WAHA Youth Program

for the young and young at heart!

The WAHA Youth program is dedicated to creating educational opportunities and helping build lifelong friendships for our youth members.

Midwest horse fair judging competition

 Date:  Friday, April 17th
Location:  Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Time: 10:30 am

WAHA Youth are participating in the Midwest Horse Fair Judging Competition.  They will be judging four classes, 2 halter and 2 performance.  You'll also have a 20 question test to help sharpen your observation skills. If you haven’t tried judging, this is a great opportunity to get involved.  Contact Heidi Ness at 608.287.6111 if you would like to join our team at this event by March 20th.

WAHA Youth Meeting

 Date:  Sunday, April 19th 
Location:  Midwest Horse Fair Arabian Horse Barn (Alliant Energy Center)
​Time:  10:00 am

​Following the meeting we will collect donations for our fundraising auction that takes place in December.  We use these funds to help support our programming for the upcoming year.  Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported our efforts.

Youth judging competition sponsored by Region 10

Date:  Saturday, May 2nd

Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Sahara Sands Spring Classic, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, Minnesota

​This judging contest hosted by the Sahara Sands Club is open to 4-H, FFA and AHA junior judging teams.  WAHA will be taking a team to this competition again this year.  You’ll be judging 2 halter and 3 performance classes.  Oral reasons will be given on one halter and one performance class.  Awards and ribbons will be given to top ten individuals and top five teams in Halter, Performance, Reasons and Overall divisions.  Join youth who are interested in horses and expand your judging skills.  Sign-up today to participate in this fun event!   Contact Heidi Ness at 608.287.6111 to join a team.

Youth Coordinator



  • January 14, 5:45 pm
    Youth Judging Practice
    Channel 27 WKOW
    Madison, WI
  • January 17, 7:00 pm
    WAHA Annual Meeting 
    Johnson Creek Community Ctr.
    417 Union Street, Johnson Creek
  • April 17, 10:00 am
    Midwest Horse Fair Judging Competition
    Madison, WI

  • April 19, 10:00 am
    Membership Meeting
    Midwest Horse Fair, Arabian Barn

  • May 2, 3:00 pm
    Sahara Sands Youth Judging Contest
    St. Paul, MN

  • May 9-10
    Youth Round-Up Horse Show
    Winona, MN

  • May 22-24
    Badger Classic Show
    Jefferson County Fair Park
    Jefferson, WI

  • June 9--14
    Region 10 Pre-Show
    Region 10 Championship
    MN State Fairgrounds
    Dan Patch Avenue
    St. Paul, MN
  • July 31-August 2
    August Show
    Jefferson County Fair Park​​
  • October 27-31
    National Youth Judging Competition
    Tulsa, OK

2015 WAHA Youth Officers

President:  Jocalyn Carpenter

Vice President:  Hunter Offord

Secretary:  Emily Kaldenberg

Treasurer:  Mai Ling Ness

Reporter:  Lindsey Held 

Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association

2014 Youth Judging Team

Katelyn Peckham, Emily Kaldenberg, Mai Ling Ness, Lindsey Held, Molly Schwister, Alyssa Turnquist