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 11th
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.  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 27th.

WAHA Youth Meeting

 Date:  Sunday, April 13th 
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 3rd

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.

Meet the 2014 waha youth board

The WAHA Youth nominated their board for 2014 during the Annual Meeting in January. Your officers are listed above.

Youth Coordinator



  • January 17, 7:00 pm
    WAHA Annual Meeting 
    Johnson Creek Community Ctr.
    417 Union Street, Johnson Creek

  • February 16, 10:30 am
    WAHA Youth Day at Kalahari Waterpark
    Wisconsin Dells, WI

  • March 2
    Judging Clinic
    University of Wisconsin
    River Falls, WI
  • April 11, 10:00 am
    Midwest Horse Fair Judging Competition
    Madison, WI

  • April 13, 10:00 am
    Membership Meeting
    Midwest Horse Fair, Arabian Barn

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

  • May 10--11
    Youth Round-Up Horse Show
    Winona, MN

  • May 23-25
    Badger Classic Show
    Jefferson County Fair Park
    Jefferson, WI

  • June 10--15
    Region 10 Pre-Show
    Region 10 Championship
    MN State Fairgrounds
    Dan Patch Avenue
    St. Paul, MN
  • August 1-3
    August Show
    Jefferson County Fair Park​​
  • October 21--26
    National Youth Judging Competition
    Tulsa, OK

2014 WAHA Youth Officers

President:  Molly Schwister

Vice President:  Katelyn Peckham

Secretary:  Hunter Offord

Treasurer:  Mai Ling Ness

Reporters:  Lindsey Held & Emily Kaldenberg

Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association

Back row left to right: Emily Kaldenberg, Hunter Offord, Molly Schwister, Katelyn Peckham, Mai Ling Ness and Lindsey Held are being photo bombed by Heidi Ness and April Kaldenberg