July, 2014 
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Dates & Deadlines
  • August 1 - General admission seating goes on sale for U.S. Nationals
  • August 1 - Third and final payment due for Performance Futurity Nominations
  • August 1-2 - Board of Directors meeting, Aurora, CO
  • August 4 - Sport Horse National entries due
  • August 11-16 - Canadian Nationals, Keystone Centre, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
  • August 15 - Convention resolutions submission deadline
  • August 15 - Club Excellence Awards, awarded at AHA Convention, entries due
  • August 27 - U.S. National entries due
  • August 31 - Regional Volunteer Service Award nominations due to Regional Director
  • September 1 - Youth of the Year nominations due
  • September 22 - Arabian Horse Youth Judging Contest, U.S. Nationals, entry deadline
For a full list of dates and deadlines click here

News Wanted

Send in Your Regional or Club News by August 14!

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

Events at Youth Nationals  
  • Monday, July 21: 
    • Stick Horse Contest Sponsored by Hesten Park, the Hoffman Family, & Kansas Arabian Horse Society.
  • Tuesday, July 22:   
    • Arabian Horse Hippology Contest sponsored by Region 10: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
    •  Flying Pigs Fundraiser sponsored by Hesten Park & The Hoffman Family 
  • Wednesday, July 23:  
    • Barn Night Out
  • Thursday, July 24:  
    •  Ice Cream Social sponsored by Jim & Christy Egan & Results: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.  
    • Dog Costume Class and the Tenth Annual Dog Races: 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 25  
    • Flying Pigs Fundraiser take two sponsored by Hesten Park & The Hoffman Family  
    •  T.A.I.L Tours:
      10:00 a.m., 2:00 & 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 26:  
    •  T.A.I.L Tours 10:00 a.m., 2:00 & 4:00 p.m. 
The #AHABlueRoom is at Youth Nationals! 
The #AHABlueRoom is the total Arabian horse, social media experience! Stop by the booth in Lujan A (across from the AHYA booth) today  for fun contests, prizes and so much more. Get in on all the action by following AHA and AHYA on Facebook, Twitter @AHAArabian and @AHYneigh, Instagram @arabianhorseassoc and @arabianhorseyouth, and Pinterest!


Here are the #BlueRoom events for #ahaYNL14:


Parade of Regions' Viewers' Choice: After the Parade of Regions, submit a photo of your favorite golf cart via Twitter or Instagram using #AHABlueRoom. The golf cart with the most pic submissions will be named the Parade of Regions' Viewers' Choice. Winning  cart to be named Monday morning, July 21.


Pin It to Win It: Through the week of #ahaYNL14, July 18-25, AHA will be holding a Pin it to Win It contest!There are four simple rules:  

  1. Follow the Arabian Horse Association on Pinterest
  2. Create a "Dressed to win at YNL" board
  3. Pin at least 10 show attire items to this board & include the hashtag #ahaYNL14
  4. Email the link of your completed board to


Daily Caption Contest: Each day a P.F.F. photo will be put on the AHYA & AHA Facebook pages for you to caption. The most creative, funny and amazing caption will be named the daily winner. Contest winner with winning caption will be posted on Facebook the next morning!


#TBT to the Oldest Show Jacket: We know you all own one of those amazing Hat Lady jackets! We want to see who has the oldest jacket! On Thursday, July 24 Tweet or Instagram us a pic of you in your jacket and the year you bought it. Oldest jacket submission wins the #TBT prize!


Follow to Win on Instagram: Do you follow AHYA on Instagram @arabianhorseyouth? If not, then follow during Youth Nationals and you will automatically be entered to win a schwag bag of cool stuff! Winner to be announced the last day of the show, Saturday, July 26!


You don't have to be attending the show to participate in these fun contests! All contest submissions must use the #ahaYNL14 or #AHABlueRoom hashtags. Winners can swing by the #AHABlueRoom booth to pick up their prizes or contact AHA for their prizes to be mailed.


Plus, be sure to Tweet and Instagram us using the #ahaYNL14 for a chance to see your pic or tweet named as the 'Tweet of the Day' or 'Instagram Pic of the Day' each day of the show!


So, stop on by and visit the #AHABlueRoom. Come submit your name for AHA's "Name a Future Legend" contest, purchase a smartphone AHA & AHYA Dot for just $2.00, or simply come hang out in a high-tech and fun, social media atmosphere! We will see YOU at Youth Nationals!

AHA Needs Your Help to 'Name A Future Legend!

 The best contest of the year beginning at Youth Nationals!

AHA needs your help to name a 2015 Arabian foal! Chris and Shan Wilson of ChriShan Park Arabians have graciously donated an unborn, 2015 foal, sired by their own stallion, CSP Grand Caymon, for naming! Naming contest kicked off the first day of Youth Nationals. Stop by the #AHABlueRoom to submit your name or you can submit via email and social media. Contest Rules are as follows: 

  • Submission names must include the CSP initials and be island themed.
  • Contestants cannot submit more than 3 names per person  (the first three names submitted by the contestant will be the names put into the pot for selection).
  • Submissions can be made via email or via social media using the #GrandCaymonFoal.
  • Top 5 names will be selected by ChriShan Park and then voted on by the membership and public during the month of September.
  • The winning name will be chosen and announced at the 2014 U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show in Tulsa, Okla., in October.

**Because it is possible that duplicate name submissions will be made, name submissions will be kept track of by date of submission. Therefore, the person who submitted the winning name first according to date,will be the winner of the selected name.


The foal will be registered with AHA with the winning name. The contestant whose name was chosen will receive a 1-year membership to AHA, an engraved bracelet of the foal's name, and the recognition of having named the foal. 

The Shadow Trailer Raffle is Back! 

They're going quick! To purchase a trailer raffle ticket stop by the AHYA booth in Lujan A at Youth Nationals or shoot us an email today! There will only be 300 tickets sold for $100.00 per ticket and all proceeds go to AHYA! Get yours before they run out.


The P.F.F. & Flying Pigs are back!  





The P.F.F. (Pink Flamingo Flock) is back this year!

Stop by the AHYA booth in Lujan A to purchase a flock and have some fun! 

  • Semi-Final Flock- 8 Flamingos for $15.00
  • Top Ten Flock - 10 Flamingos for $20.00
  • Reserve Champion Flock - 20 Flamingos for $40.00
  • Champion Flock - 30 Flamingos for $60.00  

The Flying Pigs are also back this year and will be happening two times! Stop by the AHYA booth in Lujan A to purchase your pigs. 
  • 1 pig for $2.00 
  • 3 pigs for $5.00 
  • 12 pigs for $20.00 

All proceeds from both fundraisers help to support youth programs!


AHYA Convention 

Lights! Camera! Action! The AHYA Convention was held on July 18, in Albuquerque , NM and it's was a total hit! We want to say thank you to everyone who came out this year and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year! 

At the AHYA Convention, the youth voted on the Excutive Committe. Your Newly Appointed AHYA Executive Committee is:
President: Holly Schnader
VP: McCamey Kimbler
Secretary: Molly Schwister
Treasurer: Taylor Kyse

Congratulations ladies! Have questions or want to know more about the AHYA Convention? Contact the Youth & Families Program Director, Nedra Johnson today. 
T.A.I.L at YNL  

Ever wanted to go on a TAIL Tour? Shoot us an email and let us know which tour you would like to attend! T.A.I.L will be held at YNL on:

  • Friday, July 25 
    • 10:00 AM 
    • 2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM 
  • Saturday, July 26 
    • 10:00 AM 
    • 2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM 

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