Grant Berg Scholarship
PRESIDENT I’m Aubree Leyva, I’m sixteen years old and I’m from Scottsdale, AZ. I have served in the youth leadership programs for four and a half years and I have loved every minute of it. I have served as the AZRHYA Vice President, AZRHYA President, NRHYA Delegate, NRHYA Affiliate Liaison, and the 2021 NRHYA Historian. I have been Reining for 7 years and wow, have I made some great memories. Not only making great memories with the youth leadership but with my barn, my show horses, and with some amazing friends that I have made in this association. I have recently had the great opportunity of committing to the Texas A&M D1 Equestrian team, a true dream come true. I am so lucky to have been so involved throughout the years and am looking forward to creating more memories while being even more involved.
VICE PRESIDENT McKenna Bein
SECRETARY Hi my name is Everlee Leyva, I’m 14 and I live in Scottsdale Arizona. The reason why I love being a part of the AZRHYA is because it gives me the opportunity to help the youth. I enjoy being a part of the horse show experience and I can’t wait to see what I can accomplish to help this association this year.
TREASURER Hi, my name is Victoria McClure, and I am 11 years old. I have been involved with the AzRHyA for 7 years and this is my second year serving as a youth officer. As the AzRHyA Treasurer, I most enjoy organizing fundraisers to raise funds for our scholarships. Besides reining, I also compete in cutting and reined cow horse. When I am not riding, I enjoy ice skating, baking, reading, and all things Harry Potter. One thing most people don’t know about me is that I am a brown belt in MMA- Muay Thai.
SOUTHWEST DELEGATE Rayne Anderson
Grant Berg AZRHA Youth Scholarship The AZRHA is pleased to offer The Grant Berg Scholarship to youth members of the Arizona Reining Horse Association. The scholarship provides funds that can be used at any college, university, trade or technical school. The scholarship award for the 2023 recipient will be $2,500. Applications must be postmarked by December 15th, 2023. More information and an application can be found here. If you would like to make a donation to the Grant Berg Scholarship, 100% of your donation will go directly to the scholarship fund recipients. You can donate to the fund here!
SOUTHWEST AFFILIATE LIAISON My name is Eve Stadjuhar, and I am thirteen years old, and I live in Scottsdale, AZ. This is my first year serving as delegate to the NRHyA for our club. I am so excited to have this opportunity to get more involved in AzRHyA and I am grateful for the chance to represent our club. I began riding and reining when we first moved to Arizona three years ago. I have since branched out to ranch riding, ranch trail and I have even tried boxing. I have to say that I enjoy every single discipline that I have tried. I really look forward to this year and becoming more involved in the organization.
HISTORIAN Hi my name is Carson Spetka, and I am a freshman at Horizon High School. I have been lucky enough to have been riding horses since I was 5 years old. I started my riding career riding English. I showed all around for about 5 years. Before I started reining, I have played polo, ran barrels, ran poles, and currently riding in the IEA. I have been reining for 4 years, which along with cars are my passions.
JUNIOR OFFICER Hi! I am Bentley Johnson and I am eleven years old. This year I am fortunate to be a Junior Officer on the AzRHYA board. I have been learning to rein for the last two years. I also enjoy ranch riding and working cow horse-boxing. My incredible horse is Hangin Easy, or as I call him Eli. We compete together in all three of these events. When I’m not riding, I enjoy taekwondo, spending time with friends, camping and other outdoor activities with my parents.
JUNIOR OFFICER Hi, I am JP McClure. I am 8 years old and have been involved in the AzRHyA my whole life. This is my first year serving as a youth officer. Riding reining horses takes up a lot of my time, but I have quite a few other hobbies including skiing, legos, fishing, hunting, camping, cutting horses, golf, and football. I am also preparing to test for my black belt in MMA- Muay Thai. My favorite part of the AzRHyA is competing in fun events like the Ride-a-Buck and Youth Freestyle.