2018 Convention


On behalf of the Arabian Horse Association, we are pleased to invite you to our Annual Convention. Our Convention is not like any other. Here you will collaborate with some of the top members within our industry. You will have access to numerious educational opportunities and have a little fun in the process. 


The 2018 AHA Convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Tulsa, Okla. Located in the heart of Downtown Tulsa's cultural, enertainment, businesses and art districs. Explore the Tulsa Performing Arts Center of the BOK Center or enjoy fine dinning at a local restaurant.


Click here for room reservations at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa. Hyatt-Exteriors-1 


Room rates are $99 USD plus applicable taxes and rooms will be booked on a first come, first served basis.However we have already begun to fill our room block. The rate for a night outside our room block starts at $129. All meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa:


100 East 2nd Street

Tulsa, Okla 74103


The hotel will honor room rates 3-days prior and 3-days post Convention dates for those of you looking to turn this into a vacation.


Please direct any further questions or concerns to the Convention and Sponsorship Specialist, Uriah Quezada at 303.696.4559 or Uriah.Quezada@arabianhorses.org



At Convention

Convention Resources

Airline Service


Southwest Airlines


Travelers attending AHA’s Annual Convention will also receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through the SWABIZ® account as well. Southwest Airlines offers an 8% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 2% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from Convention. Book your travel between July 15, 2018, and October 25, 2018 to take advantage of the discounted rates. (Discounts are available for travel November 9, 2018, through November 19, 2018.)


Click here to take advantage of the discounted rates and book now!


Enter Corporate ID: 99506444


By flying Southwest Airlines, as an Arabian Horses Association traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:

  • 50% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit www.southwest.com/corporaterapidrewards
  • No baggage fees (first two bags)
  • No change or cancellation fees
  • No peak travel or fuel surcharges
  • Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT


To take advantage of these offers, click on this link: https://www.swabiz.com/flight/search-flight.html?cid=99506444


Go to:  www.swabiz.com  >>>  click Flights in the top left corner  >>>  Enter Corporate ID: 99506444



Shuttle Service


Hyatt Regency Tulsa 

The newly renovated downtown Tulsa Hotel offers guests complimentary 24-hour shuttle transportation round trip between Tulsa International Airport and the hotel. Simply call the Hayatt at 1-918-234-1234 and book your shuttle.



WHERE TO ENTER YOUR CODE: To use your code simply enter it in the “DISCOUNT CODE” box on the first page of the website when making your reservations.  Click here for the reservation link. Code is 964DS.

DISCOUNT: Your discount gives you 10% off one-way and round-trip reservations made online, and is valid for SuperShuttle shared rides and ExecuCar private cars.  Discount does not apply to exclusive/non-stop vans (which are already discounted).

RESERVATIONS: For special reservation questions call 1-800 BLUE VAN (800-258-3826) or customer service, available  24/7. Please note that if you call in your reservation  instead of booking and paying online with your discount code, then your discount is not valid and a $3 call center fee applies.  



SuperShuttle: After collecting luggage, customer must proceed to the SuperShuttle ticket counter to speak with a uniformed Customer Service Representative. The ticket counter is located between the women’s restroom and the ground transportation booth on the southwest side of the terminal. The ticket counter is staffed from 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM daily. A CSR will direct customer to the appropriate shuttle loading area on the transportation island. After hours, customer may use the courtesy phone located at the ticket counter to connect directly to dispatch for further assistance.


ExecuCar: Guests must pick up baggage on Level 5 and proceed to the west side of the main terminal, go out Door 510 to the Taxi/Limo starter on Island 1. The operator will call the guest to coordinate pick-up, using the phone number listed on the reservation. If unable to locate operator, guest may check with the SuperShuttle ticket counter located in the main terminal adjacent to the Hertz Car Rental Desk. Note: The counter cannot make or change reservations or accept payments of any kind on behalf of ExecuCar Denver.




Convention Registration Form

Online Convention Registration




Interested in becoming a 2018 convention sponsor?  We offer a variety of sponsorships for every budget.  


Custom sponsorships are available, please contact Uriah Quezada, Convention and Sponsorship Specialist at Uriah.Quezada@arabianhorses.org or 303.696.4559. 





Commercial Exhibits

Commercial Exhibit space will be available at convention.


Each 8' x 10" booth is $300 and includes:


  • 8' rear pipe & drape
  • 3' side pipe & drape


(Please note that electricity is not included)


Click for the application.




Active Resolutions

Click here for current active resolutions. 








Tentative Schedule

Here is the Tentative Schedule for the 2018 Annual Convention. For scheduling updates please see your Committee Chair. For other inquries please contact Uriah Quezada at uriah.quezada@arabianhorses.org or 303-696-4559.

Visitor Information





Welcome to Tulsa! At first glance, Tulsa comes across as a quiet city but as you take a closer look, you will find out it has a lot going on. From a growing arts scene to lively music venues to locally-owned restaurants, the city is evolving. 


