Missouri Quarter Horse Youth Association - September 2018 News
I hope all of you have gotten back into the routine of the school year and enjoying all of your classes! This summer our members have achieved great things and won some fantastic awards!
In June nine of our members – Emilee Block, Kat Dixon, Evie Doles, Abby Eddy, myself (Justin Eddy), Brooke Inchiostro, Hannah Inchiostro, Maddox Murphy and Paige Wellendorf attended the AQHYA Youth Excellence Seminar (Y.E.S.) in College Station, TX. This year, the event was held in conjunction with the AQHA Youth World Cup. We heard from great speakers like Clint Swindall, who spoke to us about why it was important to be engaged in what we do. We also were there to elect the new set of officers and directors for AQHYA. I am excited to say that I was re-elected as a director for Region 3. Everyone that attended truly enjoyed and we hope to continue to take numbers like this in the future!
In August, many of our members converged in Oklahoma City for the AQHYA World Championship Show. We had a great time and once again had great results in the arena and outside the arena in the leadership events. Hannah Inchiostro put together another great scrapbook for us which won 1st place in our division (for the second year in a row)! This year’s youth world was also the first time that Region 3 held a pizza party and social hour. We had a great time and really enjoyed meeting AQHYA members from other states!
Congratulations to everyone who made it to OKC, that is in itself an honor and a special congratulations to the following:
Team Missouri: FIRST PLACE in the Division II Team Spirit Contest & FIRST PLACE in the Division II Scrapbook Contest!
Jacob Blank: 2nd place prepared speech & 3rd place impromptu speech
Isaiah Chandler: 5th place impromptu speech
Abby Eddy: CHAMPION 13&under public speaking
Justin Eddy: CHAMPION impromptu speech
Alyssa Pemberton: 3rd place prepared speech & 3rd place 14-18 art/photo contest
Paige Wellendorf: CHAMPION 14-18 art/photo contest. Paige was also named overall GRAND CHAMPION in the art/photo contest!
Columbia FFA Horse Judging Team: 3rd place overall in the Horse Judging Contest and earned several individual awards.
Alexis Bylo & Pretty Bo Catt
Finalist L2 Cutting
Tyler Bylo & Spook N Shorty
Finalist L2 Cutting
Evie Doles & HF Krymsun Elegance
6th place L2 Performance Halter Mares
9th place (3rd in 13&Under) L3 Performance Halter Mares
8th place 13&Under Showmanship
10th place 13&Under Hunter Under Saddle
Kat Dixon & Genuine Peps Rooster
Shootout/semi-finalist L3 Ranch Riding
Justin Eddy & Busy Be N Fancy
7th place L2 Performance Halter Mares
10th place L3 Performance Halter Mares
9th place L2 Ranch Riding
Finalist L3 Ranch Riding
Griffin Holliday & Hasnt Gotten A Clue
4th place L2 3-Year-Old Geldings
6th place L3 3-Year-Old Geldings
Giorgia Medows & Wimpys Show Stopper
9th place L3 Horsemanship
Wayland Ruble & HR Elusive Secret
3rd place L2 3-Year-Old Geldings
5th place (3rd in 13&Under) L3 3-Year-Old Geldings
Paige Wellendorf & Good To Be Sudden
Shootout/semi-finalist L3 Trail
Gotta Get A Diamond - WORLD CHAMPION L3 Reining
Wimpys Dolled Up - Reserve WORLD CHAMPION L3 Reining
Congratulations to all our exhibitors in and out of the arena!
2019 World Show Qualifying:
For those of you wanting to start qualifying for the 2019 AQHYA World Show, you need to get your Letters of Intent turned in to Cara Harmon asap! Remember, all MQHA regular sanctioned shows between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019 will count towards qualifying. Please note that our Missouri state qualifying dates are now matching the national qualifying dates for the Youth World Show. But, your points don’t start counting until you have your Letter of Intent turned in. So, do it now so you don’t forget!
MQHYA Annual Convention
Attention all MQHYA Members, we invite you back to Columbia this year for our annual MQHYA Convention and meeting. Be sure to mark January 18 & 19 on your calendars and prepare for a fun time!
I am looking forward to seeing many of you this next week at the American Royal and other upcoming shows!
AQHYA Region 3 Director
Youth Advisor, Missouri Quarter Horse Youth Association