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!
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.
Dates and Deadlines

June 1
AHYA Convention Eligibility Deadline

June 15

July 19
AHYA Board Meeting

July 20
AHYA Convention

July 21-28
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 (Trail and Country English Pleasure Clinics)
  • AHYA Board Meeting
Friday July 20
  • AHYA Convention (pick up your qualifier t-shirts)
  • Color War to follow (come prepared to get dirty)
  • AHYA Dance and Ice Cream Social
Saturday July 21
  • Exhibitor Welcome Dinner
Sunday July 22
  • Kickball game - Specialty Arena
  • First Time Exhibitor Picture - 12:30 pm Jim Norick Arena
Monday July 23
  • Team Challenge Event - Performance Arena
  • Stick Horse Workshop and Contest
Tuesday July 24
  • Team Challenge Event - Performance Arena
Wednesday July 25
  • Something Old Something New Fundraiser 6 pm Jim Norick Arena
Thursday July 26
  • Team Challenge Event - Specialty Arena
  • Dog Costume Class and Dog Races
Friday July 27
  •  Arabian Horse Novice Hippology Contest
Saturday July 28
  • Hippology Awards Presentation
  • Team Challenge Winner Announced with Popsicle Party!
  • 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.
  • Activity Hour - daily fun youth activity from 11am -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 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.
Help Promote Youth Nationals
Are you in the Oklahoma City area or want to get others excited about the upcoming Youth Nationals Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show? A downloadable flyer is now available on the Youth Nationals webpage at to use to get the word out! #ahaYNL18
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.
Corporate Partners
Do you Ride Frequently?
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
Meet Your AHYA Board!
The AHYA Board is almost completely full! Make sure you know who is your Regional Youth Director and even your Executive Board are. They are always open to suggestions and would love your input on how to help AHYA grow!

President: Emmy Farago
Vice President: Sarah Porter
Secretary: Hunter Offord
Treasurer: Tabitha Bell
  • Region 1: Muskan Sandhu
  • Region 2: Natalie Zavala
  • Region 3: Fallon Mcdonald
  • Region 4: Shelby Howey
  • Region 5: Liz Elken and Haley Fryrear
  • Region 6: Janisse Ruis
  • Region 7: Tristen Wikel
  • Region 8: Harper Hamill
  • Region 9: Sarah Porter
  • Region 10: Katie Treadwell
  • Region 11: Savanna DeMott
  • Region 12: Rylie DeBarge
  • Region 13: Courtney Mclenon
  • Region 14: Brinley Swears
  • Region 15: Elizabeth Graves
  • Region 16: Celina Carabetta
  • Region 17: Madilyn Rempel
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 392 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities and programs that promote breeding and ownership.