Youth World Show Team
THE AQHA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WAIVES WORLD SHOW QUALIFICATION FOR UPCOMING 2020 AQHA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWS.
The American Quarter Horse Association world championship shows are the most prestigious events in the equine industry. Due to the rapidly evolving pandemic worldwide, exhibitors are facing several challenges to get qualified for the 2020 AQHA world championship shows.
The safety of AQHA exhibitors, spectators and staff is the Association’s top priority. Therefore, the AQHA Executive Committee has waived qualification for the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show July 30 - August 8 in Oklahoma City.
“AQHA understands that during this unprecedented time, show management teams around the world are making difficult decisions to cancel AQHA sanctioned shows,” said Craig Huffhines, AQHA executive vice president. “We appreciate their due diligence with following recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities to not risk the safety of our members.”
FORD YOUTH WORLD
The entry process for the 2020 Ford Youth World will remain with the youth advisers as it has been in previous years. AQHYA exhibitors interested in competing at the Ford Youth World will continue to work through their adviser to enter and must meet affiliate requirements to compete. View the list of affiliate youth advisers. Contact your youth adviser for more details on the Ford Youth World requirements.
- Current OQHYA member in good standing
- Attend at least 2 OQHYA board meetings between January 1 - July 1
- Place at a minimum of 3 OQHA approved shows
- Accumulate at least a total of 10 points in each class
- Points calculated on exhibitor’s 10 best shows during the qualifying period
- Must reside in Ohio or have an approved hardship on file with AQHA by May 1, 2019
Core Classes Divided into 13 & Under and 14-18
- Western Pleasure, Horsemanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, Showmanship, Ranch Riding and Trail
Declare By March 1, 2019 for any classes not usually offered at the Ohio approved shows during the qualifying period, which include, but are not limited to the following classes:
Cattle Events, Working Hunter, Jumping, Equitation Over Fences, Hunter Hack and Stake Race
However, if such class is/are offered three (3) or more times, participation in these classes will take precedence over the letter of declaration in determining who will be state representatives at the AQHYA World Show.
Send letters of declaration to:
Ohio Quarter Horse Association
Attn: Joanne Taylor
6325 Quarter Horse Drive
Columbus, OH 43229
These guidelines will follow current Ohio Quarter Horse Association points, rules and regulation as outlined in the current OQHA Official Rulebook.