December 2018

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Region 1   
San Diego Arabian Horse Association is asking all of you to save the date of May 5, 2019. Our May ODS will be held at Deer Springs Equestrian Center in San Marcos, Calif. This is an open breed show, but also qualifies all Arabians for the 2019 Region One Show.
Rancho California Arabian Horse Association  
Spring Show March 28-31, 2019 LAEC, Burbank. This is a Region One and Two Qualifier, with Region Two Sport Horse Championships. 
Show Secretary: Janet Dunlap

Stepping Into Spring Dressage AVS Show
Offering Dressage, Western Dressage, and Sport Horse Under Saddle Classes.
April 14, 2019 Pepperglen Farms, Norco, Calif.
Judge: Donna Richardson 'S' DR and 'R' WD
Qualifying Show for Region One and SHN
For more information, contact Carol Spangler -  Arabian Performance Horse Club. or 909.573.4983

Region 2
Save the Dates of January 18 - 20 for the Southern California Half-Arabian Horse Association and the AHA of San Fernando hold their concurrent Region 1 and 2 show in Burbank, CA.
Save the Dates of March 28 - 31 for the Rancho California Arabian Spring Show and the AHA San Joaquin Valley Region 1 and 2 shows in Burbank, along with the Region 2 Sport Horse and Dressage Championships to be held in Burbank.

Region 3

Arabian Racing California Update                                       
The racing season in California ended recently with the Fresno County Fair. It was an exciting season, with two new programs presented by the Arabian Racing Association of California (ARAC), the Maiden series and the Emirates California Gold Rush Handicap series.

The maiden series was open to horses who were maidens (had never won a race) at the time of nomination. They ran at several maiden races during the State fair season at the various tracks. When a horse won, it was no longer a maiden, but was qualified for a special race at the last meet. The winner and Champion was Madjestic, a 3-year-old colt ridden by Francisco Monroy for trainer Terri Eaton and owned by James Schleimer and Nikki Forbes-Robinson. This colt shows really good promise for the next season.

The Emirates Gold Rush Handicap series was a three race open series, with the horses earning points according to how they placed in the races. The horse with the highest points after the third race was declared Champion with added prize money. It was an exciting series with the mare Dream Pearl+ and the stallion Sand Victor dominating. They had run against each other before, with Pearl winning some and Victor winning other times. There haven't been filly and mare races for Pearl, so she has had to run against the boys. Victor is owned by Joe and Betty Gillis of Mississippi and trained by Terri Eaton. Pearl is also trained by Terri Eaton and owned by the partnership of Dorothy Burt, Evelyn Call, Cory Soltau, and Terri Eaton. When Pearl won the first race, we owners were delighted. When she won the second, we were ecstatic. Victor is no pushover. He's probably the top mature Arabian stallion racing in California and ranks among the top seven or eight in the country. On September 23, they met again at Los Alamitos (Los Angeles County) with Pearl winning and Victor second by ½ length. We are so lucky to have her. Nothing more exciting.

Take a look at your young horses. There may be some with racing potential. Just because their parents or grandparents didn't race doesn't mean they can't. A lot of their ancestors probably did. What you want is good legs, athletic ability, and some attitude. Is there one out in the pasture with the physical ability, who always wants to lead the herd in their romps? Have a trainer take a look. If you don't think you afford racing, get a group of friends together to share in the expenses. It's a lot of fun. Don't expect to make a lot of money or to happen on a horse of Dream Pearl+'s quality. But it doesn't cost much, if any, more than showing a horse and, if lucky, you might win some purse money.

ARAC is looking for participants to join in promoting Arabian racing in California. Please consider getting involved. Contact ARAC for information.
Red Bluff Arabian Horse Association

Here is news of note about the 2019 show season. For those who want to get an early start on the year, the Red Bluff Arabian Horse Association is already planning a show in January, 2019.

This is a three day True Value show on January 18-20, 2019. Held in Corning, Calif. at the Rolling Hills Equestrian Center, this is an great way to get going in 2019. This show qualifies for Region 3 and Region 4.

An exciting addition this year is the Region 3 Arabian Off-site Cow Classes for 2019. This will be held Saturday morning, January 19, 2019. The Rolling Hills Equestrian Center is an excellent venue for these classes. Plan to arrive for the Friday cow classes, qualify for Region 3 and compete in the Regional Championship Classes on Saturday.   RBAHA also includes all breeds in designated classes.

