June 25 – 30, 2024

Region 17 Championship Show
Westerner Park
Red Deer, AB

Welcome to AHA Region 17

Region 17 is a member affiliate of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA), the North American governing organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the Arabian horse.

Geographically, we are the largest of the 18 AHA Regions, covering all of Western Canada including four provinces – Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba & Saskatchewan, and three northern territories – Northwest Territories, Nunavut and the Yukon.

Many of Canada’s top Arabian, Half-Arabian, and Anglo-Arabian horses call Region 17 home. Whether you are looking for a national quality show horse, or a trusted four-legged family member, our members would be pleased to introduce you to the special qualities that have led us to fall in love with the Arabian horse.

The geographic size of our region means our championship show alternates — usually every two years — between Alberta and British Columbia. East or west of the Rockies, attending as a spectator or an exhibitor, you will find our shows are well worth the drive.

Our clubs host local shows from spring through fall. Whether you are working toward qualifications for the regional championships, just getting started in the show ring, or enjoy socializing with horse friends new and old, we encourage you to support our local clubs.

We also offer a pre-show leading into the regional championship just in case you need to add to your qualifications or refresh your show ring skills.

Whether your interests are in the show ring, getting out on the trail, or breeding future performance horses and trusted pleasure mounts, we strive to support the needs of all Arabian horse enthusiasts and soon-to-be enthusiasts.


Carla Jackson-MacGregor
Term: Nov 2021 – 2023
phone: (780) 910-7743
email: Send email

Donna (Kavanagh) Carpenter
Term: Nov 2021 – 2023
phone: (403) 860-2527
email: Send email

Past Director
Rob Calnan
phone: (250) 508-0709
email: Send email

Youth Director
Lexi Vasseur
email: Send email


Karen Caughell
phone: (780) 464-1689
email: Send email

Gary Millar
phone: (780) 499-9219
email: Send email

Region 17 Championships

July 18- 22, 2023
Thunderbird Show Park, Langley BC
Phyllis Attrill
(Equine Canada SS Judge, Hunter)
Doreen Horsey
(Equine Canada SS Judge, English Dressage;
USEF ‘S’ Judge, USEF ‘R’ Judge, Western Dressage)

Paul Kostial
(N/R Judge, Main)
Jill Mitchell
(N/R Judge, Main + Working Western)
Joan Shelton-Palelek
(N/R Judge, Main)

Youth Development

You’re not working on the horse, you’re working on yourself.”

Ray Hunt

Region 17 offers great opportunities for youth, including a $1,500 bursary to eligible members

Futurity Classes