January 2020
AHA San Fernando Valley and the Southern California Half-Arabian HA is holding their Dual Region qualifying show at LAEC in Burbank, CA on January 17-19. This is a Region 1 and Region 2 qualifying show! Classes include Sport Horses, Dressage, Youth, Amateur, Trail, Western Dressage Over Fences & Ranch Horse Pleasure. For Show Information: Nancy Harvey (626) 355-9101 490 E. Montecito Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024 or at nharvey440@aol.com
AHA San Joaquin Valley and Rancho California AHA will be holding our annual Spring show at LAEC on March 26 -29 in Burbank . This is a Region 1 and Region 2 Qualifying show.  Region 2 Sport Horse and Dressage Championships will be held March 28 – 29 in conjunction with the Spring Show. We hope to see you all there!!!
For information, contact Jan Dunlap at janet.dunlap4@gmail.com . Or call 559-786-6488.
Story of the Rose Parade
The first phase of any Rose Parade adventure for the horse groups is participation in Equestfest. This is an event held before parade day at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center where all the Rose Parade horses are housed. It gives the public a chance to see all the horses that are going to be in the parade. The Arabians present were a wonderful representation of the breed’s versatility. We had a reining horse, western horses, hunter horses, country horses, a search and rescue horses and my carriage horse! Our Arabian horses greeted all the visitors with kindness and interest. Some of these people had never even touched a horse! Our gentle horses handled it all gracefully. My carriage horse is an 11 year old grey mare named Heaven Cent. She is kindness personified. She LOVED Equestfest. But I had no idea how she would handle the Rose Parade. She had never been in a parade!
 
The day before the parade we washed and readied our horses. My carriage, a reproduction back to back village cart, had to be taken to a staging area near the parade route where we decorated it with flowers provided for with AHA funds. Then, we headed back to the barns to get the horses. Contrary to what you might think, we don't just drive in to the parade that morning and get ready. Oh no, you have to spend the night with your horse and trailer alongside a portion of the freeway known as "The Pit". They park us in our order of go and we sit there all night.... sort of camping out. Our official wakeup call was 4:30am. By 6:18am we were required to check at Pit HQ. Then they released us to walk to the staging area. We were dressed, me in traditional carriage attire and Joanne in formal groomsman attire. We were leading Heaven in her harness because the cart was waiting for us in the staging area where we would hook her up.
 
It was about a mile or so to the staging area and we got her hooked up without any issues. Our group was near the front of the parade, fifth in line and following the Cal Poly float. Off we went following through the crowds. It was like negotiating an obstacle course and my pretty little mare never took a wrong step or got excited or scared by any of it. We waited for the parade to start, the stands around us filling with people, many coming up close to see our beautiful horses. At 8:00am the stealth bomber flew over the parade route making a huge roar, and then we were off. I can't begin to describe the feeling when you first round that iconic corner of Orange and Colorado Blvd and see the entire 5 miles of parade route stretched before you. The bleachers are three stories high, TV cameras are everywhere and the excitement was palpable. We are required to stay 160 ft behind the float in front of us and maintain a slow pace. Occasional stops when we caught up to the float were made more entertaining as Kathy engaged the spectators in a contest to see which side of the street could shout Happy New Year the loudest. Finally the end of the parade, we were hoarse from shouting Happy New Year and the horses were relaxed as they walked another mile to the parking area where volunteer drivers were waiting with our trucks and trailers to take us back to the L A Equestrian Center. Water was waiting for our thirsty mounts, and In and Out Burgers were there with a trailer giving out free Cheeseburgers to all of us. It was a Glorious day and something I will never forget! Many thanks is due to our AHA President Nancy Harvey for organizing the whole thing, for all the volunteers who helped make it happen, for our riders and of course for our beautiful Arabian Horses!
Treasure Valley Classic Value Show
May 7-9th, 2020

Judges: Deborah Spence - Dressage (Intro - 4th level), Western Dressage (Intro - Level 4), SHIH, SHUS
Amy Causey - SHIH, SHUS, Carriage Pleasure Driving, Main Ring

TVC will have 3 fun days of classes for everyone. Starting with Dressage/Western Dressage on Day 1, Two days of main ring classes including reining and ranch riding. Double region 4 qualification opportunities for SHIH & SHUS classes.

