EEAHC Youth Take Numerous National Awards in Hippology and Judging at the 2023 US National Arabian and Half-Arabian Horse Show including Our 4th National Champion Youth Judge!

Members of the Emerald Empire AHC competed Thursday and Friday in the US National Arabian and Half-Arabian National Youth Hippology and Horse Judging Contests in Tulsa, OK. Members of the Team include CayliJo Giard, Lydia Paterson, Emily Otis, and Victoria Baker. The team came home with 4 National titles including the US National Champion Overall AHA Youth Judge Lydia Paterson as well as a National Reserve Championship. Listed below are their complete results. 

Judging Contest

Halter Judging (individuals)

     Lydia Paterson Champion

Halter Judging (Teams)

     Emerald Empire AHC 3rd Place

Performance Judging (individuals)

     Lydia Paterson 4th place

Performance Judging (Teams)

     Emerald Empire AHC 3rd place

Reasons (individuals)

     Lydia Paterson 4th place

Reasons (Team)

     Emerald Empire AHC 3rd place

Overall (individuals)

     Lydia Paterson Champion

Overall (Team)

     Emerald Empire AHC 4th place


Written Test (individuals)

     Emily Otis Champion

Written Test (teams)

     Emerald Empire AHC Reserve Champion

Stations (individuals)

     CayliJo Giard 3rd Place

Judging (individuals)

     Lydia Paterson Champion

Overall (individuals)

     CayliJo Giard 4th place

     Lydia Paterson 5th Place

Team Overall

     Emerald Empire AHC 4th place

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The EEAHC youth club is all about creating new experiences, growing together, making new friends and most of all, having FUN! Today's leadliners will grow to be tomorrow's trainers, judges, breeders, exhibitors, board members, club presidents, veterinarians and leaders of the equine industry.

It doesn't matter if you own a horse or not, or if he's an Arabian or a quarter horse or paint. We all have one thing in common...horses. If you are looking to have fun, partake in great equine activities, learn more about horses and the equine industry through clinics, contests, and educational meetings, and make some new friends, come check us out.  We're a young, exuberant group, and we are always looking for new members!

Our youth members are always on top of the game and we are ever so proud of their dedication!  

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Here is one very happy new member of the Emerald Empire Junior Arabian Horse Club displaying her AHA welcome letter, membership sticker, and membership card.  

👀Look what our girls did in the 2023 AHA Mini Hippology Contest!👀  

Emerald Empire Arabian Youth members earn top honors in AHA Youth Writing Contest. The AHA writing prompt was "Why the Arabian Horse?"  

Shelby and Sascha are winners in the May 2023 AHA Youth Writing Prompt.  Shelby takes top honors and Sascha earns an Honorable mention.  Both win Cinch gift certificates.  Way to go Girls!  


Youth Belt Buckle Awards

The Beautiful Buckles Have Arrived!!! The Emerald Empire Arabian Horse Club are again proudly sponsoring special awards for to outstanding Arabian/Half-Arabian horse projects. Awards are to be given to Arabian Youth in Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, and Western Montana. Applications Due September 15.

To be eligible 4-H members needed to show a registered Arabian or Half Arabian as their primary 4-H horse project animal or non 4-Hers must be active members of the EEAHC. The 4-H horse(s) considered for this project award must have been shown in hand at the 4-H horse show (either fitting & showing [showmanship] or quality).

Contestants must complete an application with all of the appropriate signatures. This year's generous Sponsors are Denise Cummings and Roxzene Bockstruck. Applications can be downloaded here

 If you have any trouble with the download contact us at

Our very own Sophia Huffman getting in on the fun with other girls from Region 5 at the 2022 Youth Nationals in Oklahoma City. 

EEAHC youth member, Sophia Huffman 2020 AHA National Champion Overall Youth Judge sporting her National Champion Jacket sponsored by The Hat Lady. 

Youth Members Excel in AHA Virtual Judging Contest

Three members of the Emerald Empire Junior Arabian Horse Club ranked high in the AHA's online Judging Contest.  Placing Champion in the 13 and Under division was Hannah Huffman with Lindsay Kuster placing close behind in third place.  Sophia Huffman placed Reserve Champion in the 14-18 division.  

The girls judged four video classes including Half-Arabian Mares, Showmanship, Arabian Country English Pleasure, and Purebred Arabian Geldings.  In addition to judging these classes contestants had to submit a written set of oral reasons on the showmanship class. 

Update on 2019 OPAC Annual Youth Award

Big Congratulations to our very own Sophia Huffman for winning the Olympic Peninsula Arabian Club Youth Award.  Sophia was chosen from a very competitive and tight field of Region 5 Youth.  We are very proud of her accomplishment in earning this very prestigious award.  More information to come.   

Below are a number of activities that our youth club has been involved with over the past years. Click on the link below each picture for more information.