December 2020
Southern California Half-Arabian Association
January 15-17, 2021
Los Angeles Equestrian Center
 
 Stepping Into Spring Dressage AVS show
At Pepperglen Farms
February 28, 2021
Norco, Ca
For more information 
Contact Carol Spangler


RCAHA Spring Show


 SDAHA AVS 
May 2nd, 2021
San Marcos, Ca 
Contact
JoAnn Harlan 619-972-1997 


Region One Championship Show
Pre-show and Regionals
May 19-23, 2021
Del Mar Fairgrounds, California
Contact Nancy Harvey
Congratulations to Annette Wells and Penny Wardlaw!
Annette and Penny were named volunteers of the year by AHA! Annette has been Region 2 Treasurer for over 40 year and is now retiring. We owe her a huge THANK YOU for all you have done. Penny has been the Show Manager for the Region 2 show and when the County of Santa Barbara canceled our show in June due to Covid two weeks before the show she got it moved to Temecula, CA. We didn’t lose any of our exhibitors and the show was a complete success! Thank you Penny and Nancy Harvey.
 
Congratulations to Region 2 Youth who participated in the virtual National Youth Judging contest.
Natalie Zavala was 1st in Stations and 4th in the written test. Overall she placed 2nd, 1 point behind 1st and received a $250 scholarship!
The team placed 2nd in Stations.

The Rancho California/San Joaquin Valley Spring show AND the Region 2 Sport Horse and Dressage Championships will be held at LAEC on March 31 – April 1! This is a Region 1 and 2 Qualifying show. We are looking forward to going forward in 2021! Contact Jan Dunlap at www.janet.dunlap4@gmail.com

The San Fernando/Southern California Arabian show will be held on January 22-24 at Del Mar. This is a Region 1 and Region 2 qualifier! Contact Nancy Harvey at www.nharvey440@aol.com
We are excited to share that plans for the REGION 3 CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW are moving forward for 2021. Dates will be July 4-10, 2021 at Reno Livestock Events Center, RENO, NV. We will be having two days of Last Chance Qualifying classes on Sunday, July 4 & Monday July 5. Region 3 Championship Show will start on Tuesday, July 6 and continue through Saturday, July 10, 2021. MARK YOUR CALENDARS and let’s all look forward to the return of a GREAT Region 3 Champion Show in 2021!  
Wine Country AHA News



Wine Country AHA had 3 delegates who participated in the Virtual 2020 Convention. We all enjoyed it. We did miss seeing our friends, but was nice to be able to attend more meetings. 



Wine Country AHA along with Red Bluff AHA hosted a Virtual Bingo Game during Convention. Everyone had a great time. We were able to have our Open All Breed show in November, it was very successful. Nice to see so many different breeds. The Working Equitation clinic was the same weekend as the Open show so we were a bit busy going back and forth, both events were very successful. We have one more Sue Curry Dressage Clinic in December coming up. Our Holiday party will be going virtual this year, December 13th, be able to chat, play games, sing holiday carols. Wishing everyone a safe Merry Christmas and a Happy and safe New Year. 

Congratulations to our Bingo Winners 1st Game: Carrie Olson
2nd Game: Kelly Kenneally
3rd Game: Cricket Gates, Kaye Pheuf, Laurie Tibbs
4th Game: Cheryl Lane Canon, Stacy Dunn
The above received 25.00 Gift Certificates
Blackout Game Winner $100.00 Gift Card to Cheryl Lane Canon
Meet your new Regional Director!
Please welcome Julie Hedden as your Region 4 Director for 2021-2022. Julie has been involved with Arabian horses since 1975 and is looking forward to the opportunity to keep sharing her passion for the continued growth and development of the Arabian horse. If you love Arabians; want to get involved at the local level or just want to chat about ideas or concerns you may have, please feel free to contact Julie.
THE IDAHO HORSE PARK has spent much of 2020 making improvements to the facility. IHP is amazing to work with and we are pleased to announce that we will be back in Nampa in 2021.
As many of you know, the operations crew at the Horse Park is busy even during the winter months getting ready for the next show season. The yellow panels in the arena have been an icon from the beginning. In 2021, the yellow panels will be replaced with newly updated tan panels. For up to date information on the show, Follow us on Facebook and bookmark our website.

