AQHYA Exhibitors: Get Entered for the 50th Anniversary of the Ford AQHYA World Championship Show

AQHYA Exhibitors: Get Entered for the 50th Anniversary of the Ford AQHYA World Championship Show

Attention AQHYA Exhibitors: You are invited to enter the 2022 Ford AQHYA World Championship Show.

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AQHYA exhibitors are invited to enter the 2022 Ford AQHYA World Championship Show, slated for July 28 - August 7 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

“This is a historic year for the Ford Youth World as we mark the 50th anniversary of the show,” said Justin Billings, AQHA chief show officer. “Come join us as we re-live the past, celebrate the present and shape the future by welcoming riders and their American Quarter Horses from around the world who will be competing for the coveted gold globe. We are also excited to debut four new Youth World offerings this year; Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions, all-around titles for both 14-18 and 13-&-Under Level 3 divisions, Adequan Level 2 core classes for 13-&-Under exhibitors and, finally, optional jackpots with cash payouts for the first time in Youth World history!”  

Entry Information
AQHYA exhibitors interested in competing at the Ford AQHYA World must contact their affiliate youth adviser to enter the show, similar to previous years. Affiliate youth advisers will provide access to the online entry form and are the only means of accessing entries for both national qualifiers and affiliate entries for Level 3, Adequan® Level 2, and Nutrena Champion of Champions classes.

As a reminder, youth are required to work through their respective affiliate to enter the show. View the list of affiliate youth advisers. Contact your youth adviser for more details on the Ford AQHYA World requirements and online entry options.

New Opportunities
AQHYA exhibitors competing at this year’s Ford AQHYA World will have more opportunities for additional classes, jackpots and new prestigious titles.

  • Adequan® Level 2 core classes will now offer two age divisions for 13-&-Under and 14-18 exhibitors to participate in with their American Quarter Horses, instead of just 18-&-Under.

  • Exhibitors will have the opportunity to enter an optional jackpot to win cash payouts in each class at the Ford AQHYA World.

  • Exhibitors will also have the opportunity to compete for Level 3 youth all-around and reserve all-around titles in the 13-&-Under and 14-18 age divisions.

  • Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes will offer the opportunity for the top 15 exhibitors from the core classes at our Nutrena Level 1 Championships the chance to compete for top honors as overall Level 1 champion.

Learn more about these new and exciting opportunities!

Performance Halter Requirements

For national qualifiers and/or affiliate (state/provincial) invitees to be eligible to enter a youth performance halter class at the Ford AQHYA World Show, a youth/horse combination must meet the requirements in a, b and c below:

a. Earn the required number of points to qualify for youth performance halter at the Ford AQHYA World Show;

b. Earn a performance ROM in the open, amateur or youth division during the qualifying period, or if the ROM is earned prior to the qualifying period, earn at least ten (10) riding/driving points in the open, amateur or youth divisions combined during the qualifying period (showmanship points DO NOT count in either the ROM or the ten (10) riding points, nor do Level 1 amateur or youth points or points earned at Introductory shows); and

c. Qualify for, enter and compete in a Level 3 or Level 2 youth performance class other than showmanship at the Ford AQHYA World Show. Racehorses with two speed indexes of 80 or higher are eligible for life, and are not required to qualify, enter and compete in a Level 3 or Level 2 youth performance class at the Ford AQHYA World Show.

Need more information?

If exhibitors have any additional questions, contact your affiliate or AQHA directly at worldshow@aqha.org.  

For more information on the Ford AQHYA World including a tentative schedule, visit www.aqha.com/youthworld.

View additional information about the Ford AQHYA World championship contests held outside the arena. 

About the Ford AQHYA World
The Ford AQHYA World Championship Show 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. The show includes Level 3, Adequan® Level 2 and Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes. 

To learn more about the Ford AQHYA World, visit www.aqha.com/youthworld.

Ford Motor Co. is the title sponsor of the Ford AQHYA World. Ford has been a partner of AQHA since 2002. 

Adequan®, the official equine joint therapy of AQHA, is the proud title sponsor of the Adequan® Level 2 youth classes. When you choose a joint therapy for your horses, choose Adequan®

Read more about Nutrena, the official feed of AQHA and title sponsor of the 2022 Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes.

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