Spring AHYA Meeting - March 15-17
The AHYA Board of Directors and Executive Committee will meet in conjunction with the March AHA Board meeting at AHA headquarters in Denver, Colo. The main topic of conversation will be the biggest youth event of the year: AHYA Convention and Youth Nationals! Want your voice to be heard? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
with any topics you think should be discussed. You can also get involved through an AHYA Committee! Visit the committees section of the webpage to learn more.
Been wondering who your Regional Director is? Always wanted to know what the President of AHYA is like? Head over to the Who's Who
page to learn more about your 2012-2013 AHYA Board!
News & Events
AHYA isn't possible without input from everyone, from the President to the member who joined for the first time yesterday. Sometimes, getting the word out about your events can be a challenge; we know, and we're here to help. Submit any new and exciting events, meetings, or fundraisers to email@example.com
and we'll give you a shout on our New & Events
page! The AHYA website is there for you - use it!
Youth Programs News
Dates & Deadlines
The Dates & Deadlines section of the youth website has been updated! We'll still give reminders of dates in the next month or two in Insider emails, but check the site for a complete 2013 calendar.
2012 Regional Youth Team Tournament Results!
Congratulations to all teams who participated in the 2012 Regional Youth Team Tournament (RYTT)! We had a great turnout of 42 total teams in both the recognized and non-recognized divisions. Check out the results on our website or in the latest issue of Modern Arabian Horse! Congrats to the A-Trotters of Region 11 for racking up a whopping 210 points! Winners in each region will receive custom bridle bags for their achievement.
Want to earn points with some friends for a chance to win sweet AHYA shwag? Sign up for RYTT! Get in touch with your Regional Secretary and submit your team's registration by May 1 to participate.
AHYA Convention - "Root for the Home Team"
It's time to get back to your roots! The AHYA Convention this July will give you the chance to represent all that makes your home state and region unique. Whether it's sports teams, unique foods, outdoor activities, or anything else, we want to see your roots! Rustle up your regional pride and show us what's special about your hometown (other than you, of course)!
The AHYA Convention will be held on Friday, July 19 in the Youth Hall Building at Expo New Mexico. If you would like to be a delegate for your region, please contact your Regional Youth Director or Regional Youth Coordinator.
Creative Contest - "Arabians: The Root of Every Breed"
This year's theme is "Arabians: The Root of Every Breed." With roots spreading back through 4,500 years, the Arabian serves as a foundation bloodline for almost every modern breed. Use your imagination to represent the Arabian's founding contribution to horses worldwide! Entries are judged on creativity, use of theme, originality, and overall talent. Submit your Creative Contest entries by June 1 to compete for awesome prizes and recognition in Modern Arabian Horse and on the website!
Sponsors & Donors
Gearing Up for 2013
It's that time of year again! As we prepare for the wonderful activities we have planned for 2013, we know that the support of our incredible donors and sponsors are what will make it all possible. If you know someone interested in supporting Arabian horse youth, check out our new Sponsor Opportunities webpage! From Regional Youth Team Tournament to AHYA Convention to the Arabian Horse Judging Contest, we have sponsorships available for any budget. Contact Shawna to learn more!
All Breed News
2013 United States Pony Club Annual Meeting
AHA is excited to be attending the 2013 United States Pony Club (USPC) Annual Meeting. The meeting will provide us the opportunity to meet active Pony Club leaders and learn more about the organization and its membership. The event is Jan. 23-27, 2013 in Westminster, Colo. For more information, visit the USPC website.
36th Annual American Youth Horse Council Symposium
AHA will also attend the 2013 American Youth Horse Council Symposium. We'll get informed about the youth horse industry through workshops, demonstrations, discussions and presentations. The event is April 12-14, 2013 in East Windsor, Conn. For more information, visit the AHYC website.