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Rise Up and Ride On

 AHYA Board members Payne Harper and Cole Reser are taking a stand against bullying. Join them by signing this pledge to help stop bullying and standing up for those being bullied. Click on the pledge below to sign up and you will be mailed a Rise Up and Ride On bracelet.


Those that have taken the pledge:

Region 1

  • Megan Bryant
  • Mimi Gaffey

Region 2

  • Lindsay Hankins
  • Ian Medina

Region 3

  • Emily McDowell
  • Kasey Kreske
  • Grace Casteel
  • Sophie Yih
  • Marilyn Berry
  • Nicole Kurszewska

Region 4

  • Frannie Wissman
  • Bianca Massman

Region 5

  •  Lily Gramling
  • Jessica Johnson
  • Audrey Price
  • Lindsay Gramling
  • Grace Smith
  • Emelia
  • Bristol
  • Amanda Ploegman
  • Delaney

Region 6

  • Cannon Zass

Region 7

  • Emily Stucky
  • Isobel Comolli
  • Megan Davies
  • Madison Smith
  • Stella Ziouras
  • Mackenna Basteyns
  • Lily Sandell
  • Jordyn Libberton
  • Tristen Wikel
  • Bridget Smith
  • Rose Scoggin
  • Peyton Barker

Region 8

  • Marina Vaughan
  • Makenna Martinez
  • Savanna Luedtke
  • Brooke
  • Avery Williams
  • Jessica Jacobucci
  • Morgan Vaughan
  • Harper Hamill
  • Anne Burton
  • Amanda Miller
  • Katja Zimmer
  • Hannah Chambers
  • Caleigh Copenhaver

Region 9

  • Hannah Jones
  • Caroline Davis
  • William Peterson
  • Chloe Harper
  • Riley Lallo
  • Libby Allison
  • Lauren Olson
  • Claire Robertson
  • Halle Potts
  • Cole Reser
  • Riley Green
  • Bella Sobral
  • Ashlyn Koy
  • Payne Harper
  • Sarah Porter
  • Sydney Jorgenson
  • Caylee Dearth
  • Alyssa Duncan
  • Emma Williams
  • Katie Frarer
  • Lennon
  • Trinity Helton
  • Theodore Farnsworth
  • Ashlyn Koy
  • Jonah Weddle
  • Natalie Gordon
  • Angela Gordon
  • Morganne Bigham
  • Kathie Hart
  • Pamela Gaukt
  • Candence Nielsen

Region 10

  • Rachel Ward
  • Madison Rose
  • Lily Timmons
  • Mary Ward
  • Justin Rose
  • Brooke Backlund
  • Harlow Galvin
  • Gretchen Behnke
  • Logan Wilson
  • Mike Van Handel
  • Alexis Van Handel
  • Kayley Simpson

Region 11

  • Teagan
  • Melody Walker
  • Allie Derrole
  • Alexa Mayer
  • Katie France
  • Savanna DeMott
  • Sevana Skinner
  • Taylor Richman
  • Libby Montgomery
  • Lilyana Carrion
  • Luella Walker
  • Caroline Elik
  • Ashley Lounsberry
  • Rachel Powell
  • Sophia Novosel
  • Shannon Riley
  • Mikaela Foster
  • Taylor Smith

Region 12

  • Hallie Zimmerman
  • Rylie DeBarge
  • Jacqueline Garcia
  • Sarah Kirkpatrick
  • Cecilia Hernandez-Macia
  • Ewa Garmendia
  • Caleigh Coleman
  • Rylee Zell
  • Alana Hasman
  • Kate Walsh
  • Elinor Samarias
  • Molly McGraw
  • Sadie Honeyman

Region 13

  • Bostyn Leffler
  • Lakely Luton
  • Stephanie Barris
  • Addi Eppink
  • Jeanie Stanton
  • Kathleen Mears
  • Brandie Vanstee

Region 14

  • Skylar Young
  • Ryley Egan

Region 15

  • Leora
  • Nolan Hein
  • Carson
  • Elizabeth Graves
  • Isabella

Region 16

  • Jeanne Zirolli
  • Karen Miller


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 Youth Convention


2019 Convention

July 20, 2019

Oklahoma City, OK


The AHYA Convention will be held on Saturday, July 20. During General Session, delegates will vote for the 2019-2020 Executive Officers, vote on possible new resolutions, and have the opportunity to speak during open mic sessions.




Arabian Horse Hippology Contest

Entry forms at due September 23

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

AHA would like to invite 4-H, FFA, and AHA Teams to participate in the 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.


2019 Arabian Horse Hippology Contest

October 23-26, 2019

Expo Square - Tulsa, Okla.

