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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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2025 Youth Scholarship application and information is on the Forms & Resources page!

Scholarship Deadline: TBD

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

Congratulations to these 2024 Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

The Texas Quarter Horse Association Foundation is pleased to announce its 2024 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:

Ms. Kylan Canon of Caldwell, Texas.

Ms. Isabelle Hildebrandt of Pearland, Texas.

Ms. Anna Haffelfinger of Boerne, Texas.

Learn more about the TQHA Foundation Scholarship
Texas Quarter Horse Youth Association Volunteer Form

Below you will find the TQHYA Volunteer form. Please use this form for all volunteering with TQHA. These hours will be used for your officer application, and your scholarship application with us.

TQHYA Volunteer Form.


Youth Excellence Seminar

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

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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 going to be held at Sam Houston Race Park starting at 8 am Saturday, June 15, 2024 . Youth will be able to meet the trainers, tour the barns, and attend the races at the Park. More details to come!

The AQHA National Youth Racing Experience will be held at the Downs Racetrack & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Learn more about the Race Experience

Download the AQHYA Youth Racing Experience Handbook to learn more!


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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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Become a TQHA Member Today

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