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August, 2014 
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IN THIS ISSUE...
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!
Corporate Partners Corporate Sponsors

Dates & Deadlines
  • September 1 - Youth of the Year nomination due
  • September 22 - Arabian Horse Youth Judging Contest entries due
  • September 24-27 - Sport Horse Nationals, Idaho Center Horse Park, Nampa, ID
  • September 25-28 - AHA National Distance (Competitive & Endurance) Championships, near Oreana, ID
  • October 17-25 - US Nationals, Tulsa, OK
  • October 24 - Arabian Horse Youth Judging Contest, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Okla.
  • October 25 - Arabian Horse Youth Judging Contest Awards Breakfast, Tulsa, Okla.
T.A.I.L Tours
T.A.I.L. Tours are gaining in popularity this year! We want to say thank you to all the wonderful barns, volunteers, and guides at Youth Nationals and Canadian Nationals that  served over 300 youth and families. If you would like to participate in a TAIL Tour as a guide, volunteer, or offer a barn to visit during U.S. Nationals and/or Sport Horse Nationals, please let us know. Your contribution is appreciated and helps promote the Arabian horse. For more information on T.A.I.L., visit our website, or call Nedra Johnson at (303) 696-4505. 
Youth of the Year Deadline  

The Youth of the Year deadline is quickly approaching. Applications are due on September 1. The Youth of the Year award, honors one outstanding youth member annually. The Youth of the Year is selected for his or her achievements and contributions to the Arabian horse industry, AHA, and his or her community. If you know of an exceptional youth and would like to nominate him or her, please click here. For more information call or email Nedra Johnson, (303) 696-4505.

44th Annual Judging Contest
The 44th Annual National Arabian Horse Judging contest deadline is September 22. The contest will be held at the U.S. Nationals in Tulsa, OK. AHA would like to invite 4-H, FFA, AHA and Collegiate Judging Teams to participate in this prestigious competition. Each year winners divide over $10,000 in scholarships. For more information or to sign up click here and we'll see you in Tulsa!
Volunteers & Horses Needed at USN

AHYA needs volunteers and horses to help with the National Judging Contest. We are also in need of both Halter & Performance horses on the day of the competition on Friday, October 24. If you or your horse are available, please call Nedra Johnson at (303) 696-4505 or email us for your volunteer form. If you have the time and desire to invest in AHA's youth, please get involved, we would love to have you! 

AHA Needs Your Help to 'Name A Future Legend!

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! Submit your name  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. Hurry, name submissions close August 31! 

Shadow Trailer Raffle is Back!

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

 

AHYA Silent Auction Donations

The AHYA Silent Auction is one of the biggest youth fundraisers of the year. From tablet computers to saddles, and everything in between, the auction boasts amazing equine and non-equine related gifts for anyone on your holiday shopping list. All proceeds benefit AHYA. Please send items directly to AHA for arrival no later than November 1. Please include a brief description, retail value, and suggested minimum bid with your item.

 

Send items to:

Arabian Horse Association

ATTN: Youth Silent Auction

10805 E. Bethany Drive

Aurora, CO 80014

 

Contact Nedra Johnson, Youth & Family Programs Coordiantor, with questions: (303) 696-4505 or by email.

Makel Scholarship Winners 

Congratulations to our winners of the Markel Youth Sponsorship:Reserve Champion winning $1,500 is Jackie Pakula & Karamat+. Champion winning $3,500 is Avery Brogle and Fox on Fire+! Both of our winners were tied for Champion however the tie-breaker was the Showmanship class!

  

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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