This facility has two hotels, a golf course, restaurants, and casino - great amenities for the whole family. Hope to see you there!
Wine Country Arabian Horse Association 

Wine Country Arabian Horse Association does it again! For the second year in a row, we were
named the 2018 Arabian  Horse Association Club of the Year at the  2018 Arabian Horse Association Convention in Tulsa, Okla.  The club also took home the Membership Recruitment Award. This recognition of its outstanding achievements was a huge honor given the club was established just four short years ago. So very proud of our club and awesome and supportive members. We just finished our last Sue Curry Dressage Clinic for the year. Planning on more next year. Our Holiday party is December 16, lunch, raffle, some awards.  Always a good time.   Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. For more information, go to

Region 5

The Daffodil Arabian Horse club is planning an Endurance 101 clinic in early spring 2019. Stay tuned for more information!
Our NW Equest Fest plans are well under way and below is the schedule of events. Come on down to join us in Tacoma on January 5, 2019 for  a day filled with information and an evening filled with fun and prizes.  The evening will conclude with the Region 5 year-end dinner and awards with special guest speaker, Ann Judge!  Also we will be having our annual Dessert dash to benefit the AHDF!   We hope to see you all there!

Merry Christmas from all of us at Region 5! 
Region 6
Region 6 Endurance Rides:
July 12, 2019 - BigHorn 50 Region 6 Championship
July 13, 2019 - BigHorn 100 Region 6 Championship
Contact Cindy Collins at  307.272.2816 or

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 10
The AHA affiliated clubs within Region 10 extend holiday greetings and best wishes for 2019 to everyone in the Arabian community. As we settle into the winter season in Minn. and Wisc., we celebrate achievements with friends, make plans for 2019 and enjoy winter activities with our horses. We also are remembering those who are no longer with us, but whose hard work and dedication paved the way for the accomplishments we have made and hope to make in the future.  
Region 10 Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for noon Sunday January 13 in Eau Claire, Wisc.  The show committee will be held prior to the Board meeting.   

Region 11
Another year is winding down quickly. With the ending of U.S. Nationals and the Arabian Horse Distance Nationals, the time for participation in horse-related events has begun slowing down fairly quickly. However, whether it is a smaller barn show or just a beautiful day out on the trails, there is still plenty of time to be spent with your best friend, your horse. Enjoy your time with your Arabians and the discoveries you can make while in their company.
We in Region XI have already begun planning for shows and trail rides for 2019, and if you check the calendar of events you will see that there is not a lot of down time between now and the first events of next season. In the meantime, take a moment to give thanks for our association and all those who are trying to do their best for the Arabian breed. Thanks to our staff and volunteers, trail markers, show committees and commissions, rescuers, and all those who are giving their time and talents to promote our beloved Arabian and Half-Arabian horses. I hope that your 2018 ends well and 2019 brings you joy and blessings in all you do! Have a Merry Christmas and a Healthy, Happy, and Prosperous New Year!

Region 13

The 2018 Region 13 Scholarship recipient is Alicia Bondar.
The 2019 Scholarship information and applications are available on the Region 13 website.

2019 Regional Shows:
Region 13 Dressage/Sport Horse Offsite Championships will be held June 14 - 16, 2019 in Edinburg, Ind. Show manager is Jan Decker, and show secretary is Donna Auber.

Region 13 Concurrent pre-show date is June 19, 2019.

Region 13 Championship Show dates will be June 20 - 23, 2019 and again held at the World
Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Join us and discover this world class facility, great class schedule and first rate competition. Show manager is Jan Decker, and the show secretary is Ryan Chambers.

Region 14

Kentucky Arabian & Half-Arabian Breeder's Association (KAHABA) has had a busy year with its members! With more and more Kentucky County Fairs offering designated classes for the nominated horses, plus the breed shows, and monthly shows like San-N-Tone and OCSC, there have been venues from east to west. A shout out to the popular Shelbyville Fair Show and Rick Tosch for all of his hard work to get the Arabian and Half-Arabian classes included. We were able to showcase under the lights to a large crowd of horse-minded spectators for the first time in many years! 

