Gary Weeks with students at clinic.


Clinic students with instructor Brian Ale.


NJQH Youth Association

Josh Inman

Josh Inman has been part of the New Jersey Quarter Horse Association Youth Club for many years, and to finish off his last year he was elected President of the Youth Club. His favorite memories include all the youth shows and activity nights.

Josh shows a 2002 mare by Hot Impulse. Surely I'm Hot is nicknamed Hottie, and specializes in western riding and western pleasure. 

Inman began riding when he was two years old and showed lead line. 
He began showing all around when he gained a greater interest in the sport, and wanted to experience new things.

His goal for this year is to get his two year old (by V.S code red) to make the top ten at the congress.

In the future Josh plans to attend the Basic training and tech school for the Air Force at the Texas Lackland Air Force Base. He would like to be in the Air Force, work with Wall Street bonds, or become a State Trooper. 

By Rebecca Brown 


NJQHYA 2013 in Summary!!

What a Great Banquet!!!  Thank you to all who made it a Great Success!!!  

First We would like to welcome the new Youth Board for 2014

President: Josh Inman
Vice President: Maura Hynes
Secretary: Ireland Cofrancesco
Treasurer: Taylor Ale
Reporter: Rebecca Brown
Co-Reporters: Devon Wainwright and Meghan Morse

We would also like to present our new Youth Advisor for 2014 Mrs. Sharon Kreft!!

Our Year in Summary:

Clinic; Gary Weeks and Brian Ale did a clinic for the youth Sunday, February 24.  Gary Weeks did a hunt seat clinic and Brian Ale did a western pleasure clinic.   Thank you again Gary and Brian!!

We would like to congratulate Gary Weeks with the AQHA 2013 MVP presented by the New Jersey Quarter Horse Association.  Gary, you were nominated by your state for the 2013 Most Valuable Professional award for all your hard work and dedication to AQHA and your home state of New Jersey.  You have always given back much more than you have gained from the equine industry.  We feel honored to present you with this award.  Thank you for all you do!!! 

Our Youth Show was a great success. Thank you to Rockstar Horse Shows for managing the show.  We had great numbers and awesome prizes!!  We would especially like to John and Beth Mcnichols and Horizon Printing Solutions for our great youth program and our NJQHA directory!!  And thank you to everyone who took out an ad in our show program for 2013.  It helps make our show the success that it is!!!!  We greatly appreciate it!!!! 

The theme for 2013’s World Show was “Be Somebody’s Superhero” There were five youth going for NJ in 2013.  Abigail Pait, Emily Maggi and Sarah Hodgson competed in their final year at the AQHA YWS.  Also representing NJ were Ireland Cofrancesco and CeCe Hodgson. 

Congratulations to Our Youth World Show Team!!!
First Place Division 3 Team Spirit!!!
First Place Division 3 Stall Decorations (Tied with Utah for first)
5th Place Jeans Contest…..out of 28 Teams
3rd Place Scrapbook Competition!!!!
Also Congratulations to:  
Ireland CoFrancesco
3-Year old Mares: Champion
Aged Mares: Reserve Champion
Abigail Pait
Showmanship: 6th Place
Horsemanship: 10th Place

Congress Team had a Great Time this year!!
Members were:
Ireland Cofrancesco- Shock After Shock
Sarah Hodgson- Banded Asset 

Maura Hynes – Arrange Your Money
Taylor Ale- Gonna Rock your World

Western Pleasure
Maura Hynes- Arrange Your Money
Josh Inman-Surely Im Hot

Hunter Under Saddle
Meghan Morse-What a Cloudy Sky

Grace Harker-Heza Blue Ice and Gar Country Rap

We would like to thank the Senior Association for helping to sponsor our youth member Devon Wainwright who represented the state on the National 4-H Horse Judging Round Up Team and competed in the horse-judging program at the Quarter Horse Congress!

Finally we would like to say thank you and wish best of luck in their future Equine endeavors to our graduating youth:

Sarah Hodgson
Emily Maggi
Abigail Pait
Amy Pfieffer
We will miss you!!

Wishing everyone a Great 2014!