Region 5 Youth win the 2021 AHA Youth of the Year and First Runner Up!

Arabian Horse Association (AHA) youth members are exceptional! The Youth of the Year Award honors one outstanding youth member who exemplifies character and dedication to excellence in this or her academic and community achievements, as well as contributions to the Arabian horse industry and AHA.In 2021, one candidate distinguished herself with a passion for the Arabian horse breed in bringing industry individuals together to help others.

Sophia HuffmanAHA is proud to announce Miss Sophia Huffman, from Lewiston, Idaho,  as the honored winner of the 2021 Youth of the Year Award. Sophia receives the Youth of the Year perpetual trophy as well as a $5,000 scholarship from the Arabian Horse Foundation. Sophia is a member of the Emerald Empire Arabian Horse club and Region 5.

Compassion, humility, and motivation are the foundation of this young woman’s approach to life. She is currently enrolled in a Dual Credit program at Lewis-Clark State College, allowing her to gain college and high school credits at the same time. She is a Certified Nursing Assistant and works in a local nursing home. Though this position has been one of the most challenging for Sophia, she says that serving her community in this way has taught her to be patient, thorough, and compassionate in everything she does.

Moreover, our Youth of the Year has and is an important part of the Arabian Horse Youth Association. She competed in the Youth Judging Contest earning her first National

Title as the High Individual Overall. She believes that involvement at any level is important as it improves not only our own lives, but the lives or others through the work that we do when we are involved in something worthwhile.

 

Grace Smith
 
Ms. Grace Smith from Region 5 is the first runner-up for Youth of the Year. She receives a $1000 scholarship sponsored by The Arabian Horse Association. 
 
Grace has been a big part of AHYA in and out of the show ring. She has served as the Region 5 Co-Director, leading her fellow youth in multiple fundraisers and prides herself in making sure all the youth of her region are encouraged and feel included. She now serves as the AHYA Vice-President and cannot wait to do everything she can to make a positive impact. Beyond this Grace is very active in her school clubs, being an officer in the Future Business Leaders of America club at her school. She has helped lead numerous community service projects and volunteers weekly in a kindergarten classroom to help a student with special needs. Along with all of Grace’s service activities and horse activities Grace also plays on a club Softball team and has shown her leadership as a team captain numerous years.

2021 Region5 Youth Colic and Equine Emergerncy First Aid Lecture

2021 Region5 Youth - Lecture Series:  Halter 101

 

 

2021 Region5 Youth Lectures Series - Calendar of Events

r5 youth thmb2018 Youth Marketing Plan Updated

View the latest plan including new activities and events at various shows.

Click here to view

 

r5 youth thmb2018 Region 5 Youth Meeting Agenda - March 31

Region 5 Youth Meeting Agenda
March 31, 2018 - Northwest Heritage Show - Saturday Dinner Break
1. Call to Order
2. Secretary and Treasurer Report
3. Review of Minutes from the last meeting

Old Business
4. Volunteer at the shows! We need you and it counts towards the year end high point
5. Follow the instagram page! How do we make it more popular?
6. Fun/Educational events?
7. Fundraising Ideas
New Business
8. AHYA Update from the Denver Meeting
9. Youth Nationals 2018
a. Who is going? Invite them to the meetings
b. What do you want our Parade of Regions theme to be?
c. Limited Edition Items
10. Garland Sponsorship Sales
11. Judging Team
12. Activities at Shows
a. Carrot Bundle Sales at Daffodil
b. Shout out bears at Cascade
c. Wheelbarrow Race at Midsummer
d. Flocking at Region 5
e. New Ideas?
Open Discussion
13. What would you like to see happen in the region?

r5 youth thmbRegion 5 - Youth Judging Team Tryouts

Region 5 Youth Judging Team is being co chaired by Joyce Thompson and Allison Wallace.

All Youth from Region 5 are encouraged to participate, as this is an awesome educational experience from professionals in our region.
Tryouts will be at the Cascade Youth Show on Friday May 11 at 4pm*. (Time will be finalized upon close of entries)

Requirements:
·        Must be an AHA Youth Member
·        Participation in the Region 5 Youth, including meetings, fundraising, educational opportunities and volunteer time.
·        Team Meetings once team is selected for further practice.
·        Travel to U.S. Nationals to participate with the selected team members based on tryouts and participation in the Region 5 Youth Program.

Any questions please contact the Region 5 Youth Facebook page or contact Allison Wallace at 206-465-0428.

 

Horses Needed for Youth Judging Team Tryouts

Calling volunteers! Are you looking for some quiet time in the arena on Friday Evening at the Cascade Youth Show? No fee, no ribbons or placings, but helping out our Region 5 Youth Judging Team Tryouts! Looking to fill two classes. One halter class of either Purebred or Half Arabian of the same gender and one Hunter Pleasure, of Purebred or Half Arabian. These two classes will be held Friday evening during the Break in the main arena. We will do the saddle class and then the halter class. Looking for 4 horses per class. These tryouts would not be possible without the support of the exhibitors at this show. For further questions or to express interest please contact Allison Wallace by text message at 206-465-0428. Discounts of $15 will be given on entry form to participants.

