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Arabian Horse Youth Newsletter                                                                              March 2018
AHYA Board Meeting
The AHYA Board met in Denver, Colo. March 9-11. They were able to take a tour of the Colorado State University Equine programs on Friday and Saturday, got down to business. Here are some of the things that were discussed:
  • New Activities will be happening at Youth Nationals this year! Make sure to keep your eye out for these... from a Color War after the AHYA Convention to Team Challenges throughout the show to an Activity and Youth Room!
  • First time Youth National exhibitors - we have some special events just for you!
  • Youth Nationals Qualifier T-shirts will be handed out at AHYA Convention.Make sure you come to get your t-shirt!
  • LIMITED EDITION ITEM: Will be popsockets! Keep your eye out for them at the show.
If you have any other concerns or suggestions for the AHYA board please feel free to email

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.
How to Find a Riding Instructor
Blog thanks to Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA)

Finding your first riding instructor, or a new riding instructor if you already ride, will take time and effort to find the right one for you and your situation. After all, you, or your child that wants to ride, should learn basic horsemanship skills before moving on to more advanced riding, competitions, or horse ownership. Everyone will have different factors that will direct the rider to their final choice. This article discusses what a new rider, or a parent, should look for in a riding instructor and lesson program. In addition, one of CHA's Master Instructors offered up her advice through a previously written article on this topic.
The last blog post discussed 18 reasons why you would want a certified riding instructor and why that riding instructor should be certified by the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA).
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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.

The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) launches the  #JoinTheJourneycampaign 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 at:

View video at:



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.
Distance Nationals
  • October 26-28, Henryville, Ind.

Dates and Deadlines
April 1
Arabian Horse Foundation Scholarship Application Due
April 12-15
AYHC Symposium
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Arabian Horse Month

AHA Corporate Partners & Sponsors


You could be featured in the Focus Life section of our annual Youth issue, Issue 3! We want to see your Arabians horse art and photos! 

Se nd us your artwork  to:

Arabian Horse Life/AHA
Attn: DeEtta Schey
10805 East Bethany Drive
Aurora, CO 80014

Upload your photos to:

Just a few will be chosen and the remaining will be featured on our Arabian Horse Life Facebook page! Submissions must be received by April 23rd, 2018
Fun and Free Activities!
Don't miss out on this year's exciting events! Visit the AHYA activities web page and mark your calendars.
Test your equine knowledge, download crosswords, puzzles and read quirky horse facts on the Youth Fun Stuff web page!
Get All of Your Official AHA Gear Here!

US Equestrian Lettering Program
You no longer have to be a record-setting quarterback or captain of the cheerleading 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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