Region 4 Sport Horse Championships 
May 9th-10th, 2020

Judges: Eleanor Stine-Masek - Dressage (Intro - Grand Prix), Western Dressage (Intro-Level 4), SHIH, SHUS
Amy Causey - Carriage Pleasure Driving

Join us for 2 days of Sport Horse Regionals. Dressage and Carriage Pleasure Driving are on Saturday with SHIH and SHUS on Sunday. 

High Desert Station
Star, Idaho

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The Olympic Peninsula Arabian Club has awarded the Debbie Hind's Memorial Youth Award to Sophia Huffman of Lewiston, ID today. We received several applications this year from Region 5 youth and had our hands full trying to pick one but Sophia did a great job presenting herself. A thank you to the other youth that submitted applications. It was a tough call. Sophia will receive a personalize plaque and $500 for her contributions to the Arabian breed and the community she lives in. We encourage all of the youth in Region 5 to apply next year. Visit our facebook page for updates. 
February   is a busy month with our Arabians with them also participating in the Scottsdale Parada Del Sol - the world largest horse drawn parade in Old Town Scottsdale on February 8  starts at 12:00
Then the 65th annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show - February 13 - 23, 2020 will be held at West World in Scottsdale.
Join us April 20-26, 2020 for our Regional pre-show ASHO4U combined with the REGION 7 Championship show. 
Region 8 is pleased to announce
2020 Region 8 Show Dates
Region 8 Championships
National Western Complex, Denver CO
Lead-In Show June 10, 2020
Regional Championships June 10-14, 2020

Region 8 Offsite Sport Horse Championships
HIPICO, Santa Fe, NM
Lead-In Show July 2-3, 2020
Regional Championships July 4-5, 2020
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend
For more information contact Jim Porcher at jsporch@comcast.net   
2020 Regional Championships: http://region10arabians.com
  • Region 10 Pre-Show and ChampionshipJune 10-14, 2020, MN State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN. Contact Nancy Miller, Manager, at (608) 825-9986
  • Region 10 Sport Horse ChampionshipJune 20-21, 2020, Jefferson County Fair Park, Jefferson, WI. Contact Candy Ziebell, Manager, at (363) 363-3640
  • Region 10 Championship Endurance and Competitive Ride ChampionshipsJune 20-21, Forestville State Park, Preston, MN. Theresa Meyer, Manager, at thmeyer753@gmail.com

Come North to Minnesota – qualify for Region 10 at our member association competitions!
2020 USEF and/or AHA Competitions (find additional calendar/contact information on Region 10 website:  http://region10arabians.com )

March 20-22 MAHA Spring Show, Winona, MN  
Contact Teresa Lefever 612-965-4121

April 17-19 SD Spring Concurrent, Sioux Falls, SD  
Contact Bonnie Foster 605-690-6479

May 1-3 Sahara Sands Spring Classic, St. Paul, MN 
Contact Gary Florke 651-433-2383

May 16-17 NMAHA May ODS 1 & 2, Verndale, MN 
Contact Roz Gilbert 320-352-3718

June 18-19  WDHA Dressage & Sport Horse, Jefferson, WI  
Contact Candy Ziebell 262-363-3640

July 8-12 Great Arabian Get-together, Cannon Falls, MN  
Contact Jeff Ritz 651-792-5851

Sept 5-6 WDHA Festival AVS, Oshkosh, WI  
Contact Connie Kienast 920-279-0620

Sept 11-13 MAHA Fall Classic, Winona, MN  
Contact Lori Conway 507-202-4440
Come Meet Salute and Goldie
WCAHA NEWS
- Feb 15, 2020: WCAHA will be in attendance at the South Carolina Horseman Council Expo at the Garrison Arena, Clemson, SC to promote the Arabian horse

GAHA NEWS
- January 25th: Georgia Arabian Horse Association Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon in Newnan, GA -  www.georgia-arabian.com/2020annual-meeting-awards
- March 14th: GAHA Introduction to Ranch Riding & Trail Classes with Practice and Q&A in Zebulon, GA -  www.georgia-arabian.com/2020ranchandtrail
- May 16th: GAHA Spring Trail Ride in Covington, GA -  www.georgia-arabian.com/trailride

UPCOMING EVENTS:

