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TQHA Foundation

Working to promote and support the Texas Quarter Horse Association and its membership!

The TQHA Foundation promotes the Texas Quarter Horse Association and its various initiatives through education/scholarships, research and charitable works for the horse industry in Texas. Please consider supporting our youth members and programs. All gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible.

2021 TQHA Foundation Board & Committee:

Melba Reidel - President
Nancy Cahill - Vice President
Laina Banks - Secretary
Joleen Moden - Treasurer
Stephen Stephens - Board Member
Robbie James - Scholarship Sub Committee

TQHA Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation supports scholarships that help further the education of our industry’s future leaders.

Scholarship recipients are selected by Foundation Committee members on the basis of academic records, leadership and extracurricular accomplishments with the emphasis on participation in TQHYA, AQHYA, 4-H & FFA.

All TQHA Foundation applicants must be TQHA/TQHYA members.

The eligibility of applicants is based on the individual criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, and Texas Quarter Horse involvement, as well as the applicant’s outstanding leadership and communication skills.

Congratulations to these 2022 Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

The Texas Quarter Horse Association Foundation is pleased to announce its 2022 Scholarship Recipients.  These horse enthusiasts clearly demonstrate the TQHAF Scholarship Program’s criteria:  participation in TQHYA, AQHA or other equine activities; strong academic credentials; demonstrated leadership in their schools and community organizations; and effective communication skills.  Please congratulate:

  • Mr. A. J. Kendrick of Shallowater, Texas.  AJ, a TQHYA leader, has been a TQHYA Board member and serves as AQHA Region 8 Youth Director.   He recently competed in the AQHYA National Racing Experience competition placing 2nd.    A. J.’s primary equine focus has been judging and he has excelled in Horse Judging competitions both at AQHA levels and 4-H.  He has also successfully competed in AQHYA jumping events.
  • Ms. Lauren Pursley of College Station, Texas.  Lauren, a TQHYA leader most recently served as TQHYA President and has held various officer roles within TQHYA and is a frequent volunteer for the TQHYA activities.   She also served as AQHYA Region 8 Director.  Lauren has been an active and successful competitor in show events – both AQHA and Interscholastic Equestrian Association.  After early graduation from high school, Lauren is now a freshman at Oklahoma State University and a member of the equestrian team.
  • Ms. Josie Henson of Buffalo, Texas.  Josie, a TQHYA and AQHA member, has been an active leader in various high school activities and athletics, Texas High School Rodeo and 4-H.  Although her start was showing her halter mare, she quickly moved to speed events and competed in both barrel racing and pole bending.  After early graduation from high school, Josie is currently a freshman at Sam Houston State University and competes on the Rodeo Team.
Congratulations to these 2021 Foundation Scholarship Recipients:
  • Jordan Davis
  • Rylee Howton
  • Padon Jorosz
  • Rylee King
  • Addison Paulsen
  • Arielle Wortham
Congratulations to these 2020 Foundation Scholarship Recipients:
  • Teghan Brooks
  • Blake Dunkel
  • Skylar Duleba
  • Davan Galinski
  • Claire Lee
  • J’Cee Faith Petty
Congratulations to these 2019 Foundation Scholarship Recipients:
  • Billy Belflower
  • Jaci Brown
  • Kennedy Bryant
  • Mattie Dukes
  • Brandalyn Ellis
  • Sydney Grimland
  • Delanie McClanahan
  • Saryn Paulsen
  • Reanna Santos
2022 Scholarship application and information is now available on the Forms & Resources page!

Scholarship Deadline: December 1, 2021

Questions?
(512) 458-5202 Send us a message

TQHA Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation supports scholarships that help further the education of our industry’s future leaders.

Scholarship recipients are selected by Foundation Committee members on the basis of academic records, leadership and extracurricular accomplishments with the emphasis on participation in TQHYA, AQHYA, 4-H & FFA.

All TQHA Foundation applicants must be TQHA/TQHYA members.

The eligibility of applicants is based on the individual criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, and Texas Quarter Horse involvement, as well as the applicant’s outstanding leadership and communication skills.

Congratulations to these 2021 Foundation Scholarship Recipients:
  • Jordan Davis
  • Rylee Howton
  • Padon Jorosz
  • Rylee King
  • Addison Paulsen
  • Arielle Wortham
Congratulations to these 2020 Foundation Scholarship Recipients:
  • Teghan Brooks
  • Blake Dunkel
  • Skylar Duleba
  • Davan Galinski
  • Claire Lee
  • J’Cee Faith Petty
Congratulations to these 2019 Foundation Scholarship Recipients:
  • Billy Belflower
  • Jaci Brown
  • Kennedy Bryant
  • Mattie Dukes
  • Brandalyn Ellis
  • Sydney Grimland
  • Delanie McClanahan
  • Saryn Paulsen
  • Reanna Santos
2022 Scholarship application and information is now available on the Forms & Resources page!

Scholarship Deadline: December 1, 2021

Questions?
(512) 458-5202 Send us a message

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