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April, 2014 
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AHA CORPORATE PARTNERS
AHA Corporate Partners support expanded opportunities for all who participate in Arabian Horse activities. AHA would like to thank our 2014 Corporate Partners & Sponsors. By purchasing products and services provided by these companies, you are supporting the horse you love -The Arabian!
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Dates & Deadlines
  • May 1 - Regional Youth Team Tournament entries due
  • June 1 - AHYA Creative Contest entries due
  • June 1 - AHYA Convention delegates eligibility deadline
  • June 1 - Youth Nationals Qualifier T-Shirt Sponsorships deadline
  • June 15 - AHYA officer candidate applications due to AHA
For a full list of dates and deadlines click here

News Wanted

Send in Your Regional or Club News by May 14!

Get your regional news in the AHYA Insider by emailing Mercedes, Marketing Specialist, and it will appear in the next AHYA Insider! 


Last Call Round Up! 

RYTT Entries are due May 1!

The Regional Youth Team Tournament (RYTT) registration period is coming to a close. All entries must be received by May 1. Want to participate and get prizes for the shows you already attend? Grab up to five of your horse show buddies and register for RYTT today. Last year's winners won embroidered garment bags! It's only $10 per team to enter! Click here for information on how to enter.  

Get Creative

Enter the Creative Contest by June 1!

Enter the AHYA Creative Contest and show off your skills with a paintbrush, camera, pen, or computer! Just $10 allows you to submit one work of art to each of our five categories. You'll be competing with peers in your age division for fabulous prizes! Visit the Creative Contest webpage for more! "Lights, Camera, Arabians" will be the theme for the Creative Contest this year! Click here 

for information and to download your entry form. 

Join Us at AHYA Convention 

Be a Convention Delegate! Sign Up by June 1 and join us at the AHYA Convention, July 18 in Albuquerque, N.M.

 At Convention, you'll have a chance to see the inner workings of AHYA, vote for the next Executive Panel, contribute your thoughts and ideas to the association, and meet youth from every region! To attend the AHYA Convention, you must be an AHYA member by June 1. Ready to get involved? Contact your Regional Director today! 

 

 

The Shadow Trailer Raffle is Back! 

AHYA and AHA would like to thank Renne Pelzman for her generous donation of a beautiful, two-horse, bumper pull Shadow Pro Series Trailer for the 2014 AHYA Shadow Trailer Raffle. Pelzman is the owner of Shadow Trailers of Florida LLC and an Arabian horse owner and advocate. AHYA and AHA greatly appreciate her love for the breed and donation to the trailer raffle for the second year in a row. Thank you so much Renne! Be sure to stop by the Region 12 Show in Perry, GA and visit with Renne! 

 

To purchase a trailer raffle ticket contact Eri Hook today!

There will only be 300 tickets sold for $100.00 per ticket and all proceeds go to AHYA! Get your's before they run out.  

 

Youth Scholarship  

 

Markel Insurance Company proudly presents the Markel Youth Scholarship - new for 2014 Youth Nationals. The Highpoint Scholarship will award the versatility and teamwork that occurs between an Arabian/HA/AA and its youth rider. The same horse and rider combination must compete in three areas: showmanship, equitation and under saddle to qualify. The horse and rider team with the highest accumulated points from these three disciplines  will receive 

a $3500 payout in prize money. Reserve honors will also be rewarded with a $1500 payout. Please see the complete list of rules for details and apply today! 


Also, a big thanks to our Youth Nationals Scholarship Donors of the past, present and future, including: the Landers Family and Bob Battaglia, in       memory of Russ Vento. 

 

 


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 6400 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities and programs that promote breeding and ownership.

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