The American Quarter Horse Youth Association, in conjunction with the American Quarter Horse Foundation, become “Heroes for Horses” by embarking on a nationally promoted community service and fundraising project to support the important equine research studies that take place at veterinary schools across the country.
The American Quarter Horse Foundation equine research projects cover a diverse range of research related to the health, welfare and utility of the horse, such as controlling and treating laminitis, the study of immunizations and vaccinations for infectious diseases, as well as genetic and musculoskeletal injury treatment.
How do I get involved?
Make sure your AQHYA membership is current, and join your local affiliate to raise funds for equine research and provide local community service hours. Not sure who your affiliate adviser is? No problem. Consult our list of affiliate youth advisers. Once you're ready, download the helpful tool kit items below.
Why is Heroes for Horses important?
The goal is to build awareness nationally, regionally and through local affiliates of the importance of research and the need for funding and to introduce young people to a career in equine research.
What's in it for me? What do I get in return for helping the future of horse health?
Points will be awarded for the amount of money raised and community service hours completed through local affiliates. The points will be leveled by the number of members in each affiliate group. The top-three leveled affiliates receive points toward education awards. The top individual national winners receive trips to the 2014 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar and Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show and will be interviewed for a story in The American Quarter Horse Journal.
Can I just donate money? I don’t really have time to volunteer or join an affiliate.
Yes, you can! The AQHYA officers understand that life is busy, and you might not have an extra moment to volunteer. But you can definitely support the efforts of Heroes for Horses by making a donation to the American Quarter Horse Foundation.
How does my affiliate get started?
We've created a tool kit below to provide you and your group with a variety of materials designed to help you raise money for this great cause. Use these materials to promote your fundraising efforts and community service opportunities.
All items may be downloaded and printed. Please consult the Heroes for Horses Graphics Standards document.
*Some items are still in the proofing stage. Visit back soon for complete tool kit. Thank you.*
Questions? Contact the AQHYA Department at email@example.com or (806) 378-4392.
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