Youth > AMHyA Youth Program

The American Miniature Horse Association Youth Program (AMHyA) is an organization of young people who have a common interest in the miniature horse. With youth members in the United States, Canada, and all over the world, AMHyA offers a variety of programs that challenge members to become involved, to learn, and to develop competence in all areas of the miniature horse industry.

As they work with their miniature horse(s), members develop a sense of sportsmanship and fair play, learn citizenship skills, master leadership skills, and develop discipline and a sense of responsibility for themselves, their horses, and their Association. They participate in the AMHA Regional and World Show through showing, youth contest and essays. 

The AMHyA program is designed to bring out the best in its members - no matter what their skills or interests. Youth Members, 18-years-old or younger are eligible to participate in any or all of the American Miniature Horse Youth Association programs.​

For More Information on the AMHyA Youth Program contact AMHA Office 817.783.5600

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Youth Spotlight

This month’s AMHyA Youth spotlight is on Emily Baker.


Emily is a senior in high school and lives in Austin, Texas. She has shown and worked with miniature horses for seven years. She is the current president of AMHyA. She loves competing in American Miniature Horse Shows. She also loves to share information with others about miniature horses.

When she is not competing in shows, She has also become a 4-H State Photography Ambassador, a NASA High School Aerospace Scholar, & a Texas Farm Bureau Free Enterprise Speech Contest champion. Her next adventure will be in pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M with a minor in Astrophysics.

Did you know that ...

you can get rewarded for time spent with your Miniature Horse!

The Mini Hours program is a great way to earn rewards for time spent with your Miniature horse.  The Mini Hours program will allow you to log time spent doing what you do with your mini.  Whether it be grooming, playing, therapy work, parades, or training, turn in your time spent and receive rewards from AMHA. Created for any age member, this program recognizes the personal achievements and benefits of multiple activities you do with your horse on a routine basis. Whether you participate in trail drives, train and compete in shows, walk in parades, perform therapy work, or enjoy just grooming your mini, each hour will count toward ​your lifetime achievement record and enable you to receive recognition and awards from the AMHA.


Enroll and log your hours. Awards will be mailed to you upon completion of 100, 250, 500, and each 500 hour plateau thereafter.  

Enroll and start earning prizes today!

Cultivating tomorrow's leaders ...

Helping to cultivate tomorrow's leaders, the AMHA Youth program involves much more than simply joining our association to

display your love of the American Miniature Horse.

Connect with friends     

Participate in AMHA regional and world shows     

Support the American Miniature Horse industry

Hold a leadership position through officer positions      

Participate in contests

Apply for scholarship money

..... and so much more!


Youth Program

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5601 S. Interstate 35W, Alvarado, TX 76009 | Phone: 817.783.5600 | Fax: 817.783.6403 |