Enter an AQHYA contest today and you could be a winner! Remember, you must be an AQHYA member to be eligible to compete. The theme for the Youth World Show this year is "???". All contests have an entry deadline of Monday, July 1st. Forms must be received in the AQHA office by July 1st, not postmarked.
Entries will be online at AQHYA.com
Please include your name, address and AQHYA ID Number. Must be an AQHYA member.
Yearbook Contest- Youth Office
Yearbooks can be any size but must be digitally produced and printed in full color with a copy of the project on a cd. The front cover must include a table of contents with page numbers. No more than two entries per affiliate and a minimum of two people per team. The affiliate is responsible for the qualifying system and submitting the entries to AQHYA. One person may not be a member of two teams. There will be a $50 entry fee per team. Yearbooks are due in the Youth Office by Sunday, August 3, at noon. You may begin picking up your yearbooks Wednesday, August 6, 8 a.m. and all yearbooks must be picked up from the Youth Office by Thursday, August 7, at noon. Please see the judging rubric attached to the entry form for more specifics. Because this is a transition year, traditional scrapbooks will be accepted. However, we are trying to convert the contest project to be more relevant and electronically produced yearbook.
Judging Contest- Performance Arena
Each affiliate is allowed to send six teams (two 4-H, two FFA and two AQHYA teams). These teams consist of three or four members, no individuals or teams of less than three members may judge. Interested coaches should contact their affiliate youth advisor or state horse extension specialist or state FFA advisor for qualifying rules. Youth will be able to participate in both the Judging Contest and World Championship Show if schedule permits. No adjustments will be made to working order of the show or judging contest. No exceptions. No high-point individual overall or any member of a high-point overall team from past AQHYA Judging Contests are eligible to judge in the contest in subsequent years.
There will be eight classes consisting of four horses in each class. There will be four halter classes and four performance classes. The halter classes will consist of geldings and mares. The performance classes will be selected from western pleasure, reining, hunter under saddle, hunter hack, trail, western riding, and western horsemanship and/or hunt seat equitation. Two sets of reasons shall be given on halter and two sets of reasons on performance classes. The contestants shall be notified at the appropriate time whether or not reasons will be required on the class being judged. Reasons will not be given in the hunt seat equitation and western horsemanship classes. Reasons shall be given before the judge or judges and for this purpose, private stations shall be provided. Notes may not be used when giving reasons.
There is a $25 entry fee per team member. The Horse Judging Contest will be held on Monday, August 4. Check in begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Performance Arena and the contest will begin at 8 a.m.
Judging Contest Awards will be presented for the Judging Contest participants and coaches only, Tuesday, August 5 at 8 a.m. in Carriage Hall.
Team Demonstration Speech Contest- Sales Pavilion
Teams consist of two members only. Each state can send up to two teams; the affiliate is responsible for the qualifying system and submitting the entries to AQHYA. One person may not be a member of two teams. The Team Demonstration Speech Contest will be held Tuesday, August 5, and will begin at 11 a.m.
Speech Contest- Sales Pavilion
Horse Bowl Contest- Sales Pavilion
One division made up of AQHYA, 4-H and FFA members of all ages. Each team consists of four members; three-member teams are permitted with certain restrictions. There is a $25 entry fee per team member. Only two teams may represent each affiliate. The Horse Bowl Contest will be held Wednesday, August 6 and will begin at 9 a.m.
Awards Reception/Exhibitor Social
There will be an awards reception for all other contests, excluding judging contest, Wednesday, August 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sales Pavilion. This will also be an exhibitor social.
Join us for the Variety Show during the Awards Reception/Exhibitor Social Wednesday, August 6, at 7 p.m. It's sure to be a great show so come out and support those talented AQHYA members! Contestants may be individuals or groups with no more than six per group. Performances must be limited to no longer than five minutes. All music and instruments must be provided by participants, CDs only, please. Only the first 20 entries will be taken. There is a $20 entry fee per act. There will be a mandatory meeting for all participants Tuesday, August 6, 5 p.m.
Parade of Teams
Wrangler Jean Decorating Contest
Deadline: Saturday, August 3 at 3 p.m. in the youth office at the Ford Youth World Show
Calling all affiliates! Here is a contest that gives you the opportunity to brag about where you come from!
Decorate a pair of Wrangler jeans with whatever materials you like – just be creative and tell us about your home state/province! Write a story in 50 words or less about your jeans, and submit your story with your Wrangler jeans.
A representative from Wrangler will judge the contest. Scores will be based on creativity, craftsmanship, and evidence of the theme. The judge’s decision is final.
The Wrangler jeans will be sent out to the youth advisors.
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