August, 2018
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Holding a show or club event?

Contact AHA at or 303.696.4500 to receive a complimentary package of Arabian Horse Life (AHL) magazines. 
AHL is a great promotional tool and something anyone can enjoy!

Headed to a horse show or event where you want to promote the Arabian horse and spread the word about the amazing breed? Free, downloadable flyers, ads, a commercial and more are available to you through the Arabian Horse Association's #JoinTheJourney campaign! To view, go to and start promoting the Arabian horse breed today!

The 2018 Annual Convention tentative schedule is now available online. Please note that the schedule is tentative and additional updates will be made. For scheduling updates please see your Committee Chair.
Don't forget you can go online and book your hotel room at the Hyatt Regency in Tulsa, Okla. Room rates are $99 plus tax, to book your room click here.
Interested in becoming a Convention sponsor? AHA offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for any budget. Please go online and download the sponsorship form, if you don't see an amount that will fit your budget please contact Uriah Quezada at Let's make this year's Convention one to remember!

Promote Sport Horse Nationals In Your Area
Are you in the Nampa, Idaho, area and want to get others excited about the upcoming Sport Horse National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show? 
A downloadable flyer is now available on the Sport Horse Nationals webpage  to use to get the word out! #ahaSHN18

Promote U.S. Nationals In Your Area

Are you in the Tulsa area or want to get others excited about the upcoming U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show? A downloadable flyer is now available on the U.S. Nationals  webpage to use to get the word out!  #ahaUSN18


Region 1   
San Diego Arabian Horse Association would like to tell you to SAVE THE DATE!! November 4, 2018, we will be having a One Day Show which is open to all breeds AND is also a qualifier for the Regional Show in 2019. For more information please contact Nancy Harvey at or Mimi Gaffey at or 760.518.6745
Rancho California Arabian Horse Association is having their 32nd Annual Fall Show at Galway Downs, September 30, 2018.
Belt buckles to High Point Jr. and Amateur exhibitor.
Watch for the prize list by the end of July at

Region 2
The Region 2 show was a huge success!  Fun was had by all!  Sold out on stalls, 370+ horses, weather was wonderful, exhibitors were great and the quality of horses exceptional! 

September 16 
The AHA San Joaquin Valley club will be holding a one-day Open Breed Show in Tulare.  Western, Ranch Riding and fun will be on hand. $25 gets you for ALL the classes!  
Contact Jan Dunlap for more information at 559.786.6488

Region 3

Back by popular demand for two weekends - September 8-9 and September 15-16 - is the GCAHA Cow Play Day Clinic -  Learn how to work with cattle.
Saturday, October 20 is the GCAHA Trail Ride in Salina River Beach. Join us for a fun ride along the surf, viewing marine and wildlife.
Saturday, Novovember 3 is the GCAHA HOSTED YOUTH EVENT at Azevedo Ranch in Aromas. 
Weather permitting, Gold Coast AHA will host another Youth Event. 

Both member and non-member youth are invited so bring your kids and their friends too. 

This event will also be geared to give our youth an opportunity to be around horses and be introduced to equine activities. 

If you don't have a horse - not to worry, there will be activities that everyone can participate in and have a fun time.
Watch for future updates of our events on our website at and follow us on  Facebook 

Wine Country AHA

Wine Country AHA had a great turnout for our All Breed Open Show on June 23.  So much fun seeing all the different breeds.  Our next Open All Breed Show will be held October 6.   

Our Youth Fundraiser is going on. We are selling All Natural Horse Fly Spray with Part of the proceeds going to our Youth Club.  
For more information go to or Follow us on Facebook.

Halloween Show 
We will have Trail Classes again. Let us know if you have a specific Class you would like added to our Class list.

Region 5
We would like to thank all of our exhibitors, trainers and sponsors for supporting the Region 5 Championship show last month.  It was a huge success and fun was had by all!
The high point winners for the Region 5 champ show were:
  • Walk Trot:
    • Champion- Paige McCracken
    • Reserve- Miley Defalco
  • 13 & Under:
    • Champion- Elise Mason
    • Reserve- Emma Niemi
  • 14-18:
    • Champion-Audrey Price
    • Reserve- Emily Patton
  • Adult Amatuer:
    • Champion- Alicia Kegley-Garrett
    • Reserve- Ian Sage
The next Region 5 board meeting is being held Sunday, September 30 at 1 p.m. at the WA Horse Park in Cle Elm, in conjunction with the Region 5 trail ride.  

