Youth Leadership

Youth Director Lexi Vasseur
Youth Coordinator Tara Lumb

Region 17 Youth Bursary

Region 17 will award bursary monies in recognition of excellence in stewardship of the Arabian breed through the criteria described in the application linked below.

The bursary is a total amount of $1,500.00, to be applied toward the educational pursuits of youth members in good standing of a Region 17 AHA club at the closing date of the application and the membership year preceding the closing date of this application.

The Applicant must be a youth member of AHA as defined within the AHA handbook.

Previous Recipients

2022 Justine Schneider
2021 no award given
2020 no award given
2019   Jake Kavanagh
2018   Maddy Rempel 
2017   Arianna Bell 
2016   Kaitlin Payne 
2015   Victoria Fryer 
2014   Natalie Alves 
2013   Rebecca Alves and Emily Drain 
2012   Louisa Feary and Nicole Quinn 
2011   Kathleen Fryer 
2010   Conley Driediger, Ashliegh Clark
 and Daniella Gray 
2009   Dana Adolphson 
2008   Melissa Sirman


The application and all supporting documents must be sent in triplicate (3 copies) by mail or courier (No emails will be accepted)

Region 17  Bursary Chairperson
Laurie Mostowich
626 Woodbriar Place SW
Calgary AB  T2W 5Z2 

phone: 403.281.9062

All youth are eligible to apply for the Region 17 Bursary.
Youth are also eligible for any of the Arabian Horse Foundation Scholarships (due April 1st & October 1st)

AHA Regional Youth Team Tournament

Want to earn points and win prizes with your friends, or make new friends through showing and riding?

The Regional Youth Team Tournament offers youth the opportunity to form teams which work together to earn points. These points, earned from both recognized and non-recognized shows and rides, lead to great year-end awards for the high scoring teams. Virtual Shows can count toward the non-recognized division

In addition to these awards, winners are posted on the AHA youth webpage, and in Arabian Horse Life magazine.

Teams must be registered before the first show of the year, and by April 1st of the current year at the latest. All the information is in Chapter 23 of the AHA Handbook. Note: New rules are in effect in 2020.

Youth Fundraising

Region 17 clubs continue to support our youth by donating items for the Youth Silent Auction held at our annual  Championship Show.
Contact the Youth Director or Youth Coordinator to arrange your donation.​
Thank you for contributing to Region 17 Youth!