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You are part of the future. How can you IMPACT the Arabian horse industry for the better? What change would you like to SEE...? in the future?


Each of you have the ability to participate and be a leader in this industry. Your actions have the power to make a lasting impact. Each month, we challenge you to participate in a #YOUthAreTheFuture challenge. Share your stories via social media posts, videos or stories for a chance to win great prizes.


Tag @arabianhorseyouth #YOUareTheFuture in your social media posts for the chance to be featured! We will be sharing more info about each challenge month by month and include some ideas on how #YOUthAreTheFuture.


 Youth Convention


2022 AHYA Convention - OKC July TBD and Virtual

Each year AHYA members get together to gain leadership skills, learn what AHYA has to offer, meet other youth from across the country and vote on your new executive leaders.


  • In Person
    • pick up your exhibitor t-shirt at YNL
    • meet other youth from around the country
    • participate in some fun activities
    • hear from your AHYA board members
  • Voting
    • Elections will be available online this year!
    • Please know how to login to the AHA website to participate and cast your vote for the next AHYA officer team. 
    • All active youth members are eligible to vote
    • Click on the vote now button to access voting
    • Voting will be available until TBD at noon CST
  • Online
    • We will be hosting videos about what AHYA is, who is invovled and why to join
    • Take a peak into what is happeing at the in person convention




President's Corner

AHYA Meeting Minutes


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2021 AHA Youth of the Year: Sophia Huffman, Region 5


Sophia Huffman1At the 2021 Annual AHA Membership Convention Awards Banquet it was announced that Lewiston, Idaho youth Sophia Huffman is the recipient of the 2021 AHA Youth of the Year award. Sophia receives the Youth of the Year perpetual trophy as well as a $5,000 scholarship from the Arabian Horse Foundation. 


 Compassion, humility, and motivation are the foundation of this young woman’s approach to life. She is currently enrolled in a Dual Credit program at Lewis-Clark State College, allowing her to gain college and high school credits at the same time. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant and works in a local nursing home. Though this position has been one of the most challenging for Sophia, she says that serving her community in this way has taught her to be patient, thorough, and compassionate in everything she does.


Moreover, our Youth of the Year has and is an important part of the Arabian Horse Youth Association. She competed in the Youth Judging Contest earning her first National Title as the High Individual Overall. She believes that involvement at any level is important as it improves not only our own lives, but the lives or others through the work that we do when we are involved in something worthwhile.


Sophia Huffman is a leader among her peers, serving her breed and others with a selfless attitude and the heart of a champion. AHA is proud to call her our 2021 ‘Youth of the Year’.


AHA would also like to congratulate, Ms Grace Smith from Region 5 as the first runner-up for ‘Youth of the Year’ and earning a $1000 scholarship from the Arabian Horse Youth Association and Ms Brooke Backlund from Region 10 as the second runner-up. Congrats to all!




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.