September, 2018
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Media Partners

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 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 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.
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 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!! On 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 on September 30, 2018.  Belt buckles will be given to the High Point Jr. and Amateur exhibitors. Find t he prize list at

Region 2
On August 25, Region 2 held a Membership Appreciation party at the Lowe Show Horse Centre. The weather could not have been better. About 85 people attended, including 20 youth who participated in the Youth and Adult judging contest. Mark Stinson was the judge and did a wonderful job with the youth! Debbie Fuentes from AHA came and gave us very interesting information on the Arabian Horse Association, where we are now and the outlook for the next few years. Benji Zalvala and Carlos did an outstanding job on the barbeque. Fantastic food!!! Meaghan Shaffer did a great job in organizing the Youth Judging. A special shout out to her! Jim not only provided a beautiful setting for the party, but was also instrumental in providing nine of the 12 horses for the judging contest. Jim and his crew of riders, handlers and grooms were amazing! Also, Tammy Burkman brought three more western pleasure horses, along with Jill Kramer and Rachel Nelson as riders!

Also announced were the two Region 2 Scholarship recipients. First is Flora Elm Cologne. She is a sophomore at U C Berkeley. Danielle Garcia is a freshman at U C Santa Cruz. Both are outstanding young ladies with outstanding grades and a dedication to the Arabian breed. We are so proud of them both!

Region 2 Delegates meeting will be held in Bakersfield on November 3 at 11 a.m. For more information, please contact Nancy Goertzen at
The Region 2 Endurance ride will be held October 20, 2018. For more information on the 50 mile championship ride, contact ride secretary Jeanine Corzine at

Region 3

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

Comstock Arabian Association
            P O Box 21155             
Reno, NV 89515
Wine Country AHA

On August 26 we had an Open Barn at PJB Arabians/Santa Rosa Horse Co. Our youth members did different riding disciplines. We had a booth and gave away flyers and coloring pages about the Arabian Horse.  

Wine Country Arabian Horse Association is hosting an All-Breed Open Horse Show on October 6 at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. We will also have a special Stick Horse Class for the non-riders. 

For more information go to 

Halloween Show 
October 28 is our Annual Halloween All-Breed Schooling Show held At Santa Rosa Horse Company in Santa Rosa. 
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

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!

Upcoming 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:
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 out in October.
Be sure to watch for updates on
The NTAHC has a few openings left for 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 11
October 16-18 
AHA Distance Horse Nationals (multi-breed Endurance/Competitive) in Henryville, Ind. 
Contact Paige at AHA 303.696.4500   

October 19 - 27 
U.S. 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.

Region 14

Firelight Arabians recently hosted a group of local girl scouts to learn the ins and outs of horsemanship with the Arabian horse. This has been an ongoing adventure for some of the Kentucky girl scout groups, and we have been so excited to be able to share with them.

Rebbel Yell and rider Jennifer Henderson stop let the girls enjoy a close up encounter.

Just like the Arabian, our club members are versatile! BAHA member, Brooke Schafer, owns and shows several Arabians and Half-Arabians, but also has lots of love for her off the track Thoroughbred, Kulik Lodge. Brooke and this dapper chestnut gelding have been showing off their skills in the Kentucky circuit this past summer, and we are very proud of them!


October 13
  • BAHA General Meeting and Falling Leaves Trail ride at Firelight Arabians in Fisherville, KY
  • SAHIBA General Meeting and Bella Vista Equestrian Center Open House in Lawrenceburg, KY
There's still time to hit the show ring in 2018 in Region 14! SAHIBA will be offering a one day value show on October 6. The show will be held in Shelbyville, Kentucky and offers Sport Horse, Main Ring, and All-Breed classes. Great show with exhibitor friendly prices, convenient location, and fun prizes.
Looking for a great way to ring in the fall with your horse friends?
Bluegrass Arabian Horse Association is hosting their annual Falling Leaves Trail ride at Firelight Arabians on October 13. You do not have to be a member to attend, and if you are a member we'd love if you would bring a friend! 

Pot luck chili supper and dessert will follow a great day of riding the trails and creeks! Email us at or visit for more information.
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 15

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.
Oct 5-7
Elmira Fall Finale 
Chemung County Fairgrounds, Horse Heads, N.Y. 

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 .

Join us for a fun and fantastic TACK SALE in Syracuse NY on October 13 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Region 17

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 $1,500 was raised for Pat's family.
The 2019 dates, which will also be in Red Deer, are scheduled for June 27-30, 2019.
See you all there!!

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 Melissa Moore of Kentucky. It's a great opportunity to compete with the world`s best light horse breeds and to promote the Arabian horse! Join us.

For more information, visit  or  Facebook.

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. 

AHA is a major equine association serving 84,000 Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horse owners and 219 clubs across North America. AHA registers and maintains a database of more than one million Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses and administers approximately $1 million in annual prize money. AHA produces championship events, recognizes over 392 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities, education, and programs that promote breeding and ownership.

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