AQHLead Class of 2023 Applications Open

AQHLead Class of 2023 Applications Open

The American Quarter Horse Association is now accepting AQHLead applications for the Class of 2023.

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The American Quarter Horse Association is pleased to partner with the American Quarter Horse Foundation to advance the  development of young adults and their continuous involvement in the equine industry. The AQHLead program is now accepting applications for the Class of 2023. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2022. This program is designed for young adults, ages 19-34, to help support their development as young leaders in the equine industry.

AQHLead travel grants will be awarded to 10 applicants for the Class of 2023 to offset the cost of travel and participation in the 2023 AQHA Convention in February 24-27 in Fort Worth, Texas. 

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.

Selected young adults will be able to apply for one of five additional travel grants to attend a major industry event or place of interest. AQHLead is supported by a grant from the Dogwood Foundation. 

To learn more about AQHLead, visit


About the American Quarter Horse Foundation
The American Quarter Horse Foundation connects people and horses 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.

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