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Region 1   
Rancho California Arabian Horse Association is asking our local and surrounding Regions 1, 2, 3 and 7 members if they would be interested in entering Hunter/Jumper classes at our Spring Show - March, 2019 at LAEC, Burbank. If there is enough interest, we would be willing to add them instead of the Region 1 Dressage Classes. There would still be Region 2 Sport Horse and Dressage qualifying, plus the Region 2 Sport Horse Championship Classes. Please respond to RCAHA President Debbie Moss at Your input would be greatly appreciated.
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
Region 2 would like to congratulate Ann Marie Rossi as the Volunteer of the Year! This was presented to her at the AHA Convention in Tulsa.
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!

2018 Championship Endurance Ride
The 2108 Region 2 Championship Endurance ride was held in conjunction with the Bill Thornburgh Friends and Family endurance ride on October 20th. 

There were 13 cross entries into the championship 50 mile ride, 10 purebreds and 3 Half-Arabians. All but one completed the ride.

Champion purebred was SD Expressa ridden by Suzanne Ford Huff and reserve was Magnum Patriot CRF ridden by Kerrie Tuley. In the Half-Arabian division, the champion was Forever Fibbin ridden by Terri Castellano, and Shez Mostly Zipped, ridden by Allan Horn, was reserve. The Best Condition purebred went to SD Expressa, and Shez Mostly Zipped received the Half-Arabian Best Condition award.

Platinum Performance generously donated Platinum Performance Equine product samples for all participants and the "Best Condition" purebred award, a 10 pound bucket of Platinum Performance Equine.

Submitted by:
Marci Cunningham
AHA Endurance Ride Steward

Region 3

Arabian Racing Association of California Update
The racing season in California ended recently with the Fresno County Fair.  It was an exciting season, with two new programs presented be 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 be Francisco Monroy for trainer Terri Eaton and owner 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 horse earning points according to how they placed in the races. The horse with the highest points after the third race was declared Champion and won 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 be 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 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 a half 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 grand parents didn't race doesn't mean they can't. What you want are 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 can 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 you are lucky, you might win some purse money.
ARAC is looking for members to help promote Arabian racing in California. Please consider joining and getting involved. 


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 Offsite 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 AHA

Wine Country Arabian Horse Association held it's 4th annual Halloween Open All-Breed Schooling Show on October 28th. It was a big success with over 50 entries. The English Pleasure class had 19 entries and the Halloween Costume Class had 28 entries. Everyone had a great time, and we are already looking forward to next year's show.  

We still have our popular Sue Curry Dressage Clinics coming up December 7, 8 and 9 these clinics have been very well attended.  We sent three delegates to Convention in November: Susan Noonan, Patti Belanger and Debbie Wiegmann.  Our club was nominated in two categories for Club of Year Awards. Congratulations to Youth Member Grace Casteel on becoming Region 3 Youth Regional Director and to Patti Belanger being named the Region 3 Youth Coordinator. 

Congratulations to Member Erin Garlock on winning the High Point Individual Overall Award at the U.S. Nationals Judging Competition. She was awarded a saddle and a scholarship to the AHA Judging School.

Our Holiday party is set for December 16. For more information you can visit

Region 5

Our largest club, the Daffodil Arabian Horse Association, just held their annual awards dinner and gave out several awards. The club volunteer award went to Kimberlee Will, and the Bill Stover memorial volunteer of the year award went to Tim Paulsen. Congratulations to the division champions:  Addison Witt, Madison Niemi, Emily Patton, Sara Stewart and Shanni Williams; and all the rest of our competitors! The Daffodil 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 fun filled day of lectures, information and shopping.  The evening will conclude with the Region 5 year-end dinner and awards with a special guest speaker. We hope to see you all there!

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 and Performance
  • Ranch Horse Riding
Premium is now available at . BACs and updates are posted on

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 spent with your Arabians and the discoveries which 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. Thank 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!

Here in Region XI there are still a few dates that you can enjoy if you want to show your horses:
December 1 - 2
American Royal Arabian Show is being held at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Mo.
Contact Glen True at 816.322.1080.

Region 13

Cathy Gage - A  wonderful friend, volunteer, equestrian, Arabian and Dressage enthusiast
passed away from a riding accident November 5, 2018. Cathy was serving as the Region 13 Director and Sport Horse National Show Commissioner. She was knowledgeable in many divisions, holding a license as a USEF/AHA Steward. Cathy's dedication, kindness, humor, leadership and friendship will be missed by so many.....

June 2018 - Region 13 Championships were held at a new location, the World Equestrian
Center in Wilmington, Ohio. The show was a HUGE success - increased entries, exhibitors, a
beautiful facility, great stabling, friendly show personnel and office management.

The 2018 Region 13 Scholarship recipient is Alicia Bondar.
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 OH. 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

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. 
How precious is this? Henrietta and Bill Ellzey recently opened their hearts to the beautiful, Zorrado. Martha Rattner and Bill Ellzey tried their best to surprise Henreitta with this sweet boy. We can't wait to see this pair together! 

Henrietta Ellzey and Zorrado

The Bluegrass Arabian Horse Association will be hosting it's Annual High Point Awards & Dinner on January 26 at the Finchville Ruritan Club. Social hour begins at 5:00pm, followed by dinner, a brief meeting, and high point awards. BAHA will supply the meat and drinks, we ask that you bring a side 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! 
 We would like to congratulate Lana Chaffin and Jennifer Tucker as they recently received Region 14 Volunteer of the Year awards at the annual Arabian Horse Association Convention. Lana is a member of SAHIBA, and Jennifer is a member of BAHA and our regional second vice chairman. Way to go ladies! 

Jennifer Tucker and Lana Chaffin
Region 14 member, Ellie Troutman's beloved mare, WM Silver Moon (Luna), has stolen the show! Be sure to check out the movie Orphan Horse, featuring actor Jon Voight, now available on DVD. A sweet, genuine story, we are so proud that an Arabian horse was featured in this film. In addition to Luna, several other Kentucky club members had horses featured in the film as well. Be sure to catch this movie soon! 
Region 14 would like to thank outgoing director, Duane Esser, for his years of service of leading us, as well as promoting and supporting our love for the Arabian and Half-Arabian horse. We now welcome our incoming director, Jeff Caldwell. We look forward to Jeff maintaining and growing our region, as we strive to be one of the best regions within AHA. 

Incoming Region 14 Director Jeff Caldwell (L) with outgoing Director, Duane Esser (R).

Region 16

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

Lets congratulate our AHA Regional Volunteer award winners! 
June Barber  was recognized for her years of service as the Regional Treasurer.  Brooke Foti Gemmell  was acknowledged for all of her hard work with our Youth Group. The awards were presented at the 2018 AHA Convention.

Also thanks to 
Josh Shildroth  (Region 18) for all of his hard work to get the 2021 AHA Convention at Niagara Falls! This venue was voted upon by all of the AHA delegates out of several other choices. This convention will be co-hosted by Regions 16 and 18. Time to put our regions in the spotlight!! We will be asking for sponsors and volunteers to help with this project.

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!

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