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AQHYA To Host Annual Youth Leadership Event

The American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) is inviting young horse enthusiasts to the 2019 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar (YES). The event, scheduled for July 9-11, 2019, will be open to members and non-members.
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Program To Highlight Volunteers’ Contributions to Reining

National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) affiliates across the globe will be asked to identify volunteers who have made an impact to the sport. A number of those volunteers, and a guest, will be honored at the 2018 NRHA Futurity through a new program during Slider’s Night Out.
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What Daddy Don Know And Cromer Deliver At Cascades Futurity

Normally, there’s a chance Julie Clarke might get nervous when one of her cutting horses compete at big event. Fortunately, she was way too busy helping run the Cascades Futurity to worry too much as What Daddy Don Know walked to the herd in the Classic Challenge Open finals.
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Joey Varnadore Squeaks Out NYCHA Senior Youth World Finals Show Win

The conversation in the alleyway prior to introductions for the Senior Youth World Finals focused on points. With just two points separating Joey Varnadore from powerhouse rider Cade Shepard, the two teens speculated on who might come out the winner. Little did they know what the night would hold.
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Himes Named NRHA Interim Executive Director

bethhimes-nrhaBeth HimesThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has named an Interim NRHA Executive Director: Beth Himes of Millersport, Ohio. The Board of Directors voted unanimously for Himes to serve as interim executive director as provided for in the NRHA Bylaws. Himes also will uphold her current duties as president.

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Stowe named Univ. of KY Ag Equine Programs Director

JillStowe byMattBartonJill Stowe - Photo by Matt BartonJill Stowe has been named director of University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs and Dickson Professor of Equine Science and Management beginning May 1. Stowe, an associate professor within the College of Agriculture’s Department of Agricultural Economics, follows Ed Squires as the leader of the multidisciplinary equine program that serves as a gateway to all equine activities in the college.