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June 16-21, 2020

Earl Warren Showgrounds
Santa Barbara, California

2020 R2show poster

2020 region 2 championship responds

Click here to view the Region 2 Championship Show page


2019 rose parade news

We are proud to announce that there will be Arabian horses in the Rose parade along with some Region 2 members as well as our President of AHA. There is also the opportunity to visit the Arabians on Dec 29 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank (LAEC) during Equifest - a great time to reach out, bring friends, family, and much more.

Get up close and personal with the 2020 Rose Parade equestrian units at Equestfest presented by Wells Fargo. Watch beautiful horses and talented riders perform drills and dances and demonstrate trick riding and roping. Attendees can also stroll through the stables, talk to riders and learn about the various tack and the many different breeds while enjoying the vendor court, displays, great music, food, and drinks.

Click here to visit the Equestfest web page.



Filming interview to air on TVHi Joyce,
I thought you would enjoy seeing these pics from our filming today for the Arabians / Rose Parade.

Today KTLA came out and filmed us for a segment to be aired prior to the Rose Parade and onward that day. It’ll also be on Hallmark channel.
Leeza Gibbons interviewed Nancy, Ryan  & Dylan (Warrior kid who we matched up with my Parade horse, Tuffy).

It was AMAZING. So exciting and fulfilling. It was magical. Dylan is a 12 year old boy in remission from the most aggressive form of leukemia. Our Arabian horses are the absolute best.
Region Two should be very proud to have helped sponsor this endeavor.  Thank you :-)



We would love to put your National winners up on our site.
Click here to to send us your photos and results!

Katie Russell:

Jagger Jullyen BV
2019 U.S.Reserve National Champion Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55+
2019 U.S. National Top 10 Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Jackpot
Ridden by Katie Russell

2019 US -  Jagger Jullyen BV and katie russell


Posidon MTC

2019 U.S. National Top 10 H/A Western Pleasure Maturity AAOTR
Ridden by Katie Russell

20199 U.S. -  Posidon MTC and katie russell
Phat Kid
2019 U.S. National Top 10 H/A Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Jackpot
Ridden by Katie Russell

2019 U.S. - Phat Kid  and katie russell
2019 aha insider header

AHA Ad Hoc Report Available
The report to the Arabian Horse Association Board of Directors from the USEF ad hoc Study Committee on whether to leave or remain a USEF Affiliate is now on the AHA website. Following is the link: 
A special ad hoc committee was named by the Arabian Horse Association President shortly after AHA’s November convention created a resolution to study ending the affiliation with USEF.  
This committee once formed met via conference calls virtually every two (2) weeks to study the requirements for that change, their report was presented to the AHA board on August 2, 2019. The board of Directors of the Arabian Horse Association voted to not end their affiliation with USEF at this time but to continue to evaluate the relationship. A consideration was the ongoing affiliate meetings that have been held in conjunction with USEF.   
Nancy Harvey
President, Arabian Horse Association

Region Two would like to congratulate Natalie Zavala

Natalie Zavala was just awarded the 2019 Region 2 AHA $2,000 Youth Scholarship.

Natalie has excelled both academically and within the Arabian Horse Youth Association. She was the Region 2 AHA Youth Director for four years and an active member of the R2 Hippology and Judging team for many years. She graduated with a 4.03 GPA from Westlake High School where she was on the Honor Roll and received numerous academic excellence awards.

Natalie will attend Cal State University Northridge in the fall.

2019 region2 youth scholarship winner Natalie Zavala

2019 Region2 Scholarship


Questions :Katierussell1239@yahoo.com

Click to view the Region 2 Youth Scholarship page



Aljassimya Farm 

All are owned and bred by Aljassimya Farm 
MOMAYZ ALJASSIMYA   (class 1066)
by Equator ex RP Miss Surprise 
Gold Champion International Yearling Colt

by Valentinus TO ex RP Miss Surprise 
Bronze Champion International Yearling Filly

MISHA ALJASSIMYA  (class 1061)
by Om El Bellissimo ex RP Miss Surprise 
Class Winner International Two Year Old Fillies


by Monther Al Nasser ex RP Miss Surprise 
Gold Champion International Egyptian Heritage Mare


