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Ford Youth World Is Underway

The 2019 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show kicked off August 1 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

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Exhibitors at the 2019 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show shined their boots and dusted off their hats for the first day of competition at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. More than 3,600 entries from the United States, Canada, Australia, Costa Rica, Denmark and Poland are competing for 42 world championship titles at this year’s show. Classes began at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, in the Jim Norick Arena with finals in Adequan® Level 2 showmanship.

The go-to place for everything Ford Youth World is There you can watch the show, view results and more.

“We are excited to see the hard work and dedication these youth members have put in for the Ford Youth World,” said Craig Huffhines, AQHA executive vice president. “AQHA wishes everyone the best of luck and looks forward to a great week!”

The Ford Youth World has a variety of events and activities for competitors, friends, family and spectators to take part in throughout the show. The Parade of Teams, AQHA Collegiate Horsemanship Championship, AQHYA Judging Contest, college fair, speech contests and Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinics are just a few of the events the Ford Youth World has to offer.

If you are competing at this year’s Ford Youth World, be sure to share the link to the free, live webcast, brought to you by Sundowner Trailers, with your friends and family who can’t join you in Oklahoma City this year. A link to the webcast is available at during the show.

Make sure you check your email for the free video of your go, courtesy of AQHA and Equine Promotion, the official videographer of this year’s AQHA world championship shows! Equine Promotion will email exhibitors a link to their run so they can download the video and share it on social media. Stop by the Equine Promotion booth to confirm your email address. Check your junk email during the show if you don’t see it in your inbox.

When you share the video to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram, use the hashtags #AQHYAWorld and #GetThatGlobe to let your fellow exhibitors, AQHYA members, friends and family know how your AQHA world show is going. 

In addition to the free video, there are still a variety of video options for purchase, too. Stop by Equine Promotion’s booth in the Super Barn, call 903-361-0489 or go online to Also, photos can be purchased from the official show photographer, Shane Rux Photography.

The American Quarter Horse Journal will be covering the show, including posting the “Journal Winning Run” video interviews with each and every world champion at

Want to stay informed at this year’s Ford Youth World? Subscribe to receive daily information about the event – straight to your phone. AQHA will keep you informed of all the daily excitement in and out of the arena and provide informational messages about special events, schedule changes and much more via text message! You can opt out to stop receiving messages at any time. To enroll, simply text the word AQHA to 806-576-0913. And be sure to follow the 2019 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show Facebook event page. 

For more information on the Ford Youth World and the tentative schedule, visit

About the Sponsor

Ford Motor Co. is the official sponsor of the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show. AQHA members are eligible for a $500 rebate through Ford on select Ford models, some restrictions apply. To qualify, you must be an AQHA member for at least 60 days. Get your rebate here and remember when purchasing your next vehicle, buy Built Ford Tough.

Adequan®, the official equine joint therapy of AQHA, is a proud sponsor of the Adequan® Level 2 classes. When you choose a joint therapy for your horses, choose Adequan®.

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