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PS Mega Shine Chic, or "Crush," and Dany Tremblay at the 2019 NRBC

Adh Mor Ranch “Crushing” Tulsa Reining Classic Youth Entry Fees

Brad and Amanda Kelly and their Adh Mor Ranch enjoy supporting kids in the name of their stallion, PS Mega Shine Chic, affectionately known as “Crush.” Their focus on youth continues at the Tulsa Reining Classic with a new sponsorship — “Crushing the Fees” — through which all youth entry costs will be paid. In other […]
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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.

Colorado State Fair Celebrates Decade-Long Youth Freestyle Reining Competition

The 2017 Colorado State Fair is proud to announce the 10th anniversary of the Youth Championship Freestyle Reining horse show competition. This event features competitors aged 9-18 years old strutting their talent in front of the audience and judges in an effort to be crowned the winner. This traditional horse event is perfect entertainment for […]

Changes for NCHA Youth Announced

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) youth committee had a teleconference on May 1 to discuss Youth rules related to the National Championship shows. The committees proposed changed were approved by the executive committee as of May 18. The committee proposed rule changes concerning points and Nationals age eligibility be changed to follow the existing […]
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Cactus Reining Classic Adds AQHA Ranch Pleasure Classes

cactusIn response to the growing popularity of the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Ranch Pleasure classes, the Cactus Reining Classic announced the addition of both the AQHA Amateur Ranch Pleasure and AQHA Youth Ranch Pleasure classes to the 2014 schedule at the upcoming event held at WestWorld of Scottsdale March 5-9.

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Investing In Gen Z

art-catherine-nicholsArt and Catherine Nichols of Wagonhound Land & LivestockGeneration Z – they’re the Google Generation, the iGeneration and Generation Now. But most importantly, sitting in front of tablets, cell phones and on-demand TV are the curious minds of future horsemen and women.

“When you look at children ages 5-9 years old, their ultimate love for horses is not reining, cutting, Western or English. It’s a unicorn, a My Little Pony and a Breyer horse,” explained Todd Branson, the director of youth development for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). So how should a parent fuel the interest of a youngster that is captivated by horses?