En Route to #YWC2014

The American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup teams share thrills from the road to Bryan/College Station, Texas.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

The 2014 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup by the numbers. (Credit: Tara Matsler)

The horses are stalled. Their human athletes are hoteled. And the gold, silver and bronze medals are stored – in safe-keeping, of course – until the 2014 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup officially kicks off.

While the event gets under way July 3 in at the Brazos County Expo in Bryan, Texas, competition won’t start until July 7, when competition follows a cutting clinic. That’s part of the appeal of the biannual Youth World Cup. The event marries competition with education and camaraderie, as 16 teams come together. 

Team members have been anticipating the trip to Bryan, Texas, which neighbors College Station, the home of Texas A&M University. We rounded up Instagram and Twitter posts from the traveling competitors, and their posts tell the tale of athletes putting in months of preparation. 

Stay on top of the Youth World Cup coverage using the #YWC2014 hashtag. And follow The American Quarter Horse Journal’s online coverage at www.aqha.com/showing