The American Quarter Horse JournalJune 29, 2012
The 2012 Youth World Cup, scheduled for July 21-28 in Kreuth, Germany, boasts clinics by horsemen that hail from across Europe and the United States.
Aside from the spirited competition between international teams, the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup is renowned for its opportunities for education. The 2012 event, scheduled for July 21-28 in Kreuth, Germany, boasts clinics by horsemen that hail from across Europe and the United States.
This year’s Youth World Cup clinicians include:
In addition to the great chance for education from a wide variety of horsemen, the clinics also provide the opportunity for riders to familiarize themselves with their teams’ American Quarter Horses before competition begins.
“Clinics and the chance for education have always been one of my favorite aspects of what the Youth World Cup has to offer,” said AQHA Director of International Affairs David Avery. “Education evens the playing field for everyone.
The judges for the 2012 Youth World Cup are also in place:
The Youth World Cup at the Gut Matheshof in Kreuth kicks off on July 21 with a welcome ceremony and opening barbecue. At the opening event, competitors will exchange gifts and coaches will draw for their teams’ horses.
In alphabetical order, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Israel, Italy, Luxemborg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the United States will draw their team’s group of horses. The draw will actually be a double draw, where the coaches will initially draw a draw order, and then proceed to draw in that order for their team’s group of horses.
Throughout the competition, each country will ride for gold medals in cutting, reining, horsemanship, western pleasure, trail, western riding, hunt seat equitation, hunter under saddle and showmanship. Medallions will be awarded through 10th place, and every ride counts.
For more information about the Youth World Cup, including a schedule of the event, visit www.ywc2012.com.
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