Youth World Cup

The 2023 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup will be held June 29 - July 8, 2023 in Bryan/College Station, Texas.

American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup horsemanship riders pledge allegiance to the flag on horseback during the awards ceremony

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The American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup is an educational, leadership and competition-based event for AQHA youth members from around the world.

About the Youth World Cup

This international event is hosted every two years by a different country. This event hosts teams from 16 nations around the world!  Throughout this competition, each country will ride for gold medals in cutting, reining, horsemanship, ranch riding, trail, western riding, hunt seat equitation, hunter under saddle, and showmanship.

This is a unique event because competing Youth World Cup team members do not show their own horses. The host country (USA) provides each team's horses for clinics and competition. Event planners rely on professional horsemen and owners to supply this event with the best American Quarter Horses to suit the different disciplines. Each International Affiliate sends a team of 2-5 team members. If you are interested, contact your country’s affiliate before the deadline!

After taking off three years to protect the health of our members, we are ready to be back!

The Youth World Cup is returning to Bryan/College Station, Texas, June 29 - July 8, 2023!

Good luck to all of our youth!   


Application Deadline, January 20, 2023

Team USA Application (fillable application available here)

2023 Youth World Cup Rules


AQHA is a proud sponsor of the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup. For more information about the Youth World Cup, please email or visit