Youth Excellence Seminar

Get ready for the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar.

What is YES?
The 2014 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar is July 7-9, 2014, in College Station, Texas. YES welcomes AQHYA members and nonmembers, ages 10 to 18 to experience this three-day, fun-packed event that offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and tons of fun.

YES 2014 takes place in conjunction with the 2014 Youth World Cup, July 3-13.

“The YES conference was one of the most fun things I've ever done because you get to be with people that share the exact same interests as you. I really like that you learn so much about leadership. Everybody’s included, and it’s so much fun.” – Fallon Eaton, Nevada, AQHYA Member

Register TODAY for the 2014 YES!

1920 Austin's Colony Pkwy
Bryan, Texas, 77802-3337, US 
Phone: 979/731-5300
Fax: 979/731-5301
Toll Free Reservations: 

Backup hotel:

Holiday Inn and Suites
2500 East Rudder Freeway
College station, TX.
77840 979-485-8300


Offers daily shuttles from College Station to Houston Airports

Schedule for Trips Departing Houston

Price $28  Hobby- College Station

 YES Facts:

  • Anyone can attend -- current AQHYA members and non-members. 
  • Five AQHYA officers will be elected. (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sentinel)
  • Region directors will be elected. AQHYA has 11 regions. Each region will elect three AQHYA to be directors. 

Timeline of Events:

  • 2014 Youth World Cup: July 3-13
  • YES 2014: July 7-9
  • Youth Leadership Summit: July 10. This event is only for the officers of equine associations.

How to Register for YES:

  • Click here for the online registration form.
  • Form may also be printed and mailed to AQHA office. Forms must be received by AQHA on or before deadline.
  • Reserve your hotel room. (Information coming soon on host hotel.)

Prices of YES Registration:

  • $85* if registered by March 30, 2014
  • $100 registered by April 30, 2014, current AQHYA and AQHA members. 
  • $120 registered by April 30, 2014, for non-members of AQHYA and/or AQHA.
  • All registration fees include meals. 

Registration Deadlines:

  • Deadline to register: April 30, 2014
  • Last day to replace individuals: June 10, 2014
  • Late fees will apply after deadlines. 

How to Run for Officer or Director:

  • Officer and director applications and online Registration Form are due by April 1, 2014, for pre-convention publicity.
  • AQHYA members must declare their candidacy by April 1, 2014. No exceptions. 
  • Fill out the Campaign Workbook.
  • 2014 Guide to Campaigning 

Who Can Vote in the Election:

  • Every AQHYA Afflilate will be allowed to send four delegates to vote in the AQHYA officer and director elections.
  • Delegates must be declared by April 1, 2014. No exceptions.

Forms, Applications and Resources:

Questions? Call AQHA's Youth Department at 806-376-4811.

*For AQHYA and AQHA members only.