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YES Conference

Get ready for the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar July 11 to 13, 2017, in Amarillo, Texas.

The 2017 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar (YES) will be held July 11-13, 2017, in Amarillo, Texas. YES welcomes AQHYA members and nonmembers, ages 10 to 18, to experience this three-day, fun-packed event that offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and tons of fun.

YES Facts

  • Anyone can attend—current AQHYA members and nonmembers
  • Youth attend interactive sessions designed to develop and teach leadership skills
  • Each day features new speakers presenting topics related to the equine industry
  • Five AQHYA officers will be elected—president, first vice president, second vice president, member and member
  • Regional directors will be elected—AQHYA has 11 regions; each region elects three AQHYA members as directors

Cornelius elected 2017-18 AQHYA President

Ty Cornelius with outgoing AQHYA President Brock Murphy from Missouri.

ArQHA would like to congratulate our own Ty Cornelius, who has been the ArQHYA president for two years, on becoming the American Quarter Horse Youth Association President for the 2017-2018 year! We can not wait to see what he accomplishes during his presidency at the national level.

ArQHA is also proud of the youth that represented ArQHA at the YES Conference in Amarillo, this year. All six of these kids will also compete for Team Arkansas at Youth World in Oklahoma City on August 4-12.

Left to right: Lanie Cornelius (ArQHYA Secretary), Maggie Smith (ArQHYA Vice President), Sidney Dunham (ArQHYA Reporter), Spencer Hardin (ArQHYA Member), Greg Wheat (ArQHYA Member), and Ty Cornelius (ArQHYA President).

Candids from 2017 YES conference