May 2020

August 30th, 2020
Ramona, Ca

Contact Mimi at

September 11-13, 2020
LAEC Burbank, Ca
Main Ring & Working Western
Contact Deb Price @
On May 9 th , Region 2 held our Delegate meeting virtually. Elections were held and the following were elected: 

Nancy Goertzen, Director
Katie Russell, Vice Director
Kim Dahman, Treasurer
Shawna McCune, Secretary 

The Region 2 show was discussed and we are going forward with the show, June 17 – 22. 
The facilities are being improved, and will be done by the show!!!
We have some great applicants for our Region 2 Scholarship and look forward to awarding the winner(s) at the show in June!!!

At this time, we’re still going forward and want to have this show a go for you ~ and hopefully the State of California and the powers-that-be at Earl Warren Showgrounds will work with us to make this happen!

There are a couple of things that you should know ~
Nancy Harvey will be our show secretary.
The entry form is fillable. Again, please email entries to Nancy Harvey. Do not mail entries to Sharon.

Huge thanks to Sharon Richards for everything she’s done for us and we hope to have her back as soon as possible. She is fine but there are only so many hours in a day and even Sharon can’t stretch time or be in two places at once!

Our Pre-show working western judge will be Sheri Odom.
We need to get your entries in ASAP. We have limited stabling and portables are not an option. If any post entries are excepted, we will not waive post entry fees.
Payment needs to accompany entries but will not be deposited/charged until the show is definite go. If you have any questions about entries, please contact either Penny or Nancy.

Please check the premium list for Patrons information and be reminded that additional stalls and/or stall fronts have specific requirements. We are asking for early entries due to limited stalls. We hope to convince the State how important it is that we can hold this show and early entries will definitely help!

Our host hotel is the Ramada and they are very conscience regarding sanitizing and cleaning. Most of our restaurants are open for pick-up, many with their regular menu.

One final note: for the show to be held, we will need your co-operation and understanding regarding Covid-19 protocol. If we to hold the show and prove that we, the horse show community, do want to go forward and hold more shows, we will have to follow the rules and protocol set forth. There will be specific rules regarding the show office, the grandstands, warm-up ring distancing and protection, food service, etc. Be sure to review the USEF website for further information there, as well.

We really hope to see you all in June for Region 2 and some “Fun in the Sun” !

Earl Warren Showgrounds is going through some major improvements! Redone arenas, all new footing, new sound system, new water truck, and much more. Construction will be completed prior to the show. We look forward to showing off the hard work of the horse community in Santa Barbara. This was a huge effort to SAVE EARL WARREN!!!! More improvements will come after our show!!

Wine Country Arabian Horse Association has been doing virtual Zoom Board meetings and just some weekly Zoom chats along with Trivia and Bingo nights.  We hope we will be able to do our Lester Buckley Clinic in July 24-26. Sue Curry has been doing virtual Dressage Judging, hopefully our dressage clinics will continue soon.   We are selling Wine Country face masks as a  fundraiser for $5.00 each.  For more Information visit us on Facebook or or email  
Around Region 5
With the sun shining brightly we know everyone is eager to get back to spending time with family, friends and of course..... our wonderful Arabian horses. While many of our local shows canceled in Region 5, here is what we know going forward as of May 26th 

2020 Dates  

June 4-7, 2020 -  Mid Summer , Monroe WA   (Go/No GO – May 10th)   Cancelled

June 16 - 20, 2020 Region 5 Sport Horse Champ Show (GO/NO-GO MAY 15 TH   Cancelled

July 31-Aug 2, 2020 - Daffodil Summer show, Spanaway WA

August 25-29, 2020 - Region 5 Championship Show - updated info coming soon!

September 11-13, 2020  PRAHA Fall Show , Spanaway WA

We are all working very closely to do what is best and follow the guidelines issued from the federal and state governments, AHA and USEF. Please check in to the Region 5 webpage, FB page or reach out directly to your Region 5 officers or club officers for more information.

Looking forward we will have many fun events, shows, meetings and much more – you can find the updated calendar on the  Region 5 webpage Region 5 Championship Show Facebook Page  or the  Region 5 Youth Facebook page .

We thank you all for your continued support and we will get through this, together!  

Save the Date!
Inland Empire Arabian Horse Club would like to warmly invite all to attend an upcoming Ranch Riding Clinic, COVID willing, Sept 12-13, 2020.

