Arabian Horse Association Newsletter
February 2018
In This Issue
AHA Video Corner
Have a Valentine? Your horse, of course! 
Make your horse a batch of delicious Valentine's Day treats. 

What's The Buzz
Best Arabian Horses in the North!

Check out what these Arabian horses are accomplishing in Alaska!

Photo courtesy Alaska Highway News 

Read the full article here

AHA Corporate Partners & Sponsors
Sponsorship Webpage

Corporate Partners

Corporate Sponsors
Dates & Deadlines
February 15, 2018
Deadline for In-Utero Entries with Additional Late Fees ($100)

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

March 9-10, 2018
AERC Convention

March 10-11, 2018
AHYA Board of Directors Meeting, Aurora, Colo. 

March 31, 2018
Halter Futurities (Re-Nominations Only) Due

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. 

Mary Vargas

Hi everyone! I am honored to be chosen for the employee spotlight in the February Insider. 

I started working with AHA in 2001. I enjoy working here, and I love all the staff. I have three amazing kids: a son, Chris, who is a supervisor for a company that is just coming up; a son, Pete, who is an administrator for the City of Pueblo, Colo., and a daughter, Valerie, who is a registered nurse for Kaiser Permanente. I also have five grand kids and one great grandchild. 

They all have taught me to have compassion and lots of patience. I love being around my family of 10: six girls and four boys, myself being the youngest one. I really like going to the movies, as well as watching movies on TV. I am looking forward to working with you for many more years!


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Downloadable Backgrounds Showcasing Your Favorite Breed

Need a new background for your phone or computer? AHA has you covered. Choose from plenty of beautiful photos fit for your device:  


Meet the Winner of the 2017 FRP Year-End High Hour Trophy
Congratulations to Michelle Quirico, owner, operator and trainer at MQ Training, for winning the 2017 Year-End High Hour Trophy! This trophy is given to a rider who has logged the most hours by the end of the year in only non-competitive riding or driving in the  Frequent Rider Program (FRP), sponsored by Awards Recognition Concepts. This is t he second consecutive year a winner has received this trophy.

To read the full release click here

Your New Year's Resolution Reward!

Is your New Year's Resolution to spend more time in the saddle? If so, get rewarded through the Frequent Rider Program (FRP)! 

The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) offers this program for people who enjoy their Arabian and Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horses in non-competitive riding and driving.  Whether you use an Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horse to trail ride, do ranch work, participate in parades, take riding lessons, train under saddle or just ride or drive for pleasure, you can now be recognized and awarded for what you love most.

The official sponsor of the Frequent Rider Program:

Awards Recognition Concepts is the official sponsor and provides the following milestones for participation:

25 Hours - Bridle Tag

100 Hours - Bridle Tag and Travel Mug

250 Hours - Bridle Tag and Leather Frame (8"X10")

500 Hours - Bridle Tag and Leather Portfolio (7"X9")

1,000 Hours - Bridle Tag and Accessory Bag

2,500 Hours - Bridle Tag and Stall Front Bag

5,000 Hours - Bridle Tag and Vest

7,500 Hours - Bridle Tag and Horse Cooler

10,000 Hours - Bridle Tag and Jacket
*Remember that there is NO TIME LIMIT for reaching these goals!
**AHA reserves the right to modify or change awards at any time. 

Participants who would like to compete must sign up, pay a one-time fee of $25 and be a current AHA member. Click  here for more information or call (303) 696-4500 #4 to speak to a Competitions Services Representative.

Arabian Horses in the Eventing World

Check out this story about McKayla Mattison and her Half-Arabian horse, Duke, as they take on the eventing world and work together to give the sport the recognition and honor that it deserves. 

Read the full release here

Scholarship Applications Now Open and Congratulations to Previous Scholarship Winners


The Arabian Horse Foundation, as part of its mission awards scholarships to deserving Arabian horse Youth members. Each time a check is sent to a university or college in the name of one of these deserving youth, it is an affirmation that our Arabian Horse Community cares about its youth members and wants them to succeed in life.

Read the full release here

AHA Office Closed for President's Day

The Arabian Horse Association (AHA) will be closed for the President's Day holiday on Monday, February 19, 2018. 

The office will reopen on Tuesday, February 20 at regular hours.