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Arabian Horse Youth Newsletter                                                                      June, 2016
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Join Us at AHYA Convention
Are you coming to Youth Nationals?
Don't forget  to attend the AHYA Convention and get your voice heard! Remember you only needed to be an AHYA member by June 1st to join us at Convention in Oklahoma City, OK. At Convention you will have a chance to see the inner workings of AHYA, vote for the next Executive Committee, contribute your thoughts and ideas to the association, and meet youth from every region! 

Ready to get involved? Contact your Regional Director today!
View From Center Ring
The AHYA Raffle is Back
This year, AHYA will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a Dever Golf Car, donated in part by Dever Golf Car Sales & Rentals. The raffle item is made for 'on the farm' endurance and grit, and 'at the show' comfort and style. The 2016 E-Z-GO Valor Limited Edition Cargo Golf Car includes:

  • 4" lift, 23" All Terrain tires, 12" 5-spoke black coated aluminum wheels
  • head/tail/brake lights
  • fuel gauge, windshield
  • 54" black top
  • low oil warning light
  • 13.5 hp Kawasaki engine
  • black steel cargo bed, hd clutch
  • 2" receiver hitch
  • black steel front brush guard
  • 3 year warranty
You can purchase your raffle ticket for this utility vehicle for just $50 by emailing AHYA. Hurry before they are sold out! Only 400 tickets will be sold. AHYA would like to thank Dever Golf Car Sales & Rentals for their sponsorship and support of Arabian horse youth! All ticket sales directly support AHYA.
Daily Happenings at YNL
#ahaYNL16 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 21st
    • Thirteenth Annual APAHA Clinics hosted by Joe Reser and Joel Kiesner from 2 pm - 5 pm
    • AHYA Board Meeting 5:30 pm - 7 pm
  • Friday July 22nd
    • Stan Morey's Judging School 9 am - 11 am
    • AHYA Committee Meetings 11 am - 11:30 am
    • AHYA Convention noon - 3 pm
      • sponsored by USEF
    • AHYA Committee Meetings 3 pm - 4 pm
  • Saturday July 23rd:
    • Exhibitor Welcome/Progressive Barn Party           6 pm - 8 pm
    • Olympic Team Challenge - going on during dinner - NEW
  • Sunday July 24th:
    • Stall Decorating Contest Judging Starts
    • Parade of Regions 5:30 pm
      • sponsored by Long Meadow Arabians
    • Ice Cream Social 6 pm - 7 pm
      • sponsored by Jim & Christy Egan & RESULTS
  • Monday July 25th:
    • Stick Horse Workshop noon - 3 pm
    • Stick Horse Contest 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday July 26th:
    • Flying Pigs in Jim Norick Arena - after afternoon session
    • Stall Decorating Contest Awards 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday July 27th:
    • Flying Pigs in Performance Arena - after morning session
    • Barn Night Out
  • Thursday July 28th:
    • College Day - wear your college colors
    • College Fair 10 am - 5 pm - NEW
    • Dog Costume Class 5:30 pm
    • Eleventh Annual Dog Races 5:30 pm
  • Friday July 29th:
    • Patriotic Day - NEW
    • Arabian Horse Hippology Contest 9 am - 3 pm
      • sponsored by Region 10
    • Flying Pigs in Specialty Arena - approx. 1 pm
    • Arabian Horse Times Photo & Ice Cream Social
  • Saturday July 30th:
    • Hippology Contest Awards Presentation 12:30 pm
Back again this year are the PINK FLAMINGO FLOCKS (PFF) Stop by the AHYA booth at YNL to purchase a flock

NEW! AHYA Money Wall where all proceeds go to Make a Wish Foundation Global in the name of Ryan Melendez

Scholarships at YNL!
The Arabian Horse Foundation (AHF)
is thrilled to announce the continuation of the scholarship program at YNL. 
  • Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 14 -18: $1,000 to Champion and $500 to Reserve Champion
  • Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & Under: $1,000 to Champion and $500 to Reserve Champion
  • Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 14-18: $1,000 to Champion
  • Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & Under: $1,000 to Champion - Generously funded by Gwendolyn Landers
  • Arabian Western Pleasure 14-18 JOTR: $1,500 awarded to the exhibitor who displays the most sportsmanship in the class - Generously sponsored by Lesley Farms
  • Half-Arabian Western Pleasure 14-18 JOTR: $1,500 awarded to the exhibitor who displays the most sportsmanship in the class - Generously sponsored by Shamrock Farms
  • Arabian English Pleasure JTR 14-18: $1,000 to Champion and $500 to Reserve Champion - Generously funded in the name of Norman K. Dunn
NEW! Youth National Vet Services Scholarship Sponsored by Equine Athlete (Ty Wallis and Brad Hill) $1,000 awarded to one individual show showed at Youth Nationals 2016. Applications due Oct. 1

2016 Arabian/Half-Arabian Youth Nationals High Point Scholarships by Markel Insurance Company

$2,500 to the high point and $1,500 to the reserve youth and horse team that compete in equitation, in-hand/showmanship and one under saddle class in any division.

