AQHYA Members to Host Toiletry Drive

AQHYA Members to Host Toiletry Drive

Exhibitors are invited to “Rise to the Challenge” during the 2019 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show August 1-10.

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For the second year in a row, the American Quarter Horse Youth Association Board of Directors has partnered with a women’s shelter, the YWCA Oklahoma City, to host a toiletry drive during the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

The collection area and donation bins can be found outside of the show office at the Ford Youth World August 1-10 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

 If you’re attending the Ford Youth World, please bring the following items to donate:

  • Full or sample size: shampoo, bar soap, deodorant and lotion

  • Toothpaste, toothbrush and dental floss

  • Pocket-sized Facial tissue

  • Disposable wipes

  • Socks

Exhibitors and parents can also donate online, or purchase donation items through Amazon Wishlist that will be sent directly to the shelter.

"The AQHYA Youth Board is ecstatic to announce the continuance of a service project at the Ford Youth World Show,” said Sierra Walter, AQHYA President. “We will be hosting a toiletry drive for a women's shelter in the Oklahoma City area. I am so proud to be a part of an association that prioritizes service, and hope we can make a positive impact in our community while sharing the art of giving back through this project."

The toiletry drive will serve as a contest among AQHYA regions to see which region can donate the largest amount of items during the show. To get credit for your region, you must log your donation information in the donation folder in the show office. Please include your region and number of items donated.

For more information about the YWCA Oklahoma City, 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.

For more information on the 2019 Ford Youth World, visit

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