Welcome to Region 16!

Connecticut – Maine – Massachusetts
New Hampshire – New York – Rhode Island – Vermont

What We Do

Promoting and coordinating Arabian horse shows, trail rides, and more throughout Region 16, including the Arabian and Half-Arabian Regional Championships

Formulating publicity, educational programs, and other activities in the interest of Arabian horse owners, clubs and enthusiasts

Promoting, encouraging and stimulating popular interest in the outstanding qualities of the Arabian Horse

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Local Clubs


March 28, 2021: Region 16 Spring Meeting (Virtual)


Eastern Classic Celebrates 50th Anniversary

AHANY’s Eastern Classic Show will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary from June 11-13, 2021, at the Showplex in Hamburg, NY.  The show committee is planning to include some throwback/yesteryear fun with classes such as Get of sire, Most Classic Head and Versatility classes. TBA class slots are still available. If there’s a class you’d like to see added, contact them as soon as possible before the class list is finalized. Check out the prize list at www.ahany.net. Also in the works is a Silent Stallion Auction. If you have a stallion that you’d like to add to the lineup, please contact the show committee. Sponsorships are also welcome at this time. Contact ahanyevents@gmail.com to be included in the festivities.

Region 16 AHYA Youth Director

Region 16 is pleased to announce Kiki Basta as the 2021-2022 Youth Director! Kiki is a friendly face at local, regional, and national shows and well-known for her quick smile and enthusiasm for all things equine – especially the Arabian horse!Kiki has been showing Arabians since 2014 under the tutelage of Jennifer Jelich at Jelich Farms LLC in Massachusetts.

She says, “I own two Half-Arabians, Exxhilaration and Smug and Superior, who I show equitation, hunter pleasure, and sport horse under saddle. I can’t wait for the upcoming year!” In addition to her accolades in the show ring, Kiki is president of Jelich’s leadership team and a great role model to the younger equestrians at the farm.

That experience will serve her well as she looks to organize activities to get Region 16 youth members involved. Sloane Roncaioli, Region 16 Youth Coordinator, will assist with the coordination of youth activities. Youth interested in being involved should send an email to region16youth@gmail.com.

AHA Local Level Committee in Region 16

Region 16 is excited by the interest in the newly formed AHA Local Level Committee with the mission “to bring people to the Arabian horse through local outreach”. Our Region 16 liaisons will be as follows: 

Christine Silvia (MA) krystyne613@aol.com 

Kristen Cuneo (NH) kwwiser89@gmail.com 

Jim Marony (NY) jmaroney3@live.com

We appreciate their willingness to step up and encourage others to join them! They will be our points of contact within the region to the AHA committee. 

Over the past year Region 16 has been working to establish a community outreach committee for and will continue to build on the framework established. We are seeking other interested individuals from each club to build interest, generate ideas, and implement the programs created. If you are passionate about the Arabian horse and enjoy introducing them to others, please contact Christine or Kristen for more information on how you can be involved. 

Submit News

Region 16 clubs are encouraged to submit news to be featured here and/or in the AHA Regional Insider by the 20th of month. Please send to region16web@gmail.com with the subject line “News.”