November, 2017


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Region 1  

Rancho California Arabian Horse Association  will be holding their spring show on March 29 to April 1, 2018 RCAHA & AHASJV, Region 1 & 2 qualifiers with Region 2 Dressage and Sport Horse Championships. LAEC, Burbank. Show Secretary is Janet Dunlap janet.dunlap4@gmail.com

HORSE SHOW January 19-21, 2018 
Arabian and Half Arabian Horse Show 
Sport Horses, Dressage, Youth, Amateur, Main Ring, 
Trail, Western Dressage and Ranch Horse Pleasure 
Special Awards for: High Score Dressage Horse & High Score Sport Horse 

Qualifying Show for Region 1, Region 2, 
Pacific Slope US, Canadian, Youth & Sport Horse Nationals 
Watch for Show Premium Soon 
For more information contact: 
Show Manager, Kay Kelley 909.234.6913 
Show Secretary, Nancy Harvey 626.355.9101 

Region 2

Our congratulations to AHASFV member, Meaghan Shaffer on receiving the Region 2 Volunteer Service Award at the AHA Convention held recently in Denver.  Meaghan is a very dedicated person who works tirelessly for all activities within the Region and is our Youth Director.  Thank you Meaghan!
We also would like to congratulate Dr. Ray Cerniga who was reelected as a member of the EPRB....thank you, Ray, for your dedication!
Our Youth were outstanding at Nationals with their judging team and we applaud all of the members for the hard work put forth and under the leadership and direction of Meaghan Shaffer.  Very proud of you girls!
Our next Region 2 Delegate meeting will be held January 20th - location to be determined.
Please check out our website for updates on shows, clinics, meetings, show results, youth news and more.  There are some changes to show dates and locations so be observant.
Thank you to our Delegates who attended Convention, three first time attendees, who learned the process, enjoyed the sessions and meetings and met many others as we processed all things available...thanks for coming:  Katie, Kim, Annie, Kelly, Jan, Penny, Annette, Ray, Chick...proud to work with you!

Region 3

Region III is planning a great show in 2018.  Be sure to check with Sharonr789@yahoo.com for current exciting news.
Red Bluff AHA is holding a show in January.  The dates are January 19, 20, 21, 2018.  Judges will be Dani Cercek and Doug Stewart.  Location of show is Rolling Hills Equestrian Center in Corning, CA.  Make room reservations at The Lodge at Rolling Hills by January 1st, 2018 and get a discount rate, mention Arabian Horse Show. The premium will be on RBAHA website at Redbluffarabianhorseassociation.org.  There are Arabian, Half Arabian and all breed classes.  Contact Pam Bingham pambingham1942@gmail.com for additional information.  Get an early start on show season 2018.
Wine Country Arabian Horse Association's 3rd Annual Open All Breed Halloween Schooling Show & Playday held October 29 was a great success.  We attracted 51 horses of all breeds. Once  again our Costume classes were a big hit. You should have seen some of the costumes. Our Hoppity Hop Class gave all a big laugh and lots of fun.  We had a Silent Bid auction which raised $600.00 which will benefit a local charity called Equi Ed whose facility had severe damage from the fires in the area. This show keeps getting bigger and bigger each year.    Our next event is the AHA Convention in Denver, Co. Patti Belanger, Debbie Wiegmann, Susan Noonan will be going as delegates,  our club has been nominated in 3 divisions  Breed Promotion, Club Projects, and Membership recruitment, winners will be announced at Convention.  We are all so very proud of all our accomplishments in 3 short years.  
Our Holiday party will be December 10 held at the Flamingo Inn in Santa Rosa, will have a Raffle, entertainment, great food and company. Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  Visit www.winecountryarabians.com  for more information on all of our activities
Golden Gate AHA says: SAVE THE DATE!  Our annual Holiday party will be held at the Villa restaurant in Santa Rosa on Saturday, December 9th.  Please visit our FB page for more details and how to buy tickets.  We will offer some fun door prizes, too!
SAVE THE DATE!  Our 60th annual Arabian and Half-Arabian show will be held at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds on March 31st and April 1st, 2018.  This is our Diamond Jubilee celebration!  Please come support our club and show - we will have some fun classes including our annual Pro/Am money class, Liberty money class and more!  We will be sending out a survey to our membership and local trainers to find out what other classes are of interest as we want to ensure we do our best to cover everyone's wish list.  Please come support our area that was hard hit by the recent wildfires.  For any questions or concerns, please contact Julie Scudder-Feldman at (415) 305-4918

Region 3 says - Save theses dates:
Region 3 Last Chance  July 5-6, 2018 Thursday - Friday
Region 3 Championship Show  July 7-10, 2018, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Region 3 Sport Horse Preshow July 5-6, 2018
Region 3 Sport Horse Championship July 7-8, 2018
These shows will run concurrently.
Held at the beautiful Murieta Equestrian Center, 20 minutes southeast of Sacramento, California
2019 Reno Here We Come!!!!!
For More Information
Contact Show Secretary Sharon Richards: sharonr789@yahoo.com

Below is one of the many awards that will be given out at the show - this one is our Youth Sportsmanship Award honoring longtime member Art Shepherd.  Last year's recipient was Kyndal Rogers who did an amazing job helping out at our show.