RV RESERVATIONS FOR 2021. If you had a paid RV reservation in 2020, it has been forwarded to 2021. If you do not need the reservation, please call the Idaho Horse Park at 208.442.3335 and cancel so that someone else can use it. If you need to make changes, contact Louri Grover Louri.Grover@spectraxp.com.

THE HAMPTON INN, Our host hotel is now available for reservations. We have a limited block of rooms available. Rates are Standard King $129, Double Queen $139, King Studio Suite $149. Must be booked by May 28, 2021. Hampton Inn 208-442-0036.
JOIN THE CLUB! Just a reminder that a current AHA Membership with a Competition Card is required for participation in all AHA Events. Many of the AHA programs are discounted to members who belong to local clubs. AHA Voting Delegates are determined by local club membership. Your local club is your voice. Contact the Region 4 club nearest you for more information on membership, and for specific rules, regulations and deadlines at AHA.

SAVE THE DATES. Looking forward to the 2021 Show Season? Here is a list of what is being planned for you by your Arabian friends. Download the Calendar of Events.
Region 5 January BOD meeting is scheduled for Sunday January 17th at 1:00pm via Zoom.
Date Change
Region 7 Championship and ASHO4U will be held April 19-25, 2021
Happy New Year!
Here is our 2021 Region 10 Calendar into June – more to come!
March 26-28: MAHA Spring Fling
MN Equestrian Center
Winona, MN
USEF/AHA
Judge Gordon Potts
Teresa Lefever (612.965.4121)
lefevertc@aol.com
www.mnarabhorse.com

April 9-11: SD Spring A&B Concurrent
WH Lyons Fairgrounds
Sioux Falls, SD
USEF/AHA
Bonnie Foster (605.690.6479)
bfoster1996@gmail.com

April 30-May 2: Sahara Sands Spring Classic
MN State Fairgrounds
St. Paul, MN
USEF/AHA
Leesa Berhow (715.643.2494)
lrberhowhss@gmail.com

May 15: NMAHA May AVS 1
R&J Arena
Verndale, MN
AHA Only, Judge Skylar Powell
Roz Gilbert (320.352.3718) or Mary Smith
msmith56334@gmail.com

May 16: NMAHA May AVS 2
R&J Arena
Verndale, MN
AHA Only, Judge Patrick McGinnis
Roz Gilbert (320.352.3718) or Mary Smith
msmith56334@gmail.com

May 29-30: Badger Classic AVS
Jefferson Co. Fair Park
Jefferson, WI
AHA Only
Shelly Lehman
carouse0@frontier.net

June 9-13: Region 10 Pre Show and Championship
MN State Fairgrounds
St. Paul, MN
USEF/AHA
Nancy Miller (608.825.9986)
or Leesa Berhow (715.643.2494)
lrberhowhss@gmail.com

June 24-25: WDHA Dressage & Sport Horse
Jefferson Co Fair Park
Jefferson, WI
USEF/USDF/AHA
Candy Ziebell (262.363.3640)
tazeq@aol.com

June 26-27: Region 10 Sport Horse Championship
Jefferson Co Fair Park
Jefferson, WI
USEF/USDF/AHA
Candy Ziebell (262.363.3640)
tazeq@aol.com
Region XI would like to Congratulate our Volunteer Service Award winners Chelsea Wesson & Bonnie Chatten. Thank you both for all that you do!

Please join us at the Region XI Championships on our new dates of June 2-6, 2021 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Our judges are.....

Pre Show: 

Kara Hatzai 

Region XI Championships:

