Youth Blogs Archive
January 1, 2018
Despite being the only equestrian in her family, Emily Schimnich still reaped grand adventures and a $1,500 scholarship through the AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program.
November 7, 2017
Despite his background in horse racing, AQHYA member Ricardo Canales says he’s amazed by the behind-the-scenes information he learned en route to his $2,000 scholarship.
October 28, 2017
AQHYA member Kimberlee Standeford shares what she learned at the AQHYA National Racing Experience and discusses the importance of horse safety.
October 28, 2017
AQHYA member Claire Lee shares her experience at the AQHYA National Youth Racing Experience.
August 1, 2017
Katelynn and her colt, Moon, are participating in the 2017 Young Horse Development Program.
June 22, 2017
2017 Young Horse Development Program participant, Brynne, shares her experiences training her filly.
June 20, 2017
Brock Murphy, AQHYA President gives a day-by-day experience of his time at the American Horse Council’s National Issues Forum.
June 19, 2017
AQHYA First Vice President McKenzie Merritt reflects on the American Horse Council National Issues Forum in Washington, D.C.
June 15, 2017
Elizabeth and her filly, Piper, are participating in the 2017 Young Horse Development Program.
May 24, 2017
Jacqueline and her colt, Ferris, are participating in the 2017 Young Horse Development Program.
May 8, 2017
Grace Johnson is participating in the 2016-2017 Young Horse Development.
April 27, 2017
Leah and her colt, Kayos, are competing in the 2017 Young Horse Development Program.
April 13, 2017
Sarah and her filly, Shiloh, are competing in the 2017 Young Horse Development Program.
April 3, 2017
AQHYA Region 5 Director Kylie Good shares her experience as an AQHYA director and explains why she believes youth should run for a director position.
March 30, 2017
Samantha is participating in the 2016-2017 Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program.
March 27, 2017
AQHYA President Brock Murphy shares his recap of the 2017 AQHA Convention.
March 16, 2017
Emily is participating in the 2016-2017 Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program.
November 16, 2016
AQHYA member and National Youth Racing Experience scholarship recipient Hunter Duncan shares how her time at the track impacted her life and helped her learn more about Quarter Horse racing.
November 15, 2016
AQHYA member and National Youth Racing Experience finalist Charles C. Lee shares his experiences at the Bank of America Challenge Championships and how family connects AQHA members.
October 15, 2016
The American Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarship deadline is December 1, and it will be here before you know it.
September 18, 2016
Scholarship winner Kaitlyn Glass shares her experiences with Big Madam Playgun during the AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program.
August 7, 2016
AQHYA Region 5 Director Sloane Vogt of Berlin, Pennsylvania, shares about her YES experience with AQHYA First Vice President McKenzie Merritt.
August 5, 2016
AQHYA member Maggie Cincotta shares the story of how she planted her own roots with the American Quarter Horse.
July 30, 2016
AQHYA Region 8 Director Alan Hinds of Lawrence, Kansas, shares his motivation to serve AQHYA in a leadership position with AQHYA First Vice President McKenzie Merritt.
July 24, 2016
AQHYA member Megan Marie D’Andrea shares her My Roots Run Deep story of how she made her dream of owning an American Quarter Horse a reality.
July 22, 2016
AQHYA Region 5 Director Kylie Good of East Berlin, Pennsylvania, shares her ambitions for the upcoming year with AQHYA First Vice President McKenzie Merritt.
June 22, 2016
AQHYA Region 5 Director Maura Hynes highlights her trip to Washington to advocate for the industry she loves.
May 30, 2016
Ryan learned to talk with Quarter Horses, and I learned to read with them and follow what makes me happy.
May 29, 2016
My roots don’t run deep because of where I live or my background. My roots run deep because of the people who have taught me and the horses that I love.
May 28, 2016
I may never have gotten my dream pony as a young girl, but I did eventually purchase an equine friend.
May 27, 2016
The best horses will teach you when to hit the brakes, when to proceed with caution and when to go for it.
May 25, 2016
Your passion for horse showing can carry you farther than you ever imagined … You just have to let it.
April 16, 2016
How a frightening day cemented a love for American Quarter Horses.
April 16, 2016
Heidi Davis' roots run deep because without horses, she has no idea what she would be doing.
March 28, 2016
AQHYA Region 7 Director Paul Parker shares why his roots run deep.
March 27, 2016
No matter your age or discipline, the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar is a can’t-miss leadership opportunity for AQHYA members.
March 17, 2016
Youth officers and directors sat in on the Youth Activities Committee meeting to share their opinions on AQHYA issues.
March 15, 2016
It’s not too late to gain everything an AQHYA leadership position has to offer.
March 13, 2016
Thank your childhood trainer, not only for teaching you how to ride horses, but for helping mold you into the person you are today.
March 12, 2016
AQHYA Officer Madelynne Herlocker shares her experiences and what she learned at the 2016 AQHA Convention.
March 12, 2016
AQHYA President Ann Elizabeth Tebow reflects on the friendships, memories and valuable experiences gained from holding an AQHYA leadership position.
March 11, 2016
AQHYA Region 5 director urges AQHA and AQHYA members to help educate the public about the positive aspects of the horse industry through social media.
March 8, 2016
This AQHYA Region 11 director is doing her part to make the Quarter Horse the world’s most popular horse.
March 3, 2016
Giving back by mentoring local equine enthusiasts and leading them towards a love of American Quarter Horses because my roots run deep.
March 1, 2016
AQHA Marketing intern Amber Hammes reflects on her experiences moving out of state during her college years, and her AQHA intern experience.
February 20, 2016
AQHA Marketing Intern Amber Hammes reflects on how she got started with Quarter Horses.
February 14, 2016
AQHA intern Amber Hammes reflects on the stages her parents went through during her journey to horse ownership.
February 6, 2016
Four ways to master the art of juggling life and American Quarter Horse Youth Association activities.
AQHYA member Emily Ambrose reaches out to inspire others by sharing her inspiration in the equine industry.