You can get involved in leadership opportunities with AQHYA. Learn how!

Our Time Is Now

AQHYA challenges youth members to recognize Our Time is Now! Join us in 2023 as AQHYA encourages all members to influence, motivate and shape ourselves, the horse industry, and those around us.

AQHYA members are claiming their time is now to be acknowledged as the current leaders and influencers of not only the industry’s largest youth association, but of the horse industry as a whole.

Youth Excellence Seminar

The Youth Excellence Seminar welcomes AQHYA members and nonmembers, ages 10 to 18, to experience this event offering valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and AQHYA governance items.

AQHYA Leadership Team

Meet the 2022-23 AQHYA Officers and Directors

Just like AQHA, AQHYA also maintains its own governing body of youth that are committed to giving back and making AQHYA the best it can be for youth members! Meet the AQHYA Officers and Directors and learn more about how you can get involved with your youth association.

Youth Affiliate Advisers

Youth advisers help organize and manage the AQHYA activities within your state, province or country.

If you have questions about AQHYA or want to know more about how to get involved with your state affiliate, contact the AQHYA Affiliate Youth Adviser near you.


The American Quarter Horse Foundation and AQHA are committed to the development of young adults and their continuous involvement in the equine industry.

The AQHLead program is designed for young adults, ages 21-35, to help support their development as young leaders in the equine industry. Apply by December 31, 2023.
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