The Brady Arts District, for instance, is  a cultural hotspot offering solid restaurants, unique art galleries, and hip bars. It is home to the Woody Guthrie Center, which not only celebrates the folk music legend himself but also his ideas of equality and social justice. You can spend hours at the Center learning about the man who wrote "This Land is Your Land."



Art and history collide at the internationally celebrated Gilcrease Museum. Thomas Gilcrease, a member of thCreek nation, struck it rich in his early twenties when the first oil discovery in Oklahoma was right next to his land. Here you can feast your eyes on the only surviving certified copy of the Declaration of Independence - one example of the rare documents kept at the museum.



What are you hungry for? Tulsa has it. Downtown is home to seven distinct entertainment districts and over 50 restaurants.


From fabolous to funky. Tulsa offers a variety of shopping experience. Explore the historic and very eclectic Cherry Street and Brookside Districts or check out our many boutiques in and around the downtown area, including the Deco and Brady Arts Districs. You will find everything you are looking for in Tulsa-and much more then you expect.






Interested in becoming a 2018 convention sponsor?  We offer a variety of sponsorships for every budget.  


Custom sponsorships are available, please contact Uriah Quezada, Convention and Sponsorship Specialist at Uriah.Quezada@arabianhorses.org or 303.696.4559. 

Convention Documents

Awards Programs

Volunteer Service Award


  • Member Organization Level
  • Regional Level
  • National Level


Member Organization Level awards are presented by the club. At the Annual Convention AHA presents the Regional Level awards during general session and the National Level awards during the President's Banquet. Each recipient receives an award certificate, congratulatory letter and lapel pin.


Deadlines vary for each award level; see Chapter 20 in your AHA Handbook for official rules and deadlines.


Click here to view previous winners.


Click here to print the nomination form.



Club Excellence Award


Annual awards are presented in the following categories: 


  • Breed Promotion/Community Involvement
  • Membership Recruitment/Retention
  • Club Projects


Has your club organized and participated in activities that deserve special recognition for promoting the breed and AHA? Submit your activity entries by August 15. A panel of judges will evaluate all entries and awards will be presented at the President's Banquet at the annual Convention.


The winning club in each category receives $500.00. The Club of the Year award will be selected from those clubs that were placed in the top five of a minimum of 2 of the 3 categories, and an additional $500.00 award is presented for that honor. For official rules see Chapter 20 in your AHA Handbook.


Click here to view previous winners.





2018 Resolutions

Allow Specialty Cards for Ranch Riding (USEF/EC) - Approved
Jim Hitt
Competition Advisory Committee
Amateurs to Receive Re-numeration for Riders not Competing in Recognized Arabian Competitions (USEF/EC) - Approved
Peter Conway
Amateur Committee
Up to 4 Concurrent Competitions in One (USEF/EC) - Withdrawn
Rik Harnden
Arabian Horse Association of Northern California
Defining Which Horses Compete for Breeding/In-Hand Championships (USEF/EC) - Approved
Jan Decker
USEF Arabian Division Committee
Allowing Half-Arabians/Anglo-Arabian Stallions to Compete in Breeding/In-Hand (USEF/EC) - Approved
Cricket Gates
Pennsylvania Arabian Horse Association
Allowing Horses with Loss of Sight in One Eye to Compete in Performance Halter (USEF/EC) - Approved
Steve Hugus
Region 6
Defining Work-off Procedure (USEF/EC) - Approved
John Ryan
Arabian Professional & Amateur Association
Clarifying Green Working Hunter (USEF/EC) - Approved
Alexis Doughty
Old Dominion Arabian Horse Association
Clarifying Novice Jumpers (USEF/EC) - Approved
Alexis Doughty
Old Dominion Arabian Horse Association
Clarifying Sport Horse Showmanship (USEF/EC) - Approved
Janet Henderson
Sport Horse Committee
Add Extended Gaits to Horsemanship 13 & Under (USEF/EC) - Approved
Sheri Odom
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
Judge or Designated Person in Showmanship (USEF/EC) - Approved
Sheri Odom
Equitation/Showmanship Committee
Allow Concurrent Specialty Classes to be Held at Regionals - Referred to Committee
Cathy Gage
Competition Advisory Committee
Ad Hoc Committee Formed to Explore the Need for USEF Affiliation - Approved
Joan Shelton-Palelek
Half Arabian Club of Washington
Disallowing Whips in Western Dressage Classes at Nationals (USEF/EC) - Withdrawn
Marilyn Weber
Dressage Committee
Disallow Callers at Nationals in Western Dressage Championships (USEF/EC) - Withdrawn
Marilyn Weber
Dressage Committee
Code of Ethics Modifications - Approved
Nancy Harvey
AHA Board of Directors