On October 28th the AHA youth group for GGAHA hosted a Halloween party at Hidden Gem Farms in Petaluma.  There were lots of youth members in attendance where they ate, played games and carved pumpkins.  A SPOOK-tacular time was had by all!

Region 5
Region 8
Congratulations to the Colorado Arabian Horse Club /Region VIII Youth Judging Team
From Region 8!
Colorado Arabian Horse Club/Region VIII youth members dominated the U.S. Arabian & Half Arabian National Championships in Tulsa, OK. The team topped every category (halter, performance, reasons and overall) and teammates Bennett Groshong and Katherine Cannady were named the High Individual and Reserve High Individual Overall, respectively.

Eighty seven 4-H, FFA, Arabian Horse Association (AHA) and collegiate contestants split into three divisions. They evaluated ten classes of Arabians and Half Arabians them delivered four sets of memorized oral reasons defending their placings. Team members include Katherine Cannady, Bennett Groshong, Lydia Groshong, and Melanie Hansen all from Colorado. Katherine was third in halter, tenth in performance, second in reasons and Reserve Champion Overall.  Bennett was second in halter, first in performance, third in reason and Champion High Individual.  Lydia was first in halter, fourth in performance, seventh in reasons.  The team won each team category in the Junior AHA division and was named National Champion Team by a margin of 54 points! Team Members garnered various awards including scholarships, champion jackets, jewelry, tack, chairs, Bluetooth speakers and other trinkets.

This is ninth year in a row for the CAHC/Region VIII team to be named National Champions.  They have also had the High Point Individual 13 out of the last 21 years.

A big congratulations to Kendra McConnell and Rachel LeClere for coaching this great team.  Keeping a very long time tradition of winning that started with Coach Jodi Zeier.  

Region 11
We have just finished a very successful and productive AHA Annual Convention. We were well represented, having gained one delegate from our newest club (Working Western Arabian Horse Association) and an additional three delegates from the new delegate apportionment method.

During our Regional Caucus we recognized our incoming officers, Ann Hammer - Director, Angela O'Neill -Vice Director, Michelle Werts - Secretary, Ryan Chambers - Treasurer and Dave Waggoner - Immediate Past Director. Thanks to all for agreeing to serve, and best wishes for your upcoming terms.

On behalf of all our members we wish everyone a happy and joyous holiday season!

Region 13
Exciting news!!!
Region 13 has moved its 2018 Championship Show to the World Equestrian Center (WEC), in
Wilmington OH.
This facility is state of the art, clean, light, wonderful footing, large permanent stalls, all arenas and barns are under roof and connected, over 100,000 square feet of climate controlled arenas on the grounds........
96 Camper hookups, Cabins on the grounds, across the street are 2-4 bedroom mobile homes available to rent. A restaurant and cafe are also on the grounds.
Go to: worldequestriancenter.com to check out this facility.

Region 13 will offer a qualifying Concurrent Pre-show on June 20, 2018.
Region 13 Championships will be June 21 - 24, 2018.

Show information will be on the aharegion13.com website soon. Show Manager: Jan Decker Jandecker1@sbcglobal.net

Please join us at the World Equestrian Center in June, 2018 for the Region 13 Championships.

If you plan to show at Region 14, we are 123 miles apart - show at Region 13, layover one
night, and be at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2 hours!!!
June 14 - 17, 2018 Hoosier Horse Classic - Edinburg, IN
June 15 - 17, 2018 Region 13 DRSG/SH Offsite Championships - Edinburg, IN
Show Manager: Jan Decker

Shows approved as of 11/12/17:
April 6 - 7, 2018 Arabian Springfest l B Concurrent
April 28, 2018 BAHA Spring Blast Sport Horse ODS B Concurrent
June 9 - 10, 2018 Medallion ll B Concurrent

I would like to thank the members, current BOD & volunteers of Region 13 for supporting me as their Director for four years. I will continue on the Board as the Past Director, and plan to actively work on the Reg. 13 Show Committee.
Cathy Gage will be assuming the role of Director of Region 13 on November, 19, 2017.

Rebecca Fleck
Region 14
December 2, 2017 Windy Meadows Equestrian Center along with SAHIBA will be hosting a Ranch Riding & Trail Horse Clinic. Saddle-Up and join us for a comprehensive Western Specialty Clinic with Martin Schwartz. 
Ranch Riding Clinic 9:00am - 12:00, Lunch 12:00 - 1:00PM, Trail Clinic 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Dinner 5:00 - 6:00pm. Spectators Welcome "NO CHARGE". Tack Swap, Tables, Booth, Tack Trailer, Tailgate space available $25. 
Contact Ellie Troutman 502-608-6179.

