2023 AQHYA Youth Excellence Seminar and 2023 Youth World Cup

2023 AQHYA Youth Excellence Seminar and 2023 Youth World Cup

Save the date for two highly anticipated youth events in 2023 – the Youth Excellence Seminar held June 29-July 1 and the Youth World Cup held June 29- July 8, both in Bryan-College Station, Texas.

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AQHYA will be hosting the Youth Excellence Seminar June 29 - July 1, 2023, in Bryan-College Station, Texas. YES welcomes AQHYA members and nonmembers, ages 10 to 18, to experience this three-day, fun-packed event that offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and AQHYA governance items. AQHYA officer and director elections will also take place during YES.

Hosted by the 2022-23 AQHYA officers and directors, YES offers a wide variety of activities and workshops focused on developing the youth in our industry. If you’ve never attended YES, it’s an amazing opportunity to meet new people, expand your leadership skills and learn more about AQHA, AQHYA and the American Quarter Horse industry.

For more information on the 2023 Youth Excellence Seminar, visit www.aqha.com/yes or contact the AQHA youth department at 806-378-4330 or youth@aqha.org.


Held in conjunction with the Youth Excellence Seminar, the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup is an educational, leadership and competition-based event for American Quarter Horse Youth Association members from around the world. The event is June 29 - July 8, 2023, in Bryan-College Station, Texas.

This is a unique event because competing Youth World Cup team members do not show their own horses. The host country (the United States in 2023) provides each team's horses for clinics and competition. Event planners rely on professional horsemen and owners to supply this event with the best American Quarter Horses to suit the different disciplines. It’s expected that there will be up to 15 teams from all over the world at the Youth World Cup. If you are interested, contact your country’s affiliate before the application deadline January 20, 2023.

Team USA Application


About the Youth World Cup

This international event is hosted every two years by a different country.  Throughout this competition, each country will ride for gold medals in cutting, reining, horsemanship, ranch riding, trail, western riding, hunt seat equitation, hunter under saddle and showmanship.

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