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AQHYA is the youth arm of the American Quarter Horse Association. To learn about the benefits of membership, visit

#AQHYA members - there's still time to qualify for the 2014 Built #Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show! Get out and show before April 30. #horseshowing #AQHAProud

Congrats to #AQHYA member Ellexxah Maxwell on becoming Markel's 2013 All-Around Youth! Read about Ellexxah and all of the other year-end winners in this month's Journal and bonus High-Point supplement for FREE! #AQHAJournal #AQHAProud #horseshowing

Clinicians Nancy Cahill, Matteo Sala and Pierre Ouellet teach participants of the 2012 Youth World Cup in Kreuth, Germany, about perfecting their trail patterns. Visit for more 2012 Youth World Cup updates.

#AQHYA member Austin Ralls, along with the Heroes for Horses program, is setting out to make a difference in the horse industry. #QuarterHorses are so lucky to have kids like Austin looking after them. Keep at it, Austin! #AQHAProud. If you want to join Austin and Heroes for Horses in their quest for improved #horsehealth, visit:

Don't miss out on the chance to connect with other horse-loving youth from across the country! The 2014 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar offers #AQHYA members the opportunity to hear inspiring speakers, develop leadership skills and meet other youth. This fun-packed event is July 7-9, 2014, in College Station, Texas. #horsesandkids

10-year-old Lily Richardson knows a thing or two about thriving in the #horseworld. Read her story on our #YouthInAction blog. We're #AQHAProud to have dedicated #AQHYA members like Lily!

Are you looking for a rewarding project to work on with your youth group? Jump on board with Heroes for Horses, a youth initiative to raise money for equine research! #kidsandhorses

How can you help create a beneficial #horseproject for youth? Check out these five tips! And visit for more ways to get youth involved with horses. #AQHYA #kidsandhorses

Are you attending the 2014 #AQHYA World Championship Show? Do you want to attend? See what points you need in order to qualify! Check out for more information! #horseshowing #youthworld

#AQHA youth world champions share their secrets to success in the #horseworld! For information on how you can get involved with #AQHYA, check out #QuarterHorses #dreambig

#AQHYA member Jessica Spracklin and her American Quarter Horse are making #strides in #dressage and proving the versatility of #QuarterHorses! Check out to see what #AQHYA is all about. #youth #horses

Join #AQHYA for a one-day #leadership summit in July! The summit is in conjunction with the 2014 Bank of America Youth Excellence seminar and provides young #horseleaders with talks from inspiring speakers, information on helpful topics and the opportunity to connect with other youth across the country. #makeadifference #horselove #AQHAProud #YES

Check out this week's #YouthinAction blog! #AQHYA Secretary Lizzy Koons shares the details of her trip to the National High School Rodeo Association's mid-winter meeting and all of the adventures that went with it! #youth #QuarterHorses #NHSRA

Did y'all hear about #AQHA announced it earlier this week. It'll make your #horseproject and #recordkeeping much easier! Check it out. #AQHYA #quarterhorses

Check out this week's #YouthinAction blog! AQHYA Director Mary Huddleston talks about her adventures with a friend she met at the 2013 Ford Youth World. Learn how you can get involved with other horse-loving youth at #horsefriends #AQHAProud #AQHYA

Check out this week's Youth in Action blog! And while you're at it, visit the AQHYA FB page and tell us why you like being an AQHYA member:

What an amazing youth! Check out this follow-up video of 13-year-old Renee Pope and her horse, "Kit." TRR A Stylish Kit also known as "Kit" is moving along in her training. Her young trainer who participates in the AQHA's Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program explains some of the things that Kit has learned like longeing and being sensitized and desensitized to objects.

This is one incredible 13 year old! Renee Pope explains her experience so far with the AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program. We think she'll inspire many more youths to get involved with this program! Learn more and find out how to get a foal to work with!