AQHYA World Championship Show Contests
AQHYA World Championship Show Contests
Horse Judging Contest
Contest Date: Monday, August 2nd, 2021
Join AQHYA, 4-H and FFA judging teams from around the nation at the AQHYA World Championship Show Judging Contest. Interested coaches should contact their AQHYA affiliate youth advisor, state horse extension specialist or state FFA advisor for qualifying rules.
The judging contest consists of eight classes with four horses in each class. Two to four halter classes, composed of geldings and mares, and four to six performance classes selected from the following: western pleasure, reining, trail, western riding, western horsemanship, hunter under saddle, hunt seat equitation, hunter hack, and ranch riding. A total of four sets of reasons will follow class judging and will be given on at least one halter and at least one performance class.
Volunteer your horse for the AQHYA World Championship Horse Judging Contest.
The following contest entries were due July 1. If you are needing to enter or make an edit, contact the Youth Department at email@example.com.
Registered Entries Due: Friday, July 30th by 5:00 p.m. at the Youth Office at YWS
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.
Registered Entry Digital Submission: Friday, July 30th by 5:00 p.m. CST
Affiliates may spotlight their youth activities by entering the scrapbook contest. Scrapbooks must be submitted digitally. Video or traditional scrapbooks will be accepted, but traditional scrapbooks must be captured via video.
Prepared Speech Contest
Contest Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, 8:00 a.m.
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
Contest Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, approximately 10:00 a.m.
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
Contest Date: Tuesday, August 3rd, approximately 11:30 a.m.
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
Contest Date: Monday, August 2nd, 9:00 a.m.
Each affiliate may decorate and enter one pair of Wrangler jeans and one pair of Justin boots to reflect this year’s theme, “Make Your Mark,” while also uniquely representing their affiliate.
Stall Decorating Contest
Contest Date: Sunday, August 1, 12:00 p.m. through Wednesday, August 4th, 12:00 p.m.
Affiliates will participate in the stall decorating contest, which will feature stall decorations reflecting this year’s theme, "Make Your Mark." 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.
- Art/Photo Contest Results: view here
- Scrapbook Contest Results: view here
- Prepared Speech Contest Results: view here
- Impromptu Speech Contest Results: view here
- 13 & Under Public Speaking Contest Results: view here
- Justin Boots and Wrangler Jeans Decorating Contest Results: view here
- Stall Decorating Contest Results: view here
- Team Spirit Contest Results: view here