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JOIN THE TEAM IN 2024!

coming soon** CLICK HERE to Download the WPQHYA Informational Booklet for 2024

OUR AMAZING YOUTH ADVISORS

WPQHA is proud to announce our 2024 Youth Team Advisors!

OUR AMAZING YOUTH ADVISORS

Makayla Fuchs-Utlak

Hayley Ayers

We are all looking forward to an amazing year!

MaKayla Fuchs-Utlak

(724) 974-1465

mjuf11@gmail.com

Hayley Ayers

bphorses10@gmail.com

MaKayla Fuchs-Utlak has been involved in AQHA since before she could walk. She has been a member of the WPQHYA since the age of 2. When she started Lead line.

 

She was on several of WPQHYA NYATT teams where she held positions such as mascot and competing in Showmanship, Western Pleasure, and Horsemanship. MaKayla has always been very involved in WPQHYA as a member. She always dove head first into all fundraisers and events the club held! MaKayla has held several officer positions including Social Media Coordinator, Activities Coordinator, Vice President, as well as being President from 2014-2019.

 

MaKayla is very experienced with how the club runs as well as preparing the team for the team tournament! Please Join us in welcoming her as a Youth Team Advisor.

Hayley Ayers is the head trainer at Bison Performance Horses located in Commodore, PA. She has trained across the United States from Pennsylvania, to Texas, to Washington. She spent 2 years as the yearling trainer at a large standardbred breeding farm.

Hayley has been training in the AQHA industry for 21 years. She specializes in the All Around pattern horse. She has had many Congress Top 15 and finalists, Novice Championships Top 5 & 15. As well as multiple 4H State Champions and Reserve Champions.

Hayley is excited to help grow the WPQHA Youth Program! Please join us in welcoming her as a Youth Team Advisor.

2020

2020 YOUTH TEAM AWARDS

Mackenzie Maine
2019 WPQHYA Most Valuable Youth

Asalina Binegar

2019 WPQHA Lead Liner Champion

Ava Grimm

2019 WPQHA Future Horseman Award All

Around Small-Fry Winner

2019

2019 CONGRESS TEAM

Left to Right:  Makayla Fuchs-Utlak, Morgan Thomas, Alyssa Galownia, Alana Fuchs-Utlak, Ava Hamilton (Team Mascot) Mackenzie Maine, Taylor Sheesley, Keegan Wallace, Allison Applegett WPQHYA Youth Advisor

2019 YOUTH TEAM LEADERS

Taylor Sheesley – Makayla Fuchs-Utlak – Alana Fuchs-Utlak

2019 YOUTH TEAM

2019 WPQHYA Congress Youth Team Members at WPQHA Banquet
Left to Right: Keegan Wallace – Morgan Thomas – Mackenzie Maine – Taylor Sheesley – Makayla Fuchs-Utlak- Alana Fuchs-Utlak
Missing from Photo: Aylssa Galownia – Ava Hamilton Team Mascot

2018

2018 LEADERS

Our WPQHYA Advisors :  Kyle and Laurie Jones of Farmdale, OH.  Kyle, no stranger to the WPQHA Youth Association was a 10 year Youth member. He served 5 of those years as WPQHYA President.  Laurie was a large part of the Youth Association during that time, being an advisor from 2004-2009.  Kyle and Laurie assembled a terrific group of youth to represent the Western Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Association in 2018.

2018 YOUTH LEADERS

President: Makayla Fuchs-Utlak

Vice President: Colton Shelton

Secretary: Alana Fuchs Utlak

Treasurer: Ally Hill

2018 YOUTH TEAM

From left to right:
MaKayla Fuchs-Utlak, Keegan Wallace, Kelsey Greer, Alana Fuchs-Utlak, Alyssa Galownia, Melissa Burton, Gabby Basco, Caleb Heasley, Morgan Thomas, Brynn Hilliard, Ally Hill, Emma Evitts,  Colton Shelton

2018 AWARDS

2018 WPQHA Outstanding Youth Award

Emma Evitts

2018 “Future Horseman  Champion Award”

Gabriella Basco

Our Future Champions

The Lead Liners  Next generation of future horsemen: Our 2018 Lead Liners -Anna Shymanski – Johnnie Shymanski – Colt Otero – Finn Otreo

2017

2017 YOUTH TEAM

Front: Alyssa Galownia – Ala Fuchs-Utlak
Middle  Jordan Melegari – Gabby Basco – Michaela Calhoun
Back: Morgan Thomas – Makayla Fuchs-Utlak-Kiara Carroll – Nicole Kanary – Claire Findlay – Keegan Wallace – Abigale Hardy

2017 AWARDS

Outstanding Youth: Makayla Utlak

All around Small Fry: Gabriella Basco

YEARS PAST

Shae Keeley, Riley Preston, Kelly Cleveland, Keegan Wallace, Ashley McClintock, Michaelyn Preston, and Michaela Schrim

Ashley McClintock, Brynn Hillard, Christina Spaeder, Keegan Wallace, Maddy Hillard, Morgan Hillard, Shae Keeley, Summer Armbruster