KAHABA is a state arm of the Kentucky Breeder's Incentive Fund that distributes a portion of funds generated by the taxes paid on all of the stud fees in the state of Kentucky. We are fortunate to be one of the accepted breeds and work very hard to inform the public about our 'Living Works of Art.' We work with the Arabian clubs in Kentucky to help encourage and sponsor participation, although KAHABA is not a club in the same sense. 

Our winners of the high point program that runs through the Kentucky Fair Association will be recognized in January  at an awards dinner in Louisville, Kentucky. Stay tuned for photos and a list of our winners! 
The Bluegrass Arabian Horse Association will be hosting its Annual High Point Awards & Dinner on
January 26th at the Finchville Ruritan Club. Social hour begins at 5:00 pm,  followed by dinner, a brief meeting, and high point awards. BAHA will supply the meat and drinks, but we ask that you please bring a dish or dessert to share. Bring a friend! This is always one of our most attended events, and we can't wait to see you! 
The SAHIBA Awards Banquet and next club meeting will be held at Johnny Carino's Restaurant in Frankfort, Ky., starting at noon on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The address is 1303 US Hwy 127 South, #600, Frankfort, KY 40601, located in the Franklin Square Shopping Center, beside Kroger. SAHIBA will pay $10 towards the meal for all current club members. Johnny Carino's will not be charging for the room, so all attendees are expected to purchase a meal. Please let Deneb Thompson know if you will be attending. 

Preparations are in order for Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio! Most of last year's exhibitors are returning, and we are excited to add even more. Luna, Ellie Troutman's mare who is in the movie The Orphan Horse, will be on hand with us and will be sure to draw a crowd. We are in need of volunteers to stay at the stalls and help introduce the horses to the public, and we also need volunteers to help at our booth and for other various needs. Even if you have a few hours, you will be greatly rewarded by sharing your Arabian horse experience with others. Please contact Jennifer Tucker at for more information. 

January 19th: SAHIBA Awards Banquet & Meeting, Frankfort, Ky.
January 20th: Regional Meeting @ Champions Center, Springfield, Ohio
January 26th: BAHA Awards Banquet & Meeting, Finchville, Ky.
April 11-14th: Equine Affaire, Columbus, Ohio
April 19-21st: OHAHA Spring Horse Show, Springfield, Ohio 
April 26-28th: BAHA Spring Blast Horse Show, Shelbyville, Ky.
May 10-12th: SAHIBA Spring Horse Show, Frankfort, Ky.
May 23-26th: Buckeye Horse Show, Columbus, Ohio
June 26-30th: Silverama & Region 14 Championships, Lexington, Ky.
September 12-14th: NSH Finals, Springfield, Ill.

Region 15

Region 15 would like to Congratulate our Regional Volunteer Service Award winners Jan Birk and  Andrea Orr. These awards were presented by the AHA President at the recent AHA Convention in Tulsa, Okla.  
We would also like to thank our USN show volunteers - Julie Long, Elizabeth Humphries, and Kim Dickinson - these 3 ladies managed the Awards Room and had a great time interacting with all of the US Nationals winners.

Region 15 would like to announce our judges for the Region 15 Championship Horse Show that will be held on  July 3-7, 2019 at the Virginia Horse Center Lexington, Va..
Main Ring 
  • Joel Gangi 
  • Bob Gordon - a USN Judge 
Main Ring & Working Western 
  • Jim Hitt
Firecracker Pre-Show  
  • Ed Lake
Sport Horse Pre-Show  
  • Candace Kline ( r Hunter )
Sport Horse Hunter Type & HOF 
  • Kathleen Stamps ( R Hunter )
Sport Horse Dressage Type  
  • Charlotte Trentelman 
Dressage & Western Dressage  
  • Charlotte Trentelman ( S Dressage & R  Western Dressage )  
  • Anne Moss ( r Dressage & R Western Dressage )

2019 Approved Shows to Date:

20-MAR-19 to 21-MAR-19
17-APR-19 to 21-APR-19
19-APR-19 to 21-APR-19
03-MAY-19 to 05-MAY-19
17-MAY-19 to 19-MAY-19
17-MAY-19 to 19-MAY-19
31-MAY-19 to 02-JUN-19
31-MAY-19 to 02-JUN-19
14-JUN-19 to 16-JUN-19
14-JUN-19 to 16-JUN-19
14-JUN-19 to 16-JUN-19
28-JUN-19 to 30-JUN-19
29-JUN-19 to 29-JUN-19
03-JUL-19 to 03-JUL-19
04-JUL-19 to 07-JUL-19
01-AUG-19 to 01-AUG-19
02-AUG-19 to 04-AUG-19
29-NOV-19 to 01-DEC-19

