February, 2018


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Region 1  

The Arabian Performance Horse Club of Southern California invites you to our two AVS shows this year.

April 8, 2018 will be Hunter/Jumpers with Judge Lisa Klink. 

April 29, 2018 will be Dressage with Judge Peggy Klump. 

Both shows will offer Sport Horse Under Saddle.

These are qualifying shows for Region One and Sport Horse Nationals.

Both shows will be at Pepperglen Farms in Norco Calif. 
Contact Carol Spangle for information  909.573.4983 wrks4good@aol.com  
Premiums are available at www.arabianphc.org
Rancho California Arabian Horse Association (RCAHA)  will be holding their spring show on March 29 to April 1, 2018, RCAHA and AHASJV, Region 1 and 2 qualifiers with Region 2 Dressage and Sport Horse Championships. LAEC, Burbank, Calif. Show Secretary is Janet Dunlap janet.dunlap4@gmail.com
San Diego Arabian Horse Association will be holding a clinic on March 18, 2018. "Helpful Skills and Knowledge for Horse Emergencies" with Dr. Aaron Harland DVM. Cost is $25.00 which includes lunch. The clinic will be held at the home of JoAnn Harlan 17249 Highland Creek Road, Ramona, Calif. 92065. For more information and to RSVP, contact JoAnn at calipsomon@gmail.com or 619-972-1997
San Diego Arabian Horse Association will be having two One Day Shows in 2018. The first is May 6, 2018, and the second is November 4, 2018. Both of these shows are qualifying shows for Region One as well as Open Breed Shows, so come and join us for one or the other or both!

Region 2

The Golden Empire Arabian Horse Society will be holding their Annual Open Breed Dressage Show at a facility in Bakersfield on March 18.  Free Lunch for exhibitors!  
Contact Lowell Saunders at 661.399.5177 or 206.819.1039.

March 29 - April 1 
The Rancho California Arabian Spring Show will be held in Burbank at Los Angeles Equestrian Center.  Please contact Jan Dunlap for a premium! 
Janet.Dunlap4@gmail.com or call 559.786.6488.
March 31 - April 1 
Region 2 Sport Horse and Dressage championships will be held in Burbank at Los Angeles Equestrian Center.  Please contact Jan Dunlap for a premium!  
Janet.Dunlap4@gmail.com or call 559.786.6488.
April 12-14 
AHANC will be holding a Region 2 and 3 show at Rancho Murieta.  
Please contact Nancy Harvey at nharvey440@aol.com for information.
May 5 - 6 
Region 2 Spring Qualifier Show will be held in Burbank at Los Angeles Equestrian Center.  
Please contact Jan Dunlap for a premium!  Janet.Dunlap4@gmail.com or call 559.786.6488.
June 19 - 24 
Region 2 Pre-Show and Region 2 Championships will be held in Santa Barbara at Earl Warren Showgrounds.  
Please contact Sharon Richards at sharonr789@yahoo.com or 916.645.2288.
July 8 
The Region 2 Youth will be holding fun show in Camarillo at the Santa Rosa Equestrian Center.  All breeds are welcome! Pre-entries are $8.  
Contact Natalie Zavala for info at westlakehorses@gmail.com or call 805.231.0056.

Region 3

Wine Country Arabian Horse Association 

Wine Country Arabian Horse Association is hosting the Spring Edition Open All Breed Horse Show held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif. on March 24.  

We have Dressage clinics planned each month with Sue Curry at her beautiful Fairwind Farm. 

Our Robert S. Dougherty Youth Membership Essay Contest is going on now, closing date is February 28. Youth members must submit a 250 word essay on what inspired them to be involved with horses. Winners in different age categories will be chosen, three Youth memberships will be awarded. 

We plan on putting on Dressage Schooling Shows, and other Open Shows. 

We presented Diana Angell with the AHA Club Level Award, she was not able to have it presented at our holiday party, so we presented it to her with her horse.  Congratulations Diane! Thank you for all you do. For more information visit www.winecountryarabians.com  

Mother Lode Arabian Horse Association

The Mother Lode Arabian Horse Association will have their 39th Annual FUZZY WUZZY  Open Schooling Show March 18, 2018.  This year it will be located at a new location with a covered arena.  Show will go on rain or shine!  
See you at Triple Crown Equestrian Center, 3243-3299 Gladding Road, Lincoln, Calif. 95648
Entry fees $4.99 per class plus $10 office fee per entry.
Hi-point buckles for Jr. and Sr. Amateur, New Ranch Riding classes, tack sale and food!!!
For more information, please contact Cheryl Hansen, show manager at 916.202.7851,  or visit MLAHA website

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Region 5
Free Educational Clinics
Halter and In-Hand
Saturday March 17 from 1-3 p.m.

