What Operation Success Means To Me

AQHYA members talk about the theme of the 2014 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

AQHYA members found different meanings in the phrase "Operation Success" during the 2014 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show. (Larri Jo Starkey photo)

What does Operation Success mean?

At the 2014 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show, we asked youth to tell us what the show's theme means, and we think you’ll enjoy their answers.

Look in the October issue of the American Quarter Horse Journal for more coverage from the Ford Youth World.

Adrianna Adams, Oakdale, California
“Success means drive, hard work and dedication. Do not be afraid to try.”

Alexa Beaty, Aubrey, Texas
“Strive for greatness and always put your whole heart into everything you set your mind to.”

Cydney Benes, Delray Beach, Florida
“Success=hard work.”

Georgia Brumley, Lanesville, Indiana
Make a plan. Work hard. You will succeed.

Nicole Campbell, Crete, Illinois
“Operation Success” brings to mind the journey of bringing up a horse from a yearling to a 4-year-old competing at his first world championship.

Andrew Carey, Lufkin, Texas
You need to have a plan or strategy for your success. The first step is choosing a goal, and then you go for it. No matter what obstacles you face, you will always be a success because you are trying. As long as you are having fun, then you are successful.

Tori Cartillar, Wayne, Arkansas
You are capable of  the things you want to achieve. Reining has taught me to keep going. If you think that is the best you can do, you’re wrong. So keep going even if you have given up. Keep going until you are successful and your dreams are accomplished.

Cameron Doud, Cedar Creek, Texas
I set a goal to qualify for the AQHYA World and I succeeded with that goal. Everything else from that point is gravy.

Alex Daniel, Sherwood, Arkansas

Never give up. Keep trying until you get it right.

Bailey Downing, Memphis, Texas
Turning your dreams into reality and putting them into action. I’ve been dreaming of coming to Youth World and I finally made it.

John-Michael Elliott, Alvin, Texas

Setting goals and doing what it takes to reach them. Dealing with it when they are not and trying again.

Leonie Fischer, Germany

No success without work! You will be successful if you love what you are doing.

Makayla Flowers, Ocala, Florida

It takes a strong team to help us as youth succeed.

Trevor Hale, Perryton, Texas
It means when you have a task to do, you do it the best you can.

Hannah Hardy, Parker, Colorado
No matter what the road ahead might look like, you always have to stay focused on your dream to be successful.

Kara Kaufmann, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
To enter each class prepared and confident and leave each class satisfied that we did the best we could.

Kaitlyn Lomas, Elgin, Illinois
It doesn’t matter as much how you place, it matters that you tried hard and improved some things.

Melanie Louys, Iron Mountain, Michigan
Being able to overcome challenges with grace and good sportsmanship.

Logan Lorena, Clinton, Mississippi
Success is by design not by accident.

Caitlyn Lyerly, Weiner, Arkansas
Operation Success means not only becoming successful yourself but also helping others achieve their goals.

Megan Newlon, Hugoton, Kansas
Success isn’t given. It’s earned by striving to beat the exhibitor you were yesterday.

Trevor Pritchett, Quinlan, Texas
To me, Operation Success is all about learning how to live life with dignity and respect – both of which I learned on the back of my horse.

MaryGracen Reed, Batesville, Mississippi

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.

Maddison Smith, Tolar, Texas
It means to rise above all adversity, to achieve your goals and to strive to succeed in all you do.

Alex Stark, Clare, Michigan
Operation Success is the practical application of principles to achieve the desired outcome.

Madison Thiel, Dublin, Ohio
By working hard and never giving up you can achieve anything.

Maisye Tucker, Fort Worth, Texas
Success is working hard no matter what is thrown at you. It is not making excuses even when you’re given every opportunity. Perseverance is successful.

Kristen Urbanavage, Molino, Florida
Any ride can be successful no matter where you place. It’s just between you and your horse.