03.-13. JULY

 

2014

What is the Youth World Cup?

The American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup is an international event that is held every two years and is hosted by a different country each time. The 2010 Youth World Cup was held in Oklahoma City and the 2012 competition was hosted in Kreuth, Germany.

 

Where is the Youth Cup 2014 being held?

All AQHYA members are eligible to participate provided they meet each country's qualification guidelines. Five competing team members and up to five (again, depending on each country's procedures) supporting team members will represent each official AQHA international affiliate. Each country is also allowed to send one coach and one team manager.

American Quarter Horse youth competitors from around the world will flock to Bryan/College Station, Texas, on July 3-13 for an international showdown in the form of the 2014 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup.

 

Who gets to participate?

All AQHYA members are eligible to participate provided they meet each country's qualification guidelines. Five competing team members and up to five (again, depending on each country's procedures) supporting team members will represent each official AQHA international affiliate. Each country is also allowed to send one coach and one team manager.

 

What classes are being held?

Throughout the competition, each country will ride for gold medals in cutting, reining, horsemanship, western pleasure, trail, western riding, hunt seat equitation, hunter under saddle and showmanship. The Youth World Cup is more than just a competition – it offers a chance for international American Quarter Horse enthusiasts to learn from the industry’s leading riders and trainers.

 

How many riders representing their country?

While at the event, five youth plus one coach and manager from each country will take part in educational seminars, discipline clinics, leadership training and, finally, competition. Five additional youth from each country are invited by each international affiliate to attend the education and leadership portion of the week’s events and to cheer on their teammates.

 

How do I get my horse there?

To level the playing field, competing Youth World Cup team members do not show their own horses. Competing team members do not show their own horses. The host country provides each team's horses for clinics and competition. AQHA relies heavily on its AQHA Professional Horsemen and member-owners to supply this event with the best American Quarter Horses around.

ABOUT THE YOUTH CUP

THE INTERNATIONAL AQHA YOUTH EVENT