AMHA Youth Program - AMHyA

The AMHA Youth Program (AMHyA) is a popular program within the American Miniature Horse Association.

Helping to cultivate tomorrow's leaders, the AMHA Youth program involves much more than simply joining our club to display your love of the American Miniature Horse.

Who is Eligible for AMHA Youth Program?

Youth Members, 18-years-old or younger. Youth Members are eligible to participate in any or all of the American Miniature Horse Youth Association programs.

Click Here to download the AMHyA Lifetime Membership Form!

Click Here to download the AMHyA E.C. Leadership Manual!

AMHyA Show Division Competition

As an AMHyA member, youth may participate in any AMHA-approved show. AMHA-approved shows offer more than 30 youth classes including halter, driving, jumping, showmanship, costume and others. Classes are judged in several age divisions and are also offered for special needs individuals.

In addition to show awards, youth may compete for titles including Honor Roll, AMHyA Champion, AMHyA Superior Event Horse and AMHyA Register of Merit. AMHA hosts three regional shows and a World Championship Show each year. The AMHyA World Championship Show is held in conjunction with the AMHA World Championship Show .

At the AMHyA World Championship Show, there are a number of other activities for members participation: Art Contest, Essay Contest, Photo Contest, and Team Tournament, just to name a few.

Youth Pleasure Driving 7 & Under
This class includes youth 7 & under in which all three styles of driving (Classic, Country, Single) may be exhibited.  The horse will be judged according to the style that it is being driven.  The Youth Pleasure Driving 7 & under class will be a zero (0) point qualifying class for the World Show however a form MUST be completed and turned in with your World Show entries in order for the youth to exhibit in this class at the AMHyA World Championship Show.  The youth must have DRIVEN the horse at one AMHA sanctioned local or regional championship show. 

*Please note this class is not a qualifier for Grand Championship classes at any AMHA approved show. 

Youth 7 & Under Pleasure Driving form, click here.

Youth Versatility
Please remember that both Youth Versatility 12 & Under and Youth Versatility 13 & Over classes require one (1) point to qualify for the AMHyA World Championship Show.