The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) was formed in 2003, as the result of a merger of the Arabian Horse Registry of America (founded in 1908) and the International Arabian Horse Association (founded in 1950). The purpose of formulating AHA was to create an organization of like-minded Arabian horse enthusiasts, and provide a focal point for their favorite recreational or competitive activities. AHA is the official Arabian horse breed association and registry in the U.S. and Canada, with more than 23,000 members and more than 1 million registered Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses. The AHA Registry was created in 1908 and was formerly known as the Arabian Horse Registry of America.
As a full-service non-profit breed association, AHA seeks to meet the breeding, competitive and recreational interests of all Arabian horse owners. We offer over 400 events and competitions and have the largest online marketplace, bringing enthusiasts together to share the joys of Arabian horse ownership. We administer approximately $4 million in annual prize money, produce national events, maintain official event records and provide activities and programs that promote breeding and ownership.
At AHA’s Annual Convention, delegates from 18 geographical regions meet annually to elect officers and other governing bodies, and vote on rules that affect the Arabian horse industry. Our Executive Committee and Board of Directors represent the interests of Arabian horse owners throughout the U.S. and Canada.
AHA’s aim is five-fold. We seek to promote growth in the interest and demand for the Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horse; the preservation of the integrity of the breed; increased participation in activities involving the breed; recognition by the equine industry and general public about the value and attributes of Arabians; and ensure that services and benefits are valuable and convenient for AHA members.