2024 AQHLead Grant Recipients Announced

2024 AQHLead Grant Recipients Announced

The American Quarter Horse Association introduces the AQHLead Class of 2024, presented by Farnam, and supported by the American Quarter Horse Foundation which includes 10 young leaders in the equine industry.

text size

The American Quarter Horse Association announces the AQHLead Class of 2024.

  • Amy Olson, Azle, Texas

  • Ariel Higgins, Lascassas, Tennessee

  • Cassie Younginer, Greenville, South Carolina

  • Christy Petry-Adams, Clarendon, Texas

  • Darcy Woods, Cambridge, Ontario

  • Kelly Thompson, Saint Francisville, Louisiana

  • Lauren Pavel, Highland Village, Texas

  • Megan Miller, College Station, Texas

  • Sydni Nilles, Fox Lake, Illinois

  • Zane Zilverberg, Holabird, South Dakota

The American Quarter Horse Foundation, AQHA and Farnam are pleased to partner for the shared commitment to the development of young adults and their continuous involvement in the equine industry through AQHLead. This program is designed for young adults, ages 21-35, to help support their development as young leaders in the equine industry. AQHLead travel grants may be awarded annually to participants to offset the cost of travel and participation. This year’s class will kick off their participation in the program at the AQHA Convention, slated for March 15-18 in Las Vegas.

During the program, participants will attend leadership-focused webinars to provide additional insights into AQHA and the industry. They will also have the opportunity to partner with a mentor from the American Quarter Horse industry to learn about their mentor’s leadership activities in service to AQHA and the equine industry, and benefit from gaining more insight into their roles in impacting the industry.

Participants will also be able to apply for travel grants to support their travel at a major industry event or place of interest. AQHLead is supported by a grant from the Dogwood Foundation, Dan and Stephanie Janis and many Foundation donors.

About the American Quarter Horse Foundation
The Foundation connects horses and people through charitable giving in order to develop and support programs or initiatives that preserve our horse’s legacy and further the overall well-being of the American Quarter Horse and the people who comprise the Quarter Horse family.

For more information about the Foundation, visit www.aqha.com/foundation.

About the Sponsors

Founded in 1946, Farnam Companies Inc., has grown to become one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry, and has become one of the largest makers of equine products in the country. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam Horse Products serves both the pleasure horse and the performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment and leather care, plus supplements.

AQHA news and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more information visit www.aqha.com/news or tune into our Podcast, “Let's Talk AQHA.