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

March 4
Annual General Meeting, 7:00 pm
Oak Room, East entrance
Saanich Fairgrounds Hall
Minutes of 2023 AGM
All members are encouraged to attend

June 2
Island Classic Arabian Value Show
Judges: Brenda Driediger
   and Kate Farrell

Full 2024 Show Schedule

Latest News

AHA will increase their portion of Adult memberships, effective April 1, 2024. VIAHA will have to increase the Senior 1 Year fee ($7) and Senior 3 Year fee ($14) to cover our costs.
Renew before March 31 at the 2023 rate, even if your membership does not expire for a few months.
VIAHA Membership Form

Region 17 Volunteeer of the Year
Rob Calnan

More News

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

Rob Calnan
250-743-2795     Cobble Hill

Edwina MacDonald
250-479-9321     Victoria

Gerald McDonald
250-722-2150     Nanaimo

Cynthia Wrate
250-889-6727     Victoria

Membership Secretary
Wendy Don
250-722-0162     Nanaimo

Past President
Sandra Gilbert-Stockhausen

Directors at Large

Jessica Bennie
250-722-7004     Ladysmith

Kayla Cockle
250-818-9411     Victoria

Nichola Wade
250-652-1021     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.


February Meeting

January Meeting


November Meeting

October Meeting

September Meeting

July Meeting

June Meeting

May Meeting

April Meeting

2023 Annual General Meeting + March 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 1
General Meeting

May 6
General Meeting

June 10
General Meeting

July 8
General Meeting

September 9
General Meeting

October 7
General Meeting

November 19 - 23
AHA Convention
Reno NV

VIAHA Welcomes New Members