By Emily Barker
Hello AHYA members and fellow Arabian horse competitors!
On Saturday morning, we all woke up very early and were ready to undergo our board of directors meeting. We had the privilege to listen to a Parliamentarian who helped us better understand Robert’s Rules of Order. After our guest speaker finished, we discussed many great ideas and plans for Youth Nationals 2015. The theme for Youth Nationals this year is, “Horsin’ Around the World”! Each regional youth director was in charge of choosing a country in which their region will represent at Youth Nationals for the stall-decorating contest and during the Parade of Regions. This year, the Parade of Regions will take place down Main Street Sunday the 19th. The Ice Cream Social will be held directly after the Parade of Regions on Sunday and we plan to have piñatas this year. The board members all discussed great ideas for our Annual Youth Convention. Youth Convention was moved to Friday afternoon and the Novice Judging Clinic to the morning and will be live streamed. Everyone will now have the opportunity
to take part at Convention whether they will be at Youth Nationals or not. We will be continuing Barn Night Out, Flying Pigs, and Flamingo Flocking! We have several fun activities planned for our delegates and guests! Convention delegate eligibility will be due June 1, 2015. We have also decided on our limited edition item. Last year our limited edition item was the power pods which sold like crazy, this year our limited edition item will be AHYA dog collars! The AHYA Board of Directors has a lot in store for the upcoming 2015 year. We are very excited and eager to show everyone what we have planned. Talk to you soon and good luck in the upcoming show year!
About the Author Emily Barker is the current Region 1 Youth Director