Member Honors 

Sophia Huffman 2021 National Arabian Horse Association Youth of the Year

Sophia and her horse Khody.

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. AHA 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.

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.

Bob Brannan 2021 Emerald Empire Arabian Horse Club Volunteer Award

Denise Cummings 2021 Region 5 Arabian Horse Association Volunteer Award

2020 Region 5 Arabian Horse Association Volunteer Awards