2021 Ford Youth World Schedule

Posted: April 25th, 2021

The tentative schedule for the 2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is available online.

The tentative schedule for the 2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is now available online. The schedule includes Level 3, Adequan® Level 2, Nutrena Level 1 youth classes and 13-&-Under Level 3 core classes. New for 2021, ranch trail and working hunter under saddle will also be offered and included as all-age Level 3 classes.

After careful consideration of the pandemic’s impact on qualifying opportunities for all youth members between the AQHA Executive Committee, AQHA Show Council, AQHA Affiliate Advisory Board, affiliates, youth advisers and AQHA Show Department staff, the Executive Committee made the calculated decision to waive traditional qualifying for the 2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show, tentatively scheduled for July 28 - August 8 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

Entry information will be released online at a later date. The entry process for the 2021 Ford Youth World will remain with the youth advisers, as it has been in previous years. AQHYA exhibitors interested in competing at the Ford Youth World will continue to work through their respective advisers to enter and must meet affiliate requirements to compete. View the list of affiliate youth advisers. Contact your youth adviser for more details on the Ford Youth World requirements and the online entry process.

Youth exhibitors entering only Nutrena Level 1 classes are not required to work through a youth adviser to enter those classes but can work through their affiliate adviser if they need help with the entry process. Nutrena Level 1 entry forms will also be available online at www.aqha.com/youthworld.

Read for more details, including information regarding performance halter classes.

In 2020, AQHA implemented a new draw process for concurrent Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 classes held during the Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World Championship Shows. AQHA will also implement a similar draw process for the 2021 Ford Youth World. Working orders for concurrent Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 classes will be randomly drawn with Adequan® Level 2 exhibitors included. Therefore, Adequan® Level 2 entries will not be held at the end of each concurrent Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 class. Entries with the same rider will have their score rolled over. For horses with two riders, separate draws will be generated. If needed, class shootouts will be held following the completion of all Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 entries in the concurrent Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 classes.

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

About the Title Sponsor

Ford Motor Co. is the title sponsor of the Ford Youth World. Get your incentive and, remember, when purchasing your next vehicle, buy Built Ford Tough.

Adequan®, the official equine joint therapy of AQHA, is the proud title sponsor of the Adequan® Level 2 youth classes. When you choose a joint therapy for your horses, choose Adequan®. 

Read more about Nutrena, the official feed of AQHA and title sponsor of the 2021 Nutrena Level 1 Championships.

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