Arabian Horse Association Newsletter
January 2018
In This Issue
AHA Video Corner
Check out the latest breeder interview with Denni Mack.

What's The Buzz
Thunder, the purebred Arabian horse and Denver Broncos mascot, will be the parade grand marshal at the 2018 National Western Stock Show. 

Photo courtesy NWSS website. 

Read the full article here

AHA Corporate Partners & Sponsors
Sponsorship Webpage

Corporate Partners

Corporate Sponsors
Dates & Deadlines
January 15, 2018
All Results Corrections from Event Management for 2017 Sweep
January 17-20, 2018
U.S. Equestrian Federation Convention

February 15, 2018
Deadline for In-Utero Entries with Additional Late Fees ($100)

March 3, 2018
Budget & Finance Committee Meeting, Aurora, Colo. 

Marcy 9-10, 2018
AERC Convention

For a full list of dates and deadlines click here.

Employee Spotlight
Every month, the AHA Insider showcases one of our employees. We want to give our readers an insight as to who works for AHA and what they do for the association. 

Brenna Whitlock

My name is Brenna Whitlock and I am the Youth and Family Programs Coordinator. I have been with AHA for four years. I was originally hired as a customer service and registration representative and then moved to my current position after a year. I love working with the youth of our industry and really want to continue to help them grow as individuals and find new ways to introduce more youth to our industry. I think the bond and responsibility of a horse are so important for our youth of today. We need to constantly reevaluate and find ways to get the youth of today started in the horse industry at a grass roots level.
I am a Colorado Native and love everything about this state! In my free time you can find me hiking, skiing, trail riding, or just spending time at the barn. I grew up learning how to ride horses on a local drill team and now have three of my own. I also compete in ranch sorting and a little versatility ranch horse in my free time.


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Spread the word and share the love for the Arabian breed with others by becoming a Discovery Farm. 

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It's Not Too Late!
Submit your stallion report by January 31 and it's still FREE . After January 31, the cost will be $50 per stallion. 
Stallion reports are required for all U.S. - registered Purebred Arabian stallions bred to all U.S. - registered Purebred Arabian mares. Click here to download this report then send the reports in via mail, email or fax at 303-696-4599.

Please contact a Registry Service Representative at 303-696-4500 for assistance with any questions.
Don't be left behind-submit your report today! 

Receive the Recognition You Deserve!

Did you know that as an amateur competitor you can receive recognition for your achievements at AHA Recognized & U.S. Equestrian Federation/EC-rated shows and events; Endurance and Competitive Trail Rides and Open Dressage Classes; USEA Eventing, and some pole bending and barrel racing competitions in Arabian divisions? 

Just like the Horse Achievement Award Program, amateurs receive points for riding, driving and handling. Participants don't have to own the horse they compete with since this program tracks the individual competitor. Handler levels are given for Showmanship and Breeding/In-Hand; Rider levels for Performance classes and/or Distance Rides, and Horseman levels, which are a combination of Handler - Showmanship, Breeding/In-Hand and Rider - Performance classes and/or Distance Rides.

Click  here  for additional information, or call (303)-696-4500 ext.4 to speak to a Competitions Representative.

2018 Distance Nationals Updates

2018 Distance Horse National Championships will be at the Spook Run Site in Henryville, Ind., running October 26-28. We also want to welcome back our returning partners, the Appaloosa Horse Club and the Paso Fino Horse Association, and would like to welcome our 2018 additions, the Performance Shagya-Arabian Registry and the American Morgan Horse Association! We are very excited to welcome all of these great organizations and hope to see all breeds there! 

Don't forget we also have several AHA/AERC recognized Open Rides running each day.
If you are interested in sponsoring the event please see the Distance National webpage for more information. See you in 2018!
Distance Nationals

Certified Horsemanship Association Produces More Videos on Horsemanship and Safety for Use by the Horse Industry 


(December 2017) - The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) recently finished more free to the public three to 10 minute safety videos in its Safety Shorts series that can be added to the many that have been produced so far. They can be found on YouTube at or at

To read the full release click here

Certified Horsemanship Association December Radio Show Features Jessica Hersey and Cathy Thacker to Talk About Mounted Shooting and Horseback Archery


(December 2017) - The Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) will be discussing two exciting and expanding equestrian sports-mounted shooting and archery on horseback on CHA's December Radio Show with "Horses in the Morning." CHA CEO Christy Landwehr and the show's founders, Glenn the Geek and Coach Jenn, will be interviewing Jessica Hersey about mounted shooting and Cathy Thacker about horseback archery. The show will air live at 9 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. Those who can't listen live can catch the recorded version afterward on iTunes,, through the Horse Radio Network mobile phone app, or on CHA's site at

To read the full release click here