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2019 New Year New Goals

NSBYA are looking ahead and part of their mission is to include youth officers of all ages. Look for more involvement from the NSBYA Junior League and get ready to see them take hold of their future. 

Between the Denim Drive,  art contests, an NSBYA Junior League and a therapeutic horse roundup, NSBYA kids are taking the reins of their future in their hands.  

Annual Meeting
Saturday,  August 11, 2019

NSBYA Officers attending the 2018 All American Quarter Horse Congress kicked up their heels long enough for Rachel Reilly to snap a picture.  This group has their sights set high, and their enthusiasm is infectious!

Next year's annual NSBYA meeting will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Watch for further details to be announced.

2018 General Membership Meeting  And Pizza Party!

Once again fun was had by all! After a friendly game of volleyball, some pizza and a general election, a new slate of officers was rolled out. They are busy preparing for an exciting year ahead. Plan on attending the 2019 Annual meeting, pizza party and election of officers during the 2019 NSBA World Championship Show!

Youth Team Tournament at the 2019 NSBA World Championship Show - Details and Entry Information Available soon!

Its that time of year! The NSBA Foundation will award one scholarship annually in the amount of $2,000. Scholarship applications can be completed online. The deadline for completion is February 1, 2019.

Check back on December 1st for complete details.

Scholarship Tips

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The NSBA Foundation sponsors an annual award developed to recognize volunteerism in our youth. If you know someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to help others, than this award is designed for them.
Anyone can fill out the application and the award is open for any youth member of NSBA. The deadline for applications is June 1, 2019.

The winner will be recognized during NSBA's Annual NSBA Honors - A night that celebrates the 2018 Hall of Fame and Year End Award winners. The winner will also receive an NSBA jacket or vest.

Best of all, the NSBA Foundation will make a donation in the winner's name to a charity of their choosing.

If you know of someone deserving of this award, please fill out the application here

This year, the NSBA Youth will be hosting Denim Drives at various shows across the country. Collection boxes will be set out at horse shows to collect clean, gently worn jeans. Donations will then be taken to local shelters in the community to benefit others who may be in need. 

Keep watching for additional locations to be added to the effort to support the communities in which we show. If you are interested in hosting a Denim Drive at your show, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

UPCOMING DENIM DRIVE LOCATIONS:
*  Florida Gold Coast and Gulf Coast Circuits, December 28-January 5, 2019 - Tampa , Florida
*  Gordyville, Gifford, Illinois, Date tbd
*  NSBA World Championship Show August 9-18, 2019 - Tulsa, Oklahoma
*  All American Quarter Horse Congress October 10-27, 2019 - Columbus, Ohio

ANSBYA is looking for a few good youth to serve on the NSBYA board. If you are interested, be sure to fill out an interest form here and return to the NSBA office

NSBA Youth Officers

  • President:
  • Ellexah Maxwell
    West Mansfield, OH
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  • President Elect:
  • Shelby Cochran
    Oxford, IA
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  • Secretary:
  • Caroline Fredenburg
    Oxford, IN
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  • Treasurer:
  • Steve Wheat
    Benton, LA
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  • Reporter:
  • Delaney Dickens
    Omaha, NE
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  • Directors:
  • Ryan Flowers
    Williston, FL
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  • Kendalyn Herlocker
    Cedar Rapids, IA
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  • Jacqueline Potwora
    Eugene, OR
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NSBA Liaisons

  • Newsletter:
  • Stephanie Lynn/Elise Sheard
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  • Office:
  • Stephanie Lynn
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