Our Clinician, Jill Mitchell has over 30 National and Reserve National championships to her credit. She is a high recognized Trainer, Judge, and Clinician in our arabian community.

Saturday will start with an Introduction to Ranch Riding, then continuing on Sunday with a session with more advanced training. You can sign up for one day or both.

Please Check the IEAHC Facebook and webpage  I.E.A.H.C   for more information. 

The Region 8 Show Commission has been working hard to come up with a way for everyone to enjoy a vibrant regional horse show in 2020. 

We are unable to go forward with the June 9-14, 2020 dates at this time and produce a show that will be both safe and enjoyable. The National Western Complex in Denver has been both cooperative and accommodating, as well as sympathetic to our concerns for our exhibitors. 

However, we feel a show later in the season offers a higher probability of safety and success for all. With that in mind, we made the decision to move the show to the week of August 19th through the 24th, 2020. With this re-scheduling of the show, we are excited to be offering Working Cow Horse classes on Monday, August 24th. Trail and Ranch Horse Riding will be held on Sunday, August 23rd with the main ring classes finalizing on Saturday evening. 

Region 8 will also be initiating our MILE HIGH ENGLISH PAYBACK in the English Pleasure and Country English Pleasure divisions. The Champion will be awarded $3,000 and the Reserve Champion $1,000 in both the Arabian and Half-Arabian Open, AAOTR and Junior Horse classes. The classes will have a total of $48,000 in prize money. 

We are living in some very trying times. We ask for your patience and understanding as we do our best to provide opportunities for all members.

Follow us here and check the Region 8 website (l ) for updates.
Region 10 News
Like the rest of the nation (and world), Region 10 is in a ‘holding pattern’ on any larger group activities. A few horse shows are still scheduled, although we all accept the uncertainty of our well-laid plans. The rescheduling of our Region 10 Championship (originally to be held in St. Paul in June) is currently in a process of approval by the county where we would like to hold the show in August. It is a learning experience, to say the least, with NO certainty that the championship can be held.

For the most up-to-date information on which shows are being held in 2020, please reference our calendar and contact the shows directly.

We hope everyone is staying safe, enjoying their horses in ways different than competing, and maybe even challenging ourselves to study and learn things we may have been putting off until we weren’t as busy. Topics such as genetics, Arabian breed history, discovering good books (horse related or not), organizing pictures and other historical records of our own, and keeping in touch with our friends through social media, Zoom, etc.  
Everyone in Region 10 is looking forward to resumption of a more normal daily life than we presently are experiencing with the many restrictions due to the Corona virus. Stay safe – and take care of each other!

Youth Jamboree

Join us for the 32nd Annual Youth Jamboree July 8-12, 2020 at the Garrison Arena, Clemson University, Clemson, SC. We offer three days of professional clinics for all young riders and their horses as well as a two day AVS AHA Show with open all breed classes. Clinic topics range from dressage, hunter over fences, showmanship, trail, sporthorse, beginner walk trotters to advanced.

Our thanks to our sponsors such as Coke-Cola, Garrison Arena, GAHA, MAHA, DGAHA, WCAHA, All Things Equine and numerous farms and private individuals.

More information contact Robert Obermiller or 828-674-1758.

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

Orlando, FL 10/16-18/20
Carlie Evans 352-215-0710

AHAF Holiday Festival
Tampa, 11/27-29/20
Susie Cook 954-854-4638
Updates on shows happening in Region XIII

All shows that were scheduled to happen within Region XIII through May 26 have been cancelled.   The State of Michigan is still in a lock down so, shows occurring in June and most likely July in Michigan, are in jeopardy of being cancelled. The great news is that the state of Indiana is open and doing a great job! 

That being said, The Hoosier Horse Classic and Region XIII Off Site Regional Championship show is a GO!  
Notice: The Dates have changed.

Dates for The Hoosier Horse Classic and Region XIII Off Site Championship show in Edinburgh, IN are: June 25-28, 2020. Entries are due: June 1, 2020. 

Please send your entries in to: Donna Auber, asap. Camping will be allowed on site at the Hoosier Horse Park. 
Questions: please contact Jan Decker,
Check the website for updates.

50 Mile END AHA Region 13 Championship and 30 Mile CTR AHA Region 13 Championship               
Dates are: August 8-9, 2020, at Kensington Metropark in Milford, Michigan. 
Questions and entries should be sent to: Mindy Nagy, Ride Manager.                    

We are so excited to be offering these Championships once again in Region 13. Check the Region 13 website for updates and entry forms.

