December 2019
 
Latest News

Don't forget to watch the Arabian Horses in the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade.
8am Pacific time - Parade start
The group is 5th in order and we look forward to a great event.
 
If you are in the Southern California area on December 29th, plan to attend the Tournament's Equestfest event at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center

Region One  would like to take this opportunity to wish all of the staff at AHA a wonderful Holiday Season. "May your days be merry and bright" with not too much snow. For all Region One, we wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season. May all the dreams and wishes you had through the year come true in 2020!
 
Arabian Performance Horse Club will be hosting Stepping into Spring Dressage AVS Show April 19, 2020 at Pepperglen Farms in Norco, CA, for more information please contact Carol Spangler 909-573-4983 or wrks4good@aol.com
 
"The Arabian Horse Association
has been invited to participate in the 2020 Tournament of Roses Rose Parade being held on January 1st in Pasadena, California. The theme of this year's 131st Rose Parade is the "Power of Hope".  Only 17 Equestrian Units were invited to participate in the prestigious event.  The Rose Parade garners impressive exposure, with approximately 1 million people attending from all over the world, and individual viewership is estimated at 37 million households. It is a tremendous honor for the Arabian horses to be included in this year's Rose Parade.  The "Versatile Arabians" equestrian group is being marshaled by Nancy Harvey, AHA President".

SCHAA & AHASFV Dual qualifying horse show for Region 1 & 2
Sport Horse, Over Fences, Dressage, Trail, Ranch Horse and a full slate of Main Ring classes.
LAEC Burbank, Ca
January 17 - 19, 2020
 
Region One Championships and Pre-show
May 13th - 17th, 2020
Del Mar, California



AHA San Fernando Valley and the Southern California Half-Arabian HA is holding their Dual Region qualifying show at LAEC in Burbank, CA on January 17-19. This is a Region 1 and Region 2 qualifying show! Classes include Sport Horses, Dressage, Youth, Amateur, Trail, Western Dressage Over Fences & Ranch Horse Pleasure. For Show Information: Nancy Harvey (626) 355-9101 490 E. Montecito Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 or at nharvey440@aol.com
 
AHA San Joaquin Valley and Rancho California AHA will be holding our annual Spring show at LAEC on March 26 -29 in Burbank . This is a Region 1 and Region 2 Qualifying show. Region 2 Sport Horse and Dressage Championships will be held March 28 - 29 in conjunction with the Spring Show. We hope to see you all there!!!
For information, contact Jan Dunlap at janet.dunlap4@gmail.com. Or call 559-786-6488.






 







  Region 5 Year End Banquet and Awards Dinner 
Saturday January 18th, 2020
Emerald Queen Casino in Fife, WA
Make sure to register before the Early Bird date expires to be entered to win Raffle Prizes...all of our local shows have offered Tack Stalls or Horse Stalls plus we have a variety of other prizes to give away.


  Region 5 Youth Board Meeting
January 18, 2020
Emerald Queen Casino, Fife WA
3:00pm
 
Meeting Agenda 
  1. Pre Meeting Ice Breakers - Grace
  1. 3:00 - 3:05 Call to order and introductions of youth board - Michelle
  2. 3:05 - 3:10 Introduction of Speaker - Grace Smith
  3. 3:10 -3:15 Budget
    1. Distribution of budget - Miley
    2. Review of budget - Grace and Michelle
    3. 3:15 -3:30 Review of Fundraisers
      1. Yankee Candle
      2. Heads and Tails - at banquet.
      3. Permeant Numbers
      4. Regional Show Package - Region 5 Championship Show $300 value....Two classes and one stall.                                                              i.      $10 a ticket or 3 for $25                                                            ii.      Run from Feb 3 to June 1, 2020
  1. 3:30-3:45 Review goals and activities of youth board -                                                              i.      Goals
  1. Increase youth participation
  2. Get to know more people
  3. Make kind the new normal
  4. Increase social media
  5. Newsletter
  6. Programs
    1. Educational series - Michelle
    2. Mentorship - Grace
    3. Fun activities
      1. Bowling
      2. Fun activity after next meeting at Regionals                                                            ii.      Cascade Youth Show - Michelle
Next Meeting: Move in day of Regionals

Calling All Cake Bakers: We will be holding our Dessert Dash at the Awards Banquet ---Proceeds go to the Horseman's Distress Fund.  We are looking for people who want to bake a cake to be auctioned off or if you wish to sponsor one, we can work with a local bakery to have it made. Please contact Michelle at Mpeasepaulsen@gmail.com
 
 
Region 5 2020 Educational Clinics
In 2020 we plan to hold a series of clinics/educational events throughout the sate.  These events will be open to any equine enthusiast in the community.   The format will be that of an audit. We will work with local trainers to host these and they will be free.  We plan to post a schedule before the end of the 2019. If you have a subject or topic that you would like covered please contact Michelle at Mpeasepaulsen@gmail.com  or Pat at: Peprmntpatii@q.com  Another option would be if you have a facility and would like to host one of these events please contact either Michelle or Pat.
 