More information on the trail ride can be found on the Region 5 website:

Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Tacoma Convention Center
All equine enthusiasts are welcome!
Region V year end dinner and high point awards will be presented that evening.  Please plan to join us!

Up Coming Horse Shows and Club News

EDRA Rides:
  • Sep 29: Ride the Loup, North Central Wash.
  • Nov 3: Dead Last, Escure Ranch, Cheney-Palouse, Wash.
Visit  for more information

AERC Rides:
  • Sep 1-2: Crazy Daze of Summer, Riverside State Park, Spokane, Wash.
  • Sep 22: Prater Mountain, Meadowbook Ranch, Idaho
Visit for more information
Region 8
Region 8 is pleased to announce:
Region 8 Offsite Sport Horse Regional Championships will be moving to
 HIPICO Santa Fe, Santa Fe New Mexico
  • Lead-In Show July 4 and 5, 2019
  • Regional Championships July 6 and 7, 2019

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend
For more information contact Jim Porcher at

Region 9
NTAHC Shootout is November 29 - December 2, 2018!
Somervell Expo Center, Glen Rose, Texas
  •          Dressage
  •          Sport Horse in Hand and Under Saddle
  •          Halter & Performance

Premium will be posted in mid-October at
BACs and updates are posted on
The NTAHC is now offering space advertisers in the 2019 calendar!
This is a great way to showcase our wonderful Arabian breed, your farm and your Championship photos!  Calendar advertisers get a supply of calendars to hand out to their customers, and the rest are distributed at AHA Convention and other high-profile events.
You are also featured on the NTAHC website and Facebook page.
Please contact Maureen Davidson at for more information. 

Region 10
Arabians Unplugged Show Circuit Continues
Arabians Unplugged is a group of Arabian clubs in Minnesota dedicated to the promotion of affordable, fun, family-friendly showing of Arabians, Half Arabians and Anglo Arabians 'unplugged' from the current rated shows scene. Arabians Unplugged qualifying shows allow Arabian exhibitors to show against their true peers and in their own breed with all automatically enrolled in the FREE year end circuit high point. The next show is: The Minnesota Half Arabian Horse Association, Dog Days Dressage Schooling Show at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Lake Elmo, Minn. on September 1. 
More information can be obtained from the Arabians Unplugged website at
North Central Working Western Horse Celebration
The North Central Working Western Horse Celebration is the only all-breed, all working western show in the United States. It offers Reining, Reined Cow Horse, Cutting, and other Western events like Western Dressage, Ranch Pleasure, Trail and Horsemanship. The show has traditionally been NRHA, NCHA, NRCHA, AQHA and AHA sanctioned. 
Located at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. on September 7-9 
Arabian & HA/AA classes will again be a prominent part at the show including both qualifying and Championship classes for both AHA Region 10 and AHA Region 11. 
Additional information can be found on their website at
Meet the 2018 Mary Anne Grimmell Region 10 Scholarship Award Winners
Three young ladies who are Region 10 members have been awarded Region 10 Scholarships, now called the Mary Anne Grimmell Region 10 Scholarships in honor of former Region 10 Director and past President of the then called International Arabian Horse Association.
Riley Hammer of Hudson, Wis., is a senior at Hudson High School and is planning to attend Minnesota State University Mankato to study Pre-medicine / Biology. She is a member of the Minnesota Arabian Horse Association.
Lexi LeFever of Hudson, Wis., is a senior at Hudson High School and is planning to attend University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire to study Health and Wellness with a minor in Coaching. She is a member of the Minnesota Arabian Horse Association.
Lauryn Riepma of Sioux Falls, S.D., is a senior at West Central High School and is planning to attend University of Nebraska - Lincoln to study Supply-Chain Management/Agribusiness. She is a member of the Arabian Horse Society of South Dakota.
Scholarships are open to any residents who have lived within the Region 10 area within the last five years, and who have been members for the last two years. For more information about Region 10 scholarships, please go to the Region 10 website. Region 10 supports its members in achieving their career goals. Congratulations Riley, Lexi and Lauryn!
For a full calendar of the Region's happenings, go to

