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Arabian Horse Youth Newsletter                                                                                 July 2017
Daily Happenings at Youth Nationals!
#ahaYNL17 and the 25th Anniversary of Youth Nationals is right around the corner and we are gearing up for an exciting week of activities! Mark your calendars now; you don't want to miss out!

  • Thursday July 20:
    • Fourteenth Annual APAHA Clinics Combined with Stan Morey's Judging School 2 p.m. -      5 p.m.
    • AHYA Board Meeting 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday July 21:
    • AHYA Convention 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • AHYA Committee Meetings 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
    • NEW! AHYA Dance and Ice Cream Social   7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
      • Ice Cream Social sponsored by Jim and Christy Egan & RESULTS
      • Snacks sponsored by Region 5
  • Saturday July 22:
  • Sunday July 23:
  • Monday July 24:
    • Stick Horse Workshop 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Stick Horse Contest 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday July 25:
    • Flying Pigs Fundraiser after afternoon session in Jim Norick Arena
  • Wednesday July 26:
    • NEW! Something Old, Something New
      • AHDF, Friends of Vale Foundation and AHF AHYA Board Scholarship Fundraiser
  • Thursday July 27:
    • College Fair 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Dog Costume Class 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    • Twelveth  Annual Dog Races 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday July 28:
    • Patriotic Day!
    • Arabian Horse Hippology Contest 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Saturday July 29:
    • Hippology Awards Presentation 12:30 p.m.
Fundraisers and Ongoing activities:
  • NEW! AHYA Scavenger Hunt - search the grounds for clues and work towards prizes!
    • sponsored by ARC
  • Regional Basket Raffle
  • Congratulations Bears - send your best friend/daughter/son/sister/brother/barn friend a congratulatory bear that will be delivered to their barn!
Join Us at AHYA Convention!
Are you coming to Youth Nationals?

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 activities and games. Everyone who attends gets a free giveaway!
New Youth National Events and Fundraisers!

Scholarships at YNL
The  Arabian Horse Foundation, AHF, is thrilled to announce the continuation of the scholarship program at The Arabian Horse Association's Youth National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show. Scholarships will be awarded to the following: 
  • Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 14-18: $1,000 CHAMPION - $500 RESERVE CHAMPION
  • Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 14-18: $1,000 CHAMPION - $500 RESERVE CHAMPION
    • This scholarship program is generously funded by the Robbins Family of Carmel, IN
  • Arabian Western Pleasure 14-18 JOTR: $1,500
    • Award given based upon sportsmanship by exhibitors in the class
    • proudly sponsored by Lesley Farms
  • NEW! Purebred Reining Seat Equitation 14-18: $1,000 CHAMPION - $500 RESERVE CHAMPION
    • generously sponsored by Eleanor's Arabians
  • NEW! Half Arabian Reining Seat Equitation 14-18: $1,000 CHAMPION - $500 RESERVE CHAMPION
    • proudly sponsored by Long Meadow Arabians
  Equine Athlete Youth Rider Scholarship
  • Equine Athlete Veterinary Services has generously dedicated $1,000 to fund the Equine Athlete Youth Rider Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, and any youth rider participating in the Arabian Youth Nationals Championship Horse Show is eligible to apply.
  • To apply please complete the Arabian Horse Foundation Scholarship Application form and reference Equine Athlete Youth Rider Scholarship.
  • Applications due by October 1

AHYA Raffle is Back with an Amazing New Prize!
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 AHYA's largest fundraisers of the year, this year's raffle item provides a safe and functional way for you to get your Arabian horse wherever they need to go, in style! This 2017 Adventure MX two-horse, bumper pull includes:

