Megan Newlon won the first Youth Activities Scholarship at the 2020 AQHYA World Show. • Shane Rux Photo, courtesy of AQHA.

Kansas Rider Wins Youth Activities Scholarship at AQHYA World Show

A ranch and reined cow horse competitor from Kansas won the first Youth Activities Scholarship at the American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Show.

The educational scholarship, funded by the American Quarter Horse Foundation, was given out for the first time in 2020 to an eligible AQHYA member competing at the World Show in Oklahoma City.

Newlon, of Hugoton, Kansas, rode Langtrees CD in the Level 2 Working Cow Horse and Level 3 Ranch Riding at this year’s show. The horse is a 2012 gelding by CD Olena and out of RM Lily Langtree (by Bob Acre Doc).

To be eligible for the Youth Activities Scholarship, youth must be in their last year of youth eligibility and complete in a Level 3, Adequan® Level 2 or a designated AQHYA contest at the 2020 Ford Youth World.

Newlon has been active in ranch versatility in recent years, and her Equi-Stat record boasts earnings with Langtrees CD in several ranch categories, including ranch cow horse.

Youth Activities Scholarship Eligibility

* AQHYA members in good standing and in their last year of youth eligibility; AND

* Compete in at least one Level 3 or Level 2 championship class OR compete in a designated AQHYA competition at the 2020 Ford Youth World; AND

* Submit a completed application with support material by July 1.