July, 2018
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AHA Corporate Partners & Sponsors, support expanded opportunities for all who participate in Arabian Horse activities. AHA would like to thank our 2018 Corporate Partners & Sponsors. By purchasing products and services provided by these companies, you are supporting the horse you love -The Arabian!

Holding a show or club event?

Contact AHA at michelle.bartlett@arabianhorses.org 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 https://www.arabianhorses.org/marketplace/join-journey/index.html 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, OK. 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 Uriah.quezada@arabianhorses.org. Let's make this year's Convention one to remember!

Promote Canadian Nationals In Your Area

Are you in the Brandon, Manitoba, Canada area and want to get others excited about the upcoming Canadian National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show? 
A downloadable flyer is now available on the Canadian Nationals webpage to use to get the word out! #ahaCNL18

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   

Region One will be holding a delegate's meeting on August 18, 2018 at Pat and Oscar's in Temecula. Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. and is open to anyone that would like to attend.
Please make sure your reservations are in to Kathy Callahan-Smith at kcsequestrian@aol.com by Tuesday, August 14, 2018 if you would like to join us.
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 nharvey440@aol.com or Mimi Gaffey at gaffey@cox.net 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 www.rcaha.org

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! 
August 25 
Region 2 will be holding a Member Appreciation Day - COME LASSO SOME FUN! This will be FREE to all Region 2 members! It will be at Lowe Show Stables in Soomis. We will have a youth judging contest for all youth and want to be "YOUTH", Horse Shoe Contest for the adults, tack exchange for all those items you need to see someone else use!   Special guest speaker will be Debbie Fuentes from AHA!  A great bar-b-que lunch will be provided! 
Please RSVP to Nancy Goertzen 559.799.3046 or goertzenarab@gmail.com  

Mark your calendar!

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  www.goldcoastarabian.org and follow us on  Facebook 

State Fair in California also featured exhibitors from Region 3 showing off Western Dressage. 
Here is Tamara Cook Western Dressage Exhibition at the California State Fair, July 14 and 15, 2018 and Muraco C++.

Please plan on attending the next AHA Region 3 Board Meeting on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
Where:        Courtyard Marriott
                      120 Nut Tree Parkway
                      Vacaville, Calif. 95688
                      (Phone: 707-451-9000)
When:          Saturday, August 25, 2018
  • 6-7 p.m. AHA Region 3 Horseshow Committee Meeting
  • 7-9 p.m. AHA Region 3 Board Meeting
Below is an updated Region 3 Committee Roster.  Please note that there are two new committees:
  • SWOT Team - Region 3 Director appointment
  • Awards Team - Volunteer members requested
Agenda will be sent with next meeting reminder.  Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Joan Brase Banahan
AHA Region 3 Secretary

Region 5
Up Coming Horse Shows and Club News

EDRA Rides:
  • Aug 4: Sand Canyon, Chewelah, Wash.
  • Aug 25: Midnight Riders, Olympia, Wash.
  • Aug 25: Blue Cloud Ride, Helena, Mont.
  • Sep 29: Ride the Loup, North Central Wash.
  • Nov 3: Dead Last, Escure Ranch, Cheney-Palouse, Wash.
Visit  https://www.equinedistanceriding.com/rides-2/  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  https://aerc.org/rpts/CalSetup.aspx for more information

Olympic Peninsula Arabian Horse Club

Region 8
Region 8 c ongratulates the 2018 Burr Betts Memorial College Scholarship recipients in the amount of $1,000 each!
Morgan Marian Crooks from Liberty, Mo.
Member of the Eastern Kansas Arabian Horse Association
Will be attending William Woods University, Fulton, Mo.
Susannah Lohman from Albuquerque, N.M.
Member of the Arabian Horse Association of New Mexico
Will be attending Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo.
Megan Christie Marie Johnson from Albuquerque, N.M.
Member of the Arabian Horse Association of New Mexico
Is a continuing undergraduate student at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, N.M.

Region 9
2018 MayFest Challenge

Thank you to our 2018 MayFest Challenge Sponsors!

