AQHYA National Racing Experience

AQHYA National Racing Experience

  • Oct 22 - Oct 24
  • Albuquerque NM
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The AQHYA National Racing Experience is held in conjunction with the AQHA Bank of America Challenge Championship each year. The 2020 AQHYA Racing Experience will be held at The Downs at Albuquerque in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This national event allows participants to build on the knowledge gained during a regional racing experience by working one-on-one with an experienced trainer at the three-day Challenge Championship event.

Applicants who are accepted for the national racing event are automatically entered into a competition with fellow participants for the chance to win $6,000 in award money - $3,000 is awarded to first place; $2,000 is awarded to second place; and $1,000 is awarded to third place.  The winners are determined by each participant's cumulative scores including their application, Racing Skillathon Contest results, interview scores, and overall performance throughout the educational experience.

Youth must be 16 years old at the time of the national event to apply.  Racing affiliates may recommend one youth from their regional racing experience by submitting the participant's name and application to AQHA. Youth may also apply directly by submitting their application to AQHA by the deadline. Applicants must also complete the online Racing Skillathon Contest, and their results will count toward their cumulative total in the program.  Five participants will be chosen to receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Bank of America Challenge Championships.  All applicants must be members of AQHYA.  

Go here for more details or to apply.