Presented by Mid Crest Farms and Preston Keeter 20722 SE 400th ST.  Enumclaw, Wash. 

All Region 5 youth and members are welcome to attend this free clinic.  We will be presenting multiple h orses of all ages. Conducting discussion on what to look for in good conformation of the Arabian horse.  We will have the opportunity to do comparative observations among several horses to help improve your eye on what to look for when evaluating a horse.

Any Region 5 youth interested in joining the judging team are definitely encouraged to attend!
Don't miss this opportunity to become a better horseman and learn more about evaluating conformation.

Questions: Joyce Thomas Njoyarabians@gmail.com
Horse and Rider Chiropractic Clinic
Sunday, March 10 at 11 a.m.
1230 Olson Rd, Yakima, Wash. 98908
Have you ever wondered if your horse gets headaches? They do! 

AHCCW is hosting Dr. Allan Neal of Cascade Chiropractic to discuss and demonstrate the benefits of chiropractic care for horse AND rider. Dr. Neal will be demonstrating with a horse and rider as well as a dog (sorry this clinic is not open to participants).

The clinic is free to attend.
The event will be held in an indoor arena, standing room and limited space for seating available. If you are not able to stand for the duration of the clinic, we recommend you bring your own chair. Complimentary bottled water and cookies will be served. 

Due to number of attendees interested, parking will be designated along the road (please no parking within the facility).
Dr. Neal will be available for questions and booking after the clinic.
Region 5 Regional Youth Judging Team Tryouts
Region 5 Youth Judging Team is being co-chaired by Joyce Thompson and Allison Wallace. 

Tryouts for the Regional Team will be held on Friday May 11 at 4 p.m.* at the Cascade Youth Show. Those trying out will judge two classes then proceed into the Café to present oral reasons. Those making it to the Regional Team will be notified before the end of the show. 

  • Must be an AHA Youth Member
  • Participation in the Region 5 Youth, including meetings, fundraising, educational opportunities and volunteer time.
  • Tryout at the Cascade Youth Show.
  • Team Meetings once team is selected for further practice.
  • Travel to U.S. Nationals to participate with the selected team members based on tryouts and participation in the Region 5 Youth Program.
Any questions please contact the Region 5 Youth Facebook page or contact Allison Wallace at 206.465.0428. *Note time may be adjusted once entries close.

Region 7
Region 7 is pleased to announce our 2018 Pre-Show and Regional Championship will be held April 23-29 at Westworld, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

We are offering you the opportunity to showcase your sale horse through participation in the First Annual Region 7 Opportunity Horse Sale. Here is your chance to market your horse to all of Region 7 and a global audience through live feed. Enter your horse in this incredible live treaty presentation.

Open to Arabians and Half-Arabians, maximum of 20 horses accepted.  Fee per horse: $100 if entered in Region 7 show, $150 if not entered in Region 7 show.

Your horse will be included in two presentations of sale horses in the Equidome; Wednesday following the afternoon session and Thursday following the morning session. Presentations will be covered by live feed and a flyer with horse description will be distributed during the show and posted on the Region 7 website.

Contact Isaac Taylor at 801.592.5601 for more information  
Southern Arizona Arabian Horse Association (SAAHA)
Introducing a new Arabian Show added to our schedule! We're holding the "March Madness Arabian Value Show" on March 24-25, at Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson, Ariz.
There will be performance classes on both days, and Working Western (Trail, Reining, Ranch Riding) spread over the weekend. Great opportunities to practice or qualify for Region 7. This show is DEFINITELY ON! Prize list will be posted ASAP to SAAHA - Southern Arizona Arabian Horse Association.  Contact Randi Preiser with questions, 520.240.0124. 
The 2018 ABC (All Breed Circuit) Shows will start May 24.  The calendar is on our website: SAAHA - Southern Arizona Arabian Horse Association

Region 8
The Region 8 MR Championship Show will be held June 6 - 10, 2018, at the National Western Complex in Denver, Colo.  The Lead-In Show will be Wednesday June 6. We have adjusted the schedule to be more exhibitor friendly, with the Trail and Ranch Riding on Sunday June 10.  The judges are Gary Ferguson, Mary Trowbridge and Bob Gordon.

