American Quarter Horse Youth Association

American Quarter Horse Youth Association AQHYA is the world's largest youth equine association, promoting leadership, competition and non-horse related activities for horse loving youth.

To become a member of AQHYA, visit www.aqha.com/join.

Mission: The mission of AQHA is: • To record and preserve the pedigree of the American Quarter Horse while maintaining the integrity of the breed and welfare of its horses. • To provide beneficial services for its members which enhance and encourage American Quarter Horse ownership and participation. • To develop diverse educational programs, material and curriculum that will position AQHA as the leading resource organization in the equine industry. • To generate growth of AQHA membership via the marketing, promotion, advertising and publicity of the American Quarter Horse. • To ensure the American Quarter Horse is treated humanely, with dignity, respect and compassion at all times.

The deadline to register for Youth World Show contests is Monday, June 1st! Don't miss out on these fun and exciting con...
05/29/2015
AQHYA Built Ford Tough World Championship Show: Advisor Resources

The deadline to register for Youth World Show contests is Monday, June 1st! Don't miss out on these fun and exciting contests - send in your completed forms as soon as possible! Download registration forms here. >>

AQHYA advisors find the resources you need to help your youth group have a great show.

Learn about the genetics behind the rare silver coloration. >>
05/25/2015
Seeing Silver – America’s Horse Daily

Learn about the genetics behind the rare silver coloration. >>

Learn about horse-breeding crosses that can produce various foal colors including silver, a gene that dilutes black horse hair.

AQHA spring 2015 intern Annise Montplaisir bids farewell to us here at AQHA as she heads home for the summer. We will so...
05/22/2015
Back to My American Quarter Horses – America’s Horse Daily

AQHA spring 2015 intern Annise Montplaisir bids farewell to us here at AQHA as she heads home for the summer. We will soon be welcoming our summer intern!

After five incredible months as an AQHA intern, it's time to giddy-on up to the next adventure.

Learn about this fantastic experience from a first-time attendee >>
05/21/2015
AQHA: Reflections From IHSA Nationals

Learn about this fantastic experience from a first-time attendee >>

AQHA’s Cailin Caldwell reflects on her first trip to the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association National Finals and the dream-come-true opportunities the program presents.

05/19/2015
Polo and Standing Wraps

Learn how to apply polo wraps and standing wraps!

http://www.aqha.com/video Leg wraps serve many purposes including protecting your horse during exercise and offering support after a strenuous workout. AQHA ...

Before hitting the trails, check out these 40 trail riding tips >>
05/18/2015
Horseback Riding

Before hitting the trails, check out these 40 trail riding tips >>

40 Trail Riding Tips | Get the most out of your horseback riding adventures.

Before you enter the arena for your winning ride, you have to properly warm up your horse. Learn how to position your ho...
05/16/2015
Warming Up for a Horse Show – America’s Horse Daily

Before you enter the arena for your winning ride, you have to properly warm up your horse. Learn how to position your horse for success in the ring >>

No matter what horse-showing discipline you compete in, theses warm-up exercises will get your horse soft and supple before your class.

Learn about American Quarter Horse coat colors from this easy-to-use, downloadable chart!
05/15/2015
Coat Color Genetics

Learn about American Quarter Horse coat colors from this easy-to-use, downloadable chart!

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the 17 AQHA recognized horse colors. And it’s hard to remember the difference between a strip and a snip. AQHA makes it easy with this easy-to-use, easy to store Horse Color and Markings Chart. Download it: http://americashorsedaily.com/horse-color-and-markings-chart/

Hey parents! Use Take Me Riding's Horse Finder tool to find trainers, locations, events, and even riding centers near yo...
05/14/2015
Take Me Riding - Horse Finder

Hey parents! Use Take Me Riding's Horse Finder tool to find trainers, locations, events, and even riding centers near you, where you can take your family horseback riding!

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Check out these great photos from the 2015 Mayflower IQHA show, courtesy of Bar H Photography. Read an update from the s...
05/13/2015
AQHA Journal

Check out these great photos from the 2015 Mayflower IQHA show, courtesy of Bar H Photography. Read an update from the show here >> http://bit.ly/1FeUX4m

Explore AQHA Journal's 16,137 photos on Flickr!

Ever wondered how to make a rope halter? Having trouble loading your horse into a trailer? Well wonder no more! These 10...
05/13/2015
Top 10 Free Reports – America’s Horse Daily

Ever wondered how to make a rope halter? Having trouble loading your horse into a trailer? Well wonder no more! These 10 reports are filled with educational horse information that will answer all your questions.

Check out the 10 most popular FREE reports on America's Horse Daily this month!