Region 11
WOW! I can't believe that it is already August and most schools are back in session. Youth Nationals is in the books and Canadian Nationals is too!   How many of you tried out the live streaming that AHA did of the National shows this year? After losing the company that has been doing this for the last while, AHA decided, why not try it ourselves? From all I've heard about it so far, people were pleased to be able to watch friends and family in their classes. What made it better was that you could tune in to one class or do the whole show for a very reasonable (pay-per-view type) fee. There were lots of hits and lots of favorable comments about being able to "be at Youth Nationals."   I'm sure that this will be very popular with U.S. Nationals in Tulsa, also!
Whether you watched classes or preferred being outside with your Arabian, there are still plenty of horsey things to do this year! We still have Competitive and Endurance rides and lots of shows with all disciplines covered this fall. So don't think the equine activities are over just because school has begun. Get on out to the barn and have some fun!
September 1- 3  
IA Fall Classic held at the Jacobsen arena at the Iowa State Fairgrounds 
Contact Ryan Chambers at 314.717.7683
September 8 - 9 
Region XI Competitive Rides - Middle Fork State Park in Oakwood, Ill. 
Contact Ruth Stewart at 217.232.3730 
September 7-9 
Regions X and XI Championships at the Working Western Celebration, Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. 
Includes Working Cow, Cutting and Reined Cow classes 
Contact Ben Carillo at  505.281.4378
September 8- 9  
Springfield Arabian Horse Value Show  
Contact Chelsea Wesson at 217.556.3971
September 13 - 15  
National Show Horse Finals 
Contact Donna Auber at  330.274.2039
October 16-18 
AHA Distance Horse Nationals (multi-breed Endurance/Competitive) in Henryville, Ind. 
Contact Paige at AHA 303.696.4500   

October 19 - 27 
US National Championships, Tulsa Expo Square, Tulsa, Okla.
Contact AHA at 303.696.4500
November 3 
Iowa Spooktacular ODS in Cedar Falls, Iowa 
Contact Kelly Kaut at 319.443.2822
November 4 
Mayflower Dressage/Sport Horse Show in Cedar Falls, Iowa
Contact Kelly Kaut at 319.443.2822

Region 13

The Region 13 Sport Horse show was a great success. While numbers were not large the competition was deep. And the new footing in the covered arena is outstanding. 

 AHA National Championship Distance Rides will be held in Henryville, Ind.  
The dates are October 26-28.

Here is the most recent list of qualifying shows for Region 13:
Show Name Show # Dates Approve Date
WMAHA FALL CLASSIC 14186 30-AUG-18 to 02-SEP-18 29-OCT-17

Region 14

OHAHA Fall Show 
September 1-2 in Wilmington, Ohio 
For information on the above listed shows contact Cindy Clinton at

Breyerfest 2018 was a huge success do to the participation of our Region 14 members. This year Breyerfest had a record breaking crowd of over 15,000 over a three day weekend at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park! We presented our Arabian and Half Arabian horses to the massive crowds daily in the covered arena, to music and a script, read by a great announcer. Our demo consisted of 15 horses representing 11 disciplines. We were opening ceremonies on Saturday morning, so it was fun to kick off the day. Along with our group was the Canadian stallion *Empres++++// and his owner Prue Critchley, who made the long trek down from Manitoba as a special guest of the event. Breyer company released their newest Arabian model of *Empress++++// in January, and he was definitely a celebrity that weekend. After each of our demos, we rode up to the tree lined street right up from the covered arena and stayed out there for our meet and greets. The horses were surrounded by the crowds for hours, while hundreds of people petted them, took pictures, selfies, collected trading cards from each horse, asked questions, got autographs from out riders, it was like being backstage at a rock concert! People were bringing their *Empres++++// models and having Prue sign them and then posed for pictures with their model and *Empres++++//, very exciting for these collectors and admirers.

We had a breeds booth in the arena, which was manned by more Region 14 volunteers and decorated with the beautiful MDP commercial booth. People crowded into the booth to sign up for raffles, pick up info on Arabians, collect magazines, and the very popular wristbands that we had made especially for this event. All their paperwork was handed to them in our custom bags we had made with all the donating clubs printed on them, including club logos, websites, AHA and Region 14 info too. We also printed papers listing all the Regions in the US, with their contact info and the states they represent, and thousands of AHA coloring pages. When they left the booth they had everything necessary to find a club, Region, AHA and where to learn everything they could ever want to know about the Arabian Horse.

