Youth and Young Adult

With an AQHYA membership, there's no end to the opportunities that await young horse lovers.

Whether you own a horse, strive for world championships, have a knack for horse judging or excel at public speaking, we are excited to welcome you to the AQHYA family.


Improve Your Horsemanship

We've created resources just for you to develop your horsemanship skills. Check out the Young Horse Development Program, find an AQHA Professional Horseman for a lesson or dive into our educational materials to learn more.


Make new friends that share your passion

AQHYA provides opportunities for members across the globe to get involved with horses and meet other youth who are passionate about the American Quarter Horse. Join us at an event, run for an office and participate in programs designed just for you.


Explore educational opportunities with AQHYA

Learn more about our great industry by attending the Youth Excellence Seminar, running for office and joining us on Capitol Hill and attending our events. We're always excited to welcome another eager spokesperson for the American Quarter Horse lifestyle.

Competitions and Contests

Get that Globe and show the world your talent

The AQHYA World Championship Show and the Youth World Cup are the pinnacle events for youth around the world. See what it takes to qualify and compete! Competition doesn't end outside of the arena. Learn more about show contests and other opportunities to challenge yourself out of the saddle.

Scholarships and Awards

Unlock opportunities by applying for scholarships and awards

AQHYA provides its members opportunities to apply for scholarships offered through the American Quarter Horse Foundation and the American Quarter Horse Association. Find out more about educational support and awards.

Young Adult

There are so many great opportunities for young adults interested in American Quarter Horses

Interested in continuing your connection to AQHYA and the American Quarter Horse? Learn more about awards, leadership and educational opportunities for young adults.


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Youth You Hold My Heart

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