Sport Horse and Trail High Score Award Winners

Sponsored by Larry and Adrienne Jacobson, in loving memory of Ansata Mara+/, Scandia Farm, Richmond, Texas.

*  Arabian Western Trail: CP Dauntless and Jill Mitchell
*  HA/AA Western Trail: Papi Chulo and Jill Mitchell
*  Arabian English Trail: Sterling Bradley and KMA Angelo
*  HA/AA English Trail: Papi Chulo and Jill Mitchell
*  Arabian Sport Horse in Hand: Anieva MLM owned and shown by Wendye Gardiner
*  HA/AA Sport Horse in Hand: Golden Charms owned by Jayme Harris and shown by Emily Lister

Thank you to all our 2018 MayFest Challenge Exhibitors!

Region 10
Minnesota State Fair Horse Show
Exhibitors are gearing up to show their horses in front of the general public at the Minnesota State Fair on August 22 - 25, in St. Paul, Minn. The State Fair will offer Arabian and Half Arabian horse classes during the horse show; including stake classes and new added classes. Based on information from trainers and exhibitors regarding adding classes; the State Fair decided they would add classes to accommodate more youth riders. The stalling at the State Fair is now a flat rate of $35, the signature and supreme championship classes will be back again, top prize will receive $250. If you are interested in showing you can sign up online or mail-in your entries and be a part of Minnesota State Fair history! 
Information on the show and a complete show schedule can be found a 
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 http://workingwesterncelebration.com/
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!
Club news and shows:  
  • The Northern Waters Arabian Horse Association (NWAHA) will be holding a two-day riding clinic on July 28 - 29. Please contact Anne Winkworth at
    bayhorse@tbaytel.net for additional information.
  • The Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association (WAHA) is planning its annual show in Jefferson, Wis. on August 3 - 5. For more information, go to the WAHA website.
For a full calendar of the Region's happenings, go to

Region 11
So many things have happened this summer in Region XI. We are so pleased that our Regional Championship show at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. was a great show! Although there were not as many horses as usual this year due in part to people concerned about possible construction (of which there was none), we still had excellent horses and our judges were extremely complimentary on the quality of horses in the classes. Although the weather for the pre-show was in the 90's with high humidity, that changed mid afternoon with rains coming through and the weather for the rest of the show was delightful with lower temperatures and lower humidity. A true blessing for any horse show! We even had some exhibitors ride up from the barrel racing show that was in the large outdoor rodeo arena come up to see what our Arabians were doing!
Region XI is also bursting with pride in announcing that our Region XI youth co-directors were both elected to positions on the AHYA Executive Board. Savanna DeMott was elected as Vice President and Ashley Lounsberry was elected as Secretary. They also, along with our Youth Coordinator Val Waggoner, were asked to speak to the Youth Board and give taped interviews on our Region XI Ambassador Buckle program. Don't be surprised if you see more in the future about this excellent program which has taken wing and could make its way to many more areas of the AHA world!
We still have a lot of ways to have fun with your horses in Region XI coming up this year! Included in these are many disciplines with which to participate with your equine partner, so come on over and have some fun!
August 18
Region XI Endurance Championship Ride Matthiesen State Park 
Contact Tony Troyer at 815.530.4464 
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   
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  cindy@cindyclinton.com

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

Heritage AHA
The Arabian Sport Horse Extravaganza has been postponed until August. Details to follow!

Old Dominion AHA
It is now time to brag a little bit on some of our own.  Back in march, our Youth Coordinator, Hannah Darby, along with the Bayview team, organized 6,or more, fundraisers to help get some ODAHA kids to Youth Nationals, who otherwise might not be able to afford it.  Well, all the kids stepped up to the plate, and hit home runs!  These kids worked so hard that seven of them are headed to Oklahoma City.  We salute their efforts to reach that goal, and wish all seven (that's right 7) of them the best of luck at Youth Nationals.
ODAHA's "MAGNIFICENT SEVEN" are, Gabby Courtney, Isabella Bono-Evans, Haley Flory, Elizabeth Graves, Nathaniel Hume, Scott Hume, and Kylie Vergara.  Hannah Darby will be with them, as well as parents, some Bayview team coaching people, and friends.
I wish to congratulate these ODAHA youth, and their mentors for proving this could happen.  We thank the parents for allowing these kids to experience the joy of the Arabian horse.
Bill Jenkins, Pres., Old Dominion Arabian Horse Asso.

