Equine Scholarship Programs
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Equine Scholarship Programs

OVER $184,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED IN 2023!

Horse Show High Point Youth Scholarships

The High Point Youth exhibitors will receive a $4,000 scholarship and each Reserve High Point Youth exhibitor will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Shows that award these scholarships include:
  • Quarter Horse Show High Point
  • Paint Horse Show High Point
  • Paint Ranch Horse High Point
  • Pony of the Americas Show High Point
  • Pony of the Americas Speed Event High Point

Equine IQ Contest

The Equine IQ Contest gives youth the opportunity to earn scholarships by being tested on their knowledge of horse care and management. Up to $40,000 in scholarships will be awarded to the top 5 senior placing contestants. For complete details and entry information, click here.
  • 1st Place: $12,000 Scholarship
  • 2nd Place: $10,000 Scholarship
  • 3rd Place: $8,000 Scholarship
  • 4th Place: $6,000 Scholarship
  • 5th Place: $4,000 Scholarship

Equine Public Speaking Challenge

The Equine Public Speaking Challenge gives youth the opportunity to earn scholarships while presenting an issue in the Equine Industry with a possible solution. Up to $40,000 in scholarships will be awarded to the top 5 placing contestants. For complete details and entry information, click here.
  • 1st Place: $12,000 Scholarship
  • 2nd Place: $10,000 Scholarship
  • 3rd Place: $8,000 Scholarship
  • 4th Place: $6,000 Scholarship
  • 5th Place: $4,000 Scholarship

Equine Contest All Around Scholarship

A $4,000 scholarship will be awarded to the highest placing contestant who competed in both the Equine IQ Contest and the Equine Public Speaking Challenge. No additional entry needed!

Horse Judging Contest

Open to Texas Quarter Horse Youth, 4-H and FFA members in the state of Texas, ages 14 to 18. The High Point Individual will receive a $4,000 scholarship. Each participating member of the Champion team will receive a $2,000 scholarship. For more information, click here.

4-H & FFA State Proficiency Awards

The Texas 4-H Horse Record Book Winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Two Texas FFA Equine Proficiency Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 each.

National Ranch & Stock Horse Alliance Scholarship

At the National Ranch & Stock Horse Alliance Collegiate Championship Show, coaches nominate one freshman student to receive the Outstanding Freshman Award in the amount of a $6,000 scholarship. This award recognizes a freshman student who works hard both in and out of the arena.

Texas Youth Escaramuza & Charro Cala Competition

Each competing team member of the Champion Youth Escaramuza competition will receive a $2,000 scholarship. The top 3 Charro Calas will each receive a $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 respectively.

Various Horse Show Class Champion Scholarships

NCHA Youth Cutting Horse Contest
Champion Youth Cutting: $3,000 Scholarship
Reserve Champion Youth Cutting: $2,000 Scholarship

AQHA Versatility Youth Award
Champion Youth Versatility: $2,000 Scholarship
Reserve Champion Youth Versatility: $1,500 Scholarship

AQHA Versatility Limited Youth Award
Champion Youth Limited Versatility: $2,000 Scholarship
Reserve Champion Youth Limited Versatility: $1,500 Scholarship

AQHA Youth Barrel Racing
Champion Youth Barrel Racing: $2,000 Scholarship
Reserve Champion Youth Barrel Racing: $1,500 Scholarship

AQHA Youth Pole Bending
Champion Youth Pole Bending: $2,000 Scholarship
Reserve Champion Youth Pole Bending: $1,500 Scholarship

AQHA Youth Working Cow Horse
Champion Youth Working Cow Horse: $2,000 Scholarship
Reserve Champion Youth Working Cow Horse: $1,500 Scholarship

AQHA Youth Ranch Riding
Champion Youth Ranch Riding: $2,000 Scholarship
Reserve Champion Youth Ranch Riding: $1,500 Scholarship

See Horse Show Premium List for additional information.
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