The mission of the American Ranch Horse Youth Association (ARHyA) is to provide a program to build sportsmanship, character, and leadership skills as well enable our youth to engage in fun activities to help promote the Ranch Horse Industry on a local and national level.
ARHA shows offer classes for youth of all ages and experience levels. The ARHA World Championship Show brings ARHA youth members together from all over the county and offers lots of fun activities, cool awards, great competition and a Youth Team Tournament.
While competing in ARHA Approved Shows, youth members can earn points that enable them to win awards such as Register Of Merits, ARHA Champion, Ranch Horse Champion, Superior Event Horse, Super Ranch Horse, Performance Versatility, Certificate Of Superior Ability, and Gold Medallion Award. Each year youth and their ranch horses compete against their peers for national awards like Ranch Horse of The Year, Regional High Point, Top Five and Overall High Point Saddles.