WANAS ALJASSIMYA   (class 1031)
by Al Ayal AA ex WN Johara Aljassimya
Silver Champion International Egyptian Heritage Filly

2nd place MONALISA ALJASSIMYA by Equator ex Minwah (class 1060)
3rd place ILHAM ALJASSIYA by Equator ex Jehan Aljassimya (class (1060)
3rd place QAMAR ALJASSIMYA by Equator ex Arwa Aljassimya (class 1061)
2nd place ADORA ALJASSIMYA by Al Ayal AA ex Arwa Aljassimya (class 1061)
2nd place MIZNAT ALJASSIMYA by Monther Al Nasser ex RP Miss Surprise (class 1062)


Rancho Soñado Arabians


(Jullyen El Jamaal x Precious V +)
2010 Bay Stallion

Scottsdale Top Ten Ranch Riding ATR
with Dick Walden

0993 235 18SA picante jullyen v


Scottsdale Top Ten Open Reining
with Gary Ferguson

Picante Jullyen V

 Click here to view his web page



Debbie Cervenka

(VCP Magnifire x Lingoberry)

3rd in dressage 1st level ATR championship at Scottsdale show and top 10 in Sport Horse Under Saddle Championship ATR -3rd in the qualifier class.
We placed in 4th and 6th in Arabian Dressage 2nd level tests.

Underfire CCF and Debbie Cervenka



Al Jood Stud


(Da Valentino x Fabrices Destiny)

2009 Grey Purebred Stallion

1st place in his class of the 8yrs and over Stallions during the 2019 Scottsdale International Halter show.

Bronze Champion Senior Stallion during the 2019 Scottsdale International Halter show.

Shown by Mike Wilson of Wilson Training Center.

Owned by Al Jood Stud, Qatar. Member of the Santa Ynez Valley Club.


Destinyed Valentino




Congratulations to Ann Marie Rossie!

2018 Ann Marie Rossi Region2 Volunteer Award at convention

Pictured are Region 2 Director Joyce Schroeder with Ann Marie Rossie, member/president of the San Fernando Valley Club receiving award from Nancy Harvey, AHA President

2018 Championship Endurance Ride

region2 championship endurance ride mainThe 2018 Region 2 Championship Endurance ride was held in conjunction with the Bill Thornburgh Friends and Family endurance ride on October 20th. There were 13 cross entries into the championship 50 mile ride, 10 purebreds and 3 half Arabians. All but one completed the ride.

Champion purebred was SD Expressa ridden by Suzanne Ford Huff and reserve was Magnum Patriot CRF ridden by Kerrie Tuley.

In the Half Arabian division the champion was Forever Fibbin ridden by Terri Castellano and Shez Mostly Zipped ridden by Allan Horn was reserve.

Click here to read full story.

Congratulations to these Region 2 members.

We want to see all our Region 2 members who got a Top Ten or better added to this list.
Please send your information: horse's registered name, owner name, rider/handler name and photo(s) to our website administrator: mark@getpappy.com


Damianos Performance Horses

Dancing nthe Moonlite


Dancing Nthe Moonlite

2018 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Trail Junior Horse
2018 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Trail Futurity

Owned by Tes Wolf of Ojai, California
Ridden by Michael Damianos



2019 March - Joyce Schroeder and Natalie Zavala ~ AHA Directors Meeting

2019 March - AHA Board Of Directors Meeting

The photo was taken this past weekend, March 10th,  at the AHA Board of Directors meeting in Denver. The Regional Delegates always meet with the youth for lunch and we exchange ideas and get brought up to date as to the upcoming activities for youth at Youth Nationals, and more.  

Youth are also back in Denver for their Board meeting.  While there they always do an educational tour as well.

Pictured with Region 2 Director, Joyce Schroeder is Region 2 Youth Board President, Natalie Zavala.

Natalie is the Region 2 Youth President and is a Senior in High School this year and very active within the Region.  A super young lady!