Laura Gault 
Scott Brumfield
Christy Higman Clements

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy New Year!
March 19 - 21, 2021
THE MISSOURI EXTRAVAGANZA A CONCURRENT
Lake St Louis, MO
Event ID: 211115214
Contact: TONY REID
29 MILL ST
BONNE TERRE, MO 63628
March 28, 2021
ALABAMA ALL ARAB HORSE SHOW III A CONCURRENT
Tunica, MS
Event ID: 211115153
Contact: TOM CHASTEEN
1530 CARL WOOD RD
ROCKY FACE, GA 30740
March 29, 2021
REGION 11 H/J OFFSITE CHAMPIONSHIP
Tunica, MS
Event ID: 211115155
Contact: TOM CHASTEEN
1530 CARL WOOD RD
ROCKY FACE, GA 30740
April 17 - 18, 2021
IOWA SPRING AVS A CONCURRENT
Cedar Rapids, IA
Event ID: 211115222
Contact: KELLY A KAUT
3390 55TH ST TRAIL
CENTER POINT, IA 52213
April 23 - 25, 2021
BORDER BONANZA A CONCURRENT
Sedalia, MO
Event ID: 211115166
Contact: JOHN E SIMMONS
16700 ENDICOTT RD
KEARNEY, MO 64060
April 24 - 25, 2021
SPRINGFIELD AVS
Springfield, IL
Event ID: 211115242
Contact: JOHN SIMPSON
1200 INTERLACKEN RD
SPRINGFIELD, IL 62704
May 6 - 9, 2021
64TH MICHIGAN ALL ARABIAN B CONCURRENT
East Lansing, MI
Event ID: 211115249
Contact: RONALD A GEKIERE
7328 FLAMINGO
CLAY TOWNSHIP, MI 48001
May 14 - 16, 2021
NIAHAC ARABIAN AVS
Springfield, IL
Event ID: 211115263
Contact: TONY REID
29 MILL ST
BONNE TERRE, MO 63628
May 20 - 21, 2021
REGION 11 SPORT HORSE PRE SHOW
Springfield, IL
Event ID: 211115209
Contact: JOHN SIMPSON
1200 INTERLACKEN RD
SPRINGFIELD, IL 62704
May 22 - 23, 2021
REGION 11 SPORT HORSE OFFSITE CHAMP
Springfield, IL
Event ID: 211115210
Contact: JOHN SIMPSON
1200 INTERLACKEN RD
SPRINGFIELD, IL 62704
June 3 - 6, 2021
REGION 11 CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
Springfield, IL
Event ID: 211115225
Contact: RYAN CHAMBERS
PO BOX 508
BONNE TERRE, MO 63628
September 16 - 18, 2021
NATIONAL SHOW HORSE FINALS
Springfield, IL
Event ID: 211115236
Contact: CYNTHIA A CLINTON
2242 POLO CLARK DR
DAYTON, OH 45439

Region 13 News

As we close out the year 2020, none too soon, in most people’s opinion, there are still many things to be thankful for in our lives, like our wonderful, amazing Arabian horses and the many gifts they bring to us. Through interaction with our horses, gifts like friendships, competition, passion and teamwork come to mind. As we move through 2021, let’s hope we can look back on 2020, and be thankful that one of the things that kept us all together was our love for Arabian horses and the goals to keep riding, showing, competing and supporting our Arabian friends and community.

Hopefully, 2021 will bring us some sense of normalcy. There will be no qualifications needed for Regional or National shows. Great news! This will hopefully mean that more exhibitors can experience and compete at these levels. With this, however, there is a concern that clubs and shows within our Regions, could continue to see less involvement and support. Many clubs and their shows experienced financial hardships and loss of members this past year. Your membership in a local club, in Your Region, gives you a voice in the future of Your Arabian horse industry. Please remember this, as we hopefully begin to be able to show our horses again, and support your local clubs and shows!
SO….. get ready for a great year!!


Regional Show Dates
REGION 13 OFFSITE SPORT HORSE AND DRESSAGE SHOW 
The World Equestrian Center Wilmington, Ohio
June 17-29, 2021

REGION 13 CHAMPIONSHIP PRESHOW
The World Equestrian Center Wilmington, Ohio 
June 22, 2021

REGION 13 CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
The World Equestrian Center Wilmington, Ohio
June 23-27, 2021
AHA Sanctioned Shows

March 19-21: Missouri Extravaganza B Conc.
Lake St. Louis, MO

March 26-27: Alabama All Arab II A Conc.
Tunica, MS

May 6-9: 64th Michigan All Arab A&B Conc.
East Lansing, MI

May 21: New Jersey HAHA Con. I
Allentown, NJ

May 28-30: Hoosier Horse Classic AVS
Edinburgh, IN

June 4-6: Showtime 2021 Conc. A&B
East Lansing, MI

June 12-13: Medallion Conc. B
Wilmington, OH

Many other opportunities to show, learn, give back and interact with our Arabian horses exist within Region 13. Please visit the Region 13 website, frequently, for updates and news.

