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About Arabian Horse Month

Harrigan photographyThe month of May was deemed 'Arabian Horse Month' beginning in 2015. 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 Challenge

What the challenge is: AHA wants to challenge YOU to spread the word about Arabian Horse Month and to share your passion with the public. 

 

How the challenge works: Starting on May 1 and running through May 31, current AHA members can send in how they promoted the Arabian horse during the month of May. Members can send in stories, pictures and videos. AHA staff will pick out the top five and post them on Facebook to be voted on on Friday, June 2. It is then up to the public to decide who the grand prize winner is! The winner will be announced Friday, June 16 and will be featured in Arabian Horse Life magazine, on AHA social media outlets and will receive a $50 Visa gift card to spend on you and your Arabian horse!

 

Duration of challenge: Material submission will be from May 1 - May 31. The Facebook poll deciding the grand prize winner will run from June 2 - June 15. Winner will be announced June 16. 

 

 

Material submission: Material submission can be in the form of a written story, picture or video. Please make sure the material is appropriate. Material can be submitted by email to Mikayla Boge at Mikayla.Boge@arabianhorses.org or mail 10805 E. Bethany Drive Aurora, CO 80014. Make sure to use the subject label "Arabian Horse Month Member Challenge Material" when submitting material. 

 

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 2017 Events During Arabian Horse Month

The Arabian Horse Association, for the second year in a row, has formed a team to walk in the 24th Annual Furry Scurry to help raise awareness for homeless equines in the area. The AHA Team raised over $1,000 this year! All proceeds went to support the Harmony Equine Center of the Dumb Friends League. 

 

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The Arabian Horse Association partnered with Arapahoe Park and Mile High Racing & Entertainment for a fun day filled with horse inspired crafts, REAL horse racing jockeys and laughter at Children's Hospital Colorado - Aurora last year and we plan to do so again. Stay tuned for pictures of this year's craft day!

 

The kids and their families will also receive a personal invite to The Colorado Horse Park on June 3 for Arabian Horse Day for a chance to meet REAL Arabian horses, watch Concours Dressage International classes througout the day, watch a demonstration on what a horseback riding lesson looks like with a Q&A session to follow, be able to watch an exclusive viewing of a yet-released film, Finding Fortune and to learn more about the Arabian horse through fun activities throughout the day!

 

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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. Again this year, the Arabian Horse Association is partnering with Time to Ride on its largest program, the Time to Ride Challenge. The Challenge offers $100,000 cash and prizes to the stables, clubs, and businesses who introduce non-riders to horses and riding. AHA is also offering an additional $5,000 in cash prizes JUST for members of AHA who compete in the Challenge! 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 PLUS additional incentives offered by the Arabian Horse Association.

 

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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.