Youth Excellence Seminar

Get ready for the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar July 12 to 14, 2016, in Amarillo, Texas.

What is Y.E.S.?

The 2016 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar (Y.E.S.) is July 12-14, in Amarillo, Texas. Y.E.S. 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.

"The Y.E.S. 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

Y.E.S. Facts

  • Anyone can attend—current AQHYA members and nonmembers
  • Youth attend interactive sessions designed to develop and teach leadership skills
  • Each day features new speakers presenting topics related to the equine industry
  • Five AQHYA officers will be elected—president, first vice president, second vice president, member and member
  • Regional directors will be elected—AQHYA has 11 regions; each region elects three AQHYA members as directors

2016 Bank of America Y.E.S. Tentative Agenda

Download HERE! 2016 Bank of America Y.E.S. Registration Form

Registration Fees and Deadlines

  • NEW for 2016! Adults who chaperone eight kids during Y.E.S. will receive their Y.E.S. registration compliments of AQHYA.
  • $110.00 if registered by April 29, 2016, as a current AQHYA or AQHA member.
  • $125.00 if registered by April 29, 2016, as a non-AQHYA or AQHA member.
  • Registrations accepted after April 29, 2016, will require a $25.00 late fee and are subject to availability.
  • Y.E.S. registration fees include meals.

Hotel Information

Reserve your Room by June 15, 2016 to get the Y.E.S. rate.

  • Holiday Inn West Medical 8231 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79124, 806-322-4777 – $96 flat rate, breakfast included
  • Country Inn & Suites 2000 Soncy, Amarillo, TX 79124, 806-356-9977 – $99 flat rate, breakfast included
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton 8251 W. Amarillo Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79124, 806-803-7777 - $94 flat rate, breakfast included

Wrangler ASPIRE Award

The Wrangler ASPIRE Award is a $1,000.00 award provided by Wrangler for an AQHYA member who excels in leadership and service. The award assists in developing and improving scholarship, leadership and community interest, and participation of young horsemen. The award will be presented at the Youth Excellence Seminar.

Download HERE! Wrangler ASPIRE Award


Contact  youth department at 806-376-4811.


Thank you to our sponsors!