Be safe and well! Looking forward to seeing everyone in 2021! Happy New Year!
Save the Date!
January 17th - Region 14 Meeting
March 13th - Regional Meeting & Awards Banquet
April 2nd - 4th - OHAHA Spring Show
April 8th - 11th - Equine Affaire
April 23rd - 25th - BAHA Spring Blast Show
May 27th - 30th - Buckeye Sweepstakes
June 30th - July 4th - Silverama & Region 14 Championships
July 16th - 18th - Breyerfest
September 16th - 18th - NSH Finals
October 1st - 3rd - Equitana 
Thankful. All of us here at Region 14 are thankful for YOU. Despite the challenges that 2020 may have brought to us, our members have spent countless hours showing up for zoom meetings, made the best of a show season, and shared their Arabian horses virtually, and did it all with a smile on their face. We are grateful for you!

In November our region was well represented during the first ever Virutal AHA Convention. We were all able to tune into more committee meetings than usual, giving all an option to learn more facets of our industry. We held a virtual regional caucus meeting that was well attended as well. We are also welcoming back our current board of directors for another term. This group has worked well together, so we know the future is bright!

Jeff Caldwell, President
Dave Daugherty, Vice-President
Jennifer Tucker, Second Vice-President
Debbie Swigart, Secretary
Joe Hull, Treasurer

We look forward to seeing everyone at our next Regional meeting. The meeting will be held via Zoom on January 17th, 2021 at 1:00 pm. All regional members will receive an e-blast email with a link to register for the meeting.

The Region 14 awards will now be going electronic! Our new awards committee has been working hard to update our award categories and voting process. To encourage participation, we will take our nomination process and voting to an electronic system that we think you will all enjoy! Our committee members have been testing the process and give it two thumbs up so far. Stay tuned over the next month for more information.

Do you have an event you would like us to share here or on our social media platforms? Please email us at region14arabian@gmail.com as we'd love to include you!
Bluegrass AHA
In October, we held our annual Falling Leaves Trail Ride for our members.
What a great day we had! Big thanks to Bannon Woods Farm for hosting and sponsoring our day. They even decorated the farm and it was too cute! The weather ended up being just right, the fall colors were showing off, the horses enjoyed themselves and we all just had the best time. Thank you to those who joined us, new faces and faces we missed seeing so much. It was perfect! Sometimes we all just need a simple day with our horse people to make the world go round!
The Bluegrass Arabian Horse Association will host its annual high point awards banquet on January 30th at the Finchville Ruritan Club. At the moment, we look to host this event, but know that we will follow current CDC and state recommendations as we approach that date, so this event may end up being held virtually. Stay tuned for more information!

The 17th Annual BAHA Spring Blast Horse Shows is currently scheduled for April 23rd through 25th, 2021. Again, as we approach 2021, we will consistently be watching state and CDC guidelines for this horse show. Follow us on facebook or our website at www.bluegrassarabians.org for current information.
The Region 15 Championship Show will be held at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, VA
The Firecracker Classic Pre- Show is July 7, 2021 and the Championship Show is July 8-11, 2021.
Judges will be announced soon. Follow us on Facebook at Region 15 Arabian Horse Association for all the details.
Please contact any of our regional clubs for more information or to become a member:
Region 16 was well represented by delegates and guests at AHA’s first ever virtual Convention, held November 16-21. In addition to the committee sessions, convention hosted virtual activities including a bingo night and door prize drawings with Region 16 delegates coming out on top.

Congratulations to Cheryl Lane-Caron who won game four of bingo night and the blackout game! Don Schwartz of AHANY won a $50 gift card in the prize drawing donated by Region 9. 
Cindy Carpenter from Empire State Arabian Horse Association was awarded the AHA Volunteer Service Award for Region 16. Thank you Cindy for all of your time, dedication and hard work serving our region and the industry.

Lurline Combs was acknowledged as the outgoing Director during the live event and Cheryl Lane-Caron was introduced as the new Region 16 Director.


A Regional Director Caucus was held virtually during convention. Outgoing director Lurline Combs was presented a beautiful Region 16 embroidered coat from Victory Pass, provided by TheShowKid to recognize her outstanding dedication, time, and hard work over the past eight years. 
Region 16 Arabian Horse Association would like to take this time to acknowledge and thank the outgoing Directors for all their years of dedicated service and announce the newly elected Directors for Region 16, effective November 20, 2020.

