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July 2022

President's Message 

Greetings from WAHA,

Summer is here in Wisconsin, which means it's time to get outside and enjoy our Arabian horses!

We are looking forward to our annual WAHA August show this year, which will be in July at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds (July 30-31st, 2022).  This show will be two jam-packed days of traditional pleasure classes, sport horse classes, dressage, and more.  Stay tuned for more details on this show.  All of the entry forms and information are available on the WAHA website and pre-entries close July 21st, 2022.  We NEED volunteers for this show.  If you are able to volunteer please reach out at to let us know when you are available.  Friday evening before the show we will be having an exhibitor party, a WAHA member meeting, and fun classes for horses and dogs.  All are welcome to attend.  Our August show is the last qualifier for Sport Horse Nationals in our region, and of course, it can be used for all AHA qualification needs.

Our annual Fall Colors Open Show is scheduled for October 8th, 2022 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, WI.  The committee has been hard at work on the details of that show and our popular championship classes will be offered for each division once again.  This year show clothing will be optional and western horses of any age may be ridden two handed in a snaffle.

Midwest Horse Fair returned after a two year hiatus and it was a memorable one.  Region 10 had an Arabian demo organized by our member and volunteer Jessica Holloway, who did a wonderful job getting everything organized.

WAHA needs volunteers to help our shows in multiple roles.  If we cannot use volunteers for roles, we have to pay staff and this club will not be able to sustain itself.  If you're interested in volunteering please email me at  We look forward to seeing our members out and about this summer!


Jessica Dillingham 
WAHA President

Upcoming Events

July 29th:  WAHA Meeting and Exhibitor Party for WAHA August Show (Jefferson, WI)
July 30th-31st: WAHA August Show (Jefferson, WI)
October 8th: WAHA Fall Colors Open Show (Elkhorn, WI)
2022 WAHA August Show: July 30th and 31st
This year the WAHA August show will take place July 30th and 31st at the Jefferson County fairgrounds.  A wide assortment of classes are offered including halter, pleasure, reining, ranch classes, showmanship/equitation, sport horse, dressage, and western dressage.  We are also continuing to offer opportunity classes that are open to all breeds (Arabians and Half Arabians included).  The show prize list and entry forms can be found at  

Friday evening will feature fun classes and a pig roast!
Joshua Schildroth (Pleasure ring)
Marie Johnson (Dressage)
Joann Williams (Western Dressage)

Show Manager: Jamie Wright
Show Secretary: Chelsea Wesson
Volunteers are critical to the survival of this show.  In order to keep this show within budget and allow it to continue, we have several key volunteer positions to fill including dressage score runners, gates/ribbons, and more.  If you are able to volunteer for a portion, or even just a session of the show, please contact Jessica Dillingham at
Arabians Returned to Midwest Horse Fair
The Arabians and Half Arabians were well represented at the 2022 Midwest Horse Fair, in a collaboration between the Region 10 Arabian clubs.  The Arabians participated in breed demos that showed off a wide variety of disciplines, truly highlighting the breed's versatility.  They also volunteered horses for the judging contest, creating a halter class and a hunter pleasure class.  Horse fair visitors were able to get up close and personal with the horses back at their stalls.  A special thank you to all who volunteered time with their horses at the horse fair, and especially to Jessica Hollewell, the breed demo coordinator!
2022 Participants:
Sierra Severson and Draped in Blue MCS - Native Costume
Jessica Hollewell and Enough - Native Costume
Carly Smith and BL Awedacity - Showmanship
Laota Hoeft and Noble Heirress - Sidesaddle
Molly Schwister and Psolitude - Dressage/Sport Horse
Shelly Lehman and Steppen into Eternety - Western Pleasure
Steve Hollewell and Let Me B Frank - Saddleseat
Sara Watkiss and Call My Agent - Hunter Pleasure
Mason Spencer and JBK Mystic Star - Halter
Cheryle Schultz and Kaseyns Noble Pride - Reining
Photo credit: Star Horse Photography, Nyssa Sheridan
Don't Forget to Enter the 2022 WAHA Point System!

It's not too late to enter the 2022 WAHA Point System!  WAHA shows earn double points, so there's still plenty of opportunities to earn points this year with the WAHA August Show and Fall Colors show coming up!  Find more information on the WAHA point system at

Youth: There is an additional point system offered for youth riders!  More information and entry forms for the Youth Achievement Awards can be found at
WAHA Scholarship Opportunity: Open to All Members
Did you know WAHA offers a scholarship opportunity to all members?  This scholarship is to promote continued equine education opportunities for any WAHA member who volunteers with the club.  Members who volunteer for four or more hours in a year are eligible to apply!  This scholarship can be applied to a variety of education opportunities, including judging seminars or various clinics.

You can learn more about WAHA's scholarship program that works to promote continued equine education at
WAHA Fall Colors Show: October 8th, 2022
Don't miss the 2022 WAHA Fall Colors Show! 
  • Show clothes optional
  • Western horses of any age may be ridden with two hands in a snaffle
  • Jackpot liberty class
  • Championship classes for halter, English, and western classes
  • Highpoint awards
Virtual Education Opportunity: View AHA's Judging Seminar Resources
Did you know that you can view AHA's videos from the judge's seminar for free? Each of the topics above features a video presentation regarding class specifications and important points of emphasis for each division.  These videos are great opportunities to study for judging, brush up on the rules of your division, or learn about a new discipline.  View the videos at - Resources.
Visit the AHA Youth page for activities!
  • Word Search
  • Ad Lib
  • Fun Recipes
  • Coloring Pages
  • Fun Book
  • Crossword
  • Fun Facts
Photos Wanted!

We are looking for member photos to feature in our newsletters! Photos will be used as newsletter cover photos or other promotional photos throughout the newsletter. We also always welcome WAHA member submissions to our newsletter. Please send your photos, and/or newsletter content to All professional photos must have written release from the photographer to be used in the newsletter.
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Sun Prairie, WI 53590

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