Horsemanship

With resources created just for you, you’re sure to up your horsemanship game. AQHYA offers a variety of unique programs designed specifically for youth members to increase their leadership and horsemanship abilities.

Young Horse Development

Learn more about the AQHA Ranching Heritage Program's Young Horse Development Program for AQHYA members.

This program showcases stock bred and raised by AQHA Ranching Heritage members and engages youth in the horse industry at a fundamental level in a fun and educational way.

AQHA Youth Racing Experience

Youth Racing Experiences allow AQHYA members the opportunity to participate in the fast-paced world of American Quarter Horse racing.

The AQHA Youth Racing Experience is held in conjunction with the AQHA Challenge Championship each year. This national event allows participants to build on the knowledge gained during a regional racing experience from behind the starting gate to the finish line.

Junior Master Horseman

Learn more about the AQHA Ranching Heritage Program's Young Horse Development Program for AQHYA members.

Junior Master Horseman is a book series that uses activities to teach kids all about horses! These books are a perfect supplement for 4-H horse and pony clubs as well as classroom and rainy day craft sessions for any horse-crazy kid.

Horseback Riding Program

The AQHA Horseback Riding Program rewards participants with new prizes.

This program allows AQHA to reward youth members who simply enjoy riding, whether they own a horse, lease a horse or take lessons.

AQHYA World Championship Show

The AQHYA World Championship Show is for youth exhibitors 18 and under as of January 1 of that year.

The AQHYA World Championship Show is the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to youth exhibitors 18 years and younger.

Youth World Cup

The American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup is an educational, leadership and competition-based event for AQHA youth members from around the world.

This international event is hosted every two years by a different country. This event hosts teams from 16 nations around the world!
May 10, 2024 | News and Publications American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA)
Enter the contests offered at the AQHYA World Championship Show by July 15 to get involved outside of the arena – and even from home!
May 08, 2024 | News and Publications Youth officer positions
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