2015 AQHYA World Show

July 31-August 8, 2015, Oklahoma City

Journal at the World

August 2, 2013

40 Years of Memories

The years may have passed, but the smiles remain the same at Youth World.

John Payne at the 1973 Youth World

John Payne laughs as he unveils a shirt in 1973 at the event then known as the American Junior Quarter Horse Association National Finals. (Journal photo)

As the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship show kicks off, the Journal wanted to take a look at what the show looked like 10, 20, 30 and even 40 years ago. So, we gathered photos from the 1973, 1983, 1993 and 2003 Youth World Shows and created a slide show.

In 1973, the event now known as the Ford Youth World was in Amarillo, Texas. In 1983, it was in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1993 and 2003, it was in Fort Worth, Texas.

Take a glance through this slide show to enjoy the faces, people and places of the past 40 years. The next 40 years start now. Stay tuned to www.aqha.com/youthworld to see the pictures your Journal staff finds from the 2013 Ford Youth World.