NEW for 2016! 

$2,500 to the high point and $1,500 to the reserve youth and horse team that compete in one Showmanship, one Sport Horse/Dressage Equitation and one Performance/In-Hand class. 

TAIL Barns and Guides Needed!!

Tour Times and Dates:
  • Sat 23rd - 10 am, 2 pm, 4 pm (National Meet a Horse Day!)
  • Sun 24th - 10 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
  • Tues 26th - 10 am
  • Wed 27th - 10 am
  • Thurs 28th - 3 pm
  • Fri 29th - 10 am, 2 pm
  • Sat 30th - 10 am
Meet a Member!

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Dates and Deadlines
June 15
AHYA Officer Candidate Applications Due to AHA

July 21
AHYA Board of Directors Meeting
Oklahoma City, OK

July 22
AHYA Convention General Session & Committee Meetings
Oklahoma City, OK

July 23-30 
Youth Nationals
Oklahoma City, OK

AHA Corporate Partners & Sponsors

Join a Youth Committee
As an AHYA member, you are eligible to serve on any youth 
committee. For a list of committees click here. Don't have an interest in these, but have an idea for a new committee? Let us know! We will take it into consideration, find other youth members with the same committee idea, and get it started. It is a great way to get involved, have your voice heard, and help you meet new people who share the same interests as you.  

2016 American Youth Horse Symposium - Lexington, KY
Check out the latest blog post from AHYA President, Taylor Kyse:

The American Youth Council Symposium of 2016 was filled with fun and enlightening learning experiences. Lexington, Kentucky was an excellent place for the symposium to be held because of all the locations one can go to in order to learn and experience the versatility of horses. The event started at 4:30 AM on Friday morning for Emily, Brenna and myself. Our first stop of the day was to Keeneland to watch the racehorses exercise. We even saw a couple horses running against each other. We then headed back to the hotel for our second adventure of the day; read more
#ahaBlueRoom at YNL
Starting at Youth Nationals, stop by the #ahaBlueRoom for a complete AHA and AHYA social media experience. The #ahaBlueRoom will encourage exhibitors and participants to keep up to date with the latest news and events; plus, you'll have a chance to win cool prizes!
Follow us all Show Season long on social media:
  • Facebook: Arabian Horse Associaiton
  • Twitter: @AHAArabian
  • Instagram: @arabianhorseyouth & @arabianhorseassoc
  • Snapchat: ahyneigh
Post with us, snap us, and share your pics with us at Youth Nationals using #ahaYNL16 and be sure to use #ahaBlueRoom. See you there!
2016 Youth of the Year
The Youth of the Year deadline is quickly approaching. Applications are due on September 1st. The Youth of the Year award honors one outstanding youth member annually. This member 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 email us  or call (303)696-4505.

2016 USEF Youth Sportsmanship Award
Do you know any young equestrians who exhibit exceptional leadership potential, serve as positive role models for peers and exemplify positive sportsmanship principles? Nominate them for the 2016 USEF Youth Sportsman's Award! Read more
AHYA College Fair
Stall Decorating Contest
  • Judged by the AHYA Board of Directors!
  • Awards given out Tuesday 6:30 pm in Jim Norick Arena
Flying Pigs

You will have an opportunity to throw your pigs in each arena this year!
  • Tuesday - Jim Norick Arena (After Afternoon Session)
  • Wednesday - Performance Arena (After Morning Session)
  • Thursday - Specialty Arena (Before Dressage awards ~ 1pm)
Have you seen the Flamingos?!

Check out the new Golden Flamingos you can send to your friends' with a special gift attached!
USEF Lettering Program

Interested in lettering as a high school athlete? Have horses always taken up all your time, so you have never been able to commit to volleyball or football, soccer or tennis? Well Equestrians are athletes too and the USEF has a letter program catered to those Equestrian Athletes that spend their time at the barn instead of in the gym or on the sports field. If you are interested, check out the program here and see what USEF has to offer.

Do You Ride Frequently?
AHA is proud to announce Awards Recognition Concepts is now the official sponsor of the Frequent Rider Program! Starting May 2016, NEW milestone awards will be given out to program participants who log hours. Milestone awards are given for logging riding or driving hours, ranging from 25 hours to 10,000 hours. To view the new awards or learn more about the program, visit


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