The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Youth Association is committed to developing youth horsemanship through breeding, raising and exhibition of the American Quarter Horse through participation in community leadership, sportsmanship and scholarship activities for the core purpose of protecting and promoting the American Quarter Horse.

The OQHYA is a very active association, encouraging youth participation in events through fundraising, education, and fun activities for the youth throughout the year.  In addition to the OQHA shows, the Youth Association members participate in the NYATT during the All-American Quarter Horse Congress, the YES Convention, and the AQHA Youth World Show.

Upcoming AQHA Youth Dates & Deadlines-

  • AQHA Emerging Leader Nomination Deadline January 15, 2024
  • American Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline January 15, 2024
  • 2024 AQHA Annual Convention: March 15 – 18, 2024, Las Vegas, NV
  • AQHYA Affiliate Information Forms Due – March 1, 2024
  • AQHA Committee Member Applications Due – March 22, 2024
  • 2024 Youth Excellence Seminar: July 9 – 11, 2024, Amarillo, TX
  • 2024 AQHYA World Championship Show: July 31 – August 11, 2024 (tentative), Oklahoma City, OK

2023 OQHYA Officers

OQHYA President: Caroline Herman

OQHYA 1st Vice President: Avery Adamson

OQHYA 2nd Vice President: Addi Langley

OQHYA Secretary: Grace Riley

OQHYA Treasurer: McKenna Gibson

OQHYA Reporter: Brooklyn Mueller

OQHYA Historian: Izzie Jo Vinson

OQHYA Board of Directors:

Stella Boren, Maddie Dawson, Zanah Hannon, Ella Kate Herman, Jack Herman, Renna Laughlin, Camryn James, Jade McGill, Kaylee Parker, Sakari Wilkinson

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