Outside at our stalls we had "Goldie" out front for all to see. People flocked to the beautiful golden horse for pictures all weekend. It was visible from the arena and it drew big crowds every day. Our presence at this event was spectacular, and the horses were perfect. Many people were impressed by their beauty and kind natured ways. This is the biggest event in the country for young girls and their families, drawing in horse lovers from all over the country and the world. We will continue our participation in this event as it is crucial that we promote our breed to the world and make people want to own their very own Arabian!

We also would like to thank all the volunteers that helped in the booth, and with the meet and greets, we appreciate all of you!

Thanks to our riders and horses:
  • McCartney Swears & Augustara Bey+++/
  • Ellis Troutman and WM Silver Moon
  • Stacy Burdick-Taul and Comandr N Chief+//
  • Caitlyn Zech and Groovin++/
  • Katie Lauer and Written in the Stars+
  • Holly Kratzenberg and Kenutcky Moonshyne+
  • Deneb Thompson and This Spots Taken
  • Carisa Patterson and AO Gazelle
  • Emily Howser and SRC Laurel Bay++//
  • Tonya and Makayla Taylor and Najwan al Shaqab
  • Ashley Staley and Pasa Doblle
  • Madeleine Hofmeyer and Trinity Jalfreza
  • Alyssa Jacobs and Synchronicity KP
  • Cassidy Buchanan and Andretti ABC
  • Brinley Swears, Lorie Henderson and *Empres++++//
Region 15

The 2018 Region 15 Championship show was a success!
Thank you to all the exhibitors who attended and supported the show. We would also like to thank our judges, show staff, volunteers, patrons, sponsors and vendors for their support - it is very much appreciated.

We received great feedback from our exhibitors on the judging panels, and the Saturday night session being held "Outside Under the Lights" was well received.  Our horse numbers were up and the weather for July actually cooperated toward the end of the week.  We are also pleased to announce our fundraiser raised $2,100 to support the Iron Horse Therapy Program.

We would like to Congratulate our Region 15 Scholarship winner - Ms. Kobe Anne Pielow.
Kobe will be attending Kutztown University of PA this fall.

Plans are already underway for 2019 - Thanks again everyone!
- Kim Dickinson, Region 15 Director and Show Manager

Region 16

Listed below is a calendar of  Region 16 and National Events for 2018
Additional shows will be added as the information is received. 
Check the page often to view any updates.

AUG 31 - SEPT 2

SEPT 18 - SEPT 22

OCT 19 - OCT 27
U.S. NATIONALS - Tulsa Expo Square - Tulsa, Okla.   

OCT 26 - OCT 28
DISTANCE NATIONALS  - Henryville, Ind. 

Check out the Region 16 website at:
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.
Region - unclick Canada.
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. 
The NEATO Endurance Ride is scheduled for September 29
at the Arcadia Management Area in Rhode Island.
Contacts are: 
Roxanne Winslow at 860.460.0851 or
Celeste Santos-Rivera at  
Region 16 Club dedicated to Trail/Endurance.
Check the website for the 2018 schedule .

Pony Camps in Region 16!
What a great way to promote and share our amazing Arabians!
Anne Cinelli does a spectacular job promoting the Arabian horse at her NorthRidge Arabian Farm in Lockport, N.Y.!  Summer and Winter Pony Camps are a great way to introduce young people to our breed.
Anne says "We do two horsemanship camp sessions, summer and winter with our Arabians and Half-Arabians. Kids are six and up, this year six-13. My staff and our teens in the Lesson Program help with the camps, assisting the little ones in tacking and lessons. The kids learn about care, feeding, cleaning, putting halters on, leading, tacking and riding. Most of the kids are beginners and start on a lunge line, by the end of the sessions most are posting trot and cantering! We use washable paint on the horses to learn the parts of the horse. A craft is also worked on... including the infamous horseshoe bedazzling! The kids love it!  Many come year after year and for both sessions, usually 10-12 kids per session.
Most of the horses used in lessons and camp are retired show horses, Lode Star, Desert Heat, Versace, SF Valentino,  DW Bonfire, Zimmeron PGN sons and daughters are used.
Pictured below:
1) Washable paint 
2) Infamous horseshoe bedazzling 
3) The horses get lot of bubble baths! DW BONFIRE daughter "Sabrina" getting a bath at camp 
4 & 5) Retired show horses 
6) Also at Winter camp day... Learning to clip on 24 yr. old SF VALENTINO gelding "Tony" 
7) A day in the life of a working horse, farm! Watching national winning sport horse NR CHILL FACTOR get his teeth floated 
8) Regional winning walk trot and showmanship horse 24 yr. old purebred Arabian gelding Val du Soleil and his friend Tom.

