Today's youth will become tomorrow's equine industry leaders, and American Quarter Horse Foundation donor, the late John Andreini and his wife Linda created a scholarship to ensure the future is bright. The Andreini family owns J&L Ranch, a premier racing and racehorse breeding farm in San Benito County, located on the north central coast of California, and Andreini & Co., one of the largest privately owned insurance brokers in the United States.

"I want to give young people a chance to obtain a formal education," said John Andreini. "It is something I wish I would have done, and it is a gap you just cannot fill."

With that in mind, John and his wife endowed a scholarship fund in 2013 for fully deserving American Quarter Horse Youth Association members. The generous scholarship donation was named in honor of their daughter, Adrianna. Adrianna has been involved with horses since she was a young child and is very passionate about showing and ranching. John and Linda felt this was the best way to ensure all youth have the opportunity to succeed.

"I want this scholarship to support kids with ambition to be successful," said John.