Matt Gurniak



My name is Matt Gurniak and I am serving as one of the directors of the Empire State Arabian Horse Association. I want to welcome everyone to the redesigned web page for your club. For those of you who do not know me, I have been riding horses since I was 8 years old and have been involved with Straight Egyptian Arabians since my mid-20's. Like many of us, I happened into Arabian horses by pure chance. I was looking to purchase a horse and answered a newspaper ad for an Arabian colt. After purchasing him and reaching out to his breeder, I discovered that he was a Straight Egyptian Arabian and immediately fell in love with the breed after researching it. I have been hooked ever since and have not looked back. I purchased a broodmare, along with my father, Mark, and she had a gorgeous filly. I have two beautiful children, Rylee-Grace and Jacob and an amazing step-daughter, Emily, who are horse crazy. I have worked in law enforcement for over 14 years.

Our breed has seen a drastic decline in registration numbers and exhibitors at our shows (At every level). As a director on the board for our club, I would like to see our membership numbers grow and we need your help. Every two months, we will be putting out a newsletter. I would like to see more of our members involved in this newsletter. If you have an idea for an article, area of discussion or a way to get more outside involvement in our club, please reach out to me at and let's work at making our club to be the best in the area.

Subscribe Form

©2020 by Empire State Arabian Horse Association. Proudly created with