About our R9 Youth

Promote the interests of the Arabian Horse Youth

Some of our very own Region 9 Youth members were instrumental in adding 18  to the 14-18 yr age group to Youth Nationals.  This is just one example of how our youth have consistently made a mark on the national stage.

Develop Good Leaders

Region 9 Youth learn Robert's Rules of Order through participating in organized meetings.  The Director represents R9 as an AHYA Board Member. Furthermore, R9 youth attend AHYA Convention as delegates at Youth Nationals.  Throughout history, Region 9 is notorious for bringing the most delegates than any other region. Also, Region 9 Youth learn how to present ideas and communicate them to the adult board and delegate base.

Youth Activities & Charitable endeavors

Not only do the R9 youth fundraise for youth activities on the local, regional, and national levels; but also organize and donate funds to AHDF, scholarship foundations, Ryan Milendez foundation, and so much more!

Meet our Officers

Director & AHYA Vice President

Sarah Porter - Hi, I'm Sarah Porter, and I am 17 years old.  I have been showing Arabians since I was 9.  I ride with Josh and Jennifer Quintus at Colonial Wood Training Center and with Shawn and Carmelle Rooker at Rooker Training Stables.  I was humbly elected Region 9 Youth Director, and I also serve as the Vice Director of AHYA.  

Vice Director

Alycia Boucher - I'm 17 years old, I've been riding since I was 5.  I ride with Chase Harvill, in country and english.  I also barrel race.


Rachel Mounce - I'm 17 years old. I ride with Chase Harvill and I show in Hunter, Country, Costume, and English.

Historian/ Publicity

Halle Potts - I'm Halle Pots I'm 12 years old.  I ride with Brass Ring and Freewill Farm. I compete in Hunter, Western, Country, and Reining.  I love Region 9!

Louisiana Representative

Rachel Mounce

Arkansas Representative

Justin Bray and Payne Harper

Director's Message


Contact Us

Drop us a line!

If you're interested in getting involved with R9 Youth or becoming an officer

Get in touch with one of our officers or the Region 9 Youth Coordinators Debbie Himmel or Annalise Himmel Allemand.

Debbie - plantationarab@bellsouth.net

Annalise- annalisehimmel@gmail.com

THANK YOU to our Sponsors