Check out Time To Ride, a horseback-riding initiative that is taking steps to grow the horse industry!
05/11/2015
Time to Ride Challenge – America’s Horse Daily

Check out Time To Ride, a horseback-riding initiative that is taking steps to grow the horse industry!

The Time to Ride horseback-riding initiative is taking steps to grow the horse industry.

05/11/2015
2014 AQHA Youth Mounted Shooting World Champion

Curious about cowboy mounted shooting? Here's what the 2014 youth mounted shooting world champion has to say about the sport >>

Mikayla Zayas rode SDP Malenas Ichi to the youth world championship March 21, 2015, at the 2014 John Deere AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championship Sh...

Follow this advice to get in tip-top shape before your next horse show or event!
05/10/2015
Riding Fit

Follow this advice to get in tip-top shape before your next horse show or event!

Stretch, strengthen and tone your riding muscles with these exercises from equestrian personal trainer Emily Harrington.

The pride and beauty of the American spirit was on full display at the Dixie Challenge clinic, April 24-26 in Canton, Mi...
05/10/2015
AQHA: Semper Fi Fund's Dixie Challenge

The pride and beauty of the American spirit was on full display at the Dixie Challenge clinic, April 24-26 in Canton, Mississippi. The event, sponsored by the Semper Fi Fund’s Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program and the Mississippi Quarter Horse Association, was attended by 16 servicemen and -women and more than 50 volunteers from the MQHA and Mississippi Quarter Horse Youth Association. (Photos courtesy of Emily Peak)

Youth and adults from the Mississippi Quarter Horse Association assist service members at the Semper Fi Fund’s Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program Dixie Challenge Clinic.

Whether you're training for a horse show, preparing for a trail ride or just hanging around the barn, it's important to ...
05/09/2015
Prepare for Equine Emergency First Aid – America’s Horse Daily

Whether you're training for a horse show, preparing for a trail ride or just hanging around the barn, it's important to be prepared for equine emergencies >>

Whether you’re at home or at a horse show, be armed with the right supplies and knowledge in the event of a horse-health emergency.

05/06/2015
Corona Chick

Inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2015, Corona Chick was known on the track for her speed, and off the track as a fantastic broodmare.

Corona Chick was one of the greatest racing distaffers and broodmares to ever rule the track. Sired by Chicks Beduino and out of Sizzling Lil, the dark-brown...

Check out these fantastic photos taken at the 2015 IHSA nationals!
05/05/2015
2015 IHSA May 3

Check out these fantastic photos taken at the 2015 IHSA nationals!

View the album on Flickr.

05/04/2015
Behind the Scenes: The Four Sixes/Ford Photo Shoot

Go behind the scenes with AQHA during the making of the Ford Trucks ad with AQHA President Dr. Glenn Blodgett at the famous 6666 Ranch. You're going to love the new F-150!

AQHA and Ford team up for a project celebrating AQHA President Dr. Glenn Blodgett of the Four Sixes Ranch and the new Ford F-150. Renown photographer Wyman M...

Check out this FREE report! Learn how to tie a rope halter in just a few easy steps!
05/03/2015
How to Tie a Rope Halter – America’s Horse Daily

Check out this FREE report! Learn how to tie a rope halter in just a few easy steps!

The rope halter is a valuable tool for training your horse, but it needs to be used correctly. A poorly tied rope halter can put your horse in danger,

In honor of the Kentucky Derby, here are some facts about American Quarter Horse Racing!
05/02/2015
All About the Racing American Quarter Horse – America’s Horse Daily

In honor of the Kentucky Derby, here are some facts about American Quarter Horse Racing!

American Quarter Horses are the fastest horses in the world, and among the fastest of all animals. Able to run at speeds up to 55 mph, they can travel a quarter mile in less than 21 seconds, starting from a flat-footed standstill.

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1600 Quarter Horse Dr
Amarillo, TX
79168

General information

Comment Policy AQHA's pages and other Web properties are intended as interactive forums where fans of the American Quarter Horse can gather information and take part in an open discussion about the products and services of AQHA as well as the equine industry in general. While we appreciate healthy debate on our pages and our other Web properties, please keep your comments civil in tone. We will not tolerate personal attacks, profanity or offensive language. While we will not remove comments simply because we disagree, we do reserve the right to delete inappropriate or threatening posts and report them to Facebook if deemed necessary. Horse Processing Discussions We do not allow horse processing comments and/or photos on AQHA's Facebook wall, because of the sensitive nature of the discussions and the fact that we strive to keep AQHA's Facebook wall a family friendly place for all ages to enjoy. To send a message to AQHA's Public Policy department, use the contact form at aqha.com/contact. Read AQHA's position statement on horse processing here: http://aqha.com/advocacy <http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Faqha.com%2Fadvocacy&h=7AQEBtONQ&s=1> .

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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