Region 15
The newly elected Region 15 Officers for 2018 are:
  • Region 15 Director - Kimberly Dickinson
  • Region 15 Vice Director - Donnie Bullock
  • Region 15 Secretary - Elizabeth Humphries
  • Region 15 Treasurer - Robin Lohnes
Please plan to attend The Markel Firecracker Classic and the AHA Region 15 Championship horse show will be held July 4-8, 2018 at the beautiful Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA. Contact Kim Dickinson - JnKDickinson@gmail.com

Heritage Arabian Horse Association is having a Fall sport horse and Dressage show - The Heritage Arabian Classic - Nov 24-26, 2017 in Wakefield, VA, Contact Marie Taylor - Dabneymill@aol.com

See you in 2018 - Save the Dates!
  • June 29 - July 1, 2018
    • PA Arabian Games I & II  - Regions 15 & 16 Dual Qualifier
    • Centre Hall Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall, PA
    • www.paha.org
New barns, new indoor, same great fun
  • Aug 2-5, 2018
    • Eastern Arabian Horse Show  & East Coast Championships
    • VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA
    • www.eastcoastshow.com
Last regional level show before Canadian Nationals, Sport Horse Nationals, and US Nationals. 
Region 17
Region 17 Championship Show Review and an Invitation to the 2018 Show:
As many of you know, Region 17 held its Regional Show in Calgary this past July.  Besides a well run show and a great panel of judges, exhibitors and friends enjoyed a barbecue provided by the Calgary Stampede; a progressive barn party; a barn dinner hosted by the Barn Stomp Committee and AgPro.  As you read this I am sure you can see that the theme for our show is that we love to eat!  Other activities that are a highlight for many are the dog races and the many youth activities.  There literally is something for everyone - every day of the show.  The reports we are hearing about the Region 17 show is that it is getting better each year.
The 2018 Regional Show will be held May 2 -7 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC.  Are you interested in showing at the regional show but not qualified yet?  There will be qualifying shows in Region 4 & 5 as well as the VIAHA and BC Half Arabian Association shows in April of 2018 to qualify. There will be a pre show as well.  So, we hope to see many exhibitors for a great regional show at a great venue!

New Regional Executive
At the October Region 17 meeting Rob Calnan was appointed the Regional Director and Sylvia Carruthers, the Vice Director for 2017 - 2019.  Terry Johnson, having completed 4 years as director, moves to Past Director.  Karen Caughell continues to serve as Regional Treasurer and Gary Millar has accepted to serve as Regional Secretary.  The election of Show Commission members also saw Gail Tory and Doug Archibald elected to the show commission to serve for 3 years.

Rebranding of the Stallion Auction
We are excited to have a committee that is rejuvenated and committed to making our stallion auction standout.  This Futurity is the best payout program in Canada!
The Halter Futurity for Yearlings born as a result of the 2015 Auction (born in 2017) has a total purse of $3285.00 - payable in 2018.
The Performance Futurity for 4 Year Olds born as a result of the 2012 Auction has a total purse of $7189.52, plus the $1713.60 carry forward from funds not paid in 2016 due to no performance horse entries that year now equals $8903.12, payable in 2018. All of this money will be paid out to the entrants. If any of the classes have fewer than five entrants, the percentage will remain the same for those placed, and the remaining prize money will be divided among those in the classes. 
There are still breedings available for the 2017 year, so check the website out!

Youth Scholarship Winner:  Congratulations to Arianna Bell who has been awarded the Region 17 Youth Scholarship.  The committee was impressed by all of the submissions.  These young people are wonderful ambassadors for our organization.  The committee was impressed not only by our youth exhibitors' scholastic achievements but also with their sportsmanship, volunteerism and commitment to our wonderful Arabian breed.
Arianna received glowing recommendations from teachers and coaches alike. This individual carried exemplary grades all the while showing her horses in open competitions as well as Arabian competitions. She somehow found the time to volunteer as assistant coach for her high school Ringette team and was instrumental in the rehabilitation of a large herd of rescued Arabian horses.  Congratulations Arianna!

High Point Awards:
It's that time again for members who are participating in the Region 17 High Points Awards Program to submit their entries.  The High Points Program was developed to recognize and encourage the participation of members in Region 17 to show.  Awards will be provided to the champion and reserve in each of the following divisions: 
-          Western Pleasure
-          English/Country Pleasure
-          Hunter Pleasure
-          Sport Hose
-          Main Ring Halter
-          Adult Amateur
-          Junior

Check the Region 17 Website for more information. Submission forms and deadlines

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