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

2021 Art Contest Winners

  • 10 & Under

    • 1st Place- Ethan Justice
    • 2nd Place- Kyle Ryun
    • 3rd Place- Macylinn Doxstader

       

    11-13

    • 1st Place- Adam Ryun
    • 2nd Place- Cody Freeberg
    • 3rd Place- Ciara Colon


    14-18

    • 1st Place- Lydia Chadwick
    • 2nd Place- Carley Thomas
    • 3rd Place- Carley Thomas

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).

2021 Essay Topics

13 & Under (400-800 words): The best thing that has happened to me because of my Appaloosa horse is….

14-18 (800-1200 words): Covid-19 has affected and/or continues to affect my Appaloosa-related goals in the following ways….

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

2021 Essay Contest Winners:

  • 13 & Under

    • 1st Place- Adam Ryun
    • 2nd Place- Addyson Wicks
    • 3rd Place- Lailah Sher
    • Honorable Mention- Cody Freeberg

    14-18

    • 1st Place- Abby Freeberg
    • 2nd Place- Abigail Ryun

     

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.

2021 Photography Contest Winners:

  • 13& U

    • 1st Place- Owen Colegrove
    • 2nd Place- Adam Ryun
    • 3rd Place- Cody Freeberg

    14-18

    • 1st Place- Abby Ryun
    • 2nd Place- Lila Bednarski
    • 3rd Place- Abby Freeberg

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.