Western Carolina Arabian Horse Association
WELCOME to the Western Carolinas Arabian Horse Association's site. We are all Arabian enthusiasts living primarily in the western and upstate portions of North and South Carolina. We do have members residing in other states as well.
Our non-profit organization was formed in the late 1970's by a small group of Arabian owners with a similar interest in breeding and promoting our proud breed of horses. We have grown from that small group to approximately 150 adult and 30 youth members. Even though our specific interests vary from endurance, trail, dressage, hunter over fences and even racing, the focus is still on presenting our Arabian horses as a diversified and family oriented horse.
WCAHA proudly presents and supports many programs and events throughout the year. Each spring and fall we offer rated Arabian/half Arabian shows at the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton SC. We have been at this facility with shows for the past 22 years. As part of the fall show we present our WCAHA Futurity program horses. Our stallion service auction has been able to support our Futurity with more than $100,000 over the past 5 years.
WCAHA also has been sponsoring the Equine March Madness Open Horse Show to raise funds to support the Clemson University Collegiate Horseman's Association (CCHA). We also enlist CCHA members to assist with other events throughout the year. Many of these students pursue equine related professions after graduation. We are very proud of our efforts on their behalf.