Tentative Schedule:

Coaches Meeting – Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 5:00 p.m. at Hyatt Regency Tulsa

Contest - Thursday, Oct 24 at 8:00 am at Hyatt Regency Tulsa

Contest – Friday, Oct. 25 at 8:00 a.m. in the Pavilion

Awards Breakfast – Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8:00 a.m., Hyatt Regency Tulsa (contest or semi-formal attire suggested)

Center Ring Awards Presentation of All Teams – Saturday, Oct. 26, time TBD in Ford Truck Arena


Hippology Contest Hotel

Hyatt Regency Tulsa

100 E Second St

Tulsa, Okla. 74103




Please contact with any questions.


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Enter the 2019 Horse Judging Contest!

Entry forms for are due September 23 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 49th 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.


2019 Arabian Horse Judging Contest

October 24-26, 2019

Expo Square - Tulsa, Okla.

Tentative Schedule:

Coaches Meeting – Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6:00 p.m. in Central Park Hall

Contest – Friday, Oct. 25 at 8:00 a.m. in the Pavilion

Awards Breakfast – Saturday, Oct. 26 at 8:00 a.m., Hyatt Regency Tulsa (contest or semi-formal attire suggested)

Center Ring Awards Presentation of All Teams – Saturday, Oct. 26, time TBD in Ford Truck Arena


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

Please contact 

Region 16

Brooke Foti Gemmell


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.


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.  


AHYA Scholarship Supporters

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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.


HA/AA Ranch Riding JTR 14-18 sponsored by Long Meadow Arabians

  •  Champion: $1,000
  • Reserve Champion: $500

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving JTD 18&U sponsored by Prestige Farm

  • Champion: $1,000
  • Reserve Champion: $500

A/HA/AA Dressage Training Level JTR 14-18 sponsored by Preferred Auto Group

  • Champion: $1,000
  • Reserve Champion: $500

Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump 14-18 sponsored by Jarvis Insurance - Talia Lydick

  • Champion: $1,000
  • Reserve Champion: $500

Arabian Reining Horse JTR 14-18 sponsored by Eleanor's Arabian Farm

  • Champion: $1,000
  • Reserve Champion: $500

Arabian Western Pleasure JORT 14-18 sponsored by Lesley Farm

  • $1,000 awarded to the exhibitor voted to have the most sportsmanship


Friends of Vail

5 scholarships will be awarded. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in each of the following divisions: 10 & under, 13 & under, and 14-18. Two seniors will randomly be selected to recieve $1,500 each.


Hollywood Toi Foundation

HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation 14-18

  • Champion: $2,000 Scholarship and The Hollywood Toi Foundation Memorial Trophy
  • Reserve Champion: $1,500 Scholarship
  • Remaining Top Ten: $500 Scholarships each

Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 14-18

  • Champion: $2,000 Scholarship
  • Reserve Champion: $1,500 Scholarship
  • Remaining Top Ten: $500 Scholarships each


HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 sponsored by Strawberry Banks

  • 2 scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to two randomly selected top ten winners



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.


Equine Athlete Youth Rider Scholarship

  • Equine Athlete Veterinary Services has generously dedicated $1,000 to fund the Equine Athlete Youth Rider Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, and any youth rider participating in the Arabian Youth Nationals Championship Horse Show is eligible to apply.
  • To apply please complete the Arabian Horse Foundation Scholarship Application form and reference Equine Athlete Youth Rider Scholarship.
  • Applications due by October 1st



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's item is a 2020 Adventure MX II two-horse slant load trailer sponsored by Trails West. This great little horse trailer is perfect for trips to the vet, moving horses between farms or any of those short hauls. It is also great for that owner with one or two horses. All the specs of this great trailer can be found here:


Tickets are a donation of $50 each or five for $200. Only 400 tickets will be sold so make sure you get yours early! Contact or 303.696.4505 to get your tickets. The winning ticket will be drawn during the afternoon session of U.S. Nationals on October 26, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.



2019 AHA/AHYA Trails West Trailer Raffle Rules:

  • A donation of $50 per ticket is required; no purchase required
  • All proceeds will directly benefit the Arabian Horse Youth Association
  • Arabian Horse Association reserves the right to postpone or cancel the drawing at its discretion
  • In the event of the drawing being canceled any purchased tickets will be refunded
  • The drawing will be held the afternoon of October 26, 2019 at the 2019 U.S. Nationals Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • The winner need not be present to win
  • The winner is responsible for any taxes or other charges and for arranging delivery/transportation of the prize
  • Arabian Horse Association makes no express or implied arranty as to the prize
  • The prize may not be exchanged for the cash value
  • The prize must be claimed within six (6) months of the drawing date
  • The drawing is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • The drawing is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law


Raffle Ticket Form


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.