2020 Dates
January 18 - Region 5 Year End Awards  Banquet, Fife WA
 
March 27-29, 2020 - Northwest Heritage, Monroe WA
 
April 4-5, 2020 - PRAHA Spring Sport Horse Show 
 
April 24-26, 2020 - Daffodil, Monroe WA
 
May 7-10, 2020  - Cascade Youth Benefit Show, Spanaway WA
 
May 21 - 23, 2020 IEAHC Memorial Day Classic
 
May 30-31, 2020 - Celebration, Auburn WA
 
June 4-7, 2020 - Mid Summer, Monroe WA
 
June 16 - 20, 2020 Region 5 Sport Horse Pre Show and Championship Show 
 
July 7-11, 2020 - Region 5 Pre Show and Championship Show
 
September 11-13, 2020  PRAHA Fall Show, Spanaway WA



The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona will have horses in the Fiesta Bowl Parade on December 28 th  through Central Phoenix.  It starts at 10:AM. 

 

Join us for the December/New Year Open Barns in Scottsdale, Arizona
Sat. Dec.28th will Include the Meet the Arabian day at the following barns:
11-1:00 - Culbreth Training
1:30-3:30 - McDonald Arabians
4-6:00 - Royal Arabians
Sun. Dec. 29th
10:30-1:00 - Hoof Beatz USA Interactive Arabian Experience sponsored by AHAA
1:30 - 4:00 - Demonstrations and Presentations of Arabian disciplines at Los Cedros sponsored by AHAAA
5:00 - 7:00 - Pegasus Arabians
Tues. Dec. 31st
1:00 - 2:30 - Arabian Expressions
3:00 - 5:00 - Rae-Dawn Arabians
Wed. Jan. 1st
12:00 - 2:00 - Sahara Arabians



 
February is a busy month with our Arabians with them also participating in the Scottsdale Parada Del Sol - the world largest horse drawn parade in Old Town Scottsdale on February 8   starts at 12:00

  
   

Then the 65th annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show - February 13 - 23, 2020 will be held at West World in Scottsdale.

Join us April 20-26, 2020 for our Regional pre-show ASHO4U combined with the  REGION 7 Championship show. 


 

Region 8 is pleased to announce
2020 Region 8 Show Dates
Region 8 Championships
National Western Complex, Denver CO
Lead-In Show June 9, 2020
Regional Championships June 10-14, 2020

Region 8 Offsite Sport Horse Championships
HIPICO, Santa Fe, NM
Lead-In Show July 2-3, 2020
Regional Championships July 4-5, 2020
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend
For more information contact Jim Porcher at jsporch@comcast.net

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REGION 9 AHA HIGH POINT AWARDS LUNCHEON
JANUARY 25TH, 2020
MARRIOTT DALLAS/FT. WORTH
8440 AIRPORT FREEPORT PARKWAY
IRVING, TX
The lunch is sponsored by Region 9 AHA but to attend you must make a reservation. Call Margo Shallcross @ 210-863-6980 or email margo@lbshallcross.com and let her know how many in your party. Tickets will be given out only to those that made a reservation by Jan. 15th, 2020.
 
EVENT SCHEDULE
10-11:45 am Pick Up Luncheon Tickets
10-12 pm Region 9 AHA Executive Board Meeting
12-2 pm High Point Awards Luncheon
2-5 pm Region 9 AHA Delegate Meeting
 
Rooms at hotel $104 for Jan. 24th, 2020- book directly with hotel
972-929-8800
If you are staying the 25th please contact Margo Shallcross

 
   
2020 Regional Championships:
  • Region 10 Pre-Show and Championship - June 10-14, 2020, MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN. Contact Nancy Miller, Manager, at (608) 825-9986
  • Region 10 Sport Horse Championship - June 20-21, 2020, Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, WI. Contact Candy Ziebell, Manager, at (363) 363-3640
  • Region 10 Championship Endurance and Competitive Ride Championships - TBA
  Wisconsin Desert Horse Association

Minnesota Arabian Horse Association



Region 10 wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday!
 
