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Cave Creek resident elected as American Quarter Horse Youth Association Regional Director

8/10/16

CAVE CREEK – Steven Paul Parker II of Cave Creek has been elected as a 2016-17 American Quarter Horse Youth Association Regional Director. AQHYA national officers and regional directors play a major role in the youth association by planning events, participating in community service projects, and spreading the word about American Quarter Horses, youth activities, and AQHYA.

The AQHYA national officers and regional directors were elected by their peers at the 2016 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar July 12-14 in Amarillo, Texas. Candidates elected for the national officer and regional director positions will serve from July 2016 through June 2017.

Each of AQHYA’s 11 regions can elect three directors. From those directors, five national officers are elected by delegates from each state. Throughout the year, officers and directors network with horse enthusiasts throughout the industry to ensure a successful future for the industry. AQHYA national officers and regional directors set goals to grow youth involvement in every aspect of the equine world, uphold the integrity of the breed and work toward ensuring the future of the industry.

AQHYA is designed for American Quarter Horse enthusiasts 18 years of age and younger and established to expand youth participation with and knowledge of the American Quarter Horse. AQHYA has more than 23,400 youth members around the world.

For more information on the American Quarter Horse Association, visit www.aqha.com.