Save the Date.....
PA Arabian Games I & II and the East Coast Off-Site Working Hunter Championships
June 28-30, 2019
Centre Hall, PA
Region 15/16 Dual Qualifier
Eastern Arabian Horse Show & the East Coast Championships
Aug 1-4, 2019
Virginia Horse Center
Lexington, VA

Please contact any of our regional clubs for more information or to become a member:

Resi Wolfe (MembershipChairman) 

Michele Boyd (Membership Chairman) 
PO Box 556 Newton, NJ 07860 
Brenda Creighton (Membership Chairman) 
2620 Offutt Rd.  Woodstock, MD 21163  

Paige Stewart (Membership Chairman) 
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Mary Ann Rafferty (Membership Chairperson) 
610.972 7079

Ann Robinson (Membership Chairman) 
15140 Nelson Perrie Rd.  Brandywine, MD 20613   

Barbara Grun (Membership Chairman) 
102 E Branch Rd. Allentown, NJ 08501 

Alista Blose (Membership Chairman) 
6387 Mtn. Road Germansville, PA 18053   

William Jenkins (MembershipChairman) 
10320 Graves Rd. South Chesterfield, VA 23803  

Deanna Rae Biles (Membership Chairman) 

Stephanie K Dobiss (Membership Chairman)       

Mary Ellena Ward (Membership Chairman) 
305 New Cameron Dr. Lexington, VA 24450   

Region 16

Welcome to Region 16!
 Check out the Region 16 website at:

Listed below is a calendar of Region 16 and National Events for 2019.
Additional shows will be added as the information is received.
Check the page often to view any updates.

MAY 3-5
EMPIRE ARABIAN SPRING HORSE SHOW - New York State Fairgrounds - Syracuse, N.Y.
Contact Gaylon Medley at 11939 Watkins Rd. Cato, NY 13033 or 315.626.6790 or 
MAY 10-12
Contact Michelle Laudano at 250 Killingworth Turnpike Clinton, CN 06413 or 860.664.0481 
JUNE 7-9
EASTERN CLASSIC - Erie County Fairgrounds - Hamburg, N.Y.
Contact Bob McEntee at
Contact Lindsey Hager at 13669 Jennings Rd. Collins, NY 14034 or 716.481.4907

REGION 16 PRE SHOW - Syracuse, NY  
PRE-SHOW with Sport Horse and Over Fences Classes ADDED!
Contact Gaylon Medley at 11939 Watkins Rd. Cato, NY 13033 or 315.626.6790 or 
Contact Gaylon Medley at 11939 Watkins Rd. Cato, NY 13033 or 315.626.6790 or 

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. 
Region 16 Club dedicated to Trail/Endurance.
Check the website for the 2018 schedule .

Region 17

All Arabian Horse Association of BC (AAHABC)  
Mark your calendars! The AAHABC PreShow as well as a Region 3 Qualifier and the Region 17 Regional Show will be held at Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, BC on April 29. The Region 17 Championship show will be April 30 - May 5, 2019. 

We are excited to be hosting this show in BC for the second year. Thanks to the support of our 2018 Volunteers, Exhibitors and Sponsors, last year ran very smoothly, and the weather was fabulous. We are looking forward to 2019!

Region 18

At the 2018 Convention, the Volunteer Service Award was presented to Allan & Cheryl Ehrlick for decades of service and volunteer dedication to the Arabian Horse Association. The impact they have had on U.S. Nationals, Canadian Nationals and Sport Horse Nationals is immeasurable.  Thanks for all that you do, Allan!

Allan was also presented with a 50-year anniversary gift for his participation in the Mexico City 1960 Olympic Games. Congratulations!

Need buckles, trophies or awards for your upcoming show or event? AHA's Corporate Partner - Awards Recognition Concept (ARC) - has a variety of quality items that fit any budget or event type. Visit, email or call 806.345.4272 today to purchase what you need for your next event. 

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