American Haflinger Alliance

April’s Monthly Motivation: It’s a Marathon!

(No, not THAT kind of marathon….) To get the spring season started, we’re repeating one of our very first charming challenges. In honor of the Boston Marathon, April’s challenge is to log 26 sessions with your Haflinger(s) during April to earn your...

March’s Monthly Motivation: Checklist “Checkmate” Bingo!

Check off your spring to-do list and get ready for the season with checkmate bingo! Complete each column and share pics along the way to earn your chess piece charms. Clear the whole board and earn a special “chess board” checkered finish...

February’s Monthly Motivation: Barn Hearts

February is Heart Month, and we’re playing along…with a twist! We want to know what you love about and around your barn. Share all those extra spiffy little features, gadgets and tips that solve problems and barn life easier. Things SO amazing you’d...

September Monthly Motivation: Director Extraordinaire!

As we wrap up the virtual show, we’re still in a video kind of mood. Plus, we saw some great things we think folks should share. So this is a two-part movie-making challenge for all, whether or not you participate in our virtual show. Part #1 – share your...

ARR-gust Monthly Motivation: “Pirate BINGO!”

Ahoy! ARR-gust is International Pirate Month, and we’ve got a whole shipfull of challenges for you with Pirate Bingo! X marks the spot! Share pictures of each challenge you’ve mastered. Get a BINGO to earn your Jolly Roger charm. Fill the card to earn a...

Blab to your Buddies for Bonus Bucks!

Shhh…entries for our 2023 AHA! International Haflinger Celebration Virtual Show open in less than a week! Oh wait. It’s definitely NOT a secret that this is the greatest Haflinger show ever. So we want you to tell your friends! Sassy squealed with delight over...

We’re BAAAAAAACK!

More classes, more awards, more FUN! Entries for the Virtual Show open in just 11 weeks!

March’s Monthly Motivation: “Slay the Dragon!”

No, we don’t mean your suddenly spicy mare in transitional heat….we mean that dragon of a spring to-do list and getting ready for the upcoming season! Have you made your spring vet appointments? Do you have your health records and club memberships in order...

February’s Monthly Motivation: “Heart Healthy”

February is National Heart Health Month, so this month’s charming challenge is focused on keeping you and your Haflingers heart-healthy! Each week, check off one of the below tasks and share about it on Facebook to earn your heart charm! ♡ Human Task 1: Take a fifteen...

November’s Monthly Motivation: “Origami”

November 11th is National Origami Day, and to celebrate we want you to find your zen with the ancient art of folding! (And no, you don’t have to figure out how to fold up your Haflinger really small like this cutie) ♡ The Zen: Take a few calm minutes and truly...

No Stirrup November

Yep, it’s coming. Whether or not you’re ready. The only thing more daunting than the cold. It’s….. #nostirrupnovember But don’t worry! We’ve got a super fun challenge to keep you motivated and reward your efforts (and bravery)....

September’s Monthly Motivation: “Disaster Preparedness”

September is Preparedness Month, and we want to make sure YOU are prepared for a disaster! Do you have an evacuation plan, in the event of an emergency like a flood or fire? Have you invited your local Fire Department out to familiarize them with your property?...

A Haffie Easter Egg Hunt!

It’s time for some fun and games! And who doesn’t love an Easter Egg Hunt? We sure do! There are 10 Easter Sassies that have busted out of their pasture and are now running around the AHA! website, and we need you to find them all! Each one is numbered so...

April’s Charming Challenge: “Pay It Forward….and Back!”

April 28th is “Pay It Forward Day” and to celebrate we’re encouraging you to Pay it Forward and Back! Some ideas for Paying it Forward: -Invite a friend (or their child) to the barn to meet your Haflinger, help you feed, pick a hoof, and maybe have a...

March’s Charming Challenge: Music Month!

March is Music Month! To celebrate, your charming challenge is to create a musical video of your Haflinger(s)! (Don’t worry, your horse doesn’t have to sing 😉 ) Tell any story you like, but make sure to throw in some creativity! Whether you were caught...

Watch our Chat with Dr. Rebecca Bellone

At long last, American Haflinger Alliance is SUPER excited to announce the latest addition to our video learning library! Our Expert Education series continues with an interview with Dr. Rebecca Bellone of UC Davis Veterinary Genetics Laboratory. Learn about Squamous...

February’s Challenge: Groundwork Bingo

From simple check-ins on basic handling skills to more advanced puzzles and liberty work, this challenge will test and improve your partnership with each square! Five different categories allow you play to your strengths and build confidence, or choose to challenge...

AHA! Austrian Haflinger Adventure 2022

AHA! Members: Join Sassy and friends for an epic adventure in Austria in September 2022! Plans are well underway for an amazing visit to Haflinger farms, breeders, and places of interest culminating in a visit to the World Haflinger Breeding Center in Ebbs for their...

Announcing the Wiz Bang High Score Classical Dressage Award!

Tracy DiSabato-Aust has graciously sponsored a Wiz Bang Award for the highest scoring dressage Haflinger. A beautiful trophy will be presented to the AHA! Member’s Haflinger with the highest weighted average of: Three different scores From three different judges...

Bonus Challenge: No Stirrup November!

#nostirrupnovember might not be fun, but this challenge is! It’s free for members and easy to participate, so no excuses! Who: All AHA! Members What: Ride a portion of 10 rides without stirrups to earn your Sassy No-Stirrup Ribbon Where: Wherever you’re...

Come meet Sassy and the American Haflinger Alliance!

We’ll be at the Central Ohio Haflinger Show and the Haflinger Breeders Co-Op Futurity this weekend, and we can’t wait to say hello! Stop by for… Awesome prizes for new members who join here this weekend! Free CUPCAKES on Saturday night! Gifts for all...

Video Release: Emily Gibson!

Our Learning Library expands with our first Stable Personalities video: an interview with Emily Gibson! Members are invited to check it out now! Not a member yet? Join today and stop missing out!

Haffie Easter Egg Hunt!

It’s time for some fun and games! And who doesn’t love an Easter Egg Hunt? We sure do! There are 10 Easter Sassies that have busted out of their pasture and are now running around the AHA! website, and we need you to find them all! Each one is numbered so...

Announcing the AHA! Junior Horsemanship Program

Update 3/2/21: all ten of the donated AHA! Junior memberships have been redeemed! Welcome – we’re so excited to have you all! We’re extremely excited to announce that – thanks to the support of our early Founding Members! – we were able...

Tyrol Stallion Licensing Live Stream

The first weekend of every February, three-year-old stallions are presented for licensing with the Haflinger Horse Breeding Association in Tyrol. Unfortunately, this year’s event cannot include spectators due to Covid restrictions. Although this is the first...

Survey Says….

Thanks to everyone who took our survey! But now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…. The winner of the $100 Smartpak gift card is Michelle Nichols!

Eyes on the 2025 World Show

Although we’re saddened (but not surprised) to hear about the cancellation of this year’s World Show in Austria, we eagerly look forward to the 2025 show. And while it’s still a long ways off, we want to go on an adventure, and we want to bring YOU!...