Young Horse Development Project
The AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program offers AQHYA members the chance to earn scholarships and further their education of horse training, care and health.
The American Quarter Horse Association recognizes the importance of engaging youth within the equine industry, and the Association values the responsibility and education that a young horseman gains through raising a horse. Those realizations were the fuel behind creating the AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Project, a program conceived by the AQHA Ranching Council and the American Quarter Horse Youth Association.
The Young Horse Development Project offers AQHYA members the chance to earn scholarships, plus further their education of horse training, care and health. For the project, accepted AQHYA members purchase a nominated weanling from an AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder. From the weanling to yearling years, the AQHYA members work with and train their foals, then exhibit the foals at an AQHA show. Ultimately, the project participants have the chance to win back their investment in their foals through scholarships.
Youth applicants must be AQHYA members, and applications to receive a foal for this year’s selection are due September 14, 2012.