Appaloosa Horse Club

CONTESTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Art Contest

The AYA is pleased to sponsor an annual Art Contest for youth to showcase their artistic talents.
Artwork for this competition is accepted annually between January 1 and May 1 in three age divisions: 10 under, 11 – 13 and 14-18. Entrants compete for cash prizes and more.

Youth, 10 & Under

1st Place: $100.00, a year’s subscription to the Appaloosa Journal and your art work in an issue of the Appaloosa Journal

2nd Place: $75.00
3rd Place: $50.00

Youth, 11-13

1st Place: $100.00, a year’s subscription to the Appaloosa Journal and your art work in an issue of the Appaloosa Journal

2nd Place: $75.00
3rd Place: $50.00

Youth, 14-18

1st Place: $100.00, a year’s subscription to the Appaloosa Journal and your art work in an issue of the Appaloosa Journal

2nd Place: $75.00
3rd Place: $50.00

2020 Art Contest Winners

10 & Under:

  • 1st:  Alexa Joy Cole  View Art
  • 2nd:  Camryn Zimmerman View Art
  • 3rd:  Kaitlyn Ryun View Art

11-13:

  • 1st:  Lydia Chadwick View Art
  • 2nd:  Adam Ryun View Art
  • 3rd:  Alison Woitkowiak View Art

14-18:

  • 1st:  Hannah Hamilton View Art
  • 2nd:  Eden Arthur View Art

2019 Art Contest Winners

10 & Under:

11-13:

  • 1st: Evelyn Grace Albury View Art
  • 2nd: Evelyn Grace Albury View Art
  • 3rd: Abigail Ryun View Art

14-18:

Essay Contest

Each year the AYA sponsors an essay contest for youth to develop and express their skills and love of the Appaloosa breed in written format.
Essays are accepted each year between January 1 and May 1 for the two age divisions (13 and Under & 14-18).

2020 Essay Topics

13 & Under (400-800 words): My Plans for my Appaloosa this year once the quarantine is lifted.

14-18 (800-1200 words): Why the Appaloosa is my Breed of Choice.

The following will be awarded in their respective categories:

Youth, 13 & Under

1st Place: $100.00, a year’s subscription to the Appaloosa Journal, essay printed in an issue of the Appaloosa Journal
2nd Place: $75.00
3rd Place: $50.00

Youth, 14-18

1st Place: $100.00, a year’s subscription to the Appaloosa Journal, essay printed in an issue of the Appaloosa Journal
2nd Place: $75.00
3rd Place: $50.00

2020 Essay Contest Winners:

13 & Under:

  • 1st Place: Abigail Ryun View Essay
  • 2nd Place: Adam Ryun
  • 2nd Place: Kaitlyn Ryun

14-18:

  • 1st Place: Maggie Nelson View Essay
  • 2nd Place: Eden Arthur

2019 Essay Contest Winners:

13 & Under:

  • 1st Place: Adam Ryun View Essay
  • 2nd Place: Abigail Ryun
  • 3rd Place: Kaitlyn Ryun

14-18:

    • 1st Place: Lydia George View Essay
    • 2nd Place: Emma Wells

Photography Contest

The AYA has joined with Larry Williams Photography to introduce the Youth Photography contest.
Youth may submit multiple photographs in three divisions and their photos will be on display at the World Championship Youth Show for judging by Larry Williams Photography.
The following will be awarded in their respective categories:

Youth, 13 & Under

1st Place: $100.00, a year’s subscription to the Appaloosa Journal, Photo recognition in an issue of the Appaloosa Journal

2nd Place: $75.00
3rd Place: $50.00

Youth, 14-18

1st Place: $100.00, a year’s subscription to the Appaloosa Journal, Photo recognition in an issue of the Appaloosa Journal

2nd Place: $75.00
3rd Place: $50.00
* Third place will only be awarded if there are five or more entries in the division.

2020 Photography Contest Winners:

18 & Under:

2019 Photography Contest Winners:

13 & Under:

14-18:

Scholarships

AYA Scholarships

Each year the Appaloosa Youth Foundation awards thousands of dollars to youth who are pursuing higher education.
As many as eight scholarships of $1,000 each and one scholarship of $2,000 may be awarded to high school graduates, upperclassmen and graduate students who are members of the ApHC or are the son or daughter of an ApHC member.
The Appaloosa Youth Foundation awards six youth educational scholarships of up to $1,000 each, one from each of the six territories of the Appaloosa Horse Club. Another scholarship may be awarded at-large, and yet another to a winner from the previous year in the form of a continuing scholarship.
Another scholarshipThe Sagebrush Circuit—Lew & JoAnn Eklund Educational Scholarship—is funded in its entirety by donations made by the Appaloosa Youth Foundation from the dissolution of funds of the Sagebrush Circuit. This scholarship, the highest attainable scholarship available from the Appaloosa Youth Foundation, is given to members of the ApHC or the son or daughter of an ApHC member, is awarded to a college junior, senior, or graduate student who is pursuing a degree in a major field of study that is closely related to the equine industry.
Applicants must currently maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent 5.2 on a 6.0 scale. Each applicant must provide, or have submitted on their behalf, three letters of recommendation. An official college transcript must accompany each application.