Additional Entry Information

Additional Entry Information

Attention Ford Youth World Qualifiers: Please review the additional entry information.

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The Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is August 1-10 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City and features the world’s top youth riders and their American Quarter Horses. Congratulations to this year’s qualifiers! If you received a qualifier packet in the mail, please review this additional information before submitting your entries to your youth adviser.

  • The qualifier packets sent out included information on potential state and provincial entries.
  • If you did not nationally qualify in your respective class or classes, then you must apply through your state or provincial affiliate to be considered for 2019 Ford Youth World qualification through your state or province.
  • AQHA reserves six state entries per class over and above the national qualifying spots.
  • Make sure you follow-up with your adviser to gather more information on how to compete at this year's show.

To learn more about the national qualifying and state/provincial invitee processes, please refer to the Qualifier's Handbook under Resources at For additional information regarding potential state or provincial entry requirements or to confirm if you've met your state or provincial requirements, contact your youth adviser. You can find your state or province adviser's contact information at

For more information on the Ford Youth World, visit

About the Ford Youth World
The Ford Youth World is the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to youth exhibitors age 18 and under. This is the pinnacle event for youth competitors around the world who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes, representing English, western and halter disciplines, or earn an invitation through their state or provincial affiliate.

About the Sponsor
Ford Motor Co. is the title sponsor of the Ford Youth World. Ford has been a partner of AQHA since 2002. Remember the next time you buy, to buy Built Ford Tough.

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