REGION 12 40 Mile CTR Championship
Ocala, FL 1/31/20
Carol Thompson 321-269-2892

Ocala Arabian Annual Amateur Show
Ocala, FL 3/7-8/20
Tony Reid 314-719-6447

Alabama AHA Riverboat Parlay
Tunica, MS 3/25-29/20
Tom Chasteen 706-483-3427

Central FL Spring Classic AVS
Daytona, FL 4/11-12/20
Cheryl Van Deusen 386-566-4820

SYH All Breed Extravaganza
Jacksonville, FL 4-24-26/20
Nannet Reed 352-215-7030


MAHA/WCAHA Spring Classic
Perry, GA 4/15-19/20
Lynn Daniel 478-955-3030

Region 12 Championships
Perry, GA 5/4-9/20
Robert Obermiller 828-674-1758       

Palmetto Sporthorse Classic Spring
Clemson, SC 6/5-7/20
Lynn Daniel 478-955-3030

REGION 12 Youth Jamboree Clinics & AVS
Clemson, SC 7/8-12/20
Robert Obermiller 828-674-1758

OHAHA Fall Show B Concurrent
Wilmington, OH 8/29-30/20
Cindy Clinton 937-935-1753
UPCOMING SHOWS - Region 13 Qualifiers

Missouri Extravaganza  B Conc. (13/11 Qualifier)
Lake St. Louis, MO  3/20-22, 2020
Tony Reid  314-719-6447

Annual Magnolia Spring Classic A Conc.
Perry, GA  4/15-19, 2020
Lynn Daniel 478-955-3030

64 th All Arabian  A Conc.    (13/11 Qualifier)
East Lansing, MI  4/30-5/03, 2020
Ron Gekiere 586-484-8790

Showtime 2020 A Conc.    (13/18 Qualifier)
East Lansing, MI  5/29-31, 2020
John Schauer 734-439-8313

Eastern Classic Conc. B     (13/16 Qualifier)
Hamburg, NY    6/05-07, 2020
Kim Dickinson       757-714-9737

NJHAHA I  Conc. B             (13/15 Qualifier)
Allentown, NJ    6/06-06, 2020
Joan Mitch    610-914-7008

Hoosier Horse Classic       (13 Qualifier)
Edinburgh, IN   6/11-12, 2020 
Jan Decker    317-372-1061

REGION 13 OFFSITE DRESSAGE/SPORT HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Edinburgh, IN   6/12-14, 2020
Jan Decker  317-372-1061

Region 13 PreShow Con. A and B
Wilmington, OH  6/17/2020
Jan Decker  317-372-1061
Judges: Jeff Schall and Mike Wilson

Region 13 Championship Show
Wilmington, OH  6/18-21, 2020
Jan Decker 317-372-1061
Judges: Josh Quintus, Alan Clanton, Steve Lieblang

The Region 13 Championship Prize List will be available on the Website early in February. Some great new things will be happening at this show.

Region 13 is excited to be working with an endurance and trail group to once again offer a Region 13 Competitive Trail and Endurance Championship. In addition, the ride will be part of a fundraiser for “Detroit Horsepower” a wonderful organization which works with kids to bring horses and their powerful impact on children. Stay tuned for more information.

The ASAAD Arabian Horse Club will be offering trail classes at their shows this year. So glad trail will once again be offered in the Region. Will keep everyone posted.                                   
The Region 15 Championship Horse Show will be held July 1-5, 2020 at the beautiful Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. Firecracker Classic pre-show judges are Duane Esser and Brian MacMahon. The Main Ring judges will be LaRae Fletcher Powell, Brain Murch ( a Canadian Nationals Judge ), and Bruce McCrea ( a US Nationals Judge ).
Sport Horse, Hunter, and Dressage Judges are Stella Prescott, Brian MacMahon, and Natalie Lamping.

Join us for these Region 15 Rides and Shows to date:

REGION 15 35 MILE CTR CHAMPIONSHIP - 02/01/2020 to 02/01/2020 

ALABAMA ALL ARAB HORSE SHOW II A CONCURRENT - 03/27/2020 to 03/29/2020
 
OHAHA SPRING SHOW B CONCURRENT - 04/10/2020 to 04/12/2020
  
ANNUAL MAGNOLIA SPRING CLASSIC II B CONCURRENT - 04/15/2020 to 04/19/2020
  
EMPIRE STATE ARABIAN SPRING SHOW B CONC - 05/01/2020 to 05/03/2020
  
NJHAHA I A CONCURRENT - 05/15/2020 to 05/15/2020  
NJHAHA II CONCURRENT A - 05/16/2020 to 05/17/2020  

VIRGINIA ARAB SHOW B CONCURRENT - 05/29/2020 to 05/31/2020 
VIRGINIA ARAB SHOW A CONCURRENT - 05/29/2020 to 05/31/2020 
 
BLUE RIDGE ARABIAN CLASSIC A CONCURRENT - 06/11/2020 to 06/14/2020  
BLUE RIDGE ARABIAN CLASSIC B CONCURRENT - 06/11/2020 to 06/14/2020
  
