Youth Association

NRCH Foundation Youth Scholarships For NRCHA Affiliates

In an effort to encourage youth participation and to reward accomplishments throughout
the reined cow horse industry, the National Reined Cow Horse Foundation has created the
NRCHF Affiliate Youth Scholarships.
Annually, at the conclusion of the NRCHA Show Year, the NRCHF will award a $500
Scholarship to each National Reined Cow Horse Association Affiliate Youth Bridle Champion and a $250 Scholarship to each NRCHA Affiliate Youth Limited Champion in compliance with Youth Scholarship Program guidelines.

The following are the terms and conditions for the NRCHF Affiliate Youth Scholarships that
will be awarded to the Youth Bridle Champion and to the Youth Limited Champion of each of the NRCHA’s Affiliate Associations.
To compete for the year end scholarships, youth participants must have competed in at least one third of the NRCHA Approved Shows held by a Qualifying Affiliate during the show year.
A Qualifying Affiliate is an affiliate whose shows are exclusively approved by the NRCHA with no other local, regional, or national organization approving or utilizing the results of these shows for any reason without the NRCHA’s prior approval.
No double-judged, double-pointed shows or two NRCHA shows on one day in the same location will be approved by the NRCHA.
Each contestant for the scholarship must be a member of the NRCHA in good standing as of the date of the competition for the scholarship.
Each Affiliate’s Youth Bridle Champion and Youth Limited Champion shall be decided in accordance to the rules and regulations for points of the NRCHA Regional system. In the event of a tie for the Championship, the Championship scholarship money will be divided equally between the co-champions.

If you have been awarded a scholarship and you would now like to redeem it, please complete the Scholarship Award Request Form and return it to the NRCHA Office.

NRCHYA Newsletters

2015 Summer
2015 Fall

NRCHyA Elects 2017 Board of Directors

During the National Reined Cow Horse Youth Association meeting held during the Celebration of Champions in February, the new youth officers were elected. The youth members who will serve as your officers in 2017 are as follows:

President – Elizabeth Clymer

Vice President – Benjamin Self

Secretary – Colleen Bridges

Treasurer – LaRae Luis

Reporter – Lannie-Jo Lisac

Complete list of Officers and Regional Reps

The NRCHYA began as an official part of the National Reined Cow Horse Association in 2009. The NRCHyA Youth Committee Chairperson is Sarah Clymer. To contact Sarah Clymer, email to or phone 719-330-1932.

The youth board members and youth chairman hold a monthly conference call in which upcoming fundraisers, events, share motivational videos and new ideas for the youth are discussed. If you are interested in getting involved we encourage you to join the conversation on the conference call. Please contact Allison Walker,, for the conference call information.

NEW for 2015! Youth clinic sponsorships available from the NRCHYA!

Click here for complete information!

The American Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarship Program

If you or a member you know is interested in receiving a scholarship, please be sure to share this information.

The American Quarter Horse Foundation provides financial assistance to members of the American Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Youth Association through general, racing, career path and state or regional scholarships. Eligibility of applicants is based on the individual scholarship criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship offered through the Foundation. A complete list of criteria is located within the 2015 Scholarship Guidelines.

Scholarship applicants must submit a completed application, official transcript and letters of reference. Students applying for state or regional scholarships must also submit proof of affiliate membership. State and regional scholarships are currently available for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. All application materials must be postmarked by December 1, 2014 in order to be eligible.

Recipients are selected based on academic merit, financial need and American Quarter Horse involvement, as well as applicants leadership and communication skills.

For more information, please visit our website at or call us at (806) 378-5029.