At the Arabian Horse Youth Association (AHYA) Convention on July 20, 2018, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, youth members had a chance to convene and make important decisions for the Youth Association. At this event, youth met members from other regions, elected new officers, discussed issues and casted votes to make changes. This year the Arabian Horse Association youth members voted on their new Executive Committee. The AHYA Executive Committee is in charge of running AHYA Board Meetings, discussing changes within the Youth Association and to bring forth important decisions to the AHYA Board.
Your Newly Appointed AHYA Executive Committee is as follows:
- President: Sarah Porter, Region 9
- Vice President: Savanna DeMott, Region 11
- Secretary: Ashley Lounsberry, Region 11
- Treasurer: Morgan Vaughan, Region 8
New AHYA President Sarah Porter states, "I am so honored to be serving as the 2018-2019 AHYA President. This upcoming youth year is full of potential with fresh new officers that are 'biting at the bit' to bring their ideas to the table! We are excited to all work together to make this year the best we possibly can! One specific goal we want to work towards is including as many youth members as possible and listening to everyone's ideas so they have weight in all decisions. Ultimately, we only have so many shows we are able to show at. So our primary goal is to make the most of the time we have left as youth members and to prepare ourselves, and each other, for the real world. I am looking forward to a great year! Thank you!"
With this new Board of Directors, the AHYA youth board looks forward to finding new ways to reach out to youth and expand their love of the Arabian horse to new members in their communities.
To learn more about youth programs at AHA, or to get involved, contact Youth and Family Programs Coordinator, Brenna Whitlock at Brenna.Whitlock@arabianhorses.org or visit the website at www.arabianhorses.org/youth.
-- via AHA