October, 2018
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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 our 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 not final, and additional updates will be made. For scheduling updates please see your Committee Chair.

Region 1   
San Diego Arabian Horse Association  
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. Premium is on line at sandiegoaha.org.
Rancho California Arabian Horse Association is asking our local and surrounding Regions 1,2,3 & 7 members if they would be interested in entering if we offered 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 debragmoss@msn.com. 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.
Wrks4good@aol.com or 909.573.4983

Region 2
Region 2 will be holding its Delegates' meeting on November 3 in Bakersfield.  Those interested in coming need to call Joyce Schroeder.
On October 13,  we had a great Old Timers' BBQ at Lori and Ken West's Arabians in Clovis, N.M. It was great to see all we ole folk getting together of a visit and talk over old times. This is a group that attended the Mariposa Arabian Show every fall. We had about 18 people and the food was fabulous! 

One of the things discussed was that the Crescent/Midstate Club is having elections next month. Ray Cerniga is hoping that some of the Arabian members show their good colors and attend to make the election exciting. Debbie Cervanka is doing a great job and she will easily be getting into the swing of things. Please contact Debbie if you plan on coming!
Save the Dates of March 28 - 31 for the Rancho California Arabian Spring Show and the Region 2 Sport Horse and Dressage championships to be held in Burbank!  This show is partnered with San Joaquin Valley Arabian Horse Association.

Region 3

AHA Region 3 Youth Program Announcement
I am delighted to announce that the AHA Region 3 has appointed Grace Casteel to the position of Regional Youth Director.
Grace lives in Sebastopol, Calif. - heart of the Wine Country. She is passionate about the Arabian Horse breed and has proven leadership skills as her resume includes:  t hree years as Two Rock Equine assistant leader; leader for Sonoma Country youth trail corps; assistant for special needs children in rehabilitation; and attendant at a 15-day leadership program through Global Glimpse.
Please join me in welcoming and supporting Grace in her new position. She will be guided throughout her tenure by the Youth Club Coordinator, newly appointed Patti Belanger.
Patti is an active member of AHA Region 3, and we are excited that she has accepted the Coordinator position. She brings a wealth of experience as she also served four years as youth leader for Two Rock Equine. In addition, she is a FFA lifetime member; youth director for Golden Gate Arabian Horse Association for eight years and for the past four years to present is the Youth Director for Wine Country Arabian Horse Association.

We appreciate the dedication and love both ladies have demonstrated for the Arabian horse breed. We look forward to an exciting future for the Region 3 Horse Association.

Comstock Arabian Association
            P.O. Box 21155             
Reno, NV 89515

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 in which everyone can participate and have a fun time.
Watch for future updates of our events on our website at  www.goldcoastarabian.org and follow us on  Facebook

Golden Gate 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 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!
Sadly RBAHA notes the passing of a dear club member. Chris Massey, known as our English Lady, will be greatly missed. 
As a judge in England, Spain and Sweden, and also as a photographer, she led a very active life in the Arabian World.

Her skills as a photographer, as she traveled to Russia and Europe, are evident in the archives she has left. 

Rest in peace dear friend.

Wine Country AHA

Wine Country Arabian Horse Association had a great Open Horse Show on October 6. Horses of all breeds came. We sponsored a Stick Horse Class for the kids, and 33 Stick Horses were made. The kids had so much fun. 
Our next show is our Halloween Open Schooling Show on October 28th. We have Trail classes, English and Western classes plus fun classes. In November, we will have another Sue Curry Dressage Clinic and will be sending three Delegates to Convention. For more Information, visit us at www.winecountryarabians.com or on Facebook.

Region 5

A fun time was had by all at the Region 5 trail ride September 28-30 at the Washington State Horse Park in Cle Elm. A few people even rode into the nearby town of Roslyn for some ice cream and social time with the public on Main Street.  

We are looking forward to our 2019 Equest Fest, which will be held on January 5, 2019 at the Tacoma Convention Center. It will be free, open to the public and offer a broad range of speakers and topics for all equine enthusiasts. The evening will conclude with the Region 5 year-end high point awards dinner. Please plan to join us!

Upcoming Horse Shows and Club News

EDRA Rides:
  • Nov 3: Dead Last, Escure Ranch, Cheney-Palouse, Wash.
Visit  https://www.equinedistanceriding.com/rides-2/ for more information.

AERC Rides:
Visit  https://aerc.org/rpts/CalSetup.aspx 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 JSPorch@comcast.net.

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 www.NTAHC.com . BACs and updates are posted on www.facebook.com/NorthTexasAHC/

Region 11
2018 is winding down way too quickly for most of us! U.S. Nationals is almost a wrap, and the Distance Nationals will be almost over by the time you get this Regional Insider! However, have no fear. Those of you hearty souls can still get your equine friend out and have some fun! There are still lots of nice days this year to get out on the trails and enjoy some time with, not only nature and your horses, but also with your horsey friends!

Here in Region XI there are still a few dates that you can enjoy if you want to show your horses:
November 3 
Iowa Spooktacular ODS is being held at the Iowa Equestrian Center at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Contact Kelly Kaut at 319.443.2888.
November  4
Mayflower Dressage and Sport Horse Show is being held at the Iowa Equestrian Center at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 
Contact Kelly Kaut at 319.443.2888.
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.
November brings around our AHA Annual Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa, Okla., November 13 - 16. Please try to attend as there will be informational forums in addition to the committee meetings which address the many disciplines and other areas of the Arabian horse world. Come as a guest and listen in to learn more about our beautiful breed and the wonderful volunteers for our Arabian horses and enthusiasts. Hope to see you there!  

Region 14

Already planning your 2019 Show Calendar?


April 19 - 21: OHAHA Spring Show - Ohio
April 26 - 28: BAHA Spring Blast Show - Kentucky
May 23 - 26: Buckeye Show - Ohio
August 31 - September 1: OHAHA Fall Show - Ohio

Region 16

Welcome to Region 16!
 Check out the Region 16 website at: http://www.region16.org/
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  Roxannelwinslow@sbcglobal.net
Celeste Santos-Rivera at  Morgan.cb@att.net.  
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!
Many of you will know Gary Millar, an active member of Region 17 and the MDP Committee of AHA. Click on this link to see a recent newscast about the literacy program that he is running at his barn with his Arabian horses.

Region 18

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. This is an amazing 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 top Saddlebred trainer, Melissa Moore of Kentucky. This is a wonderful opportunity to compete with the world`s best light horse breeds and to promote the Arabian horse! Join us.

For more information, visit  www.ahaec.on.ca  or  Facebook.

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