PA ARABIAN GAMES I CONCURRENT - 06/26/2020 to 06/28/2020  
EAST COAST WORKING HUNTER OFFSITE CHAMP - 06/27/2020 to 06/27/2020 
 
MARKEL FIRECRACKER CLASSIC - 07/01/2020 to 07/01/2020  
REGION 15 CHAMPIONSHIP - 07/02/2020 to 07/05/2020  

EASTERN ARABIAN HORSE SHOW - 07/30/2020 to 07/30/2020  
EAST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP - 07/31/2020 to 08/02/2020 
Pennsylvania AHA:

2020 Horse World Expo, Harrisburg, PA
Feb 27 – Mar 1 at the PA Farm Show Complex
Look for the Region 15 booth in Breed Row!

South Central District Annual Awards Banquet
January 25, 2020
The Timbers, Mount Gretna

REGION 15 100 MILE END CHAMPIONSHIP  150500  5/02/2020 to 05/03/2020

PA Arabian Games I & II (15/16 concurrent show)
East Coast Off-Site Working Hunter Championships
June 26 – 28, 2020
Centre Hall Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall, PA

Halter & Performance – Terri Delbridge & Brooke Fuchs
Sport Horse & Working Hunters – Nancy Kohler-Cunningham & Erika Kurtz
Dressage & Western Dressage – Sue Hughes
East Coast Working Hunter – Joy Dunn

E astern Arabian Horse Show & The East Coast Championships
East Coast Egyptian Halter Classic & The Pyramid Society
July 30 – August 2, 2020
VA Horse Center, Lexington, VA

EAHS Halter & Performance – Ronald Bartholomew
EAHS Sport Horse – Nancy Seyfried
EAHS Dressage – Joni Abney
EAHS Western Dressage – Charlotte Trentelman

ECC Halter & Performance – Laura Doran, Van Jacobsen, Cathy Vecsey
ECC Sport Horse – Todd Karns & Joni Abney
ECC Dressage – Charlotte Trentelman
ECC Western Dressage & Working Western – Ronald Bartholomew

East Coast Egyptian Halter Classic – TBA

PAHA SC is hosting two Fun Shows April 19 and October 11 at Friendly Horseman’s Riding Club Stevens PA.

Region 15 is pleased to offer the Region 15 Competitive Trail Ride Championship on February 1, 2020 at the Florida Horse Park. This 35 mile one day championship with Arabians and Half Arabian divisions is held in conjunction with the 70th Annual Florida Horseman's Association (FHA) 3 day 100 Mile CTR. Day 1 is the AHA Region 12 40 mile CTR Championships (January 31) followed by Day 2 being the AHA Region 15 35 mile CTR Championships. You can bring a horse for each day or ride one entry in the FHA 3 Day 100 and enter both AHA CTR championships. For more information, contact Carol Thompson, the ride manager at  carolythompson@msn.com  or by calling 321-794-8235. For memberships to join AHA, contact Cheryl Van Deusen at  cvandeusen@gmail.com  or contact AHA and use the Arabian Distance Riders Association Club #12277. We hope to see you there!
Please contact any of our regional clubs for more information or to become a member:
2020 R16 Calendar of Events! 🤩

May 1 - 3, 2020
EMPIRE STATE ARABIAN SPRING SHOW A CONC
Syracuse, NY
Event ID: 201614949
Type: USEF Show (All Ratings)
Contact: GAYLON MEDLEY - gaylonm@frontiernet.net
11939 WATKINS RD
CATO, NY 13033
315-626-6790

May 16 - 17, 2020
NJHAHA II CONCURRENT B
Allentown, NJ
Event ID: 201614881
Type: USEF Show (All Ratings)
Contact: JOAN MITCH
5455 HEIDELBERG HTS RD
GERMANSVILLE, PA 18053
610-914-7008

