August 2, 2013
The Ford Youth World kicked off today in Oklahoma City.
Exhibitors at the 2013 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show shined their boots and dusted off their hats for the first day of competition in Oklahoma City. Classes began at 8 a.m. in the Jim Norick Arena, with the finals in performance halter mares, performance halter geldings and aged geldings, followed by prelims in western riding.
At noon, AQHA Professional Horsewoman Jill Newcomb of San Marcos, California, will teach a free Ride the Pattern clinic on how to properly perform the Ford Youth World showmanship prelims pattern.
This evening, youth are encouraged to attend the pep rally in the sales pavilion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
“AQHYA members have been working hard year-round for the chance to compete at this year’s Ford Youth World,” said AQHA President Johne Dobbs. “We want to congratulate all AQHYA members for their hard work and dedication, and the Association wishes everyone the best of luck!”
The Ford Youth World has a variety of events and activities for competitors, friends, family and spectators to take part in throughout the show, including a College Fair August 5-6 in the sales pavilion.
Be sure to check the full tentative schedule at www.aqha.com/youthworld.
Ford Motor Co. is the title sponsor of the Ford Youth World. AQHA members are eligible for a $500 rebate through Ford on select Ford or Lincoln models, some restrictions apply. In order to qualify, you must be an AQHA member for at least 60 days. Get your rebate here and, remember, when purchasing your next vehicle, buy Built Ford Tough.
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