Youth Excellence Seminar

Get ready for the 2019 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar, July 9-11, in Amarillo, Texas!


Registration Schedule Guide to Campaigning

What is YES?

The Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar welcomes AQHYA members and nonmembers, ages 10 to 18, to experience this three-day, fun-packed event that offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and tons of fun. YES is also where AQHYA officer and director elections take place. To learn more about how to apply, view the Guide to Campaigning.  


YES Facts

  • Anyone can attend—current AQHYA members and nonmembers
  • Youth attend interactive sessions designed to develop and teach leadership skills
  • Each day features new speakers presenting inspiring leadership development topics
  • Five AQHYA officers will be elected—president, first vice president, second vice president, member and member
  • Regional directors will be elected—AQHYA has 11 regions; each region elects three AQHYA members as directors
Hotel Accommodations

Embassy Suites by Hilton Downtown Amarillo, 550 S Buchanan Street, Amarillo, TX, 79101

For reservations, call 806-803-5500. Group code: AQHA Youth Excellence Seminar 2019.

To learn more about the hotel, click here.




You won't want to miss out on the fun!





Wrangler ASPIRE Award

The Wrangler ASPIRE Award is a $1,000.00 award provided by Wrangler for an AQHYA member who excels in leadership and service. The award assists in developing and improving scholarship, leadership and community interest, and participation of young horsemen. The award will be presented at the Youth Excellence Seminar.

Download HERE! Wrangler ASPIRE Award



Contact the youth department at 806-376-4811.

Thank you to our sponsors!