Farewell to outgoing Region 16 Directors:    

      Lurline Combs, Director
      Don Schwartz, Vice Director
      Gaylon Medley, Secretary
      June Barber, Treasurer

Congratulations to our incoming Region 16 Directors:
  • Cheryl Lane-Caron, Director
  • Bruce Carpenter, Vice Director
  • Julie Dugas, Secretary
  • Lance Walters, Treasurer

Many thanks to the following delegates and directors for representing their clubs and Region 16 at convention: Cheryl Lane-Caron, Julie Dugas, Don Schwartz, Lurline Combs, Bruce Carpenter, Deborah Walters, Shannon Price Heald, Corky Sutton, Rebecca Murphy, Walter & Linda Misco, Marcia Schwartz, Christy Balch, and Gaylon Medley.
 
The 2021 Convention will be held in Niagara Falls, Ontario, with Regions 16 and 18 as hosts. Stay tuned for more details!

For all convention updates, elections and resolutions adopted, click here
USDF Award Winners

Congratulations to the following within Region 16 on their U.S. Dressage Federation Year End Awards in 2020.
Photo Credit: SusanJSticklePhotography.com
Tamar Ingenue, ridden & owned by Audrey Humphrey, Chichester, NH
Arabian Champion Fourth Level Open & Amateur, 62.794%
15th Overall Fourth Level Adult Amateur
Photo Credit: Dawn Jones-Low
FCF Oberon’s Vanity ridden by Catherine Waterman and owned by Dawn Jones-Low, Faerie Court Farm, Ferrisburgh, VT
Arabian Champion Intermediate 1 Open, 62.206%
Visit www.region16.org for upcoming announcements about 2021 shows and events and follow us on Facebook at @Region16AHA. 


The 2021 Region 16 Championship show is July 22-25 in Syracuse, NY. 
Mission Statement:
To bring representatives from each AHA Region together to collaborate and execute plans to reach the following goals:
First, introduce new people to the Arabian horse through first-touch programs such as TAIL Tours,
Meet an Arabian Horse Days, farm tours and similar others.
Second to convert those first-touch event attendees to the next step of joining a lesson program, volunteering
at a local barn or other engagement with Arabian horses. And last, to encourage ownership and/or lease
of an Arabian horse and continuation of the attendees interaction with Arabians. Visit our page and join us!
Own and Arabian, want to get involved?
We are always looking for volunteers and new members...
Contact one of the clubs closest to you today. Thank you!

AHA OF MAINE, INC
 
AHA OF MASSACHUSETTS:

AHA OF NEW ENGLAND:

AHA OF NEW YORK:

ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT:

CONNECTICUT RIVER ARABIAN ASSOCIATION:
ctriverarabian.wordpress.com

EMPIRE STATE AHAhttp://empirearabian.org

FINGER LAKES AHAhttp://www.flaha.com

HUDSON VALLEY ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION:

NEW ENGLAND ARABIAN TRAIL ORGANIZATION:

NEW HAMPSHIRE AHAhttp://www.nharab.org

RHODE ISLAND AHA :
 
PHOENIX ARABIAN HORSE CLUB:

TROIKA HALF-ARABIAN ASSOC.:
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.
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. 

New England Arabian Trail Organization
Contact person is usually Roxanne Winslow, NEATO president.
or Celeste Santos-Rivera: Morgan.cb@att.net 
As 2020 comes to an end and the Covid vaccine roll out begins in Canada, Region 17 clubs are in full swing planning their shows for 2021. As well, there are plans for the Region 17 Championship and the Western Canadian Breeders Championships Shows in 2021
Mark your Calendars! 
Region 17 Championship Horse Show will be held June 20 – July 4th, 2021 at the Westerner Park, Red Deer Alberta. The plans are in the works to make this an even bigger and better show than last year. The host hotel, The Sandman, has offered to keep their rates from 2020 into 2021.

Western Canadian Breeders Championship Show will be held July 14 – 18th in Chilliwack British Columbia

Club Shows are as follows:
AAHABC : Spring Classic: May 6 – 9 and September 3 – 5: Fall Frolic: both shows will be held at the Thunderbird Horse Park, Langley BC

Parkland Arabian Horse Association: May 21 – 23 in Red Deer Alberta

Aurora Arabian Horse Association : June 3-6, 2021 in Ponoka Alberta

Vancouver Island Arabian Horse Association: June 4 – 5, 2021 at the Saanich Fairgrounds

And for our American Colleagues.... if the borders open, remember the Canadian exchange rate is VERY favourable for you!
Region 18 is hoping to hold the Ranch Riding and Dressage Clinic in the Spring of 2021, COVID-19 restrictions permitting.
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