Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show

2016  Ford  Youth World

August 5-13 in Oklahoma City

Tentative Schedule



May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016

Entry Deadline

National Qualifiers - your entries are due to your respective State Youth Advisor prior to June 3, 2016.

State Youth Advisors - your national and state entries are due to AQHA prior to July 1, 2016.


View the qualifying points


View the Qualifying Handbook


Events which cross over the end qualifying date -- Keep in mind AQHA-approved events which end prior to or on April 30, 2016 will count towards the 2016 Ford Youth World. If an event crosses over the end qualifying date and has a show end date of May 1, 2016 (or later) - that show's points will count towards the 2017 Ford Youth World. For example: A show's dates are recorded with AQHA as April 29-30 2016, the points will count towards the 2016 show; however, if the dates are recorded as April 30 - May 1, 2016 (or later) the points will count towards the 2017 show.

Performance Halter
Any horse to be shown in performance halter at the 2016 Ford Youth World (whether the horse be a national or state entry) must have earned a performance ROM during the qualifying period (May 1, 2015 thru April 30, 2016), or if earned prior to the qualifying period, must have earned at least ten riding points during the qualifying period.  These points can be in open, amateur or youth classes and they can add up to make the ten points, but ABSOLUTELY NO horse can compete in a performance halter class without having earned the performance ROM or the ten riding points during the qualifying period.  Remember that showmanship points DO NOT count, nor do Level 1 amateur or youth points or points earned at Introductory shows.  However, Level 1 (Green) points earned in the Open Division will count. 

 Judging Contest form   |   Speech Contest forms   |   Art Contest form   |   College Fair form

All contests entry deadline have been extended from Wednesday, June 1 to Friday, June 10, 2016. Forms must be received in the AQHA office by June 10, not postmarked

Host Hotels

Premium RV Reservation Form

International World Show Lease

Level 2 Championship Classes

Based on the success of the inaugural Level 2 championships in the amateur and open divisions, additional opportunities will be added in 2016 and 2017 for Select and youth exhibitors. Learn more about the new Level 2 championships for youth exhibitors.

Excuse our mess! The official Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show website is coming soon!

In the meantime, check out The American Quarter Horse Journal's video coverage of each world champion from the 2015 event. And read the digital October Journal for Ford Youth World highlights!

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