AQHYA Members to Host Toiletry Drive

Exhibitors are invited to “Reach Out and Give Back” during the 2018 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show August 2-11.

American Quarter Horse Association

AQHYA will be hosting a toiletry drive to benefit YWCA Oklahoma City, a local women’s shelter.

The American Quarter Horse Youth Association Community Service and Youth World Show committees, along with the AQHYA Board of Directors, have partnered with a local women’s shelter, the YWCA Oklahoma City, to host a toiletry drive during the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

The collection area and donation bins can be found outside of the show office at the Ford Youth World August 2-11 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

 If you’re attending the Ford Youth World, please bring the following items to donate:

  • Full or sample size: shampoo, bar soap, deodorant and lotion.
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush and dental floss.
  • Pocket-sized Kleenex.
  • Disposable wipes.
  • Socks.

“We are so delighted to be hosting a community service project two years in a row at the Ford Youth World,” said Olivia Tordoff, AQHYA president. “As AQHYA members, one of our goals is to do our very best to give back to those who are not as fortunate. This year, we have decided to host a toiletry drive for a women’s shelter in the Oklahoma City area. We are so very excited to make an impact on the community, and we hope that we can bring some joy and happiness to those in need.”

The toiletry drive will serve as a contest among AQHYA regions to see which region can donate the largest amount of items during the show. To get credit for your region, you must log your donation information in the donation folder in the show office. Please include your region and number of items donated.

For more information about the YWCA Oklahoma City, visit

About the Ford Youth World
The Ford Youth World is the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to youth exhibitors age 18 and under. This is the pinnacle event for youth competitors around the world who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes representing English, western and halter disciplines, or earn an invitation through their state or provincial affiliate. 

For more information on the 2018 Ford Youth World, visit

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