The following educational institutions, associations and corporations partnered with AYHC to better serve the equine industry and its youth.

The American Quarter Horse Youth Association’s “Roots Run Deep”! Join us in celebrating the history and present growth of AQHYA and the American Quarter Horse. Whether you are have a love for competition, want to develop your knowledge about American Quarter Horses or just enjoy spending time in the saddle, AQHYA has something for every horse-crazy kid. You are not just joining an Association you are joining a family with one common love, the American Quarter Horse. 

The Animal Welfare Council members support the use of animals in recreation, entertainment, industry and sports. We are dedicated to advancing the responsible and humane use of animals in these activities.

Love to hang out with Arabian horses? Looking for scholarships, tips and more? Whether you own a horse or not, for only $20 you can join the Arabian Horse Youth Association and meet new two- and four-legged friends, show your horses, enter contests, win awards and have a voice in governing your youth association!

Blaze combines the mix of entertainment and education that kids look for in magazines and websites. Kids want creativity and challenge, and they want to have fun. That’s the Blaze difference … an interactive magazine that keeps the fun in horses and learning.Blaze magazine is full of fun facts, cool games and crafts, and fascinating articles on horses, horse kids and the natural world they share. Promoting literacy of course, it’s great for learning about not only horses, but also about nature, history, creative arts, character traits and much more.Geared for kids aged 8 to 14, the magazine is published quarterly.

To promote excellence in safety and education for the benefit of the entire horse industry. This is accomplished by certifying instructors, accrediting equine facilities, producing educational conferences and publishing educational resources such as horsemanship manuals, DVDs, safety video shorts, webinars, a monthly radio show, weekly blog, posters and much more.  Certified Horsemanship Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit association.

Where do you go to find horse fun for all ages? Junior Master Horseman, of course! Being a JMH'er means making friends, letting your imagination gallop wild, and learning about horses.  The JMH Chapter 1 book is full of games, activities, and horse sense. Plus, it gives you access to the JMH Web site, all the interactive games and “horse talk” message board. So what are you waiting for? Grab your parent or guardian by the reins and join today.

The National Reining Horse Association is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting and encouraging the development of and public interest in the sport of reining. The focus is on developing and maintaining suitable standards of performance and judging and in providing a fun filled, family-oriented atmosphere.


Since 2001, young Reiners in the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) have benefited from their membership through college scholarships, learning experiences from some of the top Reining trainers, life-long friendships and a whole lot of FUN along the way.NRHyA fosters leadership qualities and provides our young members with a roadmap for success they can use to guide them through their future career plans. 

The ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy exists to educate the public about rodeo, its history, and its impact on Western American culture. The Hall of Fame will also provide recognition to rodeo notables of the past, present, and serve as an inspiration for the future.

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The Alaska 4-H Horse Program promotes knowledge of horsemanship and responsible., ethical equine use, care and management. Horseback riding provides an outdoor sports fitness program for physical, personal, and emotional development, including confidence building. The sport can develop into a life-long hobby or business. Projects are available for youth owning or having access to horses and to youth not having access to horses (horseless horse projects).

Idaho Youth Horse Council

Miami International Riding Club

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL RIDING CLUB (MIRC) is a family owned and operated full care equestrian facility offering exceptional training for both riders and horses. We provide English Riding Instruction, specializing in hunters and jumpers. First time and beginner riders to 4’+ jumpers are welcome! Equitation and Dressage is also available. We are open 7 days a week, with flexible hours available to suit every rider’s needs. Please contact us for more information on boarding, lessons, and for our international program.

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses.  For more than 100 years, MSU Extension has helped grow Michigan’s economy by equipping Michigan residents with the information that they need to do their jobs better, raise healthy and safe families, build their communities and empower our children to dream of a successful future.

Minnesota State 4-H Horse Program

The Minnesota 4-H Horse Project is designed to promote life skills through a safe and educational program. Young people learn by doing. 

Mississippi 4-H Horse Clubs, Inc.

In the Mississippi 4-H Horse Program, youth are taught life skills during their experience of owning and working with horses; being responsible for their care, health, and growth; and exhibiting their horses in a competitive environment is a tremendous character-building process for them.  4-H youth also can compete in horse educational contests in addition to horse art and horse photography contests. 

Ohio 4-H Horse Program

The Ohio 4-H Horse Program serves youth and the Ohio equine industry by engaging thousands of 4-H horse members and their families, volunteers, and extension and industry professionals in a variety of equine activities designed to promote positive youth development.

Southern Idaho District 4-H Horse Council

University of Florida Animal Sciences Extension - Equine

Florida Equine Extension faculty and instructors have expertise in equine management, health, genetics, nutrition and reproduction. Extension faculty in the department and centers provide both support and leadership to youth livestock projects and conduct statewide activities for 4-H and FFA youth.

Utah 4-H Horse Program

The Utah 4-H Horse Program is designed for youth with an interest in horses and horse events. Youth will be provided with experience to help develop leadership, citizenship, self-esteem, social, and horsemanship skills. This program is for youth in grades 3rd-12th and at least 8 years of age as of October 1st. The 4-H Horse Program includes programs for both those youth who own/have access to horses and those who do not, but still want to learn about the science of equine care and management.

Yakima County Washington 4-H Horse Council

The 4-H Horse Project can be an exciting and worthwhile experience for both you and your horse. You may show your horse in a variety of classes of classes or take part in judging, hippology, horse bowl, presentations, and public speaking contests.

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