May 21, 2014
AQHYA members can also compete in contests held outside the arena throughout the Ford Youth World.
The 2014 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show will feature fun activities for exhibitors throughout the show August 1-9 in Oklahoma City.
Whether attendees want to slide across the arena or the dance floor, there will be something fun for everyone.
“These events and contests are really designed with our youth in mind,” said Robin Alden, manager of AQHYA and youth development. “We want to provide something to keep the atmosphere fun and educational for all.”
Attendees may compete in one of the various contests held outside the arena throughout the show. Horse judging, horse bowl and speech are just some of the contests offered. All youth are invited to attend the fashion show and pin exchange sponsored by Dakota Diamond Griffith on August 4.
The 2013 AQHYA year-end high-point winners will be recognized August 5 in a special celebration during the Parade of Teams. This allows for the youth high-point winners to be honored in front of their peers, friends and family for their great accomplishments.
Exhibitors will also have the chance to perform specified maneuvers to music in the freestyle exhibitions and show off their talents in the variety show. These events are tentatively scheduled to occur after the hunt seat equitation finals on August 7 in the Jim Norick Arena.
Again this year, AQHA Professional Horsemen will teach free Ride the Rail/Ride the Pattern clinics. These free clinics give exhibitors and spectators the perfect opportunity to learn how AQHA Professional Horsemen would approach a class or pattern.
Other fun events include Paws for Causes, a new dog rescue day on August 3, the college fair and much more! Ford Youth World teams will also be competing for points in a team spirit contest. A tentative schedule of all Ford Youth World events can be found at www.aqha.com/youthworld.
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