Ford Youth World Entry Info

Important information for 2018 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show qualifiers!

Deadline for entry forms to be returned to your youth advisor is June 18.

The 2018 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is right around the corner! The Ford Youth World is August 2-11 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

As a national qualifier, please make note of the following:

  • Entry packets are in the mail. If you haven’t already, you should receive it any day! Deadline for entry forms to be returned to your youth advisor is June 18
  • Be the first 13-&-Under world champion in the seven core classes. New this year, Level 3 13-&-Under core classes have been added to the Ford Youth World schedule. Exhibitors can qualify to compete in Level 3 13-&-Under western pleasure, hunter under saddle, horsemanship, hunt seat equitation, showmanship, ranch riding and trail
  • Become a Level 2 youth champion in your event.The Level 2 Youth Championships, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), will be held concurrently with the Ford Youth World. Adequan® Level 2 youth classes are another opportunity for AQHYA competitors to write their name in history as a champion.
  • Feel the need for speed? The $3,000-added open 5D barrel race is August 2 with AQHA-approved classes for junior, senior, youth, amateur and Select amateur. Pre-enter online by midnight on Friday, July 27. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Saturday, July 21. You can find the schedule, entry and additional information at
  • Earn money for your Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Bred-Horse. The owner of the overall highest placing RHB horse at the Ford Youth World will receive $250 plus a trophy. The breeder also receives $250. There’s no entry fee. To find out if your horse was bred by a Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder, check this list of breeders.
  • From socials to contests, there is something for everyone. Check out the tentative schedule to see what is waiting for you. 
  • Don't forget to order your stall mat. Click here to reserve yours today. 
  • You could be crowned an AQHYA World Champion!

Be sure to order the 2018 Ford Youth World special qualifier plaque, available through Awards Recognition Concepts.

The Ford Youth World is the best show of the year – don’t miss it. Deadline for entry forms to be returned to your youth advisor is June 18.