Exhibitors can participate in fun-filled events taking place at the 2017 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show. Photo © Kirstie Marie Photography

Go To Place for 2017 AQHYA World Show

Exhibitors can participate in fun-filled events taking place at the 2017 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show. American Quarter Horse Youth Association members will be able to compete in activities outside of the arena during the show August 4-12 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

Attendees have the opportunity to compete in several events held throughout the show. The Merial AQHYA Horse Judging, speech and art/photo contests are just some of the contests offered. Throughout the show, Ