AQHYA World Championship Show Contests

View results from the 2020 Ford Youth World contests and AQHYA Digital Horse Judging Contest.

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2020 AQHYA World Championship Show Contest Information

  • Contests were held at the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.
  • The exception to this was the horse judging contest, which was held virtually at the AQHYA Digital Horse Judging Contest.

Art/Photo Contest

AQHYA members have the chance to show off their artistic side in the art/photo contest.  The contest will consist of two categories - art and photography.  Each contestant may enter up to three entries in the contest. Entries will be displayed in Section 300 in the Norick Arena during the Ford Youth World.

Scrapbook Contest

Affiliates may spotlight their youth activities by entering the scrapbook contest. Scrapbooks may be submitted in a traditional scrapbook format or by video. 

Prepared Speech Contest

The prepared speech contest gives contestants a chance to showcase their knowledge of the horse industry while delivering a prepared speech based on the AQHYA World Championship Show theme for the current year. 

Impromptu Speech Contest

The impromptu speech contest challenges contestants' knowledge of the horse industry while encouraging them to think on their feet. Contestants draw a topic and have five minutes to prepare a speech to deliver to the judges.

13 & Under Public Speaking Contest

The public speaking contest is designed to increase 13 & under youth members’ public speaking skills while having fun!  In this contest, participants can chose to present a method demonstration, illustrated talk, or traditional speech. 

Wrangler Jeans and Justin Boots Decorating Contest 

Each affiliate may decorate and enter one pair of Wrangler jeans and one pair of Justin boots to reflect this year’s theme, “The Power of YOUth,” while also uniquely representing their affiliate. 

Stall Decorating Contest

Affiliates will participate in the stall decorating contest, which will feature stall decorations reflecting this year’s theme, “The Power of YOUth.” Awards are given to first through third place in each division. 

Team Spirit Contest

All affiliates are automatically entered in the team spirit contest. Affiliates earn points from youth participation and attendance at the following contests and events: Parade of Teams, Ride the Pattern clinics, stall decorating contest, Wrangler jeans and Justin boots decorating contest, scrapbook contest, art and photo contest. 

Judging Contest

Due to social-distancing mandates, the AQHYA Horse Judging Contest will not be held at the 2020 Ford Youth World. In its place, AQHYA will offer a digital horse judging contest in August.  

2019 Results

2019 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show Contest Results

2019 AQHYA World Championship Horse Judging Contest Results