American Haflinger Registry Youth Program

The goal of the AHRY (American Haflinger Registry Youth) program is to educate and entertain the younger members of our Haflinger society. It is our hope that participation in the AHRY program will lead to enhanced knowledge and lifelong friendships. The foundation of our program is the development of good horsemanship, sportsmanship and leadership within the youth of our community. Youth are our future.

All AHRY members are eligible to compete in our contests, with the keystone of our program, being the D. Lee Wilson Jr. Memorial Scholarship, which is presented annually to a deserving AHRY member.

Youth membership is open to any youth 18 or under (at the time of sign-up) and the annual membership rate is $12.

Members need not own a Haflinger, but they MUST share a love and interest in the breed!

Actions by persons (Parents, guardians and youth) involved with the Haflinger Youth Member will be consistent with values comprising good character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness and citizenship. All youth and guardians will be required to sign a code of honor.

NEW Membership and Programs begin in 2021!

Benefits of AHRY Membership include:
• AHRY Contests
→ Best Photo Content
→ Best Creative Writing
→ Best Art
→ High Point Youth Award
→ Participation in the Golden Path Recreation Program Youth Division
• Eligibility for the D. Lee Wilson Jr. Memorial Scholarship
• Gatherings online and in person at AHR Events and Shows


2021 Youth Contests & High Point Award

Coming soon!

Check out the 2021 Youth Gazette!

The American Haflinger Fund

The American Haflinger Fund is a 501c(3) Charitable Non-Profit Corporation.
Our goal is to maintain an on-going scholarship fund in the name of D. Lee Wilson Jr., for our youth members who are involved with the Haflinger breed.
To donate, make checks payable to the American Haflinger Fund and mail to Carolyn Sutton, 2031 Fixler Road, Medina, Ohio 44256.
You can use the Amazon Smile Program when shopping on Amazon and a portion of your purchase will be donated to the Haflinger Fund.

2020 winner of the D. Lee Wilson Jr. Youth Scholarship
Erin Keller of Wadsworth, Ohio

D. Lee Wilson Jr. Memorial Scholarship Application

In keeping with the dignity, grace, and sportsmanship that Lee Wilson showed, a very special AHRY member will be chosen to receive this award each year. Senior AHRY members (Senior AHRY members are those who are between the ages of 16-19) are encouraged to apply for this distinctive scholarship. The application form is only a guideline to go by and we strongly recommend that you put forth every effort to show us why you would like this scholarship. Information to be included should be:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Address
  • Name of school
  • Grade point average
  • Date of graduation
  • Rank in class
  • Extracurricular school activities
  • Community involvement actions (church, volunteer, etc.)
  • Promotion you have done of the Haflinger breed (shows, demos, 4-H, school projects, etc.)
  • Details of what you would do with scholarship money
  • Letters of recommendation

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept applications in loose form. All applications MUST be submitted in a folder or notebook fashion and no loose photos or letters will be accepted. Applicants must be a current AHRY member and have been a member for at least one year prior to applying for the scholarship.
* All awards must be used for educational purposes.

American Haflinger Registry

PO Box 124
16402 Village Parkway
Fredericktown OH 43019
(330) 784-0000
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