Dates & Deadlines

See the AHA Handbook, applicable prize list, or other program rules for complete details regarding all AHYA dates below.

Sat Jul 20 00:00:00 MDT 2019Sat Jul 20 00:00:00 MDT 2019, Sat Jul 20 00:00:00 MDT 2019 - Sat Jul 27 00:00:00 MDT 2019Sat Jul 27 00:00:00 MDT 2019, Sat Jul 27 00:00:00 MDT 2019
Youth Nationals
oklahoma city, OK
Sun Aug 11 00:00:00 MDT 2019Sun Aug 11 00:00:00 MDT 2019, Sun Aug 11 00:00:00 MDT 2019 - Sat Aug 17 00:00:00 MDT 2019Sat Aug 17 00:00:00 MDT 2019, Sat Aug 17 00:00:00 MDT 2019
Canadian Nationals
brandon, MB
Mon Sep 02 00:00:00 MDT 2019Mon Sep 02 00:00:00 MDT 2019, Mon Sep 02 00:00:00 MDT 2019 - Sat Sep 07 00:00:00 MDT 2019Sat Sep 07 00:00:00 MDT 2019, Sat Sep 07 00:00:00 MDT 2019
Sport Horse Nationals
crete, IL
Fri Oct 18 00:00:00 MDT 2019Fri Oct 18 00:00:00 MDT 2019, Fri Oct 18 00:00:00 MDT 2019 - Sat Oct 26 00:00:00 MDT 2019Sat Oct 26 00:00:00 MDT 2019, Sat Oct 26 00:00:00 MDT 2019
U.S. Nationals
tulsa, OK


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Youth Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the Arabian Horse Youth Association or an event at Youth Nationals? Learn about opportunities below.







Ready-to-Use Lesson Series About Arabian Horses


Youth Leaders:

Do you want help preparing fun, effective lessons for your youth group? Arabian Horse Association presents Leg Up: A Ready-to-Use Lesson Series about Arabian horses.

Each Leg Up lesson plan is a compact but comprehensive presentation suitable for youth. You can use every plan “as is,” or easily modify it to suit your group’s age and knowledge.

Every Leg Up lesson is free of charge and includes a comprehensive lecture outline, Arabian horse trivia, games, and visual aids. Start today by downloading a Leg Up lesson below. Leg Up is free to youth leaders, so spread the word!

We hope your youth group enjoys exploring the world’s most beautiful athlete- the Arabian horse!!!


Choose your next Leg Up Lesson

Breed History
Evolution of Popular Breeds
Conformation and Breed Characteristics
Points of Evaluation


Arabian Horse Judging Videos

The Arabian Horse Youth Association offers 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

We also publish sample class videos to the AHA YouTube channel.






Current videos include:



Other Educational Resources

In addition to our DVD and YouTube videos, AHA offers a selection of resources to aid in educating youth about horses:


Arabian Horse Judging Guide

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


Coaching Youth Judging Teams Guide

An online guide to creating a competitive youth horse judging team. View here.


Judges Notebook Chapters

An online guideline and criteria for official AHA judges. View here.


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This AHA program connects interested parties with local farms and trainers to help introduce groups to the Arabian horse. For example, after learning about judging halter, contact a Discovery Farm to see if you can bring your team to the facility to practice judging on a live horse! Find one near you.


Arabian Horse Shows

Find the AHA Regional shows nearest you for practice judging sessions. Find out which region you're in here.


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.