Ford Youth World Is Underway

The 2018 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show kicked off August 2 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

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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 Ford.

Exhibitors at the 2018 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show have shined their boots and dusted off their hats for the first day of competition at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. More than 3,500 entries from the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark and Luxembourg are competing for 42 world championship titles at this year’s show. For the first time in Ford Youth World history, our youngest competitors will also be vying for world champion honors in seven core 13-&-Under classes. Classes begin at noon on Thursday, August 2 in the Jim Norick Arena with finals in Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 aged mares.

“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, Collegiate Horsemanship Championship, AQHYA Judging Contest, college fair, speech contests, fashion show 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 Ford, 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. 

New this year, 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. Check your junk email during the show to make sure the email doesn’t get deleted accidentally!

When you share the video to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram, use 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. So swing by Equine Promotion’s booth in the Super Barn, call 903-361-0489 or go online to

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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