Mark your calendars for the Region 8 Championship Show. For more information contact Show Manager, Jim Porcher, at jsporch@comcast.net
The Region 8 Offsite Sport Horse Championship Show will be held May 12-13, 2018, at Expo New Mexico, in Albuquerque, N.M.  

The Zia Classic Show will serve as the Lead-In on June 9-11, 2018. There will be a fully complement of Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Sport Horse In-Hand, and Sport Horse Under Saddle class. The judges are Debra Thomas for Hunter Jumper and Renee Johnson for Dressage. For more information contact Show Manager, Jim Porcher, at jsporch@comcast.net

Region 9
2018 MayFest Challenge
Mark your calendars for the 2018 MayFest Challenge, held May 4-6, 2018 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Come and show at the facility where the Region 9 Championships are held!!
  •         Main Ring will run Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6, 2018
  •         Working Western Day is Saturday May 5, 2018
  •         Sport Horse Day is Sunday May 6, 2018
Premium will be posted in late March at www.NTAHC.com

Region 10
Region 10 Scholarship Opportunity:
Region 10 offers two scholarship opportunities to youth and adult members who are pursuing post high school education. Three $1,000 Mary Anne Grimmell Memorial Scholarships are available, and one $1,000 Mark Larscheidt Memorial Scholarship is available in 2018. See the Region 10 website for eligibility information and applications. Deadlines are May 1 and May 15, respectively.
Events and shows:  
  • The Region 10 Arabian Horse Judging Contest will be held Saturday April 14, 2018, at Conway Arabians, Chatfield Minn. Check in at 9 a.m. For additional information please see the Region 10 website or contact Debbie Treadwell at 612.590.8606 or email at debbietreadwell@mcnamaracompany.com
  • The Arabian Horse Society of South Dakota (TAHSSD) will hold its Spring Concurrent Shows, April 14 and 15 at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Region 10 qualifying show Judge is Duane Esser and Region 6 qualifying show Judge is Ann Benson. See website at www.tahssd.org for more information.             
For a full calendar of the Region's happenings, go to the Region 10 website

Region 13

We are coming up on show season pretty quickly.  Be sure to put our two Regional shows on your calendar!  

The off-site Dressage, H/J, and Sport Horse show will be held in conjunction with the Hoosier Horse Classic, June 14-17 in Edingburg, Ind.  

The Region 13 show will be held the following week at its new home the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio.  

Both shows offer qualifying classes before the regional classes begin.  Prize lists for both shows will be available soon at www.aharegion13.com
Region 13 will also be the home of the AHA National Distance Rides in Henryville, Ind. October 26-28.
Here is the most recent list of qualifying shows for Region 13:
Show Name
Show #
Approve Date
06-APR-18 to 07-APR-18
28-APR-18 to 28-APR-18
03-MAY-18 to 06-MAY-18
03-MAY-18 to 06-MAY-18
01-JUN-18 to 03-JUN-18
09-JUN-18 to 10-JUN-18
14-JUN-18 to 17-JUN-18
15-JUN-18 to 17-JUN-18
20-JUN-18 to 20-JUN-18
20-JUN-18 to 20-JUN-18
21-JUN-18 to 24-JUN-18
14-JUL-18 to 15-JUL-18
28-JUL-18 to 28-JUL-18
29-JUL-18 to 29-JUL-18
30-AUG-18 to 02-SEP-18

Region 14

March 17, 2018 Region 14 Awards Banquet at Holiday Inn ~ Airport 

1717 Airport Exchange Boulevard, Erlanger, Ky. 41018 Phone: 859.371.2233
Club Meeting Rooms available beginning at 12 p.m. - contact Debbie Glasener 
937.964.8634 or  notr2469@yahoo.com to arrange meeting room and time.

Regional Meeting starts at 3 p.m.
Guest Room Rate- $99.00/plus tax - you will have to contact the Holiday Inn at Cincinnati Airport directly at 859.746.5611;
Other lodging in the area: Quality Inn & Suites [1805 Airport Exchange Blvd., Erlanger, Ky. 41018 859.746.0300
Cash bar Cocktail Hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dinner is at 7 p.m. $35 (Make checks payable to Region 14) Mail to: Debbie Glasener 6049 Ballentine Pike - Springfield, Ohio 45502.        
Deadline for reservations is March 15.

Don't forget our exciting Silent Auction: contact Carl Malicote 502.750.4500 or  cmalicote1951@gmail.com 
We need your help and support!

We need pictures from all horse activities in our region from this past year for a slide show to be shown at the banquet.  Email those to  Region14photos@yahoo.com

Go  www.aha14.com  for the ballot for  this year's awards under the  Regional Information and Docs tab. Contact Dave Daugherty 614.866.4606 or  ddaughe1@insight.rr.com for more information. Voting is now open until February 18-25, 2018.

You must be a member of AHA through a club in Region 14 to be eligible to vote.
The nominee bios will also be posted on this site under the Regional Information and Docs tab.
After our awards are presented, everyone is invited to play Family Feud.  You will need a team of five (5).

We, Region 14, are looking for Trophy and Event Sponsors for the Region 14 awards which will be presented at the Awards Banquet on March 17, 2018, at the Holiday Inn ~ Airport.
 - Trophy sponsors are $125.00 each
 -Event sponsor $50.00
 -Friends of Region 14 awards sponsor $25.00
  Contact: Dave Daugherty  Email:  ddaughe1@insight.rr.com  Cell: 614.989.2385

OHAHA Spring Show   Springfield, Ohio  ~ April 20-22, 2018 
  • Buckeye Sweepstakes & NSH District One Show Columbus, Ohio ~ May 24-27, 2018 
  • Silverama & Region 14 Championship Lexington, Ky. June 27 thru July 1, 2018 
OHAHA Fall Show ~ Wilmington, Ohio September 1 & 2, 2018

For information on the above listed shows contact: Cindy Clinton  cindy@cindyclinton.com

ATTENTION AHA dues increase goes into effect on April 1, 2018. 
The AHA Adult Membership fee will be $50.00 for a one-year membership, and the AHA Adult three-year Membership fee will be $135.00. (Resolution #3-16)

Region 15
Region 15 is pleased to announce our Judges for the Region 15 Championships.
July 4-8, 2018 - The Virginia Horse Center - Lexington, Va.
Markel Firecracker Classic Pre-Show:
  • Main Ring - Sterling Bradley
  • Sport Horse Ring - Joan O' Keeffe
Region 15 Championships:
  • Main Ring - Gordon Potts, John Lambert, Gary Ferguson
  • Working Western - Gary Ferguson
  • Hunter over Fences & Sport Horse Hunter Type - Nancy Seyfried
  • Sport Horse Dressage Type and Dressage - Fatima Krantz
  • Dressage - Tami Batts
Prize list will be available soon! 
Show updates and information will be available on our Facebook page
We look forward to seeing everyone in July!!

Heritage AHA
Arabian Sport Horse Extravaganza prize list available on Region 15 's Facebook page

Old Dominion AHA
Region 15 and Region 12 Concurrent Show
The NCAHA/ODAHA Concurrent show will be April 6-8, at the James Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, N.C., again this year.
The prize list should be on line in a week or so at odaha.org, and ncaha.com.
2018 Judges:
  • Main Ring:  Jody LaSalle
                  Susan Witte
  • Sport Horse:  Lisa Hammerschmidt
                      Sue Smithson       
  • Dressage:  Sue Smithson
                  Jennifer Roth
  • Hunter/Jumper:  Lisa Hammerschmidt
                           Beth Rackham 
There will be hospitality again, and we can always welcome more volunteers. 

Virginia AHA

Pennsylvania AHA

Blue Ridge Arabian Classic Show Announcement

Region 17

Region 17 Meeting: 

Mark your calendars for March 17 as the next Regional Meeting to be held in Abbotsford, BC.


A draft of the meeting agenda is posted on the new Region 17 website.


Rooms have been reserved at the Abbotsford Sandman Inn - reservation information will be available shortly.


Region 17 2018 Championship Show:

The 2018 Regional Show will be held May 2 -7 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC.


