Reach Out With AQHYA

Reach Out with AQHYA members from around the world to inspire, excite, impact and grow at the 2017 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar, slated for July 11-13 in Amarillo.

American Quarter Horse Association

Youth interested in attending the 2017 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar, scheduled for July 11-13 in Amarillo, can now download the registration form. YES welcomes American Quarter Horse Youth Association members and non-members, ages 10 to 18, to experience a three-day, fun-packed event that offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and tons of fun.

"The YES conference was one of the most fun things I've ever done, because you get to be with people who share the exact same interests as you,” said past YES attendee Fallon Eaton. “I really like that you learn so much about leadership. Everybody's included, and it's so much fun!"

Hosted by the 2016-17 AQHYA officers and directors, YES offers a wide variety of activities and features speakers focused on the youth of our industry. If you’ve never attended YES, it’s an amazing opportunity to meet new people, have fun learning about leadership and learn more about AQHA, AQHYA and the American Quarter Horse industry.

Voting delegates representing the affiliates will elect the 2017-18 AQHYA officers and directors during YES. Members from AQHYA’s 11 regions will also elect up to three directors to represent their respective regions during the conference.

Registration is $110 for current AQHYA and AQHA members if registered by June 1, and $125 for non-members of AQHYA and/or AQHA if registered by June 1. Registrations received after June 1 will be charged a $25 late fee and are subject to availability. All registration fees include meals. 

Also, don’t forget to apply for the Wrangler ASPIRE Award, which 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, community interest and participation of young horsemen and -women. The award is presented at YES and the deadline to apply is May 1, 2017. Download the application at

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