We are glad to support our young equestrians!
Scholarships, High Point Awards, Frequent Rider Program, GAHA Youth of the Year Award, Youth Jamboree and clinics/seminars (see activities page and calendar) are just a few ways our youth members can stay involved.
You don't need to own a horse to enjoy our events!
Youth Members - want to be featured on our social media?
Fill out our Member Feature Questionnaire: https://goo.gl/forms/KL1mX87kCUgF9UUp1
GAHA Youth of the Year
In its second year is our GAHA Youth of the Year Award! It honors one outstanding youth member who exemplifies character and dedication to excellence in his or her community achievements, as well as contributions to the Arabian horse and to the club. The award encourages youth involvement with the Arabian Horse locally (Georgia and Region 12), encourages youth to promote their love of and passion for the Arabian Horse locally (Georgia and Region 12), and encourages youth participation within the club and Region 12.
Prizes include a Plaque & a $200 scholarship to a particular event or as a training grant.
Learn more and to apply, please visit >> GAHA Youth of the Year Award
Deadline is November 16th for applications.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
GAHA Highpoint Awards
Every January we gather and celebrate our members and present them with the awards, ribbons and trophies they’ve worked toward throughout the year. Whether you ride in recognized shows or open/schooling shows, there is something for everyone. We offer 25 different divisions in our Highpoint Award Program including Overall High Point Youth, Walk-Trot 10 & Under, Leadline and 23 other divisions for both Open and Breed shows. Points are earned from November 1 through October 31. Learn more & sign up at >> GAHA Highpoint Program
GAHA Frequent Rider Program
Our Frequent Rider Program is in conjunction with the Arabian Horse Association's Frequent Rider Program. The AHA Frequent Rider Program (FRP) awards riders for every hour that they spend riding or driving an Arabian or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian horse in non-competitive activities. YOUTH: get rewarded for your hours in the saddle - whether for lessons, training, trail riding or riding for fun!
Learn more & application >> GAHA Frequent Rider Program
Please email GAHAFRP@gmail.com with any questions.
GAHA is happy to be support the Region 12 Youth Jamboree! The 32nd Anniversary of the Region 12 Youth Jamboree will be July 2020. It consists of 3 days of FREE clinics for YOUTH of all breeds, disciplines, and levels with 2 days of showing at the end. The show is both an Open show (all breeds) and an "A" rated Arabian Horse Association qualifying horse show.
Region 12 offers three scholarships yearly: one for $3000, one for $2000, and one for $1000 to three graduating high school seniors to further their educational studies.
For current applications contact Danielle Contarino at 321.239.2192 or email email@example.com.
The Arabian Horse Foundation also offers scholarships yearly. To see current application CLICK HERE.
Application deadline for both programs is April each year.
Region 12 Arabian & Half Arabian
We have several events each year where we would love our youth members to help volunteer at, whether day-of or behind the scenes prior to the event! If your youth is looking for volunteer hours or internship involving communications, graphic design, or event planning, please contact us! Have a GAHA youth event idea? Please contact us!
Mom and Dad, we need you too as all of this is done by volunteers. Please reach out and join the GAHA Volunteer force so we can bring all of our fun plans to fruition.
Submit Photos & Videos
Every year at the Region 12 Arabian and Half Arabian Championships (usually in May) we hope to host an activity or event for youth and their families.
Can you help us with a GAHA Youth activity? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 & 2019 we have done "Cards for Troops" with a table set up for fun for the whole family to decorate and send cards thanking our military service members.
To learn more about the show visit: http://www.aharegion12.com/
Youth members please submit your photos, videos, awards, stories, fun or sweet moments with your Arabian, Half Arabian or Anglo Arabian Horse to GAArabianHorseNews@gmail.com.
Also, please fill out our Member Feature Questionnaire with parental/guardian approval: https://goo.gl/forms/KL1mX87kCUgF9UUp1
Please see previous member features at: Member Features
Throughout the year we will host contests for our GAHA and Region 12 Youth around the Arabian horse. Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram, Newsletters and website for our next Youth contest! Thank you to our generous prize sponsors!
Youth Nationals Golf Cart Entry
The 2021 AHA Youth Nationals parade of golf carts was a chance for each club to celebrate and display the festive spirit of the entire show. This year, it included a dozen carts that youth from all over the U.S. put together. Two of those carts represented Region 12 youth.
GAHA youth helped decorate one of the Region 12 carts with a goal to contribute to the enjoyable atmosphere of AHA Youth Nationals by allowing youth representatives to show their summer spirit. Several other clubs made donations for this cart and its decorations. The audience included spectators and supportive friends and family at the 2021 AHA Youth Nationals.
GAHA youth helped deck the Region 12 cart out in a beach theme a la the Hawaiian Islands. Palm trees, tiki lights and grass skirts completed the look, and youth passed out complementary flower leas to spectators, and, of course, the judges.
USEF Equestrian Lettering Program
We would love to see our GAHA Youth involved in the US Equestrian Lettering Program! This program is available for Students in Grades 5-12.
The US Equestrian Athlete Lettering Program is open to equestrian athletes in all breeds or disciplines who are currently members of US Equestrian or become US Equestrian members. Students participating in the program need to record 100 hours of riding or training and three competitions of any level or type to complete the requirements for that year. The program runs from June 1-May 31 of each year and will honor those who document their training and competition involvement by awarding emblems and pins.
Students may apply retroactively for previous years if they are still in grades 5-12 and can provide verification for each year. Seniors must submit all documentation by June 15 of their graduating year. See more information at www.usef.org/start-riding/youth-programs/lettering