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2018 Convention

July 20, 2018

Oklahoma City, OK


The AHYA Convention will be held on Friday, July 20. During General Session, delegates will vote for the 2018-2019 Executive Officers, participate in committee reports, and have the opportunity to speak during open mic sessions.

Before Convention, an Arabian Horse Judging Clinic (open to ALL ages) will be held in cooperation with the Judges & Stewards Commission Office. Come learn how the pros place halter and performance classes, then have the chance to participate in a reasons critique workshop. If you've got your sights set on becoming a judge in the future, or just winning one of those spectacular saddles at the National Arabian Horse Judging Contest at U.S. Nationals, this event is right up your alley! More info to come; contact with questions.




NEW!! Arabian Horse Hippology Contest

Entry forms at due September 22

Team Entries are $150 ($175 post entry fee)

AHA would like to invite 4-H, FFA, and AHA Teams to participate in the first Arabian Horse Hippology Contest.


This prestigious contest will be held in conjunction with the famous U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show and the Annual Arabian Horse Judgign Contest, which allows contestants the opportunity to judge national-caliber halter and performance horses. Ours is the only national contest for the versatile Arabian breed.


2018 Arabian Horse Hippology Contest

October 24-27, 2018

Expo Square - Tulsa, Okla.

Tentative Schedule:

Coaches Meeting – Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 5:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Tulsa

Contest - Thursday, Oct 25 at 8:00 am at Hyatt Regency Tulsa

Contest – Friday, Oct. 26 at 8:00 a.m. in the Pavilion

Awards Breakfast – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8:00 a.m., Hyatt Regency Tulsa

Center Ring Awards Presentation of All Teams – Saturday, Oct. 27, time TBD in Ford Truck Arena (contest or semi-formal attire suggested)


Hippology Contest Hotel

Hyatt Regency Tulsa

100 E Second St

Tulsa, Okla. 74103




2018 Novice Hippology Contest

Oklahoma State Fair Park - Oklahoma City, Okla


The Arabian Horse Novice Hippology Contest is a great opportunity for youth to test their knowledge of all things Arabian horse.  Hippology is the study of the horse and in this contest contestants will participate in two different phases.  The first phase is a written exam and the second stage is stations. Entries can be taken at the contest with a $5 entry fee.  Please contact with any questions.



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Enter the 2018 Horse Judging Contest!

Entry forms for are due September 22 of the given year.

$150 per team ($175 post-entry fee), $50 per individual ($75 post-entry fee)


AHA would like to invite 4-H, FFA, AHA and Collegiate Judging Teams to JC-NEW-LOGO-Final-NoDateparticipate in the 48th annual Arabian Horse Judging Contest.


This prestigious contest is held every year in conjunction with the famous U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, which allows contestants the opportunity to judge national-caliber halter and performance horses. Ours is the only national contest for the versatile Arabian breed, and one of the few contests to regularly feature classes such as English Pleasure, Native Costume, Show Hack, and Country English Pleasure.


Each year, winners divide over $10,000 in generously donated scholarships and prizes. The high individual overall of the entire contest receives a certificate to the Arabian Horse Judges School and the opportunity to judge a championship class in center ring at the U.S. National Show.


2018 Arabian Horse Judging Contest

October 25-27, 2018

Expo Square - Tulsa, Okla.

Tentative Schedule:

Coaches Meeting – Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:00 p.m. in Central Park Hall

Contest – Friday, Oct. 26 at 8:00 a.m. in the Pavilion

Awards Breakfast – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8:00 a.m., Hyatt Regency Tulsa

Center Ring Awards Presentation of All Teams – Saturday, Oct. 27, time TBD in Ford Truck Arena (contest or semi-formal attire suggested)


Judging Contest Hotel

Hyatt Regency Tulsa

100 E Second St

Tulsa, Okla. 74103



For more information, contact Youth & Family Programs Coordinator, at (303) 696-4505 or


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AHYA RYTT EnterWant to earn points and win prizes with your friends, or make new friends through showing and riding? The Regional Youth Team Tournament offers youth from each region the opportunity to form teams which work together to earn points. These points, earned from both recognized and non-recognized shows and rides, lead to great year-end awards for the high scoring team in each region. In addition to these awards, regional winners are posted on the AHA youth webpage, and in Arabian Horse Life magazine.


Contact your regional youth team tournament secretary today and get a team together. Teams are due FEBRUARY 1st of each year.


Entry form

Points Tally Sheet

Official Winners Report form

Rules and Point System




Regional Youth Team Tournament Secretaries

Region 1

Debbie Price

7031 Opal St.

Alta Loma, CA 91701


Region 2

Meaghan Shaffer

Region 3

Region 4

Lisa Munson


Region 5

Michelle Pease-Paulsen 

Region 6

Region 7

Region 8

Cindy Howey
316.200.6874 (M)
316.445.2150 (H)

Region 9

Debbie Himmel
515 Back Project Rd
Schriever, LA 70395

Region 10

Heidi Elmer - Beck

5632 N Eagle Road

Evansville, WI 53536


Region 11

April Nickelson
2083 Hwy NN
Ironton, MO 63650

Region 12

Denise Lineberry


Region 13

Rosemary Cate
23369 County Club Lane

Grosse Ile, MI 48138

Region 14

Debra J. Swigart
5310 Grantland Drive
Dayton, OH 45429

Region 15

Jo Butterworth-Devine
PO Box 128
Dinwiddie, VA 23841

Region 16

Brooke Foti


Region 17

Region 18

Katherine Monk
11 Earl Street
Streetsville, Ontario
Canada L5M 1N6


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AHA youth members are anything but average, and we know it! In fact, AHA offers the Youth of the Year award, which honors one outstanding youth member annually. The Youth of the Year is selected for his or her achievements and contributions to the Arabian horse industry, AHA, and his or her community. In addition to previous achievements, the successful Youth of the Year candidate will show dedication to the Arabian breed and a desire to remain involved in the industry, serving as an ambassador and role model within the Arabian horse community. The winner is featured on the cover of Arabian Horse Life magazine, honored on the youth website, recognized at Youth Nationals, and receives a $1,000 scholarship and personalized carved wood form photograph sponsored by Cottage Craftsman.


