Volunteer Your Horse for the AQHYA World Championship Horse Judging Contest

Volunteer Your Horse for the AQHYA World Championship Horse Judging Contest

There’s still time to volunteer for the AQHYA World Championship Horse Judging Contest scheduled for August 1, in conjunction with the 2022 Ford AQHYA World Championship Show.

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AQHYA exhibitors are invited to volunteer their time and horses for the AQHYA World Championship Horse Judging Contest slated for August 1, during the 2022 Ford AQHYA World Championship Show at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

If you are interested in volunteering your horse for the Judging Contest, complete the form here.

For more information about this year’s Ford AQHYA World, visit www.aqha.com/youthworld

About the AQHYA World Championship Show Horse Judging Contest

Participants evaluate a variety of four-horse halter and performance classes that are either staged for the contest or are actual Ford AQHYA World entries being judged concurrently during the show and horse judging contest. Contestants then give oral reasons defending their placings. During the contests, professional judges determine an official placing for each class. Participants' scores are calculated based on how close their placings are to the officials' placings. Each class and set of reasons are worth 50 points. The competitor who drops the fewest points wins the contest.

New for the 2022 contest, youth can compete as a three- to four-member team or as an individual. All team members are eligible for individual awards. A limited division will also be offered for the first time to allow for an introductory level of competition in the contest.

For more information about AQHA horse judging contests, contact youth@aqha.org.

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 and Adequan® Level 2 classes, 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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