Youth

Seth Craft
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Seth Craft

Name:  Seth Craft Age:  15   Where do you live and with whom:   I live in West Alexandria, Ohio with my parents, Nicholas & Kimberly Craft and with my 4 of 8 siblings that are still living at home.   Other current activities: I am currently involved in 4-H where I show a miniature horse. I won first place at The Ohio State Fair in Driving Reinsmanship with my mini.  I run cross country and am long jumper in track, I mow grass for several different people and bale hay. I enjoy spending time with my family and working on cars.   What would be impossible for you to give up? It would be impossible for me to give up showing horses. I really enjoy showing my horse and driving my miniature horse.   Tell us something that no one knows about
Dylan Jordan
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Dylan Jordan

Name:  Dylan Jordan Age:  11   Where do you live and with whom:   I live in Delaware Ohio with my mom Jessica Daniels, dad Aaron Jordan and younger sister Rylee.   Other current activities: I enjoy fishing, working and showing dairy feeders, and hanging out with my friends.   What would be impossible for you to give up? Living on a farm is something I couldn't give up!   Tell us something that no one knows about you. I had surgery when I was 3 months old to remove fluid on my skull. I have a scar on the right side of my head.   Where can we find you when not at a horse show? A friends house, our family cottage in New York, or working on the farm.    Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I will be in high school and getting my drivers license. 
Tana Drew
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Tana Drew

Name:  Tana Drew Age: 11   Where do you live and with who: I split my time between Malvern, OH with my Mom and step-dad, Mike and Ashland, OH with my Dad and step-mom, Melissa.   What would be impossible for you to give up? My dog, Jewel.  She is a 3 year old, very spoiled, black and tan dachshund.   Tell us something that no one knows about you. I am a bookworm and a very fast reader.  My favorite books are Christian fiction.   Where can we find you when you aren’t at a horse show? You can find me taking care of my horses, doing my home-school work, and hanging out at my grandparent's houses.   Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I will be starting my Junior year of High School and I would like to be starting a young horse on the barrels.
Gavin Patterson
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Gavin Patterson

  Age: 18 Where do you live and with who? I live in Frankfurt, Ohio, with my mom and dad, Samantha and Kevin Patterson.   How did you get involved in horses? My cousin used to work at a racehorse barn, so I would go with her and help brush the horses. One day, she finally put me on one and have always ridden since.   What discipline(s)/class(es) do you show in and why did you choose that discipline or class(es)? I show in Western Pleasure. I chose to show in it because I am a perfectionist, and the pleasure is all about controlling the horse’s movement, along with perfecting the horse, not yourself.   What would be impossible for you to give up? (something that's not horse related) Whenever I am not riding or showing horses, I am
Maggie Cain
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Maggie Cain

Name: Maggie Cain Age: 16 Where do you live and with who? I live in Sunbury, Ohio with my mom, my dad, and my younger brother.   How did you get involved in horses? I got involved through my mom because she barrel raced, and I’ve always been in the barn since an early age.   What disciplines/classes do you show in and why did you choose those disciplines/classes? I show in contesting because it’s based on a clock and you get to go fast, and it’s an adrenaline rush.   What is something non- horse related that would be impossible for you to give up? Going on trips with my mom across the country and state.   Tell us something no one knows about you. Not many people know that I raise and show pigs to take to fairs.   Where can we find you when
Youth World Show Stall Assignments Are Now Posted
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Youth World Show Stall Assignments Are Now Posted

Visit the Youth World Show Team   page to view Ohio Youth World Show Stall Assignments
Marley Mainwaring
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Marley Mainwaring

Name: Marley Mainwaring Age: 17 1. Where do you live and with who?  Marley lives in San Pedro, California with her mom, Mindie Maus.   2. How did you get involved in horses?  "My mom used to show when she was little, I also started taking lessons when I was little and my career and love for horses took off from there," Marley told me.   3. What discipline(s)/class(es) do you show in and why did you choose that discipline(s) or class(es)? Marley competes in the All-Around events (Western Horsemanship, Showmanship, Trail, Western Riding, Western Pleasure) because that's what her mom started showing.   4. What would be impossible for you to give up? As Marley told me, she wouldn't be able to live without her dogs. She wouldn't
Our Roots Run Deep
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Our Roots Run Deep

The American Quarter Horse Association, July 17, 2016, Craig Huffhines, AQHA executive vice president What an inspiring week it was in Amarillo last week. We hosted the 2016 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar , and it was a wonderful turnout of young people from all over the country and abroad who are united in a common purpose: to celebrate and strengthen our great horse industry. I think it says a whole lot about these kids that they’re willing to spend a piece of July, their precious summer time, in the Texas Panhandle learning how to grow themselves personally, professionally and with their American Quarter Horses. Clearly, their roots run deep. It was fun to imagine and hear about all of the stories of
Colton Smith
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Colton Smith

Name: Colton Smith Age: 10 and in 3rd grade. Where do you live and with who?:  Bellefontaine, OH and lives with his parents Dewey and Tammi Smith. How did you get involved with horses?:  Colton has been around horses all his life and when they were building their new barn in Oklahoma, he became super attached.  What disciplines/classes do you show in and why did you choose that discipline or class(es)?: He shows in Halter, both his parents have shown halter and they have a breeding program for halter horses. What would be impossible for you to give up? (something that’s non horse related): “I could never give up my family, because they have taught me everything I know.” Tell us something nobody knows about you:  “I’m
The Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is almost here!
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The Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is almost here!

The American Quarter Horse Association It’s show time! Well, almost … The 2016 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show kicks off August 5, and AQHA is so excited for you to be a part of this year’s show. Before you hit the road for Oklahoma City, take a look at these 13 reminders: Visit the Ford Youth World homepage. There you'll be able to view working orders and the most current tentative schedule . Pack your paperwork. To get onto the show grounds, you’ll need Coggins, health papers, a copy of your horse’s registration certificate and your membership card.  Start getting show updates sent straight to your phone. AQHA will send informational text messages about special events, schedule changes and more.