Region 5 Youth - Officer Bios


2022 Marin McKee

Marin McKee - Director

Hi, my name is Marin McKee. I am beyond excited to be your Region 5 youth director this year! I am 17 years old and have been in the regions for as long as I can remember! I own two purebred Arabians (Eros MA +/ and Lobomotion +) and ride with Munson Performance Horses. I have competed in all disciplines but primarily in western and hunt seat. Outside of AHA I compete on my High School Equestrian Team and on a Youth Equestrian Development Team as well as play high school volleyball! As your director I hope to open up conversation between youth to better connect people across the region.


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2022 Hannah Hilva

Hannah Hiiva- Vice Director

My name is Hannah Hiiva, I am 15 years old. I have been showing Arabs for 6 years and I have been on the youth board for 3. I own a purebred gelding (Zaiden) and I show with N Joy Arabians. Outside of horses I love to play soccer and I have many leadership positions at school. As Vice Director I hope to continue to make Region 5 more fun and inclusive, as well as encourage other youth to participate.


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2022 Penelope Cox

Penelope Cox - Secretary

Hi, My name is Penelope Cox, I am the Region 5 youth secretary. I am 15 years old. I own a black purebred Arabian mare, her name is Remarkably Hot KM, and I ride with N Joy Arabians. I show in hunt seat classes and I am looking forward to trying more disciplines. I spend most of my time at the barn but when I am not I like to bake, be outside, and play with my dogs. I am so excited to be more involved with the region!


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2022 Chandler Brown

Chandler Brown- Treasurer

My name is Chandler Brown and I am 12 years old. I love Alabama Football and music. Queen is my favorite band along with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. I have been showing Arabians and Half-Arabians since I was 4. I have a 17-year-old Arabian mare named Brigetta PE (Gigi) that I show Halter, Liberty, Performance Halter and WT Huntseat Pleasure & Equitation. We have been Region 16 Champions, Buckeye Champions, Region 14 Champions and have won multiple class a show Championships and Reserve Championships. My biggest dream is to work with Michael Byatt and show halter horses all over the world. While I was showing at Region 14 in 2019, I was blessed with the chance to be coached by Mr. Byatt and even got to lead his Champion colt out in the victory pass. It was AMAZING!

About Region 5

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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.