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AjPHA members awarded Youth Leadership Conference scholarships

Make friends, talk Paints and help lead the horse industry at the annual Youth Leadership Conference, held in conjunction with the 2017 APHA Convention!

Two $750 travel scholarships were awarded to help AjPHA members attend the conference—one scholarships was earmarked for a first-time YLC attendee and the other for a current AjPHA national director.

Congratulations to:

Hannah Murusky—2016-17 AjPHA national director YLC scholarship recipient
Chiara Traub—First-time attendee YLC scholarship recipient
Don’t forget—registration for the Youth Leadership Conference is still open, and ALL AjPHA members are invited to attend. Register today!

This year’s “Paints by Numbers” conference explores ways to increase numbers at APHA at grassroots levels, getting young horse lovers “hooked” on Paints and how to help our colorful horses stand out in the greater equine community.

In addition to constructive discussions and presentations, participants enjoy fun team-building exercises, games and a day trip. Youth also have the opportunity to join the Youth committee’s directors’ meeting, where they can provide personal insights and opinions on current issues affecting AjPHA members.

Tentative Schedule
Thursday, 2/23: 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, 2/24: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, 2/25: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, 2/26: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (day trip, location TBA)
*optional* Monday, 2/27: Directors Meeting

Accommodations & Travel Arrangements
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements, including hotel reservations. Hotel rooms will be blocked by APHA at the DFW Westin Hotel in conjunction with the 2017 APHA Convention. Please visit apha.com/events/convention for more details.
Participants are encouraged to share hotel rooms with members of their regional club or youth groups. Director of Youth Activities Christine Henry will also maintain a list of those chaperones who are willing to share their room with other participants. Please see Section C of the registration form for details.

All youth must be accompanied by a youth chaperone. Chaperones should oversee no more than eight youth each. Chaperones who are planning on participating in YLC activities & meals are asked to pay $40 to offset the cost.

Recommended Ages for Conference is 13–18 years old.

Register for the Youth Leadership Conference today!

Still have questions about the Youth Leadership Conference? Contact Youth Director Christine Henry for additional information.


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About APHA

The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.