Appaloosa Horse Club

CONTESTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Art Contest

The AYA is pleased to sponsor an annual Art Contest for youth to showcase their artistic talents. Entrants compete for cash prizes and more.

Artwork for this competition is accepted annually between April 1st – August 31st in three age divisions: 10 under, 11 – 13 and 14-18.

You will also receive a free copy of the issue of the journal if your work is featured in the Appaloosa Journal.

Once submitted, art work belongs to the ApHC who reserves the right to use and modify as needed.

Prizes:

Youth, 10 & Under

  • 1st Place: $100.00
  • 2nd Place: $75.00
  • 3rd Place: $50.00

Youth, 11-13

  • 1st Place: $250.00
  • 2nd Place: $100.00
  • 3rd Place: $50.00

Youth, 14-18

  • 1st Place: $250.00
  • 2nd Place: $100.00
  • 3rd Place: $50.00
 
Drawing by Carley Thomas

2023 Art Contest Winners

10 & Under

  • 1st  Place- Dash Villafranco

11-13

  • 1st  Place- Kaitlyn Ryun
  • 2nd  Place- Emily German

14-18

  • 1st Place- Carley Thomas
  • 2nd Place- Carley Thomas
  • 3rd Place- Abby Freeberg

Photography Contest

The AYA is pleased to sponsor the Youth Photography contest.

Send in a photo with a caption or comment about how Appaloosas make your life exciting. All captions must be under 300 characters.

Please send all photos to youth@appaloosa.com from April 1st to  August 31st. After August 31st all photos will be posted on the Appaloosa Youth Association Facebook and Instagram page for voting.

The photo with the most likes and comments will win. Voting will end on September 30th

Prizes:

Youth, 13 & Under

  • 1st Place: $250.00
  • 2nd Place: $100.00
  • 3rd Place: $50.00

Youth, 14-18

  • 1st Place: $250.00
  • 2nd Place: $100.00
  • 3rd Place: $50.00
Photo by Cody Freeberg

2023 Photography Contest Winners:

13 & Under

  • 1st Place- Owen Colegrove
  • 2nd Place- Reese Leibrock
  • 3rd Place- Emily German 

14-18

  • 1st Place- Cody Freeberg
  • 2nd Place- Sophia Ciancio
  • 3rd Place- Abby Freeberg

Scholarships

AYF Scholarships

Each year the Appaloosa Youth Foundation awards thousands of dollars to youth who are pursuing higher education. 

Up to five scholarships 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 territory scholarship is for a graduating high school senior. The continuing scholarship is for students who have completed their first year of college and are incoming sophomores or higher.

The Sagebrush Circuit—Lew & JoAnn Eklund Educational Scholarship—is funded in its entirety by donations made to 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, and 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. Official transcripts must accompany each application. Additional requirements are outlined in the application.