Vancouver Island Arabian Horse Association

dedicated to the promotion of the Arabian Horse, and the enjoyment of all our equine companions

VIAHA Updates

Schedule of Events

September 9 - Monday
General Meeting, 7:00 pm
741 Travino Lane, Victoria

June 2
Island Classic Arabian Value Show
Show Results

Full 2024 Show Schedule

Latest News

The Vancouver Island Arabian Horse Association announces that after thirty plus years of organizing the Light Horse Show on behalf of the Saanich Fair, notice was received from the North and South Saanich Agriculture Society Board of Directors that effective March 13, 2024 the club will no longer be involved with the show.
We are surprised and disappointed by this notice.
Due to the absence of prior discussion with the club or request for a transition plan, we are unable to provide details on planning for the 2024 Fall Fair.

We were honoured to organize this show opportunity for several generations of the local horse community. A sincere thank you to everyone in the horse community, volunteers and sponsors who have supported the Light Horse Show in the past.

Region 17 Volunteeer of the Year
Rob Calnan

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VIAHA Memberships
An Arabian horse is not required!

Membership Benefits

Member types include
Senior (AHA Adult),
Junior (AHA Junior) &

All members receive the VIAHA Newsletter by email

All members receive the preferential club activity rate where offered

All members are eligible for the Year End Hi-Point Awards

Year-End Awards

How to Sign Up or Renew

VIAHA Membership Form
   Download this membership form (pdf file); complete and send to the Membership Secretary, payment may be made by cheque or e-transfer.
   VIAHA Membership Form

Renew or Sign Up On-Line
   Senior and Junior members only can renew on-line on the AHA website: select Create Account to join or Login to renew
   AHA Membership webpage

Membership Details

Meet your VIAHA Executives

Executive Officers

President & Treasurer
Gerald McDonald
250-722-2150     Nanaimo

Edwina MacDonald
250-479-9321     Victoria

Cynthia Wrate
250-889-6727     Victoria

Membership Secretary
Wendy Don
250-722-0162     Nanaimo

Past President
Rob Calnan
250-743-2795     Cobble Hill

Directors at Large

Jessica Bennie
250-722-7004     Ladysmith

Amanda Davies
250-661-8300     Victoria

Wendy Don
250-722-0162     Nanaimo


VIAHA provides a focus for Arabian enthusiasts on the Island. We present the Island Classics, an all-Arabian horse show which is a qualifier for the Region 17 Championship Horse Show.
All breeds are welcome at the various Open Shows hosted by VIAHA on the south Island, including the Saanich Fair Horse Show.
Club members can accumulate points towards the year-end Hi-Point Awards in a variety of divisions.
You do not have to own an Arabian to join in the fun!

Minutes of Meetings

The VIAHA Board of Directors meets about 10 times a year, including the Annual General Meeting.


June Meeting

May Meeting

April Meeting

2024 AGM plus March Meeting

February Meeting

January Meeting


November Meeting

October Meeting

September Meeting

July Meeting

All Members are encouraged to attend the meetings!

2024 Meetings Schedule

January 8
General Meeting virtual

February 5
General Meeting

March 4
Annual General Meeting
folllowed by General Meeting

March 23
Region 17 Spring Meeting virtual

April 8
General Meeting

May 7
General Meeting

June 11
General Meeting

September 9
General Meeting

October 7
General Meeting

November 19 - 23
AHA Convention
Reno NV

VIAHA Welcomes New Members