Youth Excellence Seminar

The 2021 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar is slated for July 12 - 14 in Amarillo. Registration is coming soon!

Youth Excellence Seminar (YES)


What is YES?

The Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar welcomes AQHYA members and nonmembers, ages 10 to 18, to experience this virtual event that offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and AQHYA governance items. AQHYA officer and director elections will also take place during YES. To learn more about AQHYA officer and director elections, view the Guide to Campaigning.  

YES Facts

  • Anyone can view – current AQHYA members and nonmembers.
  • Youth will have access to online leadership development videos and sessions. 
  • Five AQHYA officers will be elected—president, first vice president, second vice president, member and member.
  • Regional directors will be elected—AQHYA has 11 regions; each region elects three AQHYA members as directors.

Wrangler ASPIRE Award

The Wrangler ASPIRE Award is a $1,000 award provided by Wrangler for an AQHYA member who excels in leadership and service. The award assists in developing and improving scholarship, leadership and community interest, and participation of young horsemen. 

Download HERE! Wrangler ASPIRE Award

Questions About YES?

Contact the youth department at 806-376-4811 or

Reach Out to Impact at YES