One of life's most rewarding journeys is finding, purchasing and owning an Arabian horse - a breed unmatched for their beauty, versatility and companionship. These AHA programs were created to help you make that journey and get involved with Arabian horses near you!
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- Arabian Horses
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Download any of our FREE educational material and customize how you promote the Arabian horse in your area or at your event. These flyers and information sheets are designed to fit perfectly in, and go along with, AHA's new Discover the Arabian Horse brochure. Each individual brochure allows for you to insert your information (or your club or event's) into the lower right hand corner of each brochure, before you print it.
The best way to be connected in the Arabian Horse Industry is through one of AHA's many clubs. You can find clubs in your area, by visiting our Get Involved page. Select your region from the map and then locate the club closest to you. Clubs offer a variety of member benefits, activities, ways to get involved and help to promote the Arabian breed!
The month of May has been dedicated to the Arabian horse and bringing awareness to the breed. Learn how you can be involved in Arabian Horse Month, the many activities you can do to share your passion of the Arabian horse with the public and even participate in the Arabian Horse Month Challenge where you can WIN a cool prize!
If you’ve never encountered an Arabian horse up close, start your adventure by visiting a Discovery Farm. This unique program offers you the opportunity to explore Arabian horses at farms with knowledgeable owners in a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere. You’ll learn all about the breed characteristics and gain first hand knowledge of what makes this breed truly special.
If you own Arabian horses and want to share your passion for the breed with newcomers, sign up to become a Discovery Farm.
Are you ready to get riding? Get on the back of an Arabian horse with the ‘Learn-To-Ride’ Program! Get in contact with Arabian barns that offer riding lessons in a casual arena setting, on riding trails or prepare you for the show ring.
Become a recognized Learn-To-Ride Barn and you’ll have the opportunity to put newcomers on the back of an amazing horse
A horse show can be a wonderful venue for a family that wants to spend a fun day together looking at horses. In order to welcome these families and individuals, the T.A.I.L. program evolved. The program's goal is simple - make people feel comfortable and welcome so that they can learn more about the Arabian. Families can be shown around a horse show venue, discover different farms, watch classes and have questions answered. This program is perfect for Scout, FFA and 4H leaders and their groups. It’s an easy and effective way for current Arabian owners and lovers to share their love for the breed with others.
Leg Up: A Ready-to-Use Lesson Series About Arabian Horses is a free downloadable series of fun, effective lesson plans for 4-H leaders, teachers and scout troops. Each lesson plan is a compact and comprehensive presentation suitable for youth or families, and includes a lecture outline, Arabian horse trivia, games, and visual aids. Plans may be used “as is” or modified to suit a group’s age or knowledge.
AHA has many Incentive Awards Programs however the Frequent Rider Program (FRP) is one of the most popular among those who do not compete, but simply want to enjoy riding their Arabian horse. The FRP recognizes and rewards riders for every hour that they spend riding or driving an Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horse in non-competitive activities.
The best part of the FRP is that the type of riding doesn't matter - as long as it is non-competitive! Whether you use an Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horse to trail ride, do ranch work, participate in parades, take riding lessons, train under saddle, or just ride or drive for pleasure, you can be rewarded for what you love most.
Both you and your horse can earn recognition through the AHA Achievement Awards programs. Once you sign up, amateur rider and horse points are tracked automatically throughout the year every time you compete in AHA shows/rides and some open events.
The Amateur Achievement Awards program assigns points to individual riders, handlers and drivers. Riders don't have to own the horse they compete with since these program tracks riders only. Horses can earn Achievement Awards points and have permanent symbols added to their name, signifying honor and prestige. There are six different levels that could leave your horse a legacy.
The Ambassador Award, Open Competition Award, and Distance Horse of the Year Award are designed to recognize Arabian, Half-Arabian, and Anglo-Arabian horses that excel outside of AHA. The Ambassador Award is for outstanding achievement in representing the Arabian Horse community to the general public. The horse must have achieved a unique accomplishment that showcases the breed. The Open Competition Award is for outstanding achievement in representing the Arabian Horse community in areas of Open Competition and the horse must have received acknowledgement at the higher levels of competition and/or shown progressive and consistent accomplishment within a discipline. Distance Horse of the Year is an award that recognizes the significant accomplishment of an Arabian, Half-Arabian or Anglo-Arabian Horse in distance sports.