Looking to the Future

Young Horse Development program teaches the fundamentals.

AQHA's Young Horse Development Program showcases AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders’ ranch-bred American Quarter Horses and provides an opportunity for youth to become engaged in the horse industry at a fundamental level that’s fun and educational.

American Quarter Horse Youth Association members aged 12 to 18-years-old have the opportunity to participate in hands-on horse training that teaches the fundamentals of horsemanship. Program participants showcase their skills and knowledge learned from daily care and training of their horse, attend events, and benefit from interaction with breeders and AQHA Professional Horsemen. Program participants are rewarded with scholarships and prizes from Justin Boots and Wrangler. Plus they keep their horse!

Thanks to the generosity of AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders, selected AQHYA members receive a free weanling for this project. To be eligible to receive a free weanling, youth applicants must submit their applications by August 15.

2018 Young Horse Development Application


About the Sponsor:  

Zoetis is a proud sponsor of the Young Horse Development Program.  Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis is committed to working with horse owners, veterinarians and equine professionals to help improve horse health and wellness, every day.  Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets equine wellness solutions.  including FLUVAC INNOVATOR® and WEST NILE-INNOVATOR®, the veterinarian's and horse owner's first choice for equine disease protection. Data on file, MDI sales data for WEST NILE-INNOVATOR and FLUVAC INNOVATOR as of 12/31/16, Zoetis Inc.