If setting and surpassing benchmarks motivates you, AHA offers over 500 competitions for Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, from grassroots schooling shows to national championships and distance rides. As an AHA member, you and your registered Arabian horse can compete and earn points at many levels, working towards recognition and prestigious awards.

Don’t participate in AHA sanctioned events or rides? You can still be involved with our many Open Event Incentive and Award Programs, where you can earn points for the Open events you participate in.

National Events

The Arabian Horse Association puts on numerous National Events each year, including Youth Nationals, Mid Summer Nationals, Canadian Nationals, Sport Horse Nationals, Distance Nationals and U.S. Nationals. Learn more about the most prestigious horse shows in the Arabian horse industry.


Prize Money Programs

AHA offers a variety of breeding and competition-based prize money programs. Approximately $1 million in prize money is issued annually through the Arabian Breeders Sweepstakes, Halter Futurity and Performance Futurity/Maturity programs. These programs allow breeders and exhibitors alike to showcase yearlings, two-year-olds and three-year-olds before regional and national audiences.


AHA Recognized

AHA recognizes over 380 competitions for Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses. From grassroot schooling shows to national championships and distance rides, you and your horses can compete and earn points at many levels toward recognition and prestigious AHA awards. 


Open Programs

Riding an Arabian horse in Open events doesn’t mean you can’t be involved with AHA or the Arabian horse community. If you participate in National, Regional or Local all-breed events, you can still earn AHA recognition and awards for your participation and accomplishments.


Disciplines, Qualifying Competition Programs, Dressage Programs, Distance Programs, Incentive Riding Programs, Recognition Awards.



Learn more about show management information, distance riding, important exhibitor information, and censures & suspension.


Virtual Shows

We are offering an online horse show experience – yes, a virtual horse show! You can compete from the comfort and safety of your own barn or arena. Our breed has so many outstanding horses serving as breed ambassadors in riding programs throughout the United States, Canada and worldwide.  We want to provide a venue for those horses with their students to participate with us in the competition environment while thriving in their home environment.  We want to build a community of people who want to enjoy their Arabian horses and yet compete with a community of fellow Arabian horse enthusiasts.