June 14, 2012
Multiple award winners will be recognized at the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.
This year’s Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show August 3-11 in Oklahoma City will give contenders, ranging from the newcomers to the seasoned competitors, a chance to be recognized for their accomplishments.
“Recognizing a horse and rider’s achievements is very important to AQHA,” said AQHA President Gene Graves of Grand Island, Nebraska. “Winning a world championship is the pinnacle of AQHA competition, but there are many other feats that deserve recognition.”
“That is why AQHA will be shining the spotlight on the accomplishments of our youth riders – 13-&-under, Intermediate and year-end high-point winners – at the Ford Youth World,” Graves added.
In addition to the regular top-10 Ford Youth World awards, AQHA will also recognize:
Year-end high-point awards are given to competitors who accumulate the most points throughout the competition year in their respective classes. The 2011 year-end high-point winners will be recognized at the Ford Youth World during the finals of the class in which he or she won his or her high-point award. Year-end high-point winners receive an AQHA trophy and Montana Silversmiths belt buckle for their win. The high-point all-around exhibitor receives an AQHA trophy and a $10,000 scholarship check, and the reserve high-point all-around receives an AQHA trophy and a $5,000 scholarship check. Additionally, the Justin Rookie of the Year winners will each receive a belt buckle and scholarship check.
Top Three 13-&-Under
The top three 13-&-under competitors will receive an award designed by AQHA’s new trophy company, Awards Recognition Concepts. This achievement will also appear on the official records of the horse and exhibitor.
More information about the 13-&-under awards can be found here.
The top three Intermediate competitors will receive awards including an 8-inch clear globe for first place, 6-inch clear globes for second and third place and specially designed patches that can be placed on purchased qualifiers jackets. Additionally, the winners can purchase a buckle to recognize their Intermediate placing. This achievement will appear on the official records of the horse and exhibitor. Learn more about the Intermediate awards here.
Ford Motor Co. is a proud sponsor of the Ford Youth World. AQHA members are eligible for a $500 rebate through Ford on select Ford or Lincoln models, some restrictions apply. In order to qualify, you must be an AQHA member for at least 60 days. Get your rebate here and remember when purchasing your next vehicle, buy Built Ford Tough.
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