Grace Casteel

Youth Regional Director


AHA Region 3 Youth Program Announcement

I am delighted to announce that the AHA Region 3 has appointed Grace Casteel to the position of Regional Youth Director. 


Grace lives in Sebastopol, Ca. heart of the Wine Country.  She is passionate about the Arabian Horse breed and has proven leadership skills as her resume includes;

Three years as Two Rock Equine assistant leader; leader for Sonoma Country youth trail corps; assists special needs children in rehabilitation and has attended a 15 day leadership program through Global Glimpse.


Please join me in welcoming and supporting Grace in her new position.   She will be guided throughout her tenure by the Youth Club Coordinator, newly appointed Patti Belanger. 


Patti is an active member of AHA Region 3 and we are excited that she has accepted the Coordinator position.  She brings a wealth of experience as she also served 4 years as youth leader for Two Rock Equine, in addition, she is a FFA lifetime member; youth director for Golden Gate Arabian Horse Association for 8 years and for the past 4 years to present is the youth director for Wine Country Arabian Horse Association.

We appreciate the dedication and love both ladies have demonstrated for the Arabian horse breed.  We look forward to an exciting future for the Region 3 Horse Association.


Thank you,

Cheryl Hansen

Region 3 Director


Youth Regional Vice Director


Jamie Seals    

Youth Regional Treasurer

Disciplines: Hunter Pleasure, Show hack, Saddle Seat EQ, Hunter Seat EQ.   I'm 14 years old, and I'm in my freshman year of High School. I have been involved with horses, especially Arabians, since I was 5 years old. I love all disciplines and getting to experience everything that has to do with horses, including being on local and regional youth boards. I ride my Half-Arab mare DA Betty Blowtorch +/ in Hunter Pleasure, Show hack, Saddle Seat EQ, and Hunter Seat EQ!


Youth Regional Secretary



Patti Belanger

Regional Youth Coordinator