Hello, my name is Mary Lou Houge. I am the current President of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona. I have always been a horse girl from the first time I rode at camp at the age of 6. I moved to Arizona in 1994 and started taking riding lessons again - and that was my introduction to Arabian horses. As the story goes I bought one half-Arabian, then a pure bred, then a couple of mares to breed and soon I had a big ranch with 55 horses to care for! I loved it, but now I am retired with two Arabians at home along with the dog and the cat. With time on my hands I joined the new (at that time) Amateur Committee and eventually ran for the board of directors of the club. I served as a board member for 6 years and have been president for 3 years. I am really proud of our Scottsdale Show and other shows that our club puts on, but my real focus is to introduce new people to our wonderful Arabian Horses. As you know - they are the best! Call us at the office at 480-515-1500 if you want to get involved.