May 22 - 24, 2020
ELMIRA ARAB & SPORT HORSE CLASSIC A CONCURRENT
Elmira, NY
Event ID: 201614948
Type: USEF Show (All Ratings)
Contact: NICOLE BARTHOLOMEW - bartholomewn@msn.com
12942 IRA STATION RD
MARTVILLE, NY 13111
315-406-9338

May 29 – 31, 2020
AHANE Show
West Springfield, MA
Contact: John Lampropoulous
99 Amesbury Rd., Newton, NH 03858
phone: 603-770-1884
email: sheri2517@hotmail.com   

June 5 - 7, 2020
T HE EASTERN CLASSIC A CONCURRENT
Hamburg, NY
Event ID: 201614960
Type: USEF Show (All Ratings)
Contact: KIMBERLY SHAFFER DICKINSON
1969 ROCKWOOD DR
CHESAPEAKE, VA 23323
757-714-9737

June 26 - 28, 2020
PA ARABIAN GAMES II CONCURRENT
Centre Hall, PA
Event ID: 201614904
Type: USEF Show (All Ratings)
Contact: LINDSEY HAGER
13669 JENNINGS RD
COLLINS, NY 14034
716-481-4907

July 9, 2020
REGION 16 PRE SHOW
Syracuse, NY
Event ID: 201614930
Type: USEF Show (All Ratings)
Contact: GAYLON MEDLEY - gaylonm@frontiernet.net
11939 WATKINS RD
CATO, NY 13033
315-626-6790

July 10 - 12, 2020
REGION 16 CHAMPIONSHIP
Syracuse, NY
Event ID: 201614931
Type: REGIONAL
Contact: GAYLON MEDLEY - gaylonm@frontiernet.net
11939 WATKINS RD
CATO, NY 13033
315-626-6790

October 2 - 4, 2020
ELMIRA ARAB SPORT HORSE FALL SHOW CONC A
Horseheads, NY
Event ID: 201614889
Type: USEF Show (All Ratings)
Contact: NICOLE BARTHOLOMEW - bartholomewn@msn.com  
12942 IRA STATION RD
MARTVILLE, NY 13111
315-406-9338
News from the Empire State Arabian Horse Association!
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AHA OF MASSACHUSETTS :

AHA OF NEW ENGLAND :

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ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT :

CONNECTICUT RIVER ARABIAN ASSOCIATION :

EMPIRE STATE AHA http://empirearabian.org

FINGER LAKES AHA http://www.flaha.com

HUDSON VALLEY ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION :

NEW ENGLAND ARABIAN TRAIL ORGANIZATION :

NEW HAMPSHIRE AHA http://www.nharab.org

RHODE ISLAND AHA  :
 
PHOENIX ARABIAN HORSE CLUB :

TROIKA HALF-ARABIAN ASSOC. :
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New England Arabian Trail Organization
Contact person is usually Roxanne Winslow, NEATO president.
or Celeste Santos-Rivera: Morgan.cb@att.net  
Region 17 members are reminded to get their entries in for the Equestrian Canada High Point Horse of the Year awards. We have been very fortunate to have several Region 17 members as past winners and crossing our fingers that it will happen again this year!
Entries are due February 1, 2020
  • Horses must be Canadian owned and registered to accumulate points
  • the owner and rider must be EC sport licence holders
  • horses must be entered in their national breed association awards program where applicable
  • points will be accumulated according to national Breed Association point tables
  • only the top five USEF/EC sanctioned events will be counted, with a minimum requirement of 1 EC sanctioned event
  • horses must have one at least 1 championship
  • there are 2 separate awards for Arabians - purebred and part bred Arabian high point
  • For more information and the nomination forms, please check the Region 17 web site or contact Terry Johnson or Rob Calnan
Applications are to be into Terry Johnson by February 1
April 25 - Rivendell Farm, Port Colborne - Ranch Riding Clinic for all levels. 10 riders only, auditors welcome. Clinician from Hayes Cofell Performance Horses. Contact Janet to register.

July 10-12 - Caledon Equestrian Park Show facility (home of 2015 PanAm Games) - Ontario Show Horse Classic - multi breed show including Arabians.

July 23-25 - Region 18 Shows - Pre-show, Eastern Breeders Championships, Region 18 Championships - Ancaster Fairgrounds, Ancaster, Ontario

November 2021 - host to the AHA Annual Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario!!
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