Rise to the Challenge at YES
Rise to the Challenge with AQHYA members from around the world at the 2019 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar, slated for July 9-11, in Amarillo, Texas!
February 22, 2019
The American Quarter Horse Association
“YES is one of the most exciting events AQHYA offers," said 2018-19 AQHYA President Olivia Tordoff. “I have had the unbelievable opportunity to create lifelong friendships and learn essential leadership and life skills. I cherish all the memories I have from the Youth Excellence Seminar and am excited to see everyone in Amarillo this summer.”
YES welcomes American Quarter Horse Youth Association members and non-members, ages 10 to 18, to experience a three-day, fun-packed event that offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and tons of fun.
Hosted by the 2018-19 AQHYA officers and directors, YES offers a wide variety of activities and featured speakers focused on the youth of our industry. If you’ve never attended YES, it’s an amazing opportunity to meet new people, have fun learning about leadership and learn more about AQHA, AQHYA and the American Quarter Horse industry.
Voting delegates representing the affiliates will elect the 2019-20 AQHYA officers and directors during YES. Members from AQHYA’s 11 regions will also elect up to three directors to represent their respective regions during the conference.
Registration is $110 for current AQHYA and AQHA members if registered by June 1 and $125 for all other youth if registered by June 1. 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, which is 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 1, 2019. Download the application at www.aqha.com/yes.
For more information on the 2019 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar, visit www.aqha.com/yes.