Region 17

The All Arabians Horse Association of British Columbia (AAHABC) has our Fall Frolic, September 13-15 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC. September 13 is a full day: Region 17 Dressage, Sport Horse in Hand and Under Saddle and includes Open Breed Classes in these Divisions. The next two days, September 14-15  are a Double Qualifier for Region 17 and Region 4 Main Ring Classes. Our Prize List includes Ranch Riding, Trail and Reining. 
Check out our Prize List to see what other divisions we are offering Open Breed Classes and Schooling Classes. The Prize List is on our website:

We are also offering $$$ Amateur AAHABC  Show Championship Classes.
AAHABC members get around! It was terrific to see our AAHABC  club members in the ribbons at Region 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 15 AND 17.  Congratulations to those of you who showed at Canadian Nationals! Always happy to see so many of our Club Members in the Winner's Circle. 

The Western Canadian Breeders show was held in Red Deer, Alberta June 27-July 01 on the Canada Day long weekend. The show is the annual fundraiser for the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry. Nearly 170 horses competed for championships in jumping, sport horse and main ring classes. The Saturday Night public Showcase was well attended again, with an estimated 400 people attending.
The show was a dual celebration, as it was the both the 60th anniversary of the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry and also of the Western Canadian Breeders Show. 
Several fundraising initiatives were also undertaken at the show for the family of Pat Gallahan,  a well know farrier from Arizona  who unexpectedly  passed away this spring. Pat was well loved and he worked at the Canadian National Show many times. Well over $1500 was raised for Pats family.
The 2019 dates which will also be in Red deer are scheduled for June 27-30, 2019.
See you all there!!

Region 18
World renowned equine judge, Peter Cameron, celebrates another milestone in his illustrious career-he'll turn 90 in September! Pete has judged nearly every light horse breed, amassed over 700 judging assignments around the world, has been a much sought after clinician in many disciplines, has judged the majority of breed championship shows, mentored the "next generation" of equine judges many times, won many awards for his judging ability, is a "Hall of Fame" inductee in most equine breeds, was interviewed by the majority of equine magazines for his opinions on showing & judging, and, needless to say, is a well respected icon worldwide. And, of course, he judged huge classes and shows without ever taking notes! His passion was always evident, whether it was judging, lending a helping hand to a young exhibitor, biking or maintaining his collection of tack. None of us will ever forget being judged by Peter Cameron! Now as he begins another decade in his life it is time for all of us to not forget him-send him your birthday wishes by phone (905.685.5198) or mail (28 Frederick Street, St. Catharines, ON L2S 2S4 Canada). Wouldn`t it be great if he received 90 birthday greetings for his 90th birthday?!
Thank you to all the exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, officials and attendees for supporting the 2018 Region 18 Championship Show so enthusiastically! This was the first time in many years the Dressage & Sport Horse Championship classes were held at the same location and at the same time as the regular Championship Show, and the exhibitors really showed their appreciation! The Show not only showcased superb quality, but was a wonderful social event for everyone involved. Special thanks to our capable judges-Shirley Arndt, Kate Farrell and Michele Betten for making all their decisions and for making the show experience enjoyable. It was great to see so many breed enthusiasts watching the show, those Arabian horse owners who had many champions in the past and, of course, to have our honourable member Peter Cameron joining us was wonderful! Stay tuned for the 2019 show announcements!
New class offered at the 2018 Royal! The ``Open Saddle Seat Battle of the Breeds`` will be held Thursday November 8, Friday November 9 and the Championship class on Saturday November 10. This class is open to Saddlebred, Morgan, Arabian & Half-Arabian, Friesian and Hackney breeds, and all will have a chance to win $20,000 total prize money! Sounds spectacular!  And, of course the Arabian breed will be at the forefront-we want to have the most breed entries competing and we want the winners to be Arabian. Great chance for our exhibitors to have a great time competing under the lights at the famed Royal Horse Show in Toronto and to be judged by Melissa Moore of Kentucky. Great opportunity to compete with the world`s best light horse breeds and to promote the Arabian horse! Join us.

There is always something happening in Region 18-come and join us! More events & details to be announced at a later date. For more information visit  or  Facebook

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