10 February 2016

Press Release

June 20,  2011
Contact: AHA

Arabian & Half-Arabian Youth Nationals Championship Horse Show Quick Facts

Event: 19th Annual Youth National Arabian & Half Arabian Championship Horse Show (Youth Nationals)

Produced by: Arabian Horse Association (AHA), 10805 E. Bethany Drive, Aurora, Colo. 80014. (303) 696-4500. Fax (303) 696-4599. Email: info.comp@ArabianHorses.org or visit ArabianHorses.org.

Dates: Jul 23 - July 30, 2011

Location: Expo New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Admission: All sessions free for the duration of the show.

Schedule: Three sessions per day (with the exception of the first Saturday and Wednesday-there are only morning and afternoon sessions): 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Two to three arenas run simultaneously.

Number of classes: 130

Number of entries: 2,808 entries in 2010. Exhibitors must qualify at regional championships and AHA-recognized shows to compete. The age of competitors ranges from 2 (lead-line) to 18.

Number of horses: 935 horses in 2010 from 40 states and three Canadian province.

Largest Class: Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Hunter Pleasure 14-17, with 72 competitors in 2010.

Divisions: Country English, dressage, driving, English, equitation, halter, horsemanship, hunter, native costume, park, reining, saddle seat, show hack, showmanship, sidesaddle, trail, western, and working cow

Youth Membership: Arabian Horse Youth Association (AHYA), approximately 3,000 members and approximately 10 percent of AHA membership.

Other Attractions:
  • Hippology Contest (tests horse knowledge)
  • Stall Decorating Contest
  • Dog Costume Class
  • APAHA (Amateur, Professional Arabian Horse Association) Clinics
  • Parade of Regions
  • AHYA Annual Convention featuring keynote speaker, professional photographer, Mike Ferrara
  • Novice Youth Horse Judging Contest and Clinic
  • Specialty classes (native costume, lead-line, etc.)
  • Stick Horse Workshop and Contest for children 6-years-old and younger
  • Shopping Expo with booths offering tack, equestrian gifts, clothing, jewelry, etc.
AHA Corporate Partners: Adequan, All Things Equine, Bank of America, The Hat Lady, Iron Horse Jeans, Silver Lining Herbs, Zia Graphics.

AHA Press Contact: Press passes must be picked up and signed for by the photographer. Only one press pass per publication will be issued. Contact Hilary Nixon to set up interviews or for more information before the show at 303-696-4580 or hilary.nixon@arabianhorses.org.

Media is always welcome to cover any events.
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AHA is a major equine association serving 26,000 members across North America. It registers and maintains a database of more than one million Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses and administers approximately $3 million in annual prize money. AHA produces championship events, recognizes close to 400 Arabian horse shows and distance rides and provides activities and programs that promote breeding and ownership. For information about Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horses, call 303-696-4500, e-mail info@ArabianHorses.org or visit ArabianHorses.org


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