Region 2 Youth Report - 2018

To the Region 2 Board of Directors,

The youth group had continued success in horse judging at US Nationals in Tulsa in 2018. The team won first place in performance judging and fifth high team in reasons this year. AHA ran their first annual hippology contest this year in Tulsa and our kids were able to take part in that along with the judging contest. The team won first in the horse judging section of the hippology contest. The team also won different individual honors. There was a large parade with the teams and their banners, so the girls were able to carry the Region 2 banner through the main ring between the finals classes on Saturday afternoon.

The horse judging team traveled twice to Arizona for judging practices. We also had a small judging contest at the Region 2 barbecue in Somis.
We plan to conduct another youth run horse show as a fundraiser this year. The fun show in 2018 earned approximately $1500. The show was completely managed and run by the youth including hiring the judge and purchasing ribbons. The youth took on the roles of show manager, announcer, show secretary, gate keeper, and more! It was a fantastic opportunity to earn money for their Region 2 activities and learn what goes into having a successful show. This may be the only youth group to have done this type of fundraiser and have a youth run show. We are proud of their efforts in this.

This year we would also like to have t-shirts made so the Region 2 youth can promote themselves and wear them to shows and clinics and to the judging and hippology events.

Our Region 2 Youth Board for 2019 will be:

President- Natalie Zavala
Vice President- Jacki Thacker
Secretary- Kate Day
Treasurer- Emily Holden

We look forward to expanding and growing the youth programming with the support and encouragement of the directors from Region 2.

With appreciation,
Meaghan Shaffer


Region 2 Youth Judging Team at the 2017 U.S. Nationals!


Region 2 Youth Judging Team at the 2017 U.S. Nationals
Natalie Zavala, Kate Day, Jacki Thacker, Ireland Nowak, Danielle Garcia, Sophia Hoxworth, Sage Bassi

Region 2 Youth Judging Team at the 2017 U.S. Nationals

Youth News: January 2017

Region 2 youth: Hippology ribbonsFifteen of the Region 2 youth had a wonderful field trip to Santa Ynez on Jan 7. We enjoyed an incredible two-hour tour at Alamo Pintado, a visit to Quicksilver Miniature Horse Ranch, and then to see the Miniature Spotted Donkeys. We finally headed over to Om El Arabian for a viewing of the film, Finding Fortune.

We dined at the taco truck, visited the beautiful horses, and sat on hay bales in the hub of the barn to watch the movie. A thunder and lightning event added to the evening’s excitement. It was a fantastic day and the kids really learned a lot.

The Region 2 youth group has been actively planning for 2017 events. We are working to expand the youth judging teams this year and send a second team to Tulsa. There are many trainings planned to ensure preparedness for these events. The first judging contest will be in April at Cal Poly Pomona alongside 4-H and FFA students. A second judging contest will be held in the summer. These will be the qualifiers for the final 7 youth to attend Tulsa. Anyone in the Region 2 area are welcome to attend and compete at these events and may also go to the free trainings.

Two hippology contests will take place this year as well. These are open to any youth who wish to participate. The first contest will be held in Santa Barbara at the Spring qualifier show in May and the second contest will take place at the Region 2 Championship show in June. We’re looking forward to growing the participation and have wonderful prizes and several age categories.

This is a great program for the youth who love to study, learn and read about horses. They don’t need to own horses to participate. Kids interested in these contests should contact Meaghan for more details.

In order to help fund the activities, the youth will be working at the shows, assisting with ribbons and gates. The youth will also be running carnival games for the youngsters at the Region 2 Championship show along with holding a large silent auction on the weekend, and holding stick horse races.

Please consider donating items for the silent auction and participating in the games, to help the kids earn their way to Tulsa!

Finally, the youth are developing their own Board of Directors! We are pleased to have Natalie Zavala in her second term of Youth Director, Danielle Garcia as Vice Director, Emily Holden as Secretary, Sophia Hoxworth as Treasurer, and Kate Day as Historian.

We look forward to mentoring these ambitious teens.
We are looking forward to a fun filled year!

Submitted by:
Meaghan Shaffer
Region 2 Youth Director


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