Seven Reasons to Qualify for the Ford Youth World
Qualify for the 2017 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show by April 30, and you won’t regret this life-changing experience.
January 26, 2017
American Quarter Horse Association
Whether they competed three years ago or 30, former AQHYA exhibitors will tell you that competing at the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show was one of the most influential experiences in their life.
- You’ll build lifelong friendships with fellow youth. Everyone at the Ford Youth World is in the beginning stages of their successful show careers, and it’s exciting to think the friends you make from across the country – and around the world – are the same friends you’ll see for decades to come.
- This is the chance to win one for your horse. He’s your friend, your confidant and your teammate – so this one’s for him! Qualify for the Ford Youth World and he’ll have a nifty award added to his AQHA record.
- Meet new people. As aninternational organization, AQHYA brings members together from all over the world. There are fun mixers throughout the Ford Youth World, so you’ll have a multitude of chances to make new friends.
- Be the first Level 2 youth champion in your event. The inaugural Level 2 Youth Championships, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), will be held concurrently with the Ford Youth World. How cool would it be to write your name in history as the first Adequan® Level 2 youth champion?
- Sport some swag. The Ford Youth World qualifiers can order exclusive special items, like a qualifier jacket or buckle.
- Be a part of an exclusive group. Once you qualify, you’ll join the elite group that shares the exclusive qualifier badge on social media with #AQHYAWorld, letting everyone know you’re headed to the 2017 Ford Youth World.
- It’s the trip of a lifetime. Not only will you remember the life-changing performances you put in with your horse, but the memories you make with your horse-showing friends and family are something you’ll cherish for years.
So how exactly do you qualify for the 2017 Ford Youth World? First,
- Check the points required to nationally qualify in your class(es). The deadline to qualify is April 30, 2017.
- Find shows to attend between then and now by using the online AQHA show calendar at www.aqha.com/showschedule.
- Call AQHA customer service at 806-376-4811 to verify how many points you still need to qualify this year.
Aside from earning points to nationally qualify, you might be able to qualify through your state or provincial affiliate. Contact information is listed at www.aqha.com/affiliates.
The Ford Youth World is August 4-12 in Oklahoma City. If you're in search of more Ford Youth World information, your go-to place is www.aqha.com/youthworld.