ILQHA to award $1500 in Grants to AQHA Youth YES seminar. Deadline to apply May 15
The 2022 Youth Excellence Seminar is slated for July 12 - 14 in Amarillo. The Youth Excellence Seminar welcomes AQHYA and ILQHYA members and nonmembers, ages 10 to 18, to experience this three-day, fun-packed event that offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and AQHYA governance items. More information and the Application can be found at the link below.
Derek Smith - Youth Member Spotlight
Meet our new ILQHYA member Derek Smith. This lively young man is nine years old and began his riding career at the ripe age of 4 and started racing 2 years ago! Derek lives in Pontiac with his mom, dad, and 3 show horses and 2 additional horses that are pets. Derek runs barrels with his gelding “gold digger”. His mare “Diva” runs poles and barrels. Recently, his family purchased a new quarter horse, and his name is “Hot Rod”, and he is excited to begin racing him too...
4 Rituals to Help Prepare for Pattern Classes
Dispel your nerves and prepare to ace patterns, including showmanship, horsemanship and hunt seat equitation, with these tips. If you’re going to be competing at a show in a pattern class, you know that you’ll need some serious preparation... Article By Abigail Boatwright for The American Quarter Horse Journal