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AQHYA Executive Committee and Directors Named for 2022-23

American Quarter Horse Youth Association national officers and regional directors for the 2022-23 term were elected July 14 at the Youth Excellence Seminar in Amarillo, Texas.

The AQHYA Executive Committee and regional directors play a major role in the youth association by planning events, participating in community service projects and spreading the word about American Quarter Horses, youth activities and AQHYA. They also represent AQHYA throughout the year at functions and events worldwide.

Each of AQHYA’s 11 regions can elect three directors at the Youth Excellence Seminar. From those directors, delegates elect five national officers.

Throughout the year, the AQHYA Executive Committee and regional directors network with horse enthusiasts to ensure a successful future for the industry. The AQHYA Executive Committee and regional directors set goals to grow youth involvement in every aspect of the equine world, uphold the integrity of the breed and work toward ensuring the future of the industry.

The AQHYA Executive Committee and regional directors have a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills to enhance their AQHYA experience and all of their future endeavors. All youth are encouraged to get involved. For more information on AQHYA, visit

AQHYA Executive Committee

  • President Adriana Totten of Chester, New Jersey
  • First Vice President Grant Mastin of Jackson, Ohio
  • Second Vice President Spencer Hardin of Olive Branch, Mississippi
  • Executive Committee Member Sydney Sargent of Paris, Kentucky
  • Executive Committee Member Tell Bagley of Dimmitt, Texas

AQHYA Directors

Region 1
Anna Rodriguez of Silverdale, Washington
Mallie Olson of Hillsboro, Oregon
Sheridan Baringer of Edmonds, Washington

Region 2
Ada Hirschfeld of Kearney, Nebraska
Maryn Mead of Norfolk, Nebraska

Region 3
Abigail Eddy of Rocheport, Missouri
Addison Hinton of Ashland, Missouri
Hazel Myles of Moberly, Missouri

Region 4
Colton Smith of Bellefontaine, Ohio
Elizabeth Smith of Clarkston, Michigan

Region 5
Adrianna Goolsby of Sussex, New Jersey
Sylvia Speelman of East Berlin, Pennsylvania

Region 7
Madison Wachtel of Wells, Nevada

Region 8
Charylet Lee of McAllen, Texas
David Kendrick of Shallowater, Texas
Riley Pirkle of Waco, Texas

Region 9
Camryn Johnson of Tylertown, Mississippi
Jaymee Carruth of Enterprise, Mississippi

Region 10
Lauren Sanders of Watkinsville, Georgia
Natalie Anderson of Washington, Georgia
Rebecca McCain of Vero Beach, Florida

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