American Quarter Horse Youth Association 2013 World Championship Show
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August 1-9, 2014
Oklahoma City

Journal at the World
  • There's Something About Mary

    Mary Huddleston

    This 17-year-old cancer survivor and AQHYA leader relied on her horses to help her heal.

  • Embellishing Wrangler's Jeans

    New York's AQHYA affiliate won the Wrangler Jeans Contest

    New York's AQHYA affiliate won the Wrangler Jeans Contest.

  • The Wyoming Delegation

    Claire and Laura Streeter

    Two sisters represent Wyoming at the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • Freestyle Horsemanship

    Freestyle horsemanship

    Youth exhibitors show off their horsemanship skills in first musical freestyle competition at Ford Youth World.

  • Super Sponsors

    World Show Video

    Check out the amazing features of this year's Youth World that wouldn't be possible without the generous donation of several sponsors.

  • Q-Minute: Aug 7

    World Show Video

    Watch a few highlights from August 7 at the Youth World.

  • Q-Minute: Aug 6

    World Show Video

    Check out highlights from August 6 in Oklahoma City.

  • Q-Minute: August 5

    Exhibitors exchanged state pins at the snow cone reception.

    Preliminaries, college fair, judging contest and snow cones were the highlight of Day 4 of the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • Freestyle Showmanship

    A super-hero freestyle showmanship routine

    The first freestyle showmanship contest draws big cheers for musical routines.

  • Q-Minute: August 4

    Day 4 of the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show

    Highlights from Day 3 of the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show

  • Ride the Rail Western Pleasure

    Alex Ross, AQHA executive director of judges

    AQHA Executive Director of Judges Alex Ross tells exhibitors "show to win" at the August 3 Ride the Rail Western Pleasure clinic.

  • Q-Minute: August 3

    Check out The American Quarter Horse Journal's video highlights from Day 2 of the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • Ride the Rail/Ride the Pattern Clinics Begin

    AQHA Professional Horseman Brad Kearns

    Don't miss the free 2013 Nutrena Ride the Rail-Ride the Pattern Clinics at the 2013 Ford Youth World with top AQHA Professional Horsemen.

  • Q-Minute: August 3

    Did we capture you on video?

    Did we catch you in our lenses?

  • 40 Years of Memories

    John Payne at the 1973 Youth World

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

  • In Full Swing

    The 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show kicks off today in Oklahoma City.

  • My Moment

    American Quarter Horse Youth Association 2013 World Championship Show

    New technology will allow video footage from the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show to be downloaded 24/7.

  • Ranch Pleasure

    American Quarter Horse Youth Association 2013 World Championship Show

    For the first time, exhibitors will compete in ranch pleasure at the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • AQHYA National Officer Team

    2013-2014 AQHYA Directors and Officers

    Meet the 2013-2014 American Quarter Horse Youth Association national officers at the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • Fun Activities

    This year’s Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show features even more fun activities for youth outside of the ring than years past.

  • Qualifier Packets

    American Quarter Horse Youth Association 2013 World Championship Show

    The 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show qualifier packets are in the mail.

  • Freestyle Exhibition

    American Quarter Horse Youth Association 2013 World Championship Show

    Get your nomination form in today to compete in this year's freestyle exhibitions at the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • Health Requirements

    Performance halter horses wait at the Ford Youth World

    AQHA announces health requirements for horses attending the 2013 AQHA world championship shows.

  • Parade of Teams

    American Quarter Horse Youth Association 2013 World Championship Show

    The 2012 AQHYA high-point winners will be recognized during the Parade of Teams at the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • Qualifiers List

    2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA Trail World Champions Taylor Brown and Just Hit Town

    View online the list of qualifiers to date for the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • 2013 Judges

    American Quarter Horse Youth Association 2013 World Championship Show

    AQHA unveils the judges for the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • 2013 Schedule

    The tentative schedule for the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is available online.

  • Qualifying Period

    2013 Ford Youth World logo

    The qualifying period for the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show has been extended.

  • Performance Halter

    2012 Performance Halter Geldings World Champion

    Performance halter exhibitors are reminded of qualification rules for the AQHA world championship shows.

  • Ranch Pleasure

    Hunter Bryant in ranch pleasure

    Competitors will vie for the first AQHA youth ranch pleasure world championship in 2013.

  • 2013 Qualifying Points

    2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA Working Hunter World Champions Taylor Myers and Capture The Flag

    Qualification point levels are announced for the 2013 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • Cow Horse Practice

    working cow horse practice August 10

    Youth get some expert tips in two working cow horse clinics at the 2012 Ford Youth World.

  • Quarter Minute 3

    2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA Variety Show World Champion Jaci Lane Detrick

    Jaci Lane Deitrick won the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show Variety Show

  • Ford Youth World Determination

    2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show Della Frederickson

    Injury didn't keep Della Frederickson from riding again - and qualifying for the Ford Youth World.