Region 13 Championship show dates have changed! 
New dates for the Championship show are: August 12-16, 2020
The pre-show is on August 12 and the regional show is August 13-16, 2020. 

Even though the show is more than two months away, plans are well under way. Please check the Region 13 website often as things are changing almost daily. We are feeling very optimistic that the show will be a reality. The State of Ohio is opening up more each week, and we are looking forward to showing at the World Equestrian Center in August! 

Entries are due: July 22, 2020 and should be sent to
 Ryan Chambers 317-717-7683

The updated prize list will be on the Region 13 webpage. 
If you have questions, please contact Jan Decker at or Ann Knoop at .

Region XIII Webpage:
Region 13 is bringing back Endurance and Competitive Trail. The Region 13 Championships will be August 8-9, 2020 at Kensington Metro Park in Milford, Michigan. The entry form and information will be available on the website soon. Questions should be directed to Mindy Nagy the Ride Manager at
We are very excited to have competitive trail and endurance in the Region again. This event is also a fundraiser for Detroit Horse Power. Detroit Horse Power is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2015. It opens up opportunities for urban youth in Detroit to connect with learn about/from horses. They learn how to care for them, ride them and in doing so the children learn perseverance, empathy, responsible risk-taking, and self-control. This program started as a summer camp and has grown into a year-round after school program. Right now the kids are bused to participating barns that volunteer their facilities and horses. It makes a long day for these dedicated kids. Recently DHP acquired land with the Detroit city limits. Their hope is to raise funds for an equestrian facility to be built at the location. Having this facility within the city limits not only utilizes vacant land in Detroit, helping with the city’s comeback, it will allow DHP to expand the number of children who can benefit from the programs offered.
The Region 15 Prize List is now Available!
Please see our Website -  or our Facebook page to download.
The Firecracker Classic pre-show judges are Duane Esser and Stella Prescott. 
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 over Fences, and Dressage and Western Dressage Judges are Stella Prescott, Carol Bishop, and Natalie Lamping.

APPLY NOW for the Region 15 Youth Scholarship


The Region 15/Tysinger Automotive Family Scholarship(s) are awarded on the basis of academic ability, leadership, and involvement in equine activities. The award is to be used toward undergraduate expenses at an institution of higher learning, that is, one which may only be attended upon receipt of a high school diploma or its equivalent. This includes colleges, universities, junior or community colleges offering an associate degree, or higher, and trade schools providing education in a field leading to permanent employment.

For 2020 - One (1) $1000.00 scholarship will be awarded

to the selected Region 15 applicant who will be attending a college, university, junior, community college or trade school beginning in the fall after high school graduation or to a Region 15 college student already currently attending a college or trade school . The winning applicant will have the scholarship check paid directly to the school they are enrolled in or currently attending (please include this information on your application).  The same applicant will not receive two consecutive awards.  Exception : is if there are no new applications received for the available scholarship(s), a previous winner may apply for the following year.
An applicant must be a current member of AHA and a current member of a Region 15 Club , must reside in Region 15, and must be a current college student, have already graduated high school or is a graduating senior when applying.

            Requirements: DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: JUNE 22, 2020

1.      Cover sheet containing complete address of applicant, phone number at which applicant can be reached most readily, photo of applicant for possible press release, and copy of current AHA membership card.

2.      Letter stating your reasons for wanting a scholarship and your personal goals for furthering your education.

3.       Three (3) letters of recommendation as follows:
a.     One from a horseman/woman who is an adult member of Region 15.
b.    One from an academic teacher or advisor.
c.     One from an employer, clergyman/woman, or volunteer coordinator.

4.      High school transcript/College transcript, fall semester of current year or most up-to-date transcript available at time of applying, containing class rank if possible.

5.      Activities summary: list no more than 10 activities (school, community, and equine events, both breed specific and open) and discuss how they have contributed to your personal growth. Please confine to two pages or less. 

