May, 2014 
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Dates & Deadlines
  • June 1: AHYA Creative Contest entries due
  • June 1: AHYA Convention delegates eligibility deadline
  • June 1: Youth Nationals Qualifier T-Shirt Sponsorship's deadline
  • June 15: AHYA officer candidate applications due to AHA
  • July 17: AHYA Board of Directors meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • July 18: AHYA Convention General Session, Committee meetings & Activities, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • July 19-26: Youth Nationals, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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! 

AHYA Welcomes Nedra Johnson 

AHYA and AHA are very excited to have a new team member, Nedra Johnson. She is the new Youth & Family Program Coordinator! Here is a little bit about Nedra: 


Born and raised in Southern California, Nedra has always been involved with Arabian horses. She began riding when she was five and fell in love with Arabians the day she rode a Half-Arabian mare named Starzara++++, when she was 12. She has continuously owned Arabians ever since. Her first job was at Ventura Farms, where she worked with some of the breeds most legendary horses. She later developed a successful, grassroots youth & Arabian horse program that gained a reputation for producing young riders that were versatile in many disciplines, earning awards locally and nationally. Her volunteer service to AHA has been longstanding, as she has been an active youth & board member on the local and region level for 20 years. She has also worked with a non-profit serving at-risk youth where she developed a successful Judging/ Hippology Team & Show Team implementing Arabian horses. She studied Business with an emphasis on Non-Profit Management combining her skills and passions to serve. Nedra brings with her a love of both children and Arabian horses, a tremendous attention to detail, and a warmth, and enthusiasm to all of her tasks here at AHA.

Get Creative

Enter the AHYA Creative Contest by June 1 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! 



Daily Happenings at YNL

#ahaYNL14 is right around the corner and we are gearing up for an exciting week of activities! Mark your calendars now; you don't want to miss out!

  • Thursday, July 17: Eleventh Annual APAHA Clinics hosted by Judge Ann-Wegener & Thunder and Jessica Being from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, July 18: AHYA Convention from 8:30 a.m. - Noon. 
  • Saturday, July 19: Exhibitor Welcome Party from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday, July 20: Parade of Regions with the theme, "Spotlight on the Stars," held at 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, July 21: Stick Horse Workshop & Contest from Noon- 3:00 p.m. with the contest being held at 6:30.
  • Tuesday, July 22: Arabian Horse Hippology Contest from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
    • Annual Dog Races, time TBA
    • Flying Pigs Fundraiser, time TBA 
  • Wednesday, July 23: Barn Night Out 
  • Thursday, July 24: Ice Cream Social from 4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
    • Dog Costume Class from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Tenth Annual Dog Races from 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
  • Friday, July 25: Flying Pigs Fundraiser, time TBA

For Youth activities news & updates, follow us @AHYneigh on Twitter! 

YNL Limited Edition Item

This year, the Spotlight is On the Stars at #ahaYNL14....the AHA Youth! As a fundraiser, we are selling a special edition item that is just perfect for the techies out there! 

Perfect for charging any smartphone, ipad, ipod, GPS and more, these Power Pod stations are great for on the go! Contact Nedra Johnson  to get yours today! 


TAIL tours will be back again this year at #ahaYNL14! Here are the dates and times: 


Saturday, July 20

  • 10:00 a.m. 
  • 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 21 

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.

 Friday, July 25

  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. 
Saturday July 26
  • 10:00 a.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. 
To reserve your spot for a TAIL tour, contact Nedra  Johnson today! Sign up quick before all the spots are taken and we will see you at #ahaYNL14! 
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. 


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.  


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