Learn more about this program that pairs AQHYA members with colts raised by AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders.
This program showcases the stock being bred and raised by AQHA Ranching Heritage members.
Additionally, it provides an opportunity for youth to become engaged in the horse industry at a fundamental level that will be fun and educational.
To give older AQHYA members who want to participate in a hands-on horse training opportunity that will teach the fundamentals of horsemanship. The youth will have the chance to showcase their skills and knowledge acquired at designated events where they can earn scholarships and prizes.
Participating Ranching Heritage members will offer young horses for members to judge, select, purchase, raise and train. The rancher’s goal will be to mentor these young horsemen to teach responsibility and goal-setting, important components of equine ownership.
AQHYA members have the chance to receive a free weanling from several generous AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeders. To be eligible to receive a free foal, youth applicants must submit their applications to receive a foal by late Summer 2015.
The second way youth can participate in the Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program is to purchase a Ranching Heritage Challenge-nominated foal from a Ranching Heritage Breeder before early Fall 2015.
For more information on the Young Horse Development Program, Click here.