JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER
#JOINTHEJOURNEY
Headed to a horse show or event where you want to promote the Arabian horse and spread the word about the amazing breed? Free, downloadable flyers, ads, a commercial and more are available to you through the Arabian Horse Association’s #JoinTheJourney campaign! To view, go to https://www.arabianhorses.org/marketplace/join-journey/index.html and start promoting the Arabian horse breed today!
Dates and Deadlines
July 20
AHYA Convention

July 21-28

August 12-18

September 1

September 18-22

September 22
Arabian Horse Judging and Hippology Contest Entries Due

October 19-27

October 25-26

October 26

October 26-28
#AreYouReadyForShowSeason
Show season is in full swing. How have you prepared?
We are preparing Rocky Style!
Daily Happenings at Youth Nationals
 
#ahaYNL18  is right around the corner and we are gearing up for an exciting week of activities! Mark your calendars now; you won’t want to miss out!
Thursday, July 19
  • Fifteenth annual APAHA Clinics Combined with Stan Morey’s Judging School (Country English Pleasure 2 to 3:30 p.m. and Trail 3:30 to 5 p.m.)
  • Performance Arena - 2 to 5 p.m.
  • AHYA Board Meeting
  • Chill Box 5 p.m.
Friday, July 20
  • AHYA Convention (pick up your qualifier t-shirts) sponsored by US Equestrian
  • Sales Arena - Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Color War to follow (come prepared to get dirty)
  • AHYA Dance and Ice Cream Social sponsored by Markel Insurance
  • Sales Arena - 7 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 21
  • Exhibitor Welcome Dinner sponsored by State Fair Park and Oklahoma City CVB
  • Sales Arena - 5 to 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 22
  • Kickball game - Specialty Arena After Classes
  • First Time Exhibitor Picture - 12:30 pm Jim Norick Arena
Monday, July 23
  • Team Challenge Event - Performance Arena After Morning Session
  • Stick Horse Workshop and Contest sponsored by Long Meadow Arabians
  • Workshop - Chill Box - Noon - 3 p.m.
  • Contest - Jim Norick Arena - 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24
  • Team Challenge Event - Jim Norick Arena - After Afternoon Session
Wednesday, July 25
  • Dark Night - no evening classes
  • OKC Dodgers Baseball Game - Buy tickets online and receive a free hat!
Thursday, July 26
  • Team Challenge Event - Specialty Arena After Classes
  • Dog Costume Class and Dog Races
  • Jim Norick Arena - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 27
  •  Arabian Horse Novice Hippology Contest sponsored by Region 10
  • Sales Arena - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • $5 entry fee
Saturday, July 28
  • Hippology Awards Presentation
  • Jim Norick Arena - 12:30 p.m.
  • Team Challenge Winner Announced with Popsicle Party!
  • Jim Norick Arena - 12:30 p.m.
  • Graduating Senior Recognition - 6:45 pm Jim Norick Arena
Ongoing Activities
  • The Chill Box (youth room) - come hang out in the AC and play some games or watch a movie. Sponsored by Hesten Park and the Hoffman Family
  • Activity Hour - daily fun youth activity from 11a.m. -noon in the Chill Box
  • Scavenger Hunt - search the grounds daily for a golden horse shoe, bring the horseshoe to the chill box to claim your prize!
  • Congrats Ponies - send your best friend /daughter /sister /brother /barn friend a congratulatory horse that will be delivered to their barn! 
  • BlueRoom contests throughout the show
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.
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 each or 5 for $200 by  emailing AHYA . Hurry before they are sold out! Only 450 tickets will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn at U.S. Nationals on October 27th. You do not need to be present to win, but if you win you must provide your own transportation of the trailer from the show. AHYA would like to thank Trails West Trailers for their sponsorship and support of the Arabian horse youth! All ticket sales directly support AHYA.
Corporate Partners
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.
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Corporate Sponsors
"I'll See You In Heaven"
Angel Heart Farm and the Arabian Horse Reading Literacy Program is excited to launch it's first children's book in a three-part series for children and families. This special book is based on a true story of Faith, Hope, and Love between a very courageous child named Amber and her favorite horse Rolo Basko. The book may be purchased on our shop page . 100% of proceeds benefit the children and horses at Angel Heart Farm. Big Shout out to Gary Miller of the Arabian Reading program for his commitment to children and the Arabian horse. Check them out at  www.arabianhorsereading.com
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 392 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities and programs that promote breeding and ownership.
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