2015 AQHYA World Show

July 31-August 8, 2015, Oklahoma City

Journal at the World

July 15, 2014

Test-Ride an American Quarter Horse at Ford Youth World

Kids can ride an American Quarter Horse for free August 3 at State Fair Park during the 2014 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

2014 Youth World Show Artwork

Ride an American Quarter Horse during the 2014 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

The 2014 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show will feature fun activities for exhibitors and spectators throughout the show August 1-9 in Oklahoma City. Not only will kids have a chance to watch the best youth equestrians in the world compete in the show ring, they will also have a chance to test-ride an American Quarter Horse.

As part of the 100-Day Horse Challenge, sponsored by Time to Ride, the Certified Horsemanship Association is offering free test rides from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 3, at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Take pictures of your child riding an American Quarter Horse, post on social media and use the hashtag #100DayHorseChallenge.

The goal of the 100-Day Horse Challenge is to increase awareness of the benefits of horse activities across the United States by aiming to engage at least 100,000 new people with an introductory horse experience. West Equestrian of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, is helping host the event and providing horses for the free test rides. To learn more about West Equestrian, visit www.westhorse.net.

Show attendees also have the chance to attend free Ride the Rail/Ride the Pattern clinics taught by AQHA Professional Horsemen throughout the show. These free clinics give exhibitors and spectators the perfect opportunity to learn how AQHA Professional Horsemen would approach a class or pattern.

Other fun events include Paws for Causes, a new dog rescue day on August 3, the college fair and much more! A tentative schedule of all Ford Youth World events can be found at www.aqha.com/youthworld.

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