  • Quarter Minute

    2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA Public Speaking World Champion Charles Christopher Lee

    Twelve-year-old Charles Christopher Lee won the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show Public Speaking Contest.

  • Contest Results

    2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show Overall High-Point Horse Judging Contest World Champion Branden Handke of Oklahoma

    Team competition continues at the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • The Roper from Indiana

    Houston Huff of Evansville, Indiana

    Houston Huff prepares to rope against some big competition.

  • Merial Horse Judging Contest

    2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show Overall High-Point Horse Judging Contest World Champion Branden Handke of Oklahoma

    Team and individual results for the Merial Horse Judging contest at the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show are in!

  • Parade of Teams Video

    2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show Parade of Teams

    Watch The American Quarter Horse Journal's Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show Parade of Teams video.

  • Parade of Teams

    2012 AQHYA World Show logo

    Teams at the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show showed off their inner rock stars at the Parade of Teams Monday night.

  • First Time's the Charm

    2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA Pole Bending Reserve World Champions Shelby Weaver and Golden Creek Remedy

    Shelby Weaver and her homebred Golden Creek Remedy find success at their first Youth World Show.

  • AQHYA Director Lizzy Koons

    AQHYA Region 5 Director Lizzy Koons

    This is my first time at the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • Busy Day

    2012 AQHYA World Championship Show

    Even without finals classes, Day 4 was a busy one for AQHYA members.

  • Youth World Cup Team

    Team Italy won the 2012 Youth World Cup photo by Art & Light Press Released

    Team USA members talk about their exeriences at the 2012 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup in Kreuth, Germany.

  • Never Say 'Quit'

    Kailyn Ogle and Sneakn Past the Mark

    Giving up isn't part of Kailyn Ogle's vocabulary.

  • Being Ford Youth World Brave

    Bailey and Keili Sapp, and Sandy Vaughn

    There are championship moments of all kinds at the Ford Youth World.

  • Quarter Minute 1

    2012 AQHYA World Championship Show

    We charged AQHYA Vice President Jordan Boyd with talking to her fellow AQHYA members.

  • Big Classes

    first split of performance halter geldings class August 3 at the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show

    Big classes fill the arena at the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • In Full Swing

    2012 AQHYA World Championship Show

    The 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show kicks off today in Oklahoma City.

  • Rural TV

    2012 AQHYA World Championship Show

    This year's Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show will feature a live broadcast on Rural TV's Market Day Report Tuesday, August 7, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. EDT.

  • Five Things You Didn't Know

    AQHA Professional Horseman and judge Charlie Cole

    Folks got the inside scoop at the Ford Youth World’s first AQHA Town Hall Meeting and Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinic.

  • AQHYA National Officers

    2012-2013 AQHYA Officers and Directors

    The Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show offers AQHYA members a chance to meet the 2012-2013 national officers.

  • Ask Your Questions

    2012 AQHYA World Championship Show

    Be sure to attend the AQHA Town Hall meetings and leveling program seminar at the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA Youth World Championship Show.

  • No Horse, No Problem

    2012 AQHYA World Championship Show

    The 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show will provide youth with and without horses some great events and opportunities.

  • Ride the Rail/Ride the Pattern Clinics

    Chantz Stewart and American Quarter Horse Shining Cielo win the youth working cow horse world championship at the 2011 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

    AQHA Professional Horsemen will teach free Ride the Rail/Ride the Pattern clinics sponsored by Nutrena at the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • Health Requirements

    Hannah Elizabeth Bedwell, Ball Ground, Georgia, showed her American Quarter Horse Regal To A Te to the equitation over fences world championship at the 2011 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

    AQHA announces health requirements for horses at the 2012 AQHA world championship shows.

  • Pfizer Webcast

    2012 AQHYA World Championship Show

    The 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show will feature a free live webcast, sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health.

  • Working Orders

    2012 AQHYA World Championship Show

    The working orders for the 2012 Build Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show are now available online.

  • Award Winners

    aged mares world champion

    AQHA will be recognizing multiple award winners, including year-end high-point champions, at the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • 13-&-Under

    Kaylee Hamm and American Quarter Horse Tearles N Fearles win the 2011 youth world championship in 3-year-old mares.

    AQHA announces a new award for 13-&-under competitors at the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

  • 2012 Schedule

    The youth performance halter mares class at the 2011 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

    The tentative schedule for the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is available online, including tentatively scheduled Ride the Rail/Ride the Pattern clinics.

  • 2012 Judges

    Christopher Luba and his American Quarter Horse Good For The Ladys win the 2011 youth world championship in showmanship at halter.

    AQHA announces the judges for the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.