National Events

The Arabian Horse Association produces four premier National Championship shows and one National Endurance ride that truly showcases the 'best of the best' of the Arabian horse breed. Every year, National season kicks off with Youth Nationals and ends with U.S. Nationals, with numerous National Champions crowned in between!


AHA's National Championships feature a variety of prize money and rewards programs, so be sure you are signed up for futurities and sweepstakes prize money for applicable classes! We look forward to the adventure with all of you!  See ya' there!


2022 National Judges 


Mid Summer Nationals Historical Stats


Duplicate National Trophy/Award Order Form


Equine Biosecurity Protocols



Youth & Mid Summer Nationals

Initiated in 1993, Youth Nationals has been AHA's premier youth event. Family members accompany the young competitors for a week of competition and fun-filled activities. Competition in English, western, side saddle, native costume, working cow, dressage, and hunter disciplines combined with leadership training, games, contests and parades make this junior rider event one of the best in the nation.


Canadian Nationals

Canadian Nationals stands alone as the only AHA championship show offering a full range of competition with Canadian flair. Spectators can enjoy 207 different classes in youth, western, dressage, hunter and English disciplines.


Sport Horse Nationals

Sport Horse Nationals is the only Sport Horse show offered by a breed association. From dressage to hunter jumper to pleasure carriage driving and much more, come see some of the best horse athletes in the industry.


Ranch Horse

New in 2021, AHA brings you the Ranch Horse Championships, in Loveland, CO. The event will feature the complete slate of ranch horse versatility classes as well as an exciting prize lineup.


Distance Nationals

The AHA Distance National Championships have partnered with the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), Paso Fino Horse Association (PFHA), Performance Shagya-Arabian Registry (PShR), American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA), Akhal-Teke Association of America (ATAA), and the American Saddlebred Registry (ASR) to create the Distance Horse National Championships. The ride is a three day competition that proves the endurance of the Arabian horse, challenges rider and horse teams to compete to their best ability and awards hard work and determination. The Arabian horse has dominated the Distance sport for years due to the breed’s stamina and natural endurance abilities. Comprised of a Competitive Trail Ride National Championship, a 50 Mile and 100 Mile National Endurance Championship Ride for both Purebreds and Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horses. AHA also hosts the 50 Mile partnered breed Championships and the Shagya-Arabian 100 Mile Championship. The event further offers several AERC/AHA recognized Open Limited Distance, 50 Mile, and 100 Mile Endurance Rides and AHA recognized Competitive Trail Ride(s). The AHA Distance Nationals wraps up a year of hard work, determination, and many miles for AHA distance riders and their horses.


U.S. Nationals

The U.S. Nationals ranks as the most prestigious North American championship in the Arabian show horse industry. As always, this flagship event will showcase high-performing Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses and a variety of amateur and professional riders or handlers who will compete in halter, native costume, reining, working cow, cutting, trail, show hack, sidesaddle, park horse, driving, English, western and hunter classes. But U.S. Nationals is so much more than a horse show. World-class shopping, elaborate barn decorations and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to get up close to some of America's most famous Arabian horses await you.


National Results

Look up current and 15 years of past National results for all five of AHA's National Events: Youth Nationals, Canadian Nationals, Sport Horse Nationals, Distance Nationals and U.S. Nationals. 


Equine Biosecurity Protocols

As members of the horse show community, we are constantly putting our horses at risk to contract infections from unknown sources. Please check with the local facility, county and/or state regarding guidelines. In addition, please check areas where you may be traveling through or laying over.

Early identification and reporting of ill horses is critical in order to trace possible points of exposure and to aid in the prevention of further spread of the disease. You should contact your veterinarian immediately for testing if a horse begins to display any symptoms of EHV

Below are some best practices you can implement immediately:


  1. Review and ensure you are prepared for quick implementation of an isolation plan at a competition grounds and/or at your home farm or facility
  2. Check your horse's temperature twice daily and maintain a temperature log
  3. Isolate horses at first signs of symptoms or illness and contact your vet immediately
  4. Keep separate feed buckets, brushes, rags, and tack/equipment for each horse
  5. Ask your veterinarian about appropriate cleaning solutions
  6. Eliminate communal or shared water troughs and buckets
  7. Practice hand washing in between handling horses
  8. Maintain social distancing for horses; limit nose to nose contact with other horses at the ring
  9. Ensure your horse is vaccinated for EHV (Rhinopneumonitis vaccine) in line with GR845

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