 


2018 Region 5 Youth Judging Team

Region 5 Youth Judging Team is being co-chaired by Joyce Thompson and Allison Wallace. 

All Youth from Region 5 are encouraged to participate as this is an awesome educational experience from professionals in our region. 

Educational clinics are available!
February 10th for the Working western clinic at 1 pm
March 17th for the Halter clinic at 1 pm

We will be going over how classes are scored, placed and oral reasons, like a practice run of a competition.

Team will be selected at the Cascade Youth Show, more details as the date gets closer.

Requirements:
Must be an AHA Youth Member
Participation in the Region 5 Youth, including meetings, fundraising, educational opportunities and volunteer time.
Tryout at the Cascade Youth Show.
Team Meetings once team is selected for further practice.
Travel to U.S. Nationals to participate with the selected team members based on tryouts and participation in the Region 5 Youth Program.

If you have any questions please contact the Region 5 Youth Facebook page or contact Allison Wallace at 206-465-0428

r5 youth thmbRegion 5 - Youth Marketing Plan

Updated: March 19, 2018

The youth board, coordinator and regional director have been working together to create a plan for the Region 5 Youth.  

We see the goals of the youth in a three-pronged approach.

I. Create fun opportunities for the youth through the year.
II. Breed Promotion to the public
III. Encouraging development and growth through activities associated with the judging team

The following is an outline of the plan along with activities and dates. We hope everyonewill remember that this plan is subject to change and update through the year.


Fun Activities for the Youth

The Youth Plan to hold fun activities at each of the shows along with meetings.

Northwest Heritage
● Games
● Youth Meeting Saturday March 31 during the dinner break. The meeting will be held
at the picnic tables by the concession stand.
Pacific Rim Arabian Sport Horse Show
● Games

Daffodil
● Youth party on Saturday in conjunction with the exhibitor dinner
● Toilet paper roll horses
● Carrot Bundle Fundraiser

Cascade Youth Benefit
● Youth Judging Team Tryouts
● Mentoring Program
● Youth Meeting Saturday Lunch
● Shout out Bear fundraiser

IEAHC Memorial Day Classic
● Waiting for updates from club

Region 5 Sport Horse Championship
● Design a test partner game

Mid Summer Classic
● Dessert Dash
● Wheelbarrow Race

Region 5 Championship Show
● Silent Auction
● Paint a Pony
● Flocking
● Tail Tours


Art Contest (Region 5)

The youth plan to hold an art, writing and photography contest at the Region 5
Championship Show. There is a PDF outlining the rules on the Championship Page of the
Region 5 Site.


Youth Judging Team

The Youth plan to hold judging clinics once a month up until the Judging Team tryouts at
the Cascade Youth Benefit Show

Participants will have to judge 4 classes and give one oral presentation regarding
reasoning to their placings. The top 4 highest scores will move forward to the 2018 Youth
Judging Team.

Once you qualify to be on the judging team it is required that you must do the following:

● Attend all Judging Team practices
● Volunteer at one local show and the regional championship show. We encourage the local show to be the Cascade Youth Benefit show and the Regional show can either be the Sport Horse Show or the Main Ring show. Please ensure to work these detailsout with the youth director.
● Assist with fundraising efforts and sponsorships for the cascade youth benefit show
● Attend all local youth meetings
● If you are not a member of AHA you will have to join through one of the local clubs.

 

 

2016 Youth Judging Team Tryouts

Youth Judging team tryouts are tentatively scheduled for March 20th at Carleton Farms in Lake Stevens, Washington.

Participants will have to judge 4 classes and give one oral presentation regarding reasoning to their placings.
The top 4 highest scores will move forward to the 2016 Youth Judging Team.


Once you qualify to be on the judging team it is required that you must do the following:

  • Attend all Judging Team practices
  • Volunteer at one local show and the regional championship show. We encourage the local show to be the Cascade Youth Benefit show
    and the Regional show can either be the Sport Horse Show or the Main Ring show.
    Please ensure to work these details out with your youth director.
  • Assist with fund raising efforts and sponsorships for the cascade youth benefit show
  • Attend 2 local youth meetings
  • If you are not a member of AHA you will have to join through one of the local clubs.

Lastly Team Tournament entries are due February 1 this year, please get them to Kari Amundson

 

r5 youth thmbYouth General Meeting

The next Youth General Meeting is on January 17, 2016 at 3pm at the Downtown Bellevue Library.

 

Click here for directions

 

Congratulations to our 2015 Youth Judging Team

Team Placement 6th Overall

Danika Overstreet - 6th place Performance Division

McKenzie Miller -  Congrats on Top Ten in the Halter Division

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Youth judging 1

About Region 5

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The Arabian Horse Association's Region 5 encompasses Alaska, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Western Montana. Region 5 has earned the respect of Arabian horse competitors across the country. Whether for show, endurance or dressage, horses from the Pacific Northwest are among the best in the nation. The quality and caliber of our Region 5 horses are evident by the results of highly competitive shows such as the U.S. Nationals, Canadian Nationals, and Scottsdale.

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