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Published: 06/30/2015
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Arabian Horse Association 10805 East Bethany Road Aurora, Colorado 80014 303-696-4500 mediainfo@arabianhorses.org

2015 Youth Nationals to be Held in Albuquerque

AURORA, Colo. - The 2015 Youth National Arabian &Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show and Shopping Expo is set from July 18 to 25 at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque. Youth Nationals is free and open to the public.

Youth exhibitors will have the chance to show off their hard work over a week period in a variety of classes. Classes will range in every discipline from English pleasure to working cow horse, to driving and more; showing the versatility of the Arabian horse.

Those wanting to learn more about the Arabian horse, Total Arabian Interaction Learning (TAIL) tours will be held July 18 - 25 and are free to the public. With TAIL, parents and youth will meet breeders, trainers, and owners of Arabian horses. Visitors get up-close and personal with Arabian horses and learn educational facts about the breed. The program's goal is to make people feel comfortable, welcome, and informed about Arabian horses. Reservations are required; contact Mikayla Boge, Marketing and Communications Specialist at 303-696-4569 to reserve your space.

The public will have a chance to browse the shopping expo from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily on Manuel Lujan and Heritage Avenue. Vendors will have art, jewelry, clothing, kids' toys, equine accessories and much more.

Lots of activities go on during the show and are available and open to the public. Youth exhibitors will participate in the Parade of Regions at 5:30 p.m. Sunday July 19. Each region will decorate a golf cart according to the theme of Horsin' Around The World. The golf carts will drive down Main Street and throw candy and treats. Bring your families and kids as this event is free to the public.

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Plus, join in the fun with us on social media. Make sure to take a picture of your favorite moment at the parade and post on Instagram or Twitter with hashtags #ahaYNL15 and #ahaBlueRoom for your chance to be featured on AHA social media websites. Follow AHYA on Twitter at @AHYneigh, Facebook at Arabian Horse Association, Instagram at @arabianhorseyouth and SnapChat at AHYNeigh to keep up on everything during the show. Check out The #ahaBlueRoom at the show or on the web for more contests and updates.

Plus, the 12th annual Arabian Professional and Amateur Horsemen's Association Youth Nationals Clinics will be held 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday July 16 in the Horse Arena. Clinicians featured will be 2014 APAHA Hall of Fame Inductee Lisa Jo White and 2014 APAHA Professional Instructor of the Year Laurie Long. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Kathie Hart. Event is open to the public.

For more information, visit the Youth Nationals website or browse the Omnibus for a full schedule of events.

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