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The Executive Officers for AHYA

sarah porter
youth president

Disciplines: Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Country English Pleasure, Halter, Reining, and Reining Seat Eq

I love showing horses and I couldn't imagine doing anything else. I am blessed to have a loving family that encourages me in everything I do. I couldn't be more thankful for such an amazing horse community and supportive barn that pushes me to do my best in and out of the show ring. One of my favorite things to do is work with other youth members to come up with new and unique ways to help better our Region 9 Youth Programs.

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savanna demott
youth vice president

Disciplines: Western Dressage and Western Pleasure

My name is Savanna and I'm a freshman in high school. I have been riding horses since I was about six, but a few years ago quickly fell in love with Arabians! I love riding and just spending time with my horse. This year I hope to better engage everyone within my region and just spread the love of Arabian horses!

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morgan vaughan
youth treasurer

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ashley lounsberry
youth secretary

Disciplines: Western Pleasure and Horsemanship

I began riding horses when I was 8 and currently own a Quarter Horse mare, Grimsfairytals AKA Peanut, and a Half Arabian gelding, Colt 45 CCR. This past year I had the incredible opportunity to ride STLA Purple Jade and won my first Top Ten and Youth Nationals in Half-Arabian Western Pleasure 14-18 Select class. When I am not showing, I love to read, play the piano and drums, and dance. I look forward to serving on the AHYA Board of Directors.

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emelia farago
youth immediate past president

Disciplines: Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, and Horsemanship

I have been riding Arabain horses at LeFever Training Center since I was 6 years old. I currently own 2 Arabian horses, Gunner and Maverick, who I have shown in the western divisions. I go to school at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls which is luckily very close to home and my horses. Outside of horses I enjoy running and going on outdoor adventures.

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