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Dates & Deadlines

See the AHA Handbook, applicable prize list, or other program rules for complete details regarding all AHYA dates below.

Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 MST 2017
Regional Youth Team Tournament Entries Due
Fri Mar 10 00:00:00 MST 2017Fri Mar 10 00:00:00 MST 2017, Fri Mar 10 00:00:00 MST 2017 - Sun Mar 12 00:00:00 MST 2017Sun Mar 12 00:00:00 MST 2017, Sun Mar 12 00:00:00 MST 2017
AHYA Board of Directors Meeting
aurora, CO
Thu Jun 01 00:00:00 MDT 2017
AHYA Convention Eligibility Deadline
Thu Jun 15 00:00:00 MDT 2017
AHYA Officer Candidate Applications Due
Thu Jul 20 00:00:00 MDT 2017
AHYA Board of Directors Meeting
oklahoma city, OK
Fri Jul 21 00:00:00 MDT 2017
AHYA Convention
oklahoma city, OK
Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 MDT 2017
Youth of the Year Applications Due
Fri Sep 22 00:00:00 MDT 2017
Arabian Horse Judging Contest Entries Due
Fri Oct 27 00:00:00 MDT 2017
Arabian Horse Judging Contest, U.S. Nationals
tulsa, OK
Sat Oct 28 00:00:00 MDT 2017
Arabian Horse Judging Contest Awards Breakfast
tulsa, OK
Wed Nov 01 00:00:00 MDT 2017
Silent Auction Donated Items Due
Wed Nov 15 00:00:00 MST 2017Wed Nov 15 00:00:00 MST 2017, Wed Nov 15 00:00:00 MST 2017 - Sat Nov 18 00:00:00 MST 2017Sat Nov 18 00:00:00 MST 2017, Sat Nov 18 00:00:00 MST 2017
AHYA Silent Auction
aurora, CO
Sun Nov 19 00:00:00 MST 2017
AHYA Board Meeting
aurora, CO
Thu Nov 30 00:00:00 MST 2017
Regional Youth Team Tournament Points/Results Close
Fri Dec 15 00:00:00 MST 2017
Regional Youth Team Tournament Results Due to AHA


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Youth Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the Arabian Horse Youth Association or an event at Youth Nationals? Learn about opportunities below.








Ready-to-Use Lesson Series About Arabian Horses


Youth Leaders:

Do you want help preparing fun, effective lessons for your youth group? Arabian Horse Association presents Leg Up: A Ready-to-Use Lesson Series about Arabian horses.

Each Leg Up lesson plan is a compact but comprehensive presentation suitable for youth. You can use every plan “as is,” or easily modify it to suit your group’s age and knowledge.

Every Leg Up lesson is free of charge and includes a comprehensive lecture outline, Arabian horse trivia, games, and visual aids. Start today by downloading a Leg Up lesson below. Leg Up is free to youth leaders, so spread the word!

We hope your youth group enjoys exploring the world’s most beautiful athlete- the Arabian horse!!!


Choose your next Leg Up Lesson

Breed History
Evolution of Popular Breeds
Conformation and Breed Characteristics
Points of Evaluation


Arabian Horse Judging Videos

The Arabian Horse Youth Association offers three educational DVDs composed of classes and reasons from the 2003, 2008, and 2013 Arabian Horse Judging Contests. All DVDs feature four halter and six performance classes, with official placings, cuts, and sample oral reasons. Click here to Purchase a copy!

Youth leaders may request a complimentary copy

We also publish sample class videos to the AHA YouTube channel.






Current videos include:


Other Educational Resources

In addition to our DVD and YouTube videos, AHA offers a selection of resources to aid in educating youth about horses:


Arabian Horse Judging Guide

A comprehensive guide to judging Arabian horses. Costs $10.00 per copy. Purchase here.


Coaching Youth Judging Teams Guide

An online guide to creating a competitive youth horse judging team. View here.


Judges Notebook Chapters

An online guideline and criteria for official AHA judges. View here.


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This AHA program connects interested parties with local farms and trainers to help introduce groups to the Arabian horse. For example, after learning about judging halter, contact a Discovery Farm to see if you can bring your team to the facility to practice judging on a live horse! Find one near you.


Arabian Horse Shows

Find the AHA Regional shows nearest you for practice judging sessions. Find out which region you're in here.


Promotional Literature

Email youth@arabianhorses.org to request complimentary copies of our Breed Ideal flyer, Origin of Popular Horse Breeds poster, Colors and Markings guide, Arabian Horse Coloring sheets, and Parts of the Horse and Skeletal System guide.


Coaches' Email List

Email youth@arabianhorses.org with your name, team info (i.e. 4-H/FFA, Jr. AHA, Sr. AHA/Collegiate), correct email address, and mailing address. We'll add you to our email updates to coaches about the Arabian Horse Judging Contest and resources.