horse Day, happening on Saturday, May 19 at the Hope Reigns facility in Franktown, Colo. This will be a fun day for horse enthusiasts and those brand new to the horse alike to meet real Arabian horses, learn about different disciplines and how they can get involved. 

 

Stay tuned for a full itinerary and photos of Arabian Horse Day.

 

 

Had A Great Time Reaching Newcomers in May? Keep It Going and Win More Cash Prizes Through the Time To Ride Program

Want to keep sharing your passion of Arabian horses with others AND get rewarded in CASH and other great prizes? Now you can through the 'Time To Ride Challenge.' Time to Ride is an initiative of the American Horse Council’s Marketing Alliance designed to connect new people to horses and grow participation across the entire horse industry. The Challenge offers $100,000 cash and prizes to the stables, clubs, and businesses who introduce non-riders to horses and riding. Join the Challenge to grow your own business, attract beginner riders, increase participation in the Arabian horse, and compete for amazing cash and prizes. Registration is free and starts March 1, and the Challenge takes place May 1 through September 30

 

For more information about the Time To Ride Challenge and how to sign up, please visit www.timetoridechallenge.com

 

                         

 

 

Timeline:

 

  • March 1: Registration opens.
  • May 1: Challenge begins (participants may host events starting this date). Enrollment is open throughout the Challenge.
  • July 23: National Meet-a-Horse Day - encourage all participants to host a meet-a-horse event today for national promotion.
  • September 30: final day to host events - Challenge ends.
  • October 15: final deadline to submit newcomer data/event reports.
  • Late October: results reported to each association and winners announced.

 

Please visit www.timetoride.com for more details, official rules, and FAQ.

 

  • The Challenge is a grassroots campaign to grow the horse industry by introducing non-horse owners to horse activities. These new enthusiasts will become your next clients, lesson students, competitors, horse owners, and more.
  • $100,000 cash and prizes

 

2017 Time to Ride Winners

 

For the second year in a row, the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) partnered with Time to Ride on its largest program, the Time to Ride Challenge. The Challenge offered $100,000 cash and prizes to the stables, clubs, and businesses who introduced non-riders to horses and riding. AHA offered an additional $5,000 JUST for members of AHA who competed in the Challenge! The Challenge opened on March 1, and took place from May 1 through September 30.

 

There were quite a few Arabian horse barns that joined the challenge and introduced numerous new people to the horse industry. In the overall division competition(small, medium, large), Arabian horse barns placed as followed:

 

Small Division

 

  • Heavenward Farm and Horsemanship placed second in Phase I and tenth in the most experiences for Phase II and brought in 638 newcomers.
  • The Cowboy Trading Post placed sixth for Phase I and brought in 463 newcomers.

 

Medium Division

 

  • Rusty Bar Ranch placed third overall and brought in 634 newcomers.

 

Large Division

 

  • No Arabian horse barns in the large division

 

For the Association competition division and the chance to win additional prize money totaling to $5,000 from AHA, barns placed as follows:

 

  1. Heavenward Farm and Horsemanship - 638 newcomers - receiving an additional $3,500 from AHA
  2. Rusty Bar Ranch - 634 newcomers - receiving an additional $1,500 from AHA
  3. The Cowboy Trading Post - 463 newcomers
  4. Northfield Farm LLC - 193 newcomers
  5. Reno-Tahoe Equestrian Centre - 78 newcomers
  6. Taylor Ranch - 31 newcomers
  7. Cannon Equine Instruction - 22 newcomers


Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2017 Time to Ride Challenge and introduced a total of 2,059 newcomers to our industry. It is individuals like YOU who help grow our beloved industry and are the reason we can keep doing what we do. We can't wait to see what 2018 Time to Ride Challenge looks like and how many more newcomers can be introduced to the Arabian horse.

 

2016 Time to Ride Winners

 

Time to Ride is an initiative of the American Horse Council's Marketing Alliance designed to connect new people to horses and grow participation across the entire horse industry. This year, the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) partnered with Time to Ride on its largest program, the Time to Ride Challenge. The Challenge offered $100,000 cash and prizes to the stables, clubs, and businesses who introduced non-riders to horses and riding. AHA offered an additional $5,000 JUST for members of AHA who competed in the Challenge! The Challenge opened on April 1, and took place from June 1 through September 30.

 

There were quite a few Arabian horse barns that joined the challenge and introduced numerous new people to the horse industry. In the overall division competition(small, medium, large), Arabian horse barns placed as followed:

 

Small Division

 

  • Moonshine Stables and Riding Academy at Shadow of a Doubt Equine Services placed fourteenth, bringing 201 newcomers and received $100 for the $100 for 100 contest.
  • Taylor Ranch placed fifteenth, bringing 155 newcomers and received $100 for the $100 for 100 contest. 

 

Medium Division

 

  • Rushlow's Arabians placed third, bringing a total of 807 newcomers and receiving prize money of $2,500
    Rusty Bar Ranch placed eighth, bringing 232 newcomers and receiving prize money of $500.

 

Large Division

 

  • No Arabian horse barns in the large division

 

For the Association competition division and the chance to win additional prize money totaling to $5,000 from AHA, barns placed as follows:

 

  1. Rushlow's Arabians - 807 newcomers - receiving an additional $3,500 from AHA
  2. Rusty Bar Ranch - 232 newcomers - receiving an additional $1,500 from AHA
  3. Moonshine Stales and Riding Academy at Shadow of a Doubt Equine Services - 201 newcomers
  4. Taylor Ranch - 155 newcomers
  5. Golden Ridge Stables - 68 newcomers
  6. Stillwater Stables of Decatur - 48 newcomers
  7. Sunset Ridge Ranch - 25 newcomers
  8. Castaway Arabians Farm - 16 newcomers


Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2016 Time to Ride Challenge and introduced a total of 1,552 newcomers to our industry. It is individuals like YOU who help grow our beloved industry and are the reason we can keep doing what we do. We can't wait to see what 2017 Time to Ride Challenge looks like and how many more newcomers can be introduced to the Arabian horse.

 

To read the Time to Ride Challenge Introduces Over 28,000 New Enthusiasts to Horses; Awards $100,000 in Cash and Prizes press release, click here.