WAHA Youth Programs

achievement Awards program

This program is available for youth members who show in open and 4-H shows AND for non-competitive activities such as attending clinics, helping at shows, participating in horseless contests & judging teams, and helping with handicapped riding programs. Please contact Nyssa Sheridan at 608.213.4595 if you have questions about this program.

Judging Team

Learn about how to evaluate conformation and performance of horses, and be able to give explanations for your choices. Compete against other teams locally and nationally. Because this program has been so popular, WAHA has been sponsoring 2 youth judging teams at the annual Arabian Horse Judging Contest in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact Heidi Ness at 608.287.6111 if you are interested in joining our judging team.

Regional youth team tournament 

​Join youth who show at recognized shows or who show at non-recognized shows (open shows, 4-H & fun days). You will earn points by placing at shows. The points accumulate during the show season and the team with the most points win!  Youth must sign up and be placed on a team by February 1st of the current year in order to participate in this program.  Contact Heidi Ness at 608.287.6111 if you are interested in joining a team.


Youth scholarships are available through Region 10 and the Arabian Horse Association for members.  Please click on the links below to view the scholarship programs that are available.

2016 Youth Judging Team

Mai Ling Ness, Paige VanderWerff, Tristan Kreger-Simek, Zhu Lan Ness, Tea Thomas, Emily Kaldenberg, Lindsey Held, Lindsey Samuelson

Wisconsin Arabian Horse Association

2017 WAHA Youth Officers

President:  Emily Kaldenberg

Vice President:  Lindsey Held

Secretary:  Lindsey Samuelson

Treasurer:  Mai Ling Ness

Reporter:  Zhu Lan Ness 

  • April 21, 10:00 am
    Midwest Horse Fair Judging Competition
    Madison, WI
  • April 1, 8:00 am
    Region 10 Judging Contest
    Chatfield, MN
  • March 18, 1:00 pm
    Judging Clinic
    ​Westridge Farms
    River Falls, WI
  • January 21, 6:00 pm
    WAHA Annual Meeting 
    Johnson Creek Community Ctr.
    417 Union Street, Johnson Creek​


Youth Coordinator


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.


Date:  Saturday, January 21st 

Location:  Johnson Creek Community Center

​Time:  6:00 pm ​

Join us for the WAHA Annual Awards Banquet and Meeting.  Youth will discuss 2017 Team Tournament, Judging opportunities, schedule of events, and election of officers.  Youth members and non-members welcome to attend.  Contact Heidi Ness at  608.287.6111 or heidiness@hughes.net if you have any questions.  RSVP on Facebook at WAHA Youth.