2015 AQHYA World Show

July 31-August 8, 2015, Oklahoma City

Journal at the World

August 9, 2012

Contest Results

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

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. Branden Handke of Oklahoma was the overall high-point individual in the 2012 Merial AQHYA Horse Judging Contest.

While the horse show competition takes center stage at the 2012 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show, other AQHYA teams have also been competing in a variety of other events.

The results from the 2012 Merial AQHYA Horse Judging Contest were posted earlier this week.

Recent contests were the Horse Bowl, Scrapbooking Contest, Team Demonstration Speech, Prepared Speech, Impromptu Speech and Yearbook Contest. Contest results will be updated on this page throughout the week.

Tuesday, August 7

Yearbook Contest results: The yearbook contest is judged on five different factors including organization, contents and completeness, layout and design, pictures, and writing.

Division 1:

1st Place: Missouri
2nd Place: Texas
3rd Place: Michigan
4th Place: Ohio
5th Place: Oklahoma
6th Place: Georgia
7th Place: Nebraska
8th Place: Arkansas
9th Place: Kansas

Division 2:

1st Place: Mississippi

Team Demonstration Speech Contest results: Two person teams give a presentation pertaining to the horse industry that is original and factual. This contest is scored on seven different categories including introduction, organization, content and accuracy, stage presence, delivery, effect on audience and summary.

1st Place: North Carolina B- Carson Kay and Bradley Kay
2nd Place:  North Carolina A- Laura Dickerson and Ruth Vorder Bruegge
3rd Place: Illinois B- Sarah Schobert and Josi Reed
4th Place: Texas A- Catherine Arndt and Mary Cage
5th Place: Texas B- Carlie Block and Aubrey Gilmore
6th Place: California- Mary Raymund and Laurel Nelson

Prepared and Impromptu Speech results: Theme: Find Your Inner Rock Star

For the Prepared speeches, contestants deliver a five-minute speech based on the theme. For the Impromptu speeches, AQHA will provide topics for the contest and they will vary from serious to humorous in nature. Contestants will be given five minutes to prepare and the maximum presentation time limit allowed is five minutes, with no minimum time limit.

Prepared Speaking Final Results

1st Place: Charles Lee, Texas
2nd Place: Kiley Ritchie, Oklahoma
3rd Place: Kendall Wolford, North Carolina
4th Place: Laurel Nelson, California
5th Place: Kayleigh Pivonka, Illinois
6th Place: Mary Elizabeth Downs, North Carolina
7th Place: Audrey Masters, Oklahoma
8th Place: Kimberly Brown, Virginia

Impromptu Speaking Results

1st Place: Sarah Schobert, Illinois
2nd Place: Kendall Wolford, North Carolina
3rd Place: Mary Elizabeth Downs, North Carolina
4th Place: Mary Catherine Reynolds, Mississippi
5th Place: Mary Raymund, California
6th Place: Kayleigh Pivonka, Illinois
7th Place: Kiley Ritchie, Oklahoma
8th Place: Kimberly Brown, Virginia
9th Place: Justis Marshall, Colorado
10th Place: Audrey Masters, Oklahoma

Wednesday, August 8

Horse Bowl Contest results: AQHYA teams compete against each other in a contest that tests the team’s equine knowledge. Topics of the horse bowl include equine science, equine terms, selection, care and enjoyment of the American Quarter Horse, the first 50 years of AQHA, the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations, anatomy of the American Quarter Horse, conformation, color and markings.

1st Place: North Carolina
2nd Place: Illinois
3rd Place: Idaho/Ada
4th Place: Oklahoma Cherokee Co
5th Place: Georgia

Variety Show results:

1st Place: Jaci Lane Deitrick of Oklahoma
2nd Place: Ikena Nakoa of Hawaii
3rd Place (tie): Shelby Ridgway of Arkansas and Maddox Murphy of Missouri

Team Spirit and Stall Decoration results: The stall decoration contest is combined with judging of team spirit. Stall decorations are judged on four components including maintenance and cleanliness; expression of Ford Youth World theme, “Find Your Inner Rock Star”; originality; and craftsmanship.

Division 1

1st Place: Arkansas
2nd Place: Georgia
3rd Place: Nebraska

Division 2

1st Place: Minnesota
2nd Place: Illinois
3rd Place: North Carolina

Division 3

1st Place: Nevada
2nd Place: Delaware
3rd Place: Utah

Thursday, August 9

Justin Boots Decorating Contest winner: Texas

Wrangler Jeans Decorating Contest winner: Mississippi

For more information on the Ford Youth World, visit www.aqha.com/youthworld.

The Ford Youth World is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors, ages 18 and under, 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, Canada, England, 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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