APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER
May Arabian Horse Month
Promote your favorite breed during May, Arabian Horse Month!
May was deemed Arabian Horse Month several years ago, and we intend to keep the tradition going! Get your barn and horses in on the magic with ideas and promo materials from the AHA website. Also, be sure to keep up with AHA on social media for contests!
Dates and Deadlines
May

June 1
  • AHYA Convention Eligibility Deadline

June 15

July 19
  • AHYA Board Meeting

July 20
  • AHYA Convention

July 21-28
AHYA Raffle Trailer is Back!

Again this year, AHYA will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a Trails West, two-horse, slant load trailer, donated in part by  Trails West Trailers.  As one of the AHYA's largest fundraisers of the year, this year's raffle item provides a safe an functional way for you to get your Arabian horse wherever they need to go, in style!
You can purchase your raffle ticket for this trailer for $50 by  emailing AHYA . Hurry before they are sold out! Only 450 tickets will be sold. AHYA would like to thank Trails West Trailers for their sponsorship and support of the Arabian horse youth! All ticket sales directly support AHYA.
Join us at AHYA Convention
Don't forget to attend the AHYA Convention! Everyone is welcome and you only have to be a member of AHYA by June 1 to be eligible to vote for your new AHYA Executive Committee. Come join us for fun team building and games. You will also be able to pick up your qualifier t-shirt at AHYA Convention.
2018 Show Dates
July 21-28, 2018 ~ Oklahoma City, Okla

August 12-18, 2018 ~ Brandon, MB

September 18-22, 2018 ~ Nampa, Idaho

October 19-27, 2018 ~ Tulsa, Okla

October 26-28, 2018 ~ Henryville, Ind.
Do you Ride Frequently?
Looking for Qualifier T-shirt Sponsors
Interested in finding a way to support our youth this year? Become a Youth Nationals Qualifier T-shirt Sponsor, starting at $250. All proceeds go back to youth programs and your name gets added to the back of the Qualifier T-shirts received by every exhibitor at Youth Nationals. Click here to become a sponsor.
ATTENTION ALL KIDS
You could be featured in the Focus Life section of our annual Youth issue, Issue 3 of Arabian Horse Life magazine! We want to see your Arabian horse art and photos!

Send your artwork to:
Arabian Horse Life/AHA
Attn: DeEtta Schey
10805 E Bethany Dr
Aurora, CO 80014

Upload your photos to: to:  http://tinyurl.com/hhbvkqt

Just a few will be chosen and the remaining will be featured on our Arabian Horse Life Facebook page! Submissions must be recieved by April 23, 2018. #ahlmag
Attending a Camp with Horseback Riding: From Day Camps to Summer Camps and Beyond
Blog thanks to Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) www.CHA.horse:

You can tell when spring is approaching here in Lexington, KY, when Lexington's Annual Summer Camps and Activities Fair rolls around. If your city or town has an event like this, it is a great way to do some research on camps in your area and to be able to talk to camp staff and maybe even past attendees.
#JOINTHEJOURNEY
The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) launches the #JoinTheJourney campaign to highlight the membership organization and the Arabian horse. The campaign consists of print and digital advertisements, social media platform material and a commercial comprising of individuals enjoying and bonding with Arabian horses.

Read the full press release and video
Corporate Partners
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!!!
US Equestrian Lettering Program
Y ou no longer have to be a record-setting quarterback or captain of the cheerleading team to earn a junior or high school varsity letter. Join the US Equestrian Lettering program to be recognized for your dedication to the equestrian sport!

Look here for more information.
Corporate Sponsors
AHA is a major equine association serving 84,000 owners across North America. It registers and maintains a database of more than one million Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses and administers approximately $1 million in annual prize money. AHA produces championship events, recognizes close to 400 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities and programs that promote breeding and ownership.
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