August 2, 2012
AQHA Town Hall meetings and leveling program seminar will be conducted at this year's Ford Youth World.
New this year, the American Quarter Horse Association is conducting town-hall-style meetings at events across the country. Sparked from discussions at the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission, these meetings were originally to give AQHA an opportunity to discuss animal welfare, proper practices and treatment of horses. The meetings are open and give AQHA exhibitors an opportunity to ask questions regarding AQHA guidelines on animal welfare, as well as questions about AQHA show rules. AQHA Town Hall meetings will be conducted at this year’s Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show.
The first Town Hall meeting is at 6 p.m. on August 2 in Barn 8. The second Town Hall meeting is at 8 p.m. on August 4 also in Barn 8.
Also at the Ford Youth World, AQHA Executive Director of Shows Patti Carter-Pratt will be hosting a seminar on the new AQHA leveling program. The seminar is at 4 p.m. on August 7 in the Sales Pavilion. The seminar is focused on explaining the new levels of showing and answering all of your leveling questions.
For more information on the Ford Youth World and a full schedule of events, visit www.aqha.com/youthworld.
The Ford Youth World is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors, ages 18 and under from around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. More than 2,400 entries from the United States, Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Mexico, Sweden and Venezuela are competing for 34 world championships at this year’s event, August 3-11 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
Ford Motor Co. is the title 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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