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American Miniature Horse Youth Association
Written by: AMHA Organization
Courtesy of AMHA.org


AMHyA Show Division Competition

AMHyA members participating in AMHA-approved shows can choose from more than 30 youth classes including halter, driving, jumping, showmanship, costume and others. Classes are open to eligible youth and are judged in several age categories. Divisions also include classes for individuals with special needs.

Youth can compete for titles and awards including Honor Roll, AMHyA Champion, AMHyA Superior Event Horse, and AMHyA Register of Merit. AMHA hosts four shows a year: three regional championship shows and the World Championship Show. AMHyA classes are offered in each. The AMHyA World Championship Show is held in conjunction with AMHA World Show.

AMHyA World Show Events

Each year, youth from across the globe unite in Fort Worth, Texas for the AMHyA World Championsship Show! This crowning event in the American Miniature Horse industry features fun-filled days of youth show competition and activities including:

Youth Calcutta: A chance to join in team competition with youth from around the world! Get auctioned off with your team in a fundraiser, meet new friends and compete for the chance to be the Championship Team.

Judging Contest: A test of horse judging skills in halter and performance classes, this event helps train participants in what judges are looking for in the arena. Divisions include junior and Senior levels for AMHyA and 4-H / FFA members as well as an Amateur level for those older than 17 years.

Silent Auction: The opportunity to bid on fun items with the proceeds benefiting the AMHA Youth / Amateur Scholarship Programs.

Youth Parade: The crowning event of the AMHyA weekend, come and march out with your Calcutta team and watch the prizes being awarded. Along with announcing the winning teams, this is also where AMHA and AMHyA announce the scholarship winners, High Point awards, and any other special awards presented for that year. This is a chance for the AMHA Youth to shine and congratulate their comrades' success.

AMHyA Other Arenas Programs

The AMHyA Other Arenas Program is a ticket to cool awards, prizes and recognition. Contests and opportunities recognize and reward youth members' other talents such as drawing, writing and photography. Winners do not have to be present to win and are selected from three age divisions within each of the three categories:

Art Contest: From ceramics to pen and ink, AMHyA members are judged on their artistic vision of a standard of excellence in miniature!

Photo Contest: The AMHyA photo contest provides a picture-perfect opportunity to showcase photography skills. Whether the aim is on American Miniature Horses at rest, play or at work, wards will be given to the best shots.

Essay Contest: This contest is for those who enjoy writing and sharing thoughts. Each year, participants submit an essay on a designated AMHyA topic.

AMHyA Yearbook

This annual publication features AMHyA's programs, Executive Committee, championship shows, World Championship Show and contest winners as well as profiles of participating AMHyA members. This useful directory allows members to contact friends from across the country and keep up on the past year's most memorable events.

www.AMHA.org is the complete information source
for all aspects of owning, showing, breeding, training
and purchasing an American Miniature Horse. The
AMHyA link features member profiles, contest
information, forms and applications as well as general
information for today's AMHyA member. Look online
and see all the great things that AMHyA have going on!