AQHLead: New Young-Adult Mentoring Program

The American Quarter Horse Foundation launches a new young-adult leadership development program, AQHLead.

The American Quarter Horse Association

AQHLead is designed for young adults, ages 19-34, to help support their development as young leaders in the equine industry. (Journal photo)

The American Quarter Horse Foundation is committed to the development of young adults and their continuous involvement in the equine industry, and is proud to announce the launch of AQHLead. This program is designed for young adults, ages 19-34, to help support their development as young leaders in the equine industry.

AQHLead grants of $5,000 will be awarded to 10 applicants for the inaugural class in order to offset the cost of participation. Grant recipients will participate in the program for the term from the 2019 AQHA Convention to the 2020 AQHA Convention.

During the program year, participants will be partnered with a mentor from the American Quarter Horse industry. These mentors will include AQHA Executive Committee members and committee chairpersons. AQHLead participants will shadow their mentor’s leadership activities in service to AQHA and the equine industry, and will maintain monthly contact with their mentors in order to gain more insight into their role in guiding impactful industry decisions.

Selected young adults will attend three major industry events, of which two will include the 2019 and 2020 AQHA Conventions. Additionally, participants will engage in monthly conference calls with fellow AQHLead participants and program leadership. AQHLead is supported by a grant from the Dogwood Foundation.

To learn more about AQHLead, visit www.aqha.com/aqhlead.

About the American Quarter Horse Foundation
The Foundation connects horses and people through charitable giving in order to develop and support programs or initiatives that preserve our horse’s legacy and further the overall well-being of the American Quarter Horse and the people who comprise the Quarter Horse family.

For more information about the Foundation, visit www.aqha.com/foundation.

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