December, 2015 
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Dates & Deadlines
  • January 13-15 - U.S. Equestrian Federation Convention, Lexington, KY
  • February 1 - RYTT Entries Dues  
  • February 11-21 - AHYA Booth at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
For a full list of dates and deadlines click here

News Wanted

Send in Your Regional or Club News by January 15! Get your regional news in the AHA Regional Insider by emailing your Regional Youth Coordinator, and it will appear in the next AHA Regional Insider! 

Happy Holidays

In last months Insider, we gave thanks to all the people and horses that made this year possible. This month, we want to wish everyone a Happy Holiday! We hope that your holidays are filled with laughter, good cheer, and lots of time with your family, friends, and horses! We are very excited for a new year and can't wait to see all that is in store for AHYA, our Youth Members, and you!


2016 National Show Dates 
  • Youth Nationals: July 23-30, 2016 Oklahoma City, OK
  • Canadian Nationals: August 14-20, 2016 Brandon, Manitoba
  • Sport Horse Nationals: September 21-25, 2016 Nampa, ID
  • Distance Nationals: September 22-25, 2016 Vinita, OK
  • U.S. Nationals: October 21-29, 2016 Tulsa, OK
Regional Youth Team Tournament

As this year concludes, so does the annual Regional Youth Team Tournament, but lucky for you we've already started the 2016 RYTT!


For just $10, you and your team of 6 people or fewer, can earn points and win prizes by doing things you already love: showing and riding your horse! Points, earned from both recognized and non-recognized shows and rides, lead to great year-end awards for the high scoring team in each region. In addition to these awards, regional winners are posted in the AHA youth webpage and in Modern Arabian Horse Magazine. Contact your RYTT secretary and get a team together today! Entries are due by February 1st!

AHYA Limited Edition Item

Limited Edition AHYA Dog Collars are Still Available

Great Holiday Gifts!!  


Sizes include: 

Small 9-14"

Medium 12-20"

Large 18-32"


1" wide glitter material, collars include side release buckle, slide adjuster and D-ring hardware. Can be purchased by emailing us. Collars are $20 which includes shipping. All proceeds benefit AHYA programs! 

AHYA Board of Directors Meeting
The AHYA Board of Directors met in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Nov. 22. During their meeting they decided on a theme for this year's Youth Nationals.  This year's theme is "Go For The Gold!" They also discussed the possibility of having a College Day during Youth Nationals as well as some committee meetings to allow youth members the opportunity to really get involved in all aspects of AHYA. If you have any suggestions on activities or contests that you would like to see AHYA host, email your ideas to Youth Programs today!

Serving on an AHYA committee is another way to get involved with your breed association. If you are interested in joining a committee please send us an email. See below the list of committees to choose from:
  • Equitation/Showmanship Committee
  • Regional/National Classes Committee
  • Distance Committee
  • Membership/Fundraising Promotions Committee
  • Working Western Committee
  • Youth Activities Committee
  • Sport Horse Committee
  • Canadian Nationals Committee
AHYA Silent Auction Donations 

AHYA would like to give a big thank you to everyone who donated something to this year's Silent Auction as well as everyone who participated as a bidder. Everyone's support is greatly appreciated and helps AHYA continue all of the great programs that are available!
Holiday Fun!
If you and your horse are participating in any holiday events this season we would love to see some photos! If you're in a parade, attend a holiday show in costume or just go for a winter wonderland trail ride, send a brief description and 1 - 2 photos to