ILQHA Youth Association

The Illinois Quarter Horse Youth Association, is a youth organization in affiliation with the American Quarter Horse Youth Association and within the scope of the rules, by-laws, and regulations of the American Quarter Horse Association. The ILQHYA parent organization is the Illinois Quarter Horse Association.

The objectives and purposes of the Illinois Quarter Horse Association are as follows:

  1. To improve and promote the American Quarter Horse.
  2. To improve and develop the capabilities of youth, both individually and through group participation, in the breeding, raising, and exhibition of Quarter Horses.
  3. To develop and improve scholarship, leadership, and community interest and participation of youth.
  4. To encourage sportsmanship, cooperation, and high moral character of young horseman.
  5. To acquaint youth members with the parent organization, the Illinois Quarter Horse Association, it's structure and function.


2021 Officers & Directors

Olivia Wynn

Vice President
Lili Drinkall

Eric Wisely

Evan Scott

June Drinkall

Regional Director
Annabel Steffens

Regional Director
Tynlee Williams

Jennifer Drinkall

Youth News

Youth Excellence Seminar

The 2021 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar is slated for July 12 - 14 in Amarillo. Registration is coming soon!  The Bank of America Yo ... read more.

2021 Ken Freeman Scholarship Recipient - Rachel Krutchen

After a blind review process of several extremely qualified applicants, Rachel Kruchten has been selected as the 2021 Ken Freeman Scholarship recip ... read more.

2021 Ford Youth World Qualifying

The AQHA Executive Committee waives traditional world show qualification for the 2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show; AQHYA members ... read more.

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