Local youth selected as AQHA Ranching Heritage YHD program participant

Charlie Peters, sophomore, of Lehigh with his horse. Peters was selected as an AQHA Ranching Heritage YHD program participant.

The American Quarter Horse Association, Amarillo – Charlie Peters of Lehigh, Ks, has been selected as a participant for the 2020 AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program.

The AQHA Ranching Heritage YHD program showcases the horses bred and raised by AQHA Ranching Heritage members by matching weanlings with AQHYA members. Youth in this program are engaged in the horse industry at a fundamental level that is both fun and educational.

Charlie received the 2019 Buckskin Filly, American Quarter Horse, Franks Cajun Gal from AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder Nixon Quarter Horses of Nara Visa, New Mexico.

Through the Young Horse Development program, AQHYA members 12 years and older have a hands-on horse training opportunity focusing on the fundamentals of horsemanship in addition to a unique opportunity to work with Ranching Heritage Breeders and AQHA Professional Horsemen. The program is an excellent educational experience, in addition to serving as a scholarship opportunity.