Three educational DVDs composed of classes and reasons from the 2003, 2008, and 2013 Arabian Horse Judging Contests. All DVDs feature four halter and six performance classes, with official placings, cuts, and sample oral reasons.
Youth leaders may request a complimentary copy or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email email@example.com with your name, team info (i.e. 4-H/FFA, Jr. AHA, Sr. AHA/Collegiate), correct email address, and mailing address. We'll add you to our email updates to coaches about the Arabian Horse Judging Contest and resources.
Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms, New Horizons Equine Education Center, Inc.
The Coloring Atlas of Horse Anatomy, Dr. Robert Kainer and Dr. Thomas McCraken
Horse Industry Handbook – by the American Youth Horse Council (https://www.ayhc.com/shop)
Horse Smarts – by the American Youth Horse Council (https://www.ayhc.com/shop)
Equine Science - by Jean T Griffiths (https://www.ayhc.com/shop)
US Equestrian Rule Book – AR Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian Division (https://www.usef.org/forms-pubs/GsE_juyIyuk/ar-arabian-half-arabian-and)
|Ladies Side Saddle||Sport Horse In Hand|
|Mounted Native Costume||Sport Horse Under Saddle and Show Hack|
|Distance Riding||Park Horse||Trail|
|Dressage||Pleasure Driving||Western Dressage|
|English Pleasure||Racing||Western Pleasure|
|English Show Hack||Ranch Riding||Working Cow Horse|
|Equitation||Reined Cow Horse||Working Hunter|
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 will receive a $5,000 scholarship sponsored by the Arabian Horse Foundation. They will also be honored on the youth website, recognized at Youth Nationals, and have the opportunity to work on a special interest project to help improve the Arabian horse industry.
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.
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. 23, here.
Click here for a list of all the scholarships available from our local clubs and affiliate equine associations.
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: www.thearabianhorsefoundation.org. The AHF supports youth educationand research in genetic diseases in the Arabian horse. Please consider a donation.
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. Avaliable Scholarships TBA.
AHA nominates one youth member for the US Equestrian Youth Sportsman's Award. Individuals interested in applying for the US Equestrian Youth Sportsman's Award must send in their application to AHA by September 1st. Each breed affiliate may submit only one candidate for USEF's Youth Sportsman's Award. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.