A guide to clubs and associations for young and aspiring horsemen.

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Equine youth groups offer a fun way to compete, earn scholarships, and make lifelong friends. Photo by Katie Frank.

The July 2015 issue of Western Horseman celebrated the up-and-coming Western generation with a special youth section. To encourage involvement, we’ve compiled a list of fun clubs and organizations kids can join to learn, grow, and nurture their horse and agriculture passions.

4-H: 4-h.org

American Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Program: yfr.fb.org

American Junior Paint Horse Association: ajpha.com

American Quarter Horse Youth Association: aqhya.com

American Ranch Horse Youth Association: americanranchhorse.net/arha-youth

American Youth Horse Council: ayhc.com

Appaloosa Youth Association: appaloosayouth.com

Junior Ranch Rodeo Association: jrra.info

National FFA Organization: ffa.org

National High School Rodeo Association: nhsra.com

National Junior High School Rodeo Association: nhsra.com/Jr-High-Division

National Little Britches Rodeo Association: nlbra.com

National Reined Cow Horse Youth Association: nrcha.com/nrchya-youth

National Reining Horse Youth Association: nyrha.com

National Youth Cutting Horse Association: nychaonline.com

United States Pony Clubs: ponyclub.org

 

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