MQHA Youth Program

The Michigan Quarter Horse Youth Association is a division of the MQHA for members 18 years old and under. MQHYA members can participate in shows and compete for a spot on Michigan’s AQHYA World Championship Show Team and the Congress National Youth Activity Team Tournament (NYATT) team, as well as earn points towards year-end awards.

The MQHYA encourages its members to be active in the show pen and outside of it through numerous fundraisers and volunteer efforts held each year. Michigan youth are encouraged to get involved by attending meetings, running for office, and even participating in AQHA’s Youth Excellence Seminar. A youth does not have to show to become involved!

2019 MQHYA Youth Team Qualifying

The qualifying period for the Youth World Show Team begins on September 1, 2018 and ends on May 31, 2019. The qualifying period for NYATT Team begins on September 1, 2018 and ends on July 7, 2019. For more information about the MQHYA contact Jeff West at or Co-Advisor Sasha Glover at

Youth World Team

 2018 MQHA Youth World Team

»  World Show Team Selections and Info

»  Medical Release


2018 MQHA NYATT Team

»  NYATT 2018 Final Team Standings


2018 MSBA NYATT Team

Team updates


»  View Qualifying Points through 2018 


»  View Current Qualifying Points

 Scholarship opportunity – MESF

Mission Statement: The Michigan Equine Scholarship Fund is dedicated to the encouragement and investment in all qualified equine youth and/or the children of our military veterans involved in equine related therapeutic recovery, to offer access to the appropriate or desired post-secondary education, including but not limited to two and four year colleges and universities, community college and vocational and trade schools, regardless of economic circumstances.

Please go to the MESF website for information including how to apply and how to donate. 

(Michigan Equine Scholarship Fund is not owned by or affiliated with the Michigan Quarter Horse Association or any other entity.)

Get Involved

If you want more information or to get involved in the MQHYA Youth program, contact us at

Michigan Quarter Horse Association facebook page Michigan Quarter Horse Marketplace facebook link