 East Coast Championships

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 10 
Judge: Jennifer Sullivan 
Contact Manager John Lampropoulos at 99 Amesbury Rd. Newton, N.H. 03858 or 603.770.1884 or  sheri2517@hotmail.com   
Contact Secretary Irene Bryan at 6 Hodgeman Ave. Saco, Maine, 04072 or 207.282.4264 or   signet@gwi.net

AUG 12 - AUG 18
CANADIAN NATIONALS - Keystone Centre - Brandon, Manitoba    

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:   http://www.region16.org/

Rhode Island AHA

Here's to you Dee Frey!!!! A special Tribute organized by Mary Trowbridge and friends at Region 16, Syracuse, NY
Dee's hobby and passion was her love of horses. She raised several Arabian Horses, of which many became National Champions, including her hunter " Sahara Lahib which was crowned the very first National Champion Open Hunter with Scot Phelan, and Kaboom was a multi National Champion in Park and English Pleasure.   She was also an active member of the Arabian Horse Association. Dee passed away June 7, 2018.
In classic Dee-Style, everyone joined in to toast this great lady Friday night, July 13, 2018 at Region 16 before the evening classes. A grand celebration to give her the "Going Away Party" she so richly deserves at the show grounds she loved the most. See Dee's video tribute, click here: https://vimeo.com/279159269
Also, during the amazing Dee Frey Presentation at Region 16 the first ever Dee's Legacy Award was presented to Alice Spinella and Marcia Schwartz!  It was and will be awarded to the person or persons within the region each year who exemplify the best of Dee's legacy of love and support for the Arabian breed, and for encouraging and cheering  equally for everyone within the Arabian horse show circuit.  
One of the best ladies I ever knew! I am a better person because of her! ~ a loving friend
Region 16 is a wrap. We had a great time. The party Mary Trowbridge threw for Dee Frey was unbelievable seeing many that weren't showing but came for the event for a special lady!  ~ Marlene Duttry
Thank you to all who celebrated Dee last night at Region 16! She would have loved it, and I know was smiling up there!!! ~ Jenn Trickey
This celebration of Dee's life is an amazing tribute. Some people give energy and happiness to everyone around them and that was Dee. She fit right in with the Trowbridge Green Team whom I admire so much. Thank you so much Mary Trowbridge, your team and to all my Arabian horse lovers friends for being so special. Words cannot express how much you all mean to me. To be associated with Dee, all of you and the Arabian family is a gift.   ~ Alice Spinella
An evening appreciating  Dee Frey . No words could express our thanks for you sharing your laugh, your friendship and your joy of life and    ��   ️. We will always love you. ~ Rosemary Fitzgerald 
Dee was an inspiration and a true spirit. She is definitely in my heart forever. ~ Scot Phelan

Kaboom , Dee's show horse

Region 17

Region 17 Championship Show Review:
A great 2018 Regional  show  was held at the Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC.
This is an incredibly beautiful horse facility and all who attended were impressed with the multiple show rings, warm up areas and how well laid out the facility is and how much fun the show is with many social activities woven into the show program.

Many people have commented on the great judging panel. This year's panel was:
  • Main Ring : Michael Beethe, Kathy Callahan-Smith and Jeremy Harper.
  • Dressage : Virginia Allen
  • Sport Horse in Hand & Under Saddle - Dressage Type: Nancy Olson
  • Sport Horse in Hand and Under Saddle - Hunter Type and Working Hunter : Lisa Ander
Rob Hess provided great photos that will provide memories for many years!

The Region 17 Select Stallion futurity classes had great pay outs, with the largest one being just over $8,000. If you are interested in buying a breeding, the auction is still open for another week!

Next year's show returns to Calgary and we hope many more will come and join in us in this fun, competitive event!

Club updates:
The Calgary AHA once again participated in the Calgary Stampede parade. They won the coveted award for the best mounted group. The following link offers you a view of this incredible group in the parade.

Region 18

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 

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