All applications are due September 1 of the given year. Please see the current AHA Handbook for complete rules.


If you would like to apply for Youth of the Year, application forms can be found here.


See who won last year.



Helping youth fulfill educational goals

Youth of the Year

AHYA members are eligible to apply for the annual Youth of the Year competition, which awards scholarships to both the winner and the first runner up. The application deadline is September 1 of the given year; find applications and more info here. Thank you to All Things Equine, our sponsor for the runner-up scholarship award.


National Arabian Horse Judging Contest

Contestants in the National Arabian Horse Judging Contest at U.S. Nationals in October have the opportunity to win $7,000 in total individual and team scholarship awards across the three divisions: 4-H/FFA, Junior AHA, and Senior AHA/Collegiate. Learn more about the judging contest and download an entry form, due Sept. 22, here.


Club and Affiliate Scholarships

Click here for a list of all the scholarships available from our local clubs and affiliate equine associations.


AHYA Board of Director Scholarships

AHYA is working to find a new way to encourage youth to participate on the AHYA Board of Directors. Each Regional Youth Director and Executive Officer will have the oppotunity to qualify for a scholarship. To qualify they must meet certain requirements that show their participation and that they have an active role in AHYA, as well as developing them into future leaders.  


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Benefits For Supporters


YNL Scholarships

The Arabian Horse Foundation, AHF, is thrilled to announce the continuation of the scholarship program at The Arabian Horse Association's Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show. Scholarships will be announced later in 2018.



Arabian Horse Foundation

In a convenient one-stop shopping approach, the Arabian Horse Foundation allows students to fill out a single application that automatically makes them eligible for all memorial and regional scholarships. The Arabian Horse Foundation Scholarship Application deadline is April 1 of each year.

The Arabian Horse Foundation is a 501(c)3 IRS approved charity and is affiliated with the Arabian Horse Association. Members of AHA can make donations to the AHF when they renew their memberships or can go to the AHF's website: The AHF supports youth educationand research in genetic diseases in the Arabian horse. Please consider a donation.


AHYA Trails West Trailer Raffle


AHYA and AHA every year hold a raffle of one large purchase item at U.S. Natioanls in Tulsa, OK. This year we are partnering with Trails West Trailers to raffle off a 2-horse slant load, bumper pull horse trailer. Tickets are $50 and only 450 will be sold. As one of the AHYA’s largest fundraisers of the year, this year’s raffle item provides a safe an functional way for you to get your Arabian horse wherever they need to go, in style! The 2019 Adventure MX II two-horse, bumper pull horse trailer has a steel frame and aluminum skin, the perfect style, user friendly features and value. The trailer will come with the following features:


Standard Features: Tack Room Features: Horse Compartment Features:
6'9" wide, 7'0" tall 32 Inch Insert Tack Door Drop Down Feed Windows (head side)
Triple Wall Construction Dome Light Sliding Windows (tail side)
Aluminum Exterior Sheets Corner Brush Tray Dome Light
1 Piece Aluminum Roof Tack Door Brush Tray Rubber Wall Mats
4 Wheel Electric Brakes Two Place Saddle Racks Rubber Floor Mats
Easy Lube Hubs 16 Bridle Hooks Slam Latch Dividers
Radial Tires Blanket Rod Tie Ring Each Stall
Aluminum Fenders, Tread Brite Tapered Clothes Rod Double Rear Doors
Steps & Front Gravel Guard Camper Vent Load Light By Each Side And Rear Gate
Drop Down Feed Windows Carpeted Floor  
Windows Tail SideRubber Bumper Swing Out Saddle Rack  
Molded Seven-Way RV Plug Spare Tire  
One Year Limited Warranty Water Tank  
  Door Mounted Tack Organizer  
  Sport Bag  


 Secondary Prize: Horse Hair Analysis and Excel digestive supplement package donated by DePaolo Equine Concepts ($260 value)

By participating in this drawing, you agree to the following:

  1. A donation of $50 per ticket is required; no purchase required
  2. All proceeds will directly benefit the Arabian Horse Youth Association
  3. Arabian Horse Association reserves the right to postpone or cancel the drawing at its discretion
  4. In the event of the drawing being canceled any purchased ticket will be refunded
  5. The drawing will be held the evening of October 27, 2018 at the 2018 U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  6. The winner need not be present to win
  7. The winner is responsible for any taxes or other charges and for arranging delivery of the prize
  8. Arabain Horse Association makes no express or implied warranty as to the prize
  9. The prize may not be exchanged for the cash value
  10. The prize must be claimed within six (6) months of the drawing date
  11. The drawing is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  12. The drawing is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law

The proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Arabian Horse Youth Association's numerous annual programs, including the AHYA Convention, Regional Youth Team Tournament, National Arabian Horse Judging Contest, and more. Please contact or 303.696.4505 with any questions or to purchase your ticket.