Resources for LeadersAHA - 023 WV Border




Booth in a Box

The Booth consists of two retractable banner stands, a table cloth, table runner, one promotional display stand, and a box of promotional materials and giveaways. To order the booth please complete the below form and send back to



The booth will be sent to you at no charge. We just ask that you pay for the return shipping. Additional promotional items can also be ordered with booth request. Please contact or 303.696.4505 with any questions.




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2020 YOTY Caroline Elik

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.



Helping youth fulfill educational goals

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. 23, here.


Club and Affiliate Scholarships

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


Foundation BannerArabian 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.


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. Avaliable Scholarships TBA.


Other Equine Association Awards


10538US_Equestrian_Logo_Full_Color_copyAHA 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



Arabian Horse Judging Contest Resources

Practice DVDs

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. Click here to Purchase a copy!

Youth leaders may request a complimentary copy.  







Additional Practice Videos:

YouTube Playlist for multiple practice classes


Example written reasons from Class #2 Showmanship

Arabian Horse Judging Guide

A comprehensive guide to judging Arabian horses. Costs $10.00 per copy. Purchase here.


Coaching Youth Judging Teams Guide


Judges Notebook Chapters


Promotional Literature

Email to request complimentary copies of our Breed Ideal flyer, Origin of Popular Horse Breeds poster, Colors and Markings guide, Arabian Horse Coloring sheets, and Parts of the Horse and Skeletal System guide.


Coaches' Email List

Email 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.