A soon-to-be Mount Si High School junior with a passion for horses – Isabella Laguna of Snoqualmie – was recently elected as a 2019-20 American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) Regional Director.
AQHYA Executive Committee members 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.
Isabella will serve as a Region One Director and plans to continue to campaign each year for the next couple years she is eligible. This is Isabella’s third year to serve as a director.
The AQHYA Executive Committee and regional directors were elected by their peers at the 2019 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar July 9th-11th in Amarillo, Texas.
Candidates elected for the AQHYA Executive Committee and regional director positions will serve from July 2019 through July 2020. 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, the AQHYA Executive Committee and director network with horse enthusiasts throughout the equine industry to ensure a successful future for the industry.
The AQHYA Executive Committee 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 was established to expand youth participation with and knowledge of the American Quarter Horse. AQHYA has more than 23,000 youth members around the world.
Founded in 1940, the American Quarter Horse Association is the
largest equine breed organization in the world. With headquarters in Amarillo, Texas, AQHA has a membership of more than 230,000 people in 86 countries and has registers more than 5 million horses in 95 countries.