  • steel frame with aluminum skin
  • head side drop down feed windows
  • tail side sliding windows
  • rubber wall mats
  • 6'9" wide, 7' tall
  • 4-wheel electric brakes
  • easy lube hubs
  • radial tires
  • aluminum fenders
  • steps and front gravel guards
  • rubber bumper
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • tack room with dome light
  • tack door brush tray
  • 16 bridle hooks
  • blanket rod
  • clothing rod
  • camper vent
  • carpeted floor
  • swing out saddle rack
  • spare tire
  • water tank
  • door mounted tack organizer
  • load lights by each side and rear gate
  • rubber floor mats
  • slam latch dividers
  • tie ring in each stall
  • double rear doors
You can purchase your raffle ticket for the trailer for $100 by emailing AHYA. Hurry before they are sold out! Only 300 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.
Arabian Horse Judging Contest
AHYA Board Scholarship Program
AHYA is working to find a new way to encourage
you th to participate on the AHYA Board of Directors. At C onvention it was discussed to fund a scholarship program for those individuals that are serving on the board. The idea behind these scholarships, is to encourage the youth to participate and have an active role in AHYA, as well as develop them as future leaders.

With the right funding, we would like to award a $1,000 scholarship to each Regional Director. We are hoping to start this scholarship fund with $22,000. So far we have raised $14,700. Please consider your region donating to this scholarship fund. We would like you to join us in providing opportunities to reward those outstanding youth members who are the future of our breed.
To donate  email Brenna Whitlock.

Thank you to all those that have donated to this scholarship fund so far!
Dates and Deadlines
July 20
AHYA Board Meeting
Oklahoma City, OK
July 21
AHYA Convention
Oklahoma City, OK
July 22-29
Youth National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show
Oklahoma City, OK
August 13-19
Canadian National Championships
Brandon, MB
September 1
Youth of the Year Applications Due
September 5-10
Sport Horse National Championships
Raleigh, NC
September 22
Arabian Horse Judging Contest Entries Due
October 20-28
US National Championships
Tulsa, OK
October 27
Arabian Horse National Judging Contest
Tulsa, OK
AHA Corporate Partners & Sponsors


Serving on the AHYA Board
Check out the latest blog post from AHYA Vice President Kate Lewis

My time serving on the AHYA Board of Directors has resulted in many of my most cherished memories and is an opportunity I will be forever thankful for. Countless doors have opened, lifelong friendships have been made, I was able to enjoy so many new places around the country, and most importantly I became more involved with the breed we all know and love.  read more
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US Equestrian Lettering Program
Interested in lettering as a high school athlete? Have horses always taken up all your time, so you have never been able to commit to volleyball or football, soccer or tennis? Well equestrians are athletes too and US Equestrian has a lettering program catered to those equestrian athletes that spend their time at the barn instead of in a gym or on the sports field. If you are interested, check out the program  here  and see what US Equestrian has to offer.
2017 Youth of The Year
The Youth of the Year deadline is quickly approaching. Applications are due on September 1 The Youth of the Year award honors one outstanding youth member annually. This member is selected for his or her  achievements  and contributions to the Arabian horse industry, AHA, and his or her community. If you know of an exceptional youth and would like to nominate him or her, please click here.  For more information  email us    or call (303)696-4505.

2017 US Equestrian Sportsmanship Award
Do you know any young equestrians who exhibit exceptional leadership potential, serve as positive role models for peers and exemplify positive sportsmanship principles? Nominate them for the 2017 US Equestrian Youth Sportsman's Award!  Read more

Join a Youth Committee
As an AHYA member, you are eligible to serve on any youth  committee. For a list of committees click here. Don't have an interest in these, but have an idea for a new committee? Let us know! We will take it into consideration, find other youth members with the same committee idea, and get it started. It is a great way to get involved, have your voice heard, and help you meet new people who share the same interests as you.

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2017 Show Dates
Youth Nationals -  July 22-29
Oklahoma City, OK

Canadian Nationals - August 13-19
Brandon, Manitoba

Sport Horse Nationals - September 5-10
Raleigh, NC

Distance Nationals - October 6-8
Oreana, ID

U.S. Nationals - October 20-28
Tulsa, OK
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