About Region 5

The Arabian Horse Association's Region 5 encompasses Alaska, Washington, Northern Idaho, and Western Montana.

Region 5 has earned the respect of Arabian horse competitors across the country. Whether for show, endurance or dressage, horses from the Pacific Northwest are among the best in the nation.

The quality and caliber of our Region 5 horses are evident by the results of highly competitive shows such as the U.S. Nationals, Canadian Nationals, and Scottsdale.

Sponsors:

  • region 5 2017show small

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7

Like Us!

Scottsdale 2016 Was a Success for Region 5

by Michelle Pease-Paulson

Region 5 was well represented at the 2016 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show.  Many of our farms were present, such as Silver Aspen Ranch, RO Lervick Arabian, Coppel Show Horses, Jeff Lee & Company, Whelihan Show Horses, Rasmussen Training and Eagle Mountain Ranch.  From the results posted to social media the Pacific Northwest came home with over 12 champions, 20 reserve champions and 100 Top Tens.

We took some time to talk with some of our local riders to see what they like about the Scottsdale Show and what they look forward to this show season. 

First up is junior rider Alyssa Webster who is the granddaughter of Dale and Wynonna Worthington.  This was Alyssa first time showing at Scottsdale.  Alyssa said she was entered in the show last year but broke her arm in January and had to sit it out. At this years show she showed  her horse Dana Jiselle in Arabian Hunter Pleasure and Hunt Seat Eq 14 and under. She brought home several ribbons including two top tens.  When asked what she likes about the Scottsdale Show she said, "I liked hanging out with my friends that I don't get to see very often and showing in large classes." As for the rest of the year she is looking forward to a really competitive season in the 14 and under and helping to train a couple of young horses with her grandpa. 

Alyssa Webster

Alyssa Webster

 

From Eagle Mountain we have Anna Erickson and Holly Miller.  Holly is showing her horse Tuck My Bucks, aka Tucker, in in Western Pleasure and Western Dressage. This year was Holly’s first time attending Scottsdale. Holly came home with a 3rd in Western Dressage and 4th in the 55 and over western pleasure. Holly said, “It was such an honor to participate in a show of that size with the highest quality of horses from around the world.” She was thrilled to be able to enjoy her horses and ride her ride. Regarding her goals for the year she said, “Just stay on and enjoy the ride.” She hopes that each time out she can put forth her best ride possible.

Holly Miller

Holly Miller

 

Anna Erickson competed in purebred country pleasure with her horse Jokerz Wild and Half Arabian Country Pleasure with A Stroke of Genius.  Anna brought home two top tens with A Stroke of Genius. This was Anna’s second time attending the show but her first time showing. When asked about her experience at the show she said, “My experience was interesting. I was allowed (and enjoyed) driving the golf cart. I took Elvis, who had never shown before at a show larger that Region 5, and placed extremely well with him. I couldn’t show my horse, Joker, in his last classes because he had scratches and I almost died of the heat. I also really enjoyed the support of my barn and the spectators that kept me going when I was about to collapse of exhaustion. One of my absolute favorite moments was when Elvis got his first Top Ten in the Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & under. I found it funny when in the main arena, there would always be these little kids who would go all wide-eyed whenever a horse walked by them. Overall, I had a fantastic show and would love to do it again!” Regarding her goals for the year she said, “My main goal is to bring both Elvis and Joker to Youth Nationals. Last year Youth was a blast with Joker, and I just really want to experience what it’ll be like at Tulsa. I really just want to have fun and improve my riding skills. Sure it would be nice to get a ribbon or two, but I really just want to make this a positive year for my horses.

Anna Erickson

Anna Erickson

 

Deborah Haug from Whelihan Show Horses brought three horses to the show.  Her first horse Showgirl SKF is a "pretty chestnut mare” as describes by Deborah.  Then she has Jumping Jack Flash BF, a tall handsome Half Arabian Chestnut Gelding, and Blazn Star, a dark bay athletic gelding.  Deborah has shown at the Scottsdale show for roughly 10 years.  She said that Jumping Jack Flash has been Champion two consecutive years and reserve champion last year. When asked what Deborah looks forward to she said, "Showing her wonderful horses hopefully to their full potential."  As a returning competitor Deborah said it is nice to get to the warmer climes but more importantly to see the horse lineup potential for US Nationals.  She also hopes to bring the offspring from the Scion Arabian Breeding program to the show.  As the show season progresses Deborah looks forward to showing her horses to her personal best and bringing her junior horse, High Spirits, out this year. Deborah had a great Scottsdale brining in some solid ribbons in the early classes then wrapping up with 4 Top Tens.

Deborah Haug

Deborah Haug

 

Betty Radtke brought her wonderful stallion, NYN Hisani, to the Scottsdale along with her junior western horse Hsophia Al Hisani KF. Betty said, “We came home with 4 Top Tens! Hisani was Top Ten in Amateur Halter, Western Sidesaddle and Western Pleasure AATR Choice. Hsophia was Top Ten in AATR Select Rider 19-39. She was actually 3rd on the cards. Brie and I are amateurs doing this on our own without trainer and Scottsdale is a huge, very competitive show. We are thrilled with our results. The weather was perfect - hotter than normal but not complaining. We hope to go to a few class A shows in the NW and attend Region 4 & 5. Results at those shows will dictate further plans.”

Betty Radtke

Betty Radtke

 

Brienne Neace

Brienne Neace


 

Lastly we have Emily Patton who rides with Crystal Baker from Cedar Hill. Emily’s horse is out with an injury, so Crystal and Mike let her ride their amazing stallion Jamaal Khan. This was Emily’s first time showing at the Scottsdale Show. When asked what she liked about the show she said, “it is the biggest showground's I have ever seen and I loved all of the exhibits and shopping. I was nervous at first but was happy to see how laid back the environment was. It was easy to relax in her classes.” When asked if she would recommend the show to others she said, “Yes, Scottsdale is a very good learning experience and I would recommend to everyone to show there at some point in their career. If you can not show, you should go to experience it.” We wish Emily the best and hope her horse makes it back into the show ring this year.

Emily Patton

Emily Patton

 

I want to thank the above riders that reach out to my "Who's Going To Scottsdale" request for a chance to be profiled. It was so nice to talk to everyone and tell about of your story. I also have to give a BIG shout out to Coral Link for taking such amazing photography. We are lucky to have Coral as part of the Region 5 Family.

As we approach Regionals, Youth, Sport Horse, Canadian and US Nationals, I want to profile a few more youth and amateurs.  So please send me your name, horses name, classes you will be showing in. I also want to know if these shows are your first or if you have been attending for years; also what do you like about the show as what you look forward to.

Thank you and congratulations again to all!