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TQHYA has a program to fit all levels… from Novice to World Champions!

Youth Membership

Why join TQHYA?

Searching for a close-knit community of like-minded Quarter Horse owners that embrace the versatility of the American Quarter Horse? Join TQHA the largest AQHA affiliate and your advocate promoting & protecting the interest of American Quarter Horse interests in the great state of Texas.

Youth Annual Membership
Youth Lifetime Membership
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TQHYA Membership Benefits:
  • Year-End Awards
  • Youth World State Team
  • TQHA Scholarships
  • NYATT Team Tournament
  • TQHA & AQHA Race Experience
  • Y.E.S Convention
  • Leadership Opportunities
Amy Lee

TQHA Youth Advisor

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2022 Youth Scholarship application and information is now available on the Forms & Resources page!

Scholarship Deadline: December 1, 2021

TQHYA has a program to fit all levels… from Novice to World Champions

Youth Excellence Seminar

YES offers a wide variety of activities for both youth and adult leaders during a three-day, action-packed event!

Learn more about Y.E.S.
AQHYA World Show

In addition to competing in horse show classes, the AQHYA World Show offers many contests. TQHA will enter teams in these contests, depending on interest and eligibility.  They include Horse Judging, Yearbook Contest (will be submitted by the TQHYA Reporter), Team Demonstration, Prepared and Impromtu Speech contests, Horse Bowl, Variety Show, Justin Boot Decorating,  and Wrangler Jean Decorating.

Learn more about AQHYA World Show
NYATT Team Tournament

The National Youth Activity Team Tournament (NYATT) is the most popular youth event at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. State and regional Quarter Horse Associations across the U.S. and Canada form teams consisting of at least four youth that compete in Barrel Racing, Horsemanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Reining, Showmanship and Western Pleasure.

Learn more about NYATT
Racing Experience

AQHA Youth Racing Experience

The TQHYA Race Experience is held in conjunction with the TQHA Yearling Sale in San Antonio, TX the last weekend in July.  Youth ages 14-18 may apply.  Youth will stay in San Antonio and assist with the sale on both Friday and Saturday, and attend the races at Retama Park Friday evening. The AQHA National Youth Racing Experience will be held with the Challenge championships in November.

Download the AQHYA Youth Racing Experience Handbook to learn more!


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Upcoming Youth Events
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Previous Youth Events

Racing Experience
October 18, 2021 - October 24, 2021

NYATT Team Tournament
October 18, 2021 - October 24, 2021
Columbus, OH

TQHYA Race Experience
July 30, 2021 - July 31, 2021
San Antonio, TX

Youth World Show
July 28, 2021 - August 8, 2021
Oklahoma City, OK

Youth Excellence Seminar (Y.E.S.)
July 12, 2021 - July 14, 2021
Amarillo, TX

TQHA Foundation

The Foundation supports scholarships that help further the education of our industry’s future leaders. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic records, leadership & extracurricular accomplishments.

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Join TQHA, the largest AQHA affiliate and your advocate promoting & protecting the interest of American Quarter Horses in the great state of Texas.