Youth Selected for Racing Experience

Twelve youth will attend the national Youth Racing Experience.

Q-Racing Journal

In 2013, youth racing particpants had the opportunity to learn from such industry legends as James Lackey.

Twelve youth have been selected to participate in the AQHYA Youth Racing Experience, to be held in conjunction with the Bank of America Challenge Championships at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa.

The AQHYA Racing Experience consists of a week of racing experience to introduce youth to the sport of racing. Participants will get a behind-the-scenes look into the industry and meet the people who help the show go on every day including owners, trainers, jockeys and their horses.

These youth were picked through a nomination and application process for this all-expense-paid trip. Many of them participated in racing experience events held by their state affiliates and racetracks.

In addition to the first-hand education on racing and  the racing industry, the youth will compete for $6,000 in scholarships, based on their overall scores from a pre-experience notebook and the second half of the notebook completed at the experience and the barn test.

The youth that will be attending the event are:

Alatia Babin, Nampa, Idaho
Amber Battles, Greenbriar, Arkansas
Megan D’Andrea, Fowler, Ohio
Ali Fratessa, Wheelock, Texas
Maura Hines, Shiloh, New Jersey
Cheyene Isles, Dayton, Iowa
Omar Lorta, Tucson, Arizona
Katherine Meyer, Wilmar, Minnesota
Shiloh Morales, Eagle Pass, Texas
Elizabeth Seely, Auburn, Indiana
Ann Elizabeth Tebow, Piedmont, Oklahoma
Codi Uecker, Lewistown, Montana

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