Start Your Journey with AQHYA

Whether you have a love for competition, want to learn more about American Quarter Horses or just enjoy spending time in the saddle, there’s a place for you in the American Quarter Horse Youth Association. AQHYA is for youth 18 and under, with variety of programs for all kinds of horse-crazy kids like you. Take the reins and join AQHYA today!

  • 1 Year:  $20

  • 3 Years:  $50

  • Youth Life:  $100

    (through age 18)

Youth Excellence Seminar

Make New Friends

Experience the Youth Excellence Seminar! This three-day, fun-filled event offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and tons of fun.

Young Horse Development Program

Improve Your Horsemanship

The Young Horse Development Program is an opportunity for youth to become engaged in the horse industry at a fundamental level that will be exciting and educational.

Ford Youth World

Get That Globe

Ford Youth World is the pinnacle event to showcase exhibitors' hard work and dedication while making memories with fellow members. (Ages 18-and-under)

Youth Racing Experience

Explore the Industry

As part of the AQHYA Youth Racing Experience, members have the opportunity to participate in the fast-paced world of American Quarter Horse racing from behind the starting gate to the finish line.

Get Involved

What are you waiting for?

AQHYA has something for every horse-crazy kid; the opportunities and memories are endless.