AQHLead Class of 2024 Applications Open

AQHLead Class of 2024 Applications Open

The American Quarter Horse Association is now accepting AQHLead applications for the Class of 2024.

2023 AQHLead recipients

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The American Quarter Horse Association is pleased to partner with the American Quarter Horse Foundation to advance the development of young adults and their continuous involvement in the equine industry. The AQHLead program, presented by Farnam, is now accepting applications for the Class of 2024. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2023. This program is designed for young adults, ages 21-35, to help support their development as young leaders in the equine industry.

AQHLead travel grants will be awarded to 10 applicants for the class of 2024 to offset the cost of travel and participation in the 2024 AQHA Convention on March 15-18 in Las Vegas. 

During the program, participants will attend leadership-focused webinars to provide additional insights into AQHA and the industry. They will also have the opportunity to partner with a mentor from the American Quarter Horse industry to learn about their mentor’s leadership activities in service to AQHA and the equine industry, and benefit from gaining more insight into their roles in impacting the industry.

Selected young adults will be able to apply for one of five additional travel grants to attend a major industry event or place of interest. AQHLead is supported in part by donors of the American Quarter Horse Foundation including a grant from the Dogwood Foundation.

To learn more about AQHLead, visit

About the American Quarter Horse Foundation
The American Quarter Horse Foundation connects people and horses 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

About the Sponsors
Founded in 1946, Farnam Companies Inc., has grown to become one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry, and has become one of the largest makers of equine products in the country. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam Horse Products serves both the pleasure horse and the performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment and leather care, plus supplements.

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