   
CONGRATULATIONS:
Cheryl Van Deusen of Companion Arabians of Florida has been awarded Becky Grand Hart Trophy by USEF in the endurance division. Cheryl is an asset and proud horsewoman in the equine community.
 
Dear Cheryl,
            Congratulations for being chosen as a 2019 USEF Equestrian of Honor and a recipient of the Becky Grand Hart Trophy! This award recognizes horsemen or horsewomen who have excelled above all others in equestrian competition for the current year, while demonstrating superior sportsmanship and dedication to the principles, vision, and mission of the United States Equestrian Federation. In addition, as an Equestrian of Honor you will be in contention for the 2019 USEF Equestrian of the Year. The Equestrian of the Year is chosen through a voting process by our membership, in mid-December we will notify everyone through a press release and social media when the voting will be live.  To receive this award is a tremendous honor and we are pleased to add your name to the list of distinguished winners.
As the recipient of this award, you are invited to attend our 2019 US Equestrian Pegasus Awards held at the Hilton West Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, Florida on Friday, January 10th. The awards dinner is held during our 2020 US Equestrian Annual Meeting. 
 
Sincerely, United States Equestrian Federation  

 

GAHA NEWS

 

UPCOMING SHOWS:
 
Alabama AHA Riverboat Parlay
Tunica, MS 3/25-29/20
Tom Chasteen 706-483-3427
 
Central FL Spring Classic AVS
Daytona, FL 4/11-12/20
Cheryl Van Deusen 386-566-4820
 
MAHA/WCAHA Spring Classic
Perry, GA 4/15-19/20
Lynn Daniel 478-955-3030
 
Region 12 Championships
Perry, GA 5/4-9/20
Robert Obermiller 828-674-1758 
 
Palmetto Sporthorse Classic Spring
Clemson, SC 6/5-7/20
Lynn Daniel 478-955-3030


 
All of us in Region 13 would like to congratulate our own, Jan Decker, on her recognition for being an AHA judge for 45 years!! What an amazing and inspiring lady you are, Jan. Thank you for this and for all your dedicated service to the Arabian horse industry.

Region 13 Upcoming Events and Shows
The MHSA Annual Awards Banquet will be held Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the Crystal Gardens Event Center in Howell, MI at 12:00 noon. Contact Ron Gekiere at 586-484-8790

UPCOMING SHOWS -  Region 13 Qualifiers

Missouri Extravaganza B Conc.  (13/11 Qualifier)                                                      Lake St. Louis, MO   3/20-22, 2020                                                                            Tony Reid   314-719-6447

Annual Magnolia Spring Classic A Conc.                                                                Perry, GA   4/15-19, 2020
Lynn Daniel 478-955-3030

64 th All Arabian A Conc.    (13/11 Qualifier)
East Lansing, MI   4/30-5/03, 2020
Ron Gekiere 586-484-8790

Showtime 2020 A Conc.     (13/18 Qualifier)
East Lansing, MI   5/29-31, 2020
John Schauer 734-439-8313

Eastern Classic Conc. B     (13/16 Qualifier)                                             
Hamburg, NY     6/05-07, 2020
Robert McEntee    716-984-3636

NJHAHA I   Conc. B             (13/15 Qualifier)
Allentown, NJ     6/06-06, 2020
Joan Mitch     610-914-7008

Hoosier Horse Classic       (13 Qualifier)                                                                    Edinburgh, IN   6/11-12, 2020
Jan Decker     317-372-1061

REGION 13 OFFSITE DRESSAGE/SPORT HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Edinburgh, IN   6/12-14, 2020
Jan Decker   317-372-1061

Region 13 PreShow Con. A and B
Wilmington, OH   6/17/2020
Jan Decker   317-372-1061

Region 13 Championship Show
Wilmington, OH   6/18-21, 2020  
Jan Decker 317-372-1061 
         
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and Cheers to all for a Happy New Year!        






Region 15 would like to congratulate Jan Birk, who was selected for the National Volunteer Service Award for her many years of dedicated service to her VAHA club, Region 15, and to the Arabian Horse Association. We also congratulate Robin Lohnes and Susan Butterworth who were selected for Region 15 Volunteer Service Awards. These ladies have dedicated many hours of service to make our Regional Championship horse show the best that it can be.
 
