2020 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup Wrap Up

2020 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup Wrap Up

The 2020 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup was held in a virtual format for 2020 to protect the health and safety of exhibitors.

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American Quarter Horse Youth Association members from 13 countries competed at the virtual 2020 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup. The virtual event was substituted for the in-person event due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to protect the health and safety of exhibitors while still allowing the international competition to occur. Read more about the virtual event.

The virtual event was judged and scored based on video submissions. 2020 Youth World Cup results are:

Equitation

  1. Ellie Gerbrandt representing Team Canada

  2. Martina Giuggia representing Team Italy

  3. Kamyl Mathieu representing Team Canada

Horsemanship

  1. Jessica McAllister representing Team USA

  2. Lauren Pursley representing Team USA

  3. Cori Cansdale representing Team USA

Ranch Riding

  1. Bendix Burfeindt representing Team Germany

  2. Filippo Antonutti representing Team Italy

  3. Ellie Gerbrandt representing Team Canada

Reining

  1. Federico Torlotting representing Team Paraguay

  2. Fillippo Antonutti representing Team Italy

  3. Brianna Carr representing Team Canada

Showmanship

  1. Abby Schaap representing Team Canada

  2. Jacqueline Potwora representing Team USA

  3. Kamyl Matthieu representing Team Canada

Trail

  1. Jessica McAllister representing Team USA

  2. Marie Friedrich representing Team Germany

  3. Hayley Reed representing Team USA

Team

  1. Team USA

  2. Team Canada

  3. Team Italy

Four non-riding events were also included in this year’s virtual Youth World Cup and judged by the participants – freestyle, scrapbook, art work and lip sync.

Full results for each event and contests can be found on the official AQHA Youth World Cup Facebook page.

AQHA is a proud sponsor of the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup. For more information about the Youth World Cup or to contact event management, contact the AQHA Youth Department at youth@aqha.org or 806-378-4330 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday.

About Youth World Cup

Since 1978, the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup has been uniting nations through healthy equine competition and camaraderie. The Youth World Cup is an educational-, leadership- and competition-based event for AQHYA members from around the world. This international event is hosted every two years by participating countries where teams from each of several countries compete for the “gold” in different events.

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