Follow the updates on the new website for the prize list, host hotels, pre show information as well as the fun activities that make this such a great show.  We look forward to seeing many exhibitors for a great regional show at a great venue!  Look for us at: www.region17.com/region-17-show

Member Accolades:

Prue Critichley is brimming with pride.  Her great stallion *Empres++++// has been immortalized as a Breyer Model released in January, and he's been invited as a guest horse to BreyerFest in July, 2018 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. 

It is believed that Empres is the first Canadian horse immortalized by Breyer, an honor not to be taken lightly.

*Empres is a Monogramm son born in Poland in 1995, but now lives in Manitoba, Canada, with his loving owner, Prue Critchley. He was born at Michałów State Stud, Poland, under the direction of Ignacy Jaworowski. As a three-year-old he raced at the Warsaw track. He stood at stud at Michałów and other Polish stud farms for three years, siring 25 foals in Poland. Many of these have gone on to prove themselves on the track and at shows in Europe. Some of these have produced highly successful offspring themselves.
*Empres arrived in Canada in April 2011 - and is very proudly owned by Prue Critchley, Manitoba.  He has continued with a very successful show career which can be found on his web page :  www.empres.ca

AHA Achievement Award Top Ten Standings:
AHA just published the Achievement Award Top 10 Standings and we are so proud to have members from Region 17 named in those award placings.
  • In the Top Horse category in 10th spot was Qaracas CSF ////++ owned by Krista MacGarva
  • Youth Rider Accolades go to: Arianna Bell & Shaylin Sharpe, both From Alberta.
Congratulations to all three of you and your horses.  You have done us proud!!!

Club Activities:
The BC Half Arabian Association (BCHAA) Spring Show will be held April 13-15, 2018.  This is a Region 17 Qualifier to be held at the same site as the regional show:  Thunderbird Show Park Langley, BC.  For more information check the club link on the Region 17 website or from the following information: www.bchalfarabian.com ; 604.531.5159

The All Arabians Horse Association of BC (AAHABC) is looking forward to holding the 2018 Preshow May 1-2 for the Region 17 Championship Show May 3-6 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC. Our preshow will hold Dressage, Sport Horse, and Main Ring Classes with lots of TBA's to help you get qualified if you aren't already. 
The Vancouver Island Arabian Horse Association (VIAHA) is looking forward to holding the Island Classics show on March 31 - April 1.  Come to the Island and qualify for the Region 17 Show.  A full class schedule of Sport Horse, Dressage, In-Hand, main ring classes and lots of TBA's so that you can be sure to qualify for the regional show.
The Aurora Arabian Horse Association will be having a concurrent double Region 17 qualifying show June 7 - 10, 2018.  There will also be some American Saddlebred and all-breed classes.  Show details at www.auroraarabian.com

Region 18


July 25-28 
Region 18 Shows and Eastern Canadian Breeders Championships, at a new location, new dates and new class format. 

After many years at the same location, Region 18 Championships will move to Ancaster Fairgrounds, a prime equine facility featuring multiple outdoor rings, a large indoor ring and quality stabling. This is an exciting move for Region 18 to a facility built and managed to host prestigious equine events. Ancaster is located close to Hamilton in Ontario and within an hour of the Niagara Falls border crossing. Hotels and restaurants nearby on highway access.
Get ready now for an entirely new Region 18 Championship Show!

Allan Ehrlick               aoc@milestoneac.ca                         905.854.0762  
Josh Schildroth            joshua6654@hotmail.com              647.242.4855


May 12 
Milestone Spring Show, Campbellville, ON. 

Contact Cheryl Smith-Ehrlick, aoc@milestoneac.ca   905.854.0762

June 23 
Milestone Summer Show, Campbellville, ON. Qualify for the Region 18 Championship Offsite on the same weekend at the same facility! 

Contact Cheryl Smith-Ehrlick, aoc@milestoneac.ca   905.854.0762

June 24 
Region 18 Sport Horse & Dressage Championships , Campbellville, ON. Indoor stabling & arenas with many outdoor rings. 

Contact Cheryl Smith-Ehrlick, aoc@milestoneac.ca   905.854.0762
There is always something happening in Region 18-come and join us!  More events & details to be announced at a later date. For more information www.ahaec.on.ca or Facebook

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