Arabian Horse Youth Association

Group of Region 4 kids at Youth Nationals. Mike Ferrara photo

AHYA was founded in 1994 to instill leadership, foster camaraderie, provide organization and promote a sense of community to Arabian horse youth. It is modeled after its parent association – the Arabian Horse Association.

AHYA Goals

  • Promote the Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horse to interested youth.
  • Increase membership within AHYA.
  • Promote additional youth classes and programs at the regional and local levels.
  • Develop regional and local AHYA clubs.
  • Create and develop liaisons to numerous AHA committees and other associations including USEF (formerly USAE), Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (formerly NARHA), Pony Club, 4-H and FFA.
  • Increase availability and promotion of educational programs and seminars for members.
  • Increase communication with all members of AHYA.
  • Expand and enhance AHYA programs.

As a member of AHYA, you will receive:

  • Voting privileges through AHYA.
  • Liability insurance (U.S. residents only).
  • Showing privileges.
  • AHA programs eligibility.
  • Registration discounts.
  • Members Only access online.
  • AHA Handbook.
  • Arabian Horse Magazine subscription.
  • AHYA broadcast emails and mailings.
  • Eligibility to participate in Incentive Programs.


DONATIONS NEEDED: The silent auction will be held at the Oregon Horse Center during the AHACO Show. The funds earned from this auction will assist the Region 4 Youth Director and Co-Director in traveling to Arabian Horse Association future youth meetings.

If you would like to make a donation or have questions please contact Shelby Howey or Camryn Pugh. 

Please consider helping us raise money for the Arabian Region 4 Youth Program

A Huge Thank You!

Thank You For Your Support!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone that supported the 2018 Region 4 Youth Silent Auction!!!

Because of your generous support the Youth of Region 4 attended the 2018 Youth National Championship and Summer Convention. Everyone came home with loads of ideas, inspiration and a few Rose Garlands and Ribbons.

They look forward to reconnecting with their peers at the 2018 AHA National Convention, and continuing to grow and support the many Youth of Region 4 in the upcoming year!


Youth Leadership

Youth Director


 My name is Shelby Howey and I am a senior at Philomath High School. I have been riding horses for about 14 years and have been showing for 5 years. I work and show horses at Harmony Training Center in Corvallis, Oregon. I have always had a love for Arabians and the horse life. Working, riding and showing has changed my life in so many great ways. I am so excited to be the Arabian Region 4 Director and I plan to do what’s best for our region. 

Youth Vice-Director


 I am Camryn Pugh. I am in 9th grade at Linus Pauling Middle School in Corvallis Oregon. I started riding before I could walk, and started showing in walk/jog at the age of 3. Arabians have always been a huge part of my life. I have had the privilege of working with many different and amazing Arabians throughout my life. They have made me who I am and I will always be grateful for that. When I am not riding I love to play soccer, basketball, and the ukulele. I am so honored to be the Arabian Region 4 Youth Vice Director and look forward to doing the best I can in representing our region. 

Youth Leader


 For more information regarding youth programs in Region 4:

Contact: Karla Moffitt

Phone: (503) 819-1995

Regional Youth Team Tournament Secretary


Contact:  Lisa Munson