2019 Convention


On behalf of the Arabian Horse Association, we are pleased to invite you to our Annual Convention. Our Convention is not like any other. Here you will collaborate with some of the top members within our industry. You will have access to numerious educational opportunities and have a little fun in the process. 


The 2019 AHA Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Tulsa, Okla. Located in the heart of Downtown Tulsa's cultural, entertainment, businesses and art districts. Explore the Tulsa Performing Arts Center of the BOK Center or enjoy fine dining at a local restaurant.


Click here to reserve your room today! Hyatt-Exteriors-1 


Room rates are $99 USD plus applicable taxes and rooms will be booked on a first come, first served basis. All meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa:


100 East 2nd Street

Tulsa, Okla 74103


The hotel will honor room rates 3-days prior and 3-days post Convention dates for those of you looking to turn this into a vacation.


Please direct any further questions or concerns to the Convention and Sponsorship Specialist, Uriah Quezada at 303.696.4559 or Uriah.Quezada@arabianhorses.org

At Convention

Convention Resources



Convention Registration Form

Online Convention Registration

Early Bird Registration Deadline has been extended to October 25th



Shuttle Service


Hyatt Regency Tulsa 

The newly renovated downtown Tulsa Hotel offers guests complimentary 24-hour shuttle transportation round trip between Tulsa International Airport and the hotel. Simply call the Hayatt at 1-918-234-1234 and book your shuttle.



WHERE TO ENTER YOUR CODE: To use your code simply enter it in the “DISCOUNT CODE” box on the first page of the website when making your reservations.  Click here for the reservation link. Code is 964DS.

DISCOUNT: Your discount gives you 10% off one-way and round-trip reservations made online, and is valid for SuperShuttle shared rides and ExecuCar private cars.  Discount does not apply to exclusive/non-stop vans (which are already discounted).

RESERVATIONS: For special reservation questions call 1-800 BLUE VAN (800-258-3826) or customer service, available  24/7. Please note that if you call in your reservation  instead of booking and paying online with your discount code, then your discount is not valid and a $3 call center fee applies.  



SuperShuttle: After collecting luggage, customer must proceed to the SuperShuttle ticket counter to speak with a uniformed Customer Service Representative. The ticket counter is located between the women’s restroom and the ground transportation booth on the southwest side of the terminal. The ticket counter is staffed from 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM daily. A CSR will direct customer to the appropriate shuttle loading area on the transportation island. After hours, customer may use the courtesy phone located at the ticket counter to connect directly to dispatch for further assistance.


ExecuCar: Guests must pick up baggage on Level 5 and proceed to the west side of the main terminal, go out Door 510 to the Taxi/Limo starter on Island 1. The operator will call the guest to coordinate pick-up, using the phone number listed on the reservation. If unable to locate operator, guest may check with the SuperShuttle ticket counter located in the main terminal adjacent to the Hertz Car Rental Desk. Note: The counter cannot make or change reservations or accept payments of any kind on behalf of ExecuCar Denver.






Interested in becoming a 2019 convention sponsor?  We offer a variety of sponsorships for every budget.  


Custom sponsorships are available, please contact Uriah Quezada, Convention and Sponsorship Specialist at Uriah.Quezada@arabianhorses.org or 303.696.4559. 




Commercial Exhibits


Commercial Exhibit space will be available at convention. Click here for an application.


Each booth is $300 and includes:


  • 6' rear pipe & drape
  • 3' side pipe & drape


(Please note that electricity is not included)




Active Resolutions


Click here for current active resolutions.


Tentative Schedule

The Tentative Schedule for the 2019 Annual Convention is available here. For scheduling updates please see your Committee Chair. For other inquries please contact Uriah Quezada at uriah.quezada@arabianhorses.org or 303-696-4559.

Visitor Information





Welcome to Tulsa! At first glance, Tulsa comes across as a quiet city but as you take a closer look, you will find out it has a lot going on. From a growing arts scene to lively music venues to locally-owned restaurants, the city is evolving. 


The Brady Arts District, for instance, is  a cultural hotspot offering solid restaurants, unique art galleries, and hip bars. It is home to the Woody Guthrie Center, which not only celebrates the folk music legend himself but also his ideas of equality and social justice. You can spend hours at the Center learning about the man who wrote "This Land is Your Land."



