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February, 2013
Board News
Get Your Ideas Heard at the Spring Meeting
As you know, the spring AHYA Board of Directors meeting is just around the corner, March 15-17. If you have topics you'd like the board to discuss, send them our way! You can reach out to your regional Director or email youth@arabianhorses.org.
Let's Blog!
The AHYA Blog is undergoing some awesome changes. AHYA Vice President and 2012 Youth of the Year, Victoria Oto, has stepped up to help manage and produce content all year. If you'd like to write a story, feel free to email her or youth@arabianhorses.org! The blog is your place to share tips, ideas, and insights on all things horsey, Arabian, and AHYA.
News & Events
Don't forget to submit any new and exciting events, meetings, or fundraisers to youth@arabianhorses.org and we'll give you a shout on our New & Events page!
Youth Opportunities

Love to Write? Check out AHP Travel Awards

In 2013, American Horse Publications (AHP) awarded three students with $750 to attend the 2013 AHP Meet at the Peak seminar in Colorado Springs, Colo. There, students will meet and learn from top equine writers and publishers. Of the three finalists, one will be chosen as the 2013 Student Award winner and will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Interested in applying for the 2014 Student Awards? Check out the AHP website for details.


Do You 4-H in KY?

Earlier this month, the Race for Education announced the new $250 Kentucky 4-H Horse Program "Leg Up" Scholarship. All high school seniors involved in a Kentucky 4-H horse club are eligible to apply. Winners of the award will be able to participate in the Race for Education's Assets for Independence Program, which awards an additional $4,000 in scholarship funds. Learn more here.


Rein for Scholarship Money

The National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) and Varsity Reining Club offer annual scholarship awards for youth member achievements inside and outside the show ring (like our Youth of the Year!). $5,000 in scholarship funds was awarded in 2012 alone. Visit the NRHA website to learn more and apply for the 2013 season.
Judging Contests

Midwest Horse Fair - April 19-21, 2013

The Midwest Horse Fair is hosting an educational all-ages judging contest this year! The contest will include four classes, a set of 20 questions designed to build observation skills, and a written test for the senior (18+) division. The contest will be held Friday, April 19, with awards to follow on Saturday. Age divisions range from under 7 years to over 18 years, providing an opportunity for all to get involved! Learn more and enter here.


Region 10 - May 4, 2013

Ready to exercise your Arabian judging skills? Head on over to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on May 4 for the Region 10 Arabian Youth Judging Contest at the Sahara Sands Spring Classic! This is a great opportunity to practice for the Arabian Youth Judging Contest at U.S. Nationals in October. More information about the Region 10 contest, including rules and how to enter, can be found online.

Have News?

Send in Your Club News!

Have an event or fundraiser your club or region wants to publicize? Send the information to Shawna Strickland, Youth & Family Programs Director, and she'll include it in the AHYA Insider! We can also include pertinent updates in the Regional and AHA Insiders, so be sure to keep Shawna in the loop on all the important activities in your area.

AHA is a major equine association serving 27,000 members across North America. It registers and maintains a database of more than one million Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses and administers approximately $3 million in annual prize money. AHA produces championship events, recognizes close to 400 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities and programs that promote breeding and ownership. For information about Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, call 303-696-4500, e-mail info@ArabianHorses.org  or visit  ArabianHorses.org. 
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