The award was presented to Prather by AQHA President Johne Dobbs.
“On behalf of AQHA, I am proud to present this award to Emily,” Dobbs said. “Her generosity is an inspiration to youth and adults around the world.”
When a series of tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma on May 20, Prather and four friends – Mattie Lemmons, Ethan Taylor, Austin Lugwig and Brant Weaver – delivered truck-and-trailer loads full of feed and supplies to horse owners near Moore, Oklahoma.
To learn more about Prather’s relief efforts or how to donate, click here.
The Arkansas Quarter Horse Youth Association also received an AQHYA Hero Award for raising $1,000 for Oklahoma tornado relief.
The Youth Excellence Seminar is an opportunity for AQHYA members to meet new people and have fun learning about leadership. This year’s seminar was full of amazing opportunities, exciting activities and inspiring speakers focused on youth. The seminar was held June 20-22 at AQHA’s International Headquarters in Amarillo.
For more information on the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar, visit www.aqha.com/aqhya.