Email your completed Application to:
Kathy Hetrick - 2020 Region 15 Scholarship Chairperson

Bob Rombs - Thank you for your continued support, please visit:
The following Region 15 shows are still scheduled to be held:
06/26/2020 to 06/28/2020
06/27/2020 to 06/27/2020
07/01/2020 to 07/01/2020
07/02/2020 to 07/05/2020
07/30/2020 to 07/30/2020
07/31/2020 to 08/02/2020
08/22/2020 to 08/23/2020
09/17/2020 to 09/19/2020
11/20/2020 to 11/22/2020
The following shows have unfortunately been cancelled:
03/27/2020 to 03/28/2020
04/03/2020 to 04/05/2020
04/10/2020 to 04/12/2020
04/11/2020 to 04/11/2020
04/15/2020 to 04/19/2020
04/24/2020 to 04/26/2020
05/01/2020 to 05/03/2020
05/15/2020 to 05/15/2020
05/16/2020 to 05/17/2020
05/29/2020 to 05/31/2020
05/29/2020 to 05/31/2020
06/11/2020 to 06/14/2020
06/11/2020 to 06/14/2020

Pennsylvania AHA
Please contact any of our regional clubs for more information or to become a member:

This is not just for Region 16 but for any lesson barn who wants to enroll. Brooke Gemmell and Lisa Robinson established the Arabian School Horse Benefactors fund. Because of the Covid 19 pandemic, lesson barns are shut down. Instructors and trainers have lesson horses that aren't able to earn their keep. Brooke and Lisa stepped up to create this fund. People can sponsor a lesson horse with different levels of financial support. They get their name posted along with the horse they sponsor on Facebook. They have raised over $10,000 for barns across the country. Contact Brooke at or Lisa via Facebook.

The COVID-19 virus has changed our world, there is little to do now but hunker down,
abide by the orders to stay in place, distance yourself from others and pray.

As a member of the Arabian Horse Community you are never really alone,
by working together and doing the right things we will get through this pandemic.
Please know that the Region 16 Delegates, from all of our Region 16 clubs, are aware
and committed to doing what they can for the health and safety of our members and their horses. 

We know that some members may be harder hit than others as we ride out this storm.

As members of AHA our first line of defense in tough times has been, and will continue
to be the amazing Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund (AHDF). From the AHDF website…
“An unexpected crisis can happen to any of us at any time, and we have little control,
no matter how careful, over when, how, or where.
What we do have control over is whether we are able to find a positive
path out of any given disaster…” such a fitting description in this current environment.
Click here to find out more:

We will be a conduit for any Region 16 member that might find themselves in need.
Our region is committed to ensuring that our members horses are not affected beyond repair.
Please reach out for yourself or someone you might know that is in need via whatever means
is most convenient for you, phone, e-mail, twitter, facebook etc.
We want to try to prevent a bad situation from becoming worse. 
There will be resources to help, please don’t be afraid or too proud to reach out. 
Click here to find a Region 16 Club in your area:
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!
🗓  2020 R16 Calendar of Events!  🤩
Please check with the current clubs who sponsor
the following shows for each shows availability…  

AHANY Eastern Classic show June 5 - 7 has been cancelled

Region 16 Championship Show July 9 - 12

New Hampshire Arabian Value Show August 7

Elmira Sport Horse Show August 14 - 16 (Originally in May)

Elmira Sport Horse Fall Show Oct. 9 - 11
News from the Empire State Arabian Horse Association!
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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:  
Region 17 Championship Show Update

The Region 17 Championship show has been delayed and tentatively planned for the 2nd week of September. It is hoped by that time that the Provincial Health Officer for Alberta will allow for such events to occur. Watch for notices and updates for a great show in Red Deer, Alberta

About Us.
Region 17 is a member affiliate of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA), the North American governing organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the Arabian horse. Geographically, Region 17 is the largest of the 18 AHA Regions, covering all of Western Canada and comprised of four provinces - Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba & Saskatchewan, and three northern territories ...

Region 18 News
Region 18 Championships have been suspended for 2020 but we are excited for the 2021 show! Our home facility at Ancaster Fairgrounds is under construction to build a second indoor facility. We plan on no evening session on Friday, to allow us to host a social function for our exhibitors and volunteers. We will once again have our famous stick horse class with prizes and have added classes to dressage and ranch riding. We look forward to seeing everyone July 22, 23, 24, 2021. 

We had to cancel our Ranch Riding Clinic in April due to the pandemic, but hope to reschedule in the Fall. We also have a (tentative) dressage clinic with Lisa El Ramey scheduled for August 15, 16, 2020. Our members have been busy participating in the May “Meet An Arabian Horse” campaign on Facebook. Thank you everyone!

Our team has started planning the AHA Convention for 2021 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. We are looking forward to an extracurricular trip to one of our local famous wineries. So much to see and do in Niagara Falls, attendees will want to come early and stay late to have time to take in the glorious attractions. We have provided the website for Niagara Falls, so you can start making plans now!  

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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