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Register For AQHA YES

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Don’t miss your chance to register for the 2021 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar July 12-14 in Amarillo! During the event, AQHYA members will attend educational seminars, participate in community service activities and elect new AQHYA officers and directors. The priority registration and officer and director application deadlines are June 1.

Registration is $125 for current AQHYA and AQHA members and $140 for all other youth and adults. Registrations received after June 1 will be charged a $25 late fee and are subject to availability. All registration fees include meals.


Also, don’t forget to apply for the Wrangler ASPIRE Award, a $1,000 award provided by Wrangler for an AQHYA member who excels in leadership and service. The award assists in developing and improving scholarship, leadership, community interest and participation of young horsemen and -women. The award is presented at YES, and the deadline to apply is May 15. To be considered for the Wrangler ASIPRE Award, please complete an application. In addition to the application, please include a one-page resume and one letter of reference. Download the application at

Just like AQHA, AQHYA maintains its own governing body of young members who are committed to giving back and making AQHYA the best it can be for youth members around the world. Elections for the 2021-22 AQHYA Executive Committee and regional directors will take place throughout YES.

Candidates for a regional director position must meet the following requirements:

  • Candidate must be a current AQHYA member in good standing.
  • Candidate must be a delegate from his or her affiliate of residency.
  • Candidate must be 14 years old at time of election.
  • Candidate, except those representing international affiliates, must attend the Youth Excellence Seminar.

Candidates for an officer position must meet the following requirements:

  • Candidate must be a current AQHYA member in good standing.
  • Candidate must be, or have been, an officer in his or her affiliate.
  • Candidate must have completed a one-year term as an AQHYA regional director.

To be eligible as a candidate for national office, youth must be elected as a regional director in the current election.
If a regional director is elected to an office, he or she gives up their regional directorship and is replaced by the next highest scoring director candidate in his or her respective region.

  • Candidate must be a delegate from his or her affiliate.
  • Candidate must be 16 years old at time of election.
  • Candidate must attend the Youth Excellence Seminar.

The deadline to apply is June 1. Applicants must submit their candidate workbook and speeches by June 15.


To protect the health and safety of attendees and staff, YES will be held in accordance with local, state and federal mandates. Additional information regarding the 2021 YES Health Protocols will be released at once the information is finalized.

For more information or to register for YES, visit

About the Sponsors

Wrangler, the iconic American denim brand, has offered the finest apparel in the western and equine industries since 1947. As the official jeans and shirts of AQHA for more than 20 years, Wrangler is proud to support all AQHA efforts.

Bank of America offers AQHA members exclusive bank accounts and credit cards. With the only official AQHA credit card, you can maximize your cash back by choosing how you earn rewards. Also, show your pride with a Bank of America AQHA debit card.

AQHA News and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more news and information, follow @AQHA on Twitter and visit


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