Seventeen year old Lily Anderson began a new year with a new show partner, Heza Croud Pleasure, and hit the ground running. They grace the July 2018 cover of The Way To Go. You’ll notice that the July issue has a special focus on youth in several of our articles. Learn how five young horsewomen have joined the ranks of horse ownership, gained confidence to show in breed shows at the national level, and confirmed their career path through the non-traditional paths of IEA, YEDA and IHSA teams. NSBA’s Smart Points program and the Youth Team Tournament and Western Show Team Championship taking place at this year’s NSBA World Championship Show are explained. In this month’s Sound Advice, Stephanie Lynn discusses how a first encounter with horses at a young age can help shape a life-long connection, and ways the pleasure horse industry works to encourage young members to become involved. By The Numbers looks at some of the numbers relating to our youth including total earnings, membership numbers and entries in youth events. Look for some special photos of past youth exhibitors in this issue as well! All this, plus Madness and Sun & Surf circuit recaps and much more can be seen in the July issue of The Way To Go!