Art and history collide at the internationally celebrated Gilcrease Museum. Thomas Gilcrease, a member of thCreek nation, struck it rich in his early twenties when the first oil discovery in Oklahoma was right next to his land. Here you can feast your eyes on the only surviving certified copy of the Declaration of Independence - one example of the rare documents kept at the museum.



What are you hungry for? Tulsa has it. Downtown is home to seven distinct entertainment districts and over 50 restaurants.


From fabolous to funky. Tulsa offers a variety of shopping experience. Explore the historic and very eclectic Cherry Street and Brookside Districts or check out our many boutiques in and around the downtown area, including the Deco and Brady Arts Districs. You will find everything you are looking for in Tulsa-and much more then you expect.





Awards Programs

Volunteer Service Award


  • Member Organization Level
  • Regional Level
  • National Level


Member Organization Level awards are presented by the club. At the Annual Convention AHA presents the Regional Level awards during general session and the National Level awards during the President's Banquet. Each recipient receives an award certificate, congratulatory letter and lapel pin.


Deadlines vary for each award level; see Chapter 20 in your AHA Handbook for official rules and deadlines.


Click here to view previous winners.


Click here to print the nomination form.



Club Excellence Award


Annual awards are presented in the following categories: 


  • Breed Promotion/Community Involvement
  • Membership Recruitment/Retention
  • Club Projects


Has your club organized and participated in activities that deserve special recognition for promoting the breed and AHA? Submit your activity entries by August 15. A panel of judges will evaluate all entries and awards will be presented at the President's Banquet at the annual Convention.


The winning club in each category receives $500.00. The Club of the Year award will be selected from those clubs that were placed in the top five of a minimum of 2 of the 3 categories, and an additional $500.00 award is presented for that honor. For official rules see Chapter 20 in your AHA Handbook.


Click here to view previous winners.





2019 Resolutions

Amend Bylaws Article VIII, Section 2, Subparagraph a - DIRECTORS (Bylaws - 2/3rds vote)
Charles Bass
Bylaws Committee
Amend Bylaws Article VIII, Section 1. Qualifications (Bylaws - 2/3rds vote)
Charles Bass
Bylaws Committee
Regional Director Election Process (Bylaws – 2/3rds vote)
Bruce Johnson
Bylaws Committee
Remove Exception for Number of Dressage Rides (USEF/EC)
Carol Spangler
Dressage and Western Dressage Committee
Removing Age Restriction in Sport Horse In-Hand (USEF/EC)
Janet Henderson
Sport Horse Committee
Clarification to Sport Horse In-Hand (USEF/EC)
Janet Henderson
Sport Horse Committee
Additions to Sport Horse Appointments (USEF/EC)
Janet Henderson
Sport Horse Committee
Appointing Another Rider in Owner Classes for Working Hunter (USEF/EC)
Jim Porcher
Sport Horse National Show Commission
Performance Halter Scoring Options (USEF/EC)
Joan Palelek-Shelton
Half Arabian Club of Washington
Addition of Ranch Horse Cow Work (USEF/EC)
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Addition of Ranch Horse Trail (USEF/EC)
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Addition of Ranch Horse Rail Pleasure (USEF/EC)
Sandy Woerle
Working Western Committee
Redefining Age Splits for Youth (USEF/EC)
Debbie Himmel
AHA President
Showmanship Rules Modified (USEF/EC)
Sheri Odom
Equitation & Showmanship Committee
New Section for Walk/Trot/Jog Classes 11 & Over (USEF/EC)
Laura Mickelson
Region 10
Rescind Resolutions 20-03, 18-09 and 33-15
Nancy Harvey
AHA Board of Directors
Allow Concurrent Specialty Classes to be Held at Regionals
Jim Hitt
Competition Advisory Committee
Combined Regional Championship Shows/Rides
Peggy Weems
Regional Review Task Force
Allowing Board Modifications to Resolutions with Restrictions
Nancy Harvey
AHA Board of Directors
Filing Fee on Judges and Stewards Complaints to be set by the AHA Board of Directors
Mary Jane Brown
Education/Evaluation Commission

The Convention Resolution Archive can be found here.