Youth Award Program

Introducing our Youth Award Program

For both exhibitors, non-exhibitors and youth groups


The Program

Mid-America Horse Show Association is proud to announce our Youth Award Program designed to encourage collaboration and active participation by the youth in our association. The program based on accumulating points for a variety of activities will award medals at the end of the year for youth participants who complete a variety of fun and educational activities related to the horse show industry.


How can I participate?

Our Youth Award Program is open to all youth riders, not just those currently competing at horse shows.  Our award activities can be done at any American Saddlebred horse show or outside the ring and can be done with a friend.

Participating in the program is easy!  Just become either a competing member (Junior, Academy or Family membership) or a non-competing member (Youth award program membership). Click HERE for more information on Mid-America membership.

Once you are a member you can start earning points toward your year-end award.


How do I accumulate points?

Participants are responsible for keeping track of their activities.  Points are awarded based on the activity.  Some of the activities include: (Click HERE to see what you need to do to earn points)

  • Junior Bingo

  • Horse show observation

  • Horse show volunteering

  • Junior judging

  • Trainer or Judge interview

Click HERE to download the necessary forms

What medals can I earn?

Youth Group High Point Awards

Groups can earn their own Champion and Reserve Champion Award

Mid-America Youth Groups can earn year-end High Point Champion and Reserve Champion Awards.  Points will be based on the number of community service hours performed as a group (group must be 3 or more members). 


Medals and Awards will be presented at the annual Mid-America Horse Show Banquet.

For questions, or more information on the Youth Award Program:

Brittany Nystedt, 

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