Compete Against the Best...

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!

 

2018 National Judges 


 

Youth 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.

 

Distance Nationals

The AHA Distance National Championships are partnering with the Appaloosa Horse Club this year. The ride is a four 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 two day Competitive Trail Ride National Championship, and a 50 mile and 100 mile National Endurance Championship Ride for both Purebreds and Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horses along with several open Endurance and Competitive Trail rides. 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.