The Region 15 Championship Horse Show will be held July 1-5, 2020 at the beautiful Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. Firecracker Classic pre-show judges are Duane Esser and Stella Prescott. The Main Ring judges will be LaRae Fletcher Powell, Brain Murch, and Bruce McCrea. Sport Horse, Hunter, and Dressage Judges are Stella Prescott, Brian MacMahon, and TBA.
 
Join us for these 2020 shows in Region 15 to date:
 
  • REGION 15 35 MILE CTR CHAMPIONSHIP - 02/01/2020 to 02/01/2020
  • ALABAMA ALL ARAB HORSE SHOW II A CONCURRENT - 03/27/2020 to 03/29/2020
  • OHAHA SPRING SHOW B CONCURRENT - 04/10/2020 to 04/12/2020
  • ANNUAL MAGNOLIA SPRING CLASSIC II B CONCURRENT - 04/15/2020 to 04/19/2020
  • EMPIRE STATE ARABIAN SPRING SHOW B CONC - 05/01/2020 to 05/03/2020
  • NJHAHA I A CONCURRENT - 05/15/2020 to 05/15/2020
  • NJHAHA II CONCURRENT A - 05/16/2020 to 05/17/2020
  • VIRGINIA ARAB SHOW B CONCURRENT - 05/29/2020 to 05/31/2020
  • VIRGINIA ARAB SHOW A CONCURRENT - 05/29/2020 to 05/31/2020
  • BLUE RIDGE ARABIAN CLASSIC A CONCURRENT - 06/11/2020 to 06/14/2020
  • BLUE RIDGE ARABIAN CLASSIC B CONCURRENT - 06/11/2020 to 06/14/2020
  • PA ARABIAN GAMES I CONCURRENT - 06/26/2020 to 06/28/2020
  • EAST COAST WORKING HUNTER OFFSITE CHAMP - 06/27/2020 to 06/27/2020
  • MARKEL FIRECRACKER CLASSIC - 07/01/2020 to 07/01/2020
  • REGION 15 CHAMPIONSHIP - 07/02/2020 to 07/05/2020
  • EASTERN ARABIAN HORSE SHOW - 07/30/2020 to 07/30/2020
  • EAST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP - 07/31/2020 to 08/02/2020
 
Please contact any of our regional clubs for more information or to become a member:
 
Kimberly Dickinson
Region 15 Director & Show Manager
Cell: 757-714-9737
region15director@gmail.com
www.region15aha.com
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AHA OF DELMARVA
Resi Wolfe (Membership
Chairman)
20059 Shingle Point Rd
Georgetown, DE 19947
302.856.6048
class7ic@comcast.net
www.ahadelmarva.com
 
 
ARABIAN HORSE SOCIETY OF NJ
Michele Boyd
(Membership Chairman)
PO Box 556
Newton, NJ 07860
908.566.2755
mylittlekazi@hotmail.com
www.njarabians.com
 
BLUE RIDGE AHA INC
Jamie Condon (Membership Chairman)
3113 Hernwood Rd
Woodstock, MD 21163
410.960.7019
playtimepastures@mail.com
www.4braha.com
 
HERITAGE ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION
Paige Stewart
(Membership Chairman)
PO Box 252
Sutherland, VA 23885
804.469.7151
dpstew1@gmail.com
 
LEHIGH VALLEY AHA
Mary Ann Rafferty (Membership Chairperson)
2940 Rte 212
Coopersburg, PA 18036
610.972.7079
bayfilly10@aol.com
 
MARYLAND ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION
Ann Robinson (Membership Chairman)
15140 Nelson Perrie Rd
Brandywine, MD 20613
240.882.9088
randaaf@yahoo.com
www.marylandarabian.com
 
MID ATLANTIC AHA
Julia Rosenthal (Membership Chairman)
86 Sesame St
Clarksboro, NJ 08020
856.423.1474
jrasher@verizon.net
www.maaha.org
 
NEW JERSEY HALF AHA
V Jacque Roszel (Membership Chairman)
210 Brindletown Rd
New Egypt, NJ 08533
609.758.7032
roszelj@msn.com
OLD DOMINION AHA
William Jenkins (Membership Chairman)
10320 Graves Rd
South Chesterfield, VA 23803
804.590.2802
jenknsarab@aol.com
www.odaha.org
 
PENINSULA AHA
Deanna Rae Biles (Membership Chairman)
11483 Shawnee Rd
Greenwood, DE 19950
302.236.0979
2topguns@msn.com
 
PENNSYLVANIA AHA
Stephanie K Dobiss (Membership Chairman)
767 Washington Ave
Tyrone, PA 16686
814.684.2534
sdobiss@gmail.com
www.paha.org
 
VIRGINIA AHA
Mary Ellena Ward (Membership Chairman)
305 New Cameron Dr
Lexington, VA 24450
540.463.5071
vaha@termineigh.com
www.vahaclub.com


Pennsylvania AHA Update:
 
2020 Horse World Expo, Harrisburg, PA
Feb 27 - Mar 1 at the PA Farm Show Complex
Look for the Region 15 booth
 
 
2019 PAHA Ambassador Award
We are seeking nominations for those doing an outstanding job in breed promotion and in service to the club.
Please send your nominations to Pat McQuiston pat@pleasantvalleyfarm.net
 
 
South Central District Annual Awards Banquet
January 25, 2020
The Timbers, Mount Gretna
 
 
PA Arabian Games I & II (15/16 concurrent show)
East Coast Off-Site Working Hunter Championships
June 26 - 28, 2020
Centre Hall Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall, PA
 
Halter & Performance - Terri Delbridge & Brooke Fuchs
Sport Horse & Working Hunters - Nancy Kohler-Cunningham & Erika Kurtz
Dressage & Western Dressage - Sue Hughes
East Coast Working Hunter - Joy Dunn
 
E astern Arabian Horse Show & The East Coast Championships
East Coast Egyptian Halter Classic
July 30 - August 2, 2020
VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA
 
EAHS Halter & Performance - Ronald Bartholomew
EAHS Sport Horse - Nancy Seyfried
EAHS Dressage - Joni Abney
EAHS Western Dressage - Charlotte Trentelman
 
ECC Halter & Performance - Laura Doran, Van Jacobsen, Cathy Vecsey
ECC Sport Horse - Todd Karns & Joni Abney
ECC Dressage - Charlotte Trentelman
ECC Western Dressage & Working Western - Ronald Bartholomew
 
East Coast Egyptian Halter Classic - TBA






























News from the Empire State Arabian Horse Association!







Thank you to all the Cranberry Knoll Crew
for getting Arabian horses out for the public to enjoy!
Such a festive, wonderful way to showcase them!!!
Proud of our Region for always going that extra mile!
 
"Another 2 parades in the books!
The 2019 annual Christmas parades went off without a hitch!! Sunny but brisk day!
Many occasions for Frosty & Ringo to visit children along the parade route."
 
35th Annual Fall River Holiday Children's Parade 12/7/19 attended by 3 horses:
 
HA- MIA Country Star+/ w/ Jess Dugas
HA- Pinebrook Jack Frost+ w/ Cheryl Lane-Caron
PB- Marocco VA w/Christine Silvia
 
Walkers: Julie Dugas, Tiffany Eldridge, Brittany Jop, Hope Silvia
Turd Herders: John Caron & Bob Silvia
 
40th Annual Taunton Christmas Parade 12/8/19 attended by 2 horses
 
HA- MIA Country Star+/ w/ Jess Dugas
HA- Pinebrook Jack Frost+ w/ Christine Silvia
Walkers: Cheryl Lane-Caron, Julie Dugas, Tiffany Eldridge, Hope Silvia
Turd Herders: John Caron & Bob Silvia



Own an Arabian, want to get involved?
We are always looking for volunteers and new members ...
contact one of the clubs closest to you today. Thank you!



AHA OF MAINE, INC
 
AHA OF MASSACHUSETTS :
 
AHA OF NEW ENGLAND :
 
AHA OF NEW YORK :
 
ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT :
 
CONNECTICUT RIVER ARABIAN ASSOCIATION :
 
EMPIRE STATE AHA http://empirearabian.org
 
FINGER LAKES AHA http://www.flaha.com
 
HUDSON VALLEY ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION :
 
NEW ENGLAND ARABIAN TRAIL ORGANIZATION :
 
NEW HAMPSHIRE AHA http://www.nharab.org
 
RHODE ISLAND AHA  :
 
PHOENIX ARABIAN HORSE CLUB :
 
TROIKA HALF-ARABIAN ASSOC. :

Listed below are links to several websites
of interest to trail/endurance riders in Region 16
 
All links open in a new window
 
Click Calendar.
Click NE and more states.
Click Region 16 states: CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI and VT.
Click GO. 
 
Scroll down to Main Menu on the left.
Click on Ride Calendar and Entries.
 
Scroll to the months on the left. 
 
New England Arabian Trail Organization
Contact person is usually Roxanne Winslow, NEATO president.
or Celeste Santos-Rivera: Morgan.cb@att.net 


 
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