The Youth division of the ApHC UK is dedicated to encouraging and supporting the next generation of Appaloosa horse lovers. If you're 18 years and under and an ApHC UK member, we are here to provide a whole range of activities and services for you - and you don't even have to own an Appaloosa to benefit!
For your membership fee you are initially sent:
Other great benefits of being a youth member include:
The National Show
All ApHC UK youth members are eligible to compete in the youth classes at the national - even without an Appaloosa. Youth members are allowed to enter youth classes on their own ponies. There is a wide variety of classes especially for youth members including in-hand and ridden showing classes, western riding, trail classes, show jumping and dressage. Lead rein is allowed in all our youth classes to encourage the youngest competitor. This gives them the chance to witness first hand the rules and layout of showing and competing both Western and English style.
An Official Youth Points Competition
The more youth members get involved, the more points they earn. Certificates are awarded each time a youth reaches a points milestone and the member with the most points at the end of each year is awarded a trophy.
The Youth Spotlight
The youth members have their own page in the newsletter dedicated to keeping them up to date with the latest news, gossip, stories and competitions.
Above all, the Youth division aims to provide a friendly, personal and approachable service.