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Arabian Horse Youth Newsletter                                                                      January 2018
Regional Youth Team Tournament

Make sure to check out this year's results!

As this year begins, so does the annual Regional Youth Team Tournament! For just $10, you and your team of six or fewer, can earn points and win prizes for doing the things you already love; showing and riding your horses! Points earned from both the recognized and non-recognized shows and rides, lead to great year-end awards for the high scoring team in each region. In addition to these awards, regional winners are posted on the AHA youth webpage. Contact your RYTT Secretary and get a team together today!

2018 Show Dates
  • July 21-28, 2018, Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • August 12-18, 2018, Brandon, MB
  • September 18-22, 2018, Nampa, Idaho
  • Late Summer 2018, Eastern third of US
  • October 19-27, 2018, Tulsa, Okla.


The Arabian Horse Foundation and numerous Arabian Horse Association (AHA) clubs offer a wide array of scholarships to AHA members. We want to help our outstanding youth find scholarship opportunities on the AHA website as well as submit the general Arabian Horse Foundation application by April 1

For the Arabian Horse Foundation scholarship application or to donate to a scholarship fund, please visit

For all other scholarship opportunities look here.
AHYA Member Awarded Top Honors in Endurance
Photo courtesy US Equestrian Learning Center

Cheryl Van Deusen and Eilish Connor Awarded Top Honors in Endurance
From the US Equestrian Communications Department:

Lexington, Ky. - The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the winners of two prestigious awards in the discipline of endurance. Cheryl Van Deusen had been awarded the Maggy Price Endurance Excellence Award and Eilish Connor has been awarded the Brunjes Junior/Young Rider Trophy.

To read the full release click here.
AYHC Symposium 2018
Annual American Youth Horse Council Symposium
April 12-15, 2018 - Oklahoma City, Okla.

The American Horse Youth Council has hosted an annual Symposium for 40 years. An annual highlight for horsemen and women of all ages, this event brings together youth and youth leaders from all different facets of the equine industry for three days of presentations, education, discussion, exhibits, awards and networking.

Please join us for this year's Symposium! Visit for more information.

Dates and Deadlines
February 1
RYTT Entries Due
March 9-11
AHYA Board Meeting
Denver, Colo.
April 1
Arabian Horse Foundation Scholarship Application Due
April 12-15
AYHC Symposium
Oklahoma City, Okla.
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5 New Years Resolutions All Equestrians Need (or at least I do)
The new year is right around the corner, and while I am spending my last few days of winter break relaxing and desperately trying not to think about finals coming up, I have also had some time to reflect on my horsey endeavors the past year, and there is definitely a few bad habits I could break. I have a feeling I am not the only equestrian out here struggling with these things, so I am writing them down in hopes that you may either learn from me (and my laziness) and add these to your resolutions list, or sigh and say "me" while not changing anything (most likely what I will end up doing).
US Equestrian Lettering Program
You no longer have to be a record setting quarterback or captain of the cheer leading team to earn a junior high 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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