American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Championship begins today


As the final month of summer vacation season begins, kids across the country are enjoying their last weeks of freedom, earning their final summer-job paychecks, or rushing to finish (or start) their summer reading lists. For kids who show American Quarter Horses, however, the biggest celebration of the season has just begun.

The Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Championship Show kicks off today in Oklahoma City. Exhibitors under age 18 who have earned enough points during the qualifying season will compete for world titles in halter, showmanship, horsemanship, hunter under saddle, jumping, games, cattle events and more.


2013 AQHYA World Show by the Numbers:

  • 773: Total number of exhibitors
  • 1,112: Total number of horses
  • 46: States Represented
  • 8: Countries Represented (Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, United States, Venezuela)

Most Popular Classes:

  1. Showmanship
  2. Horsemanship
  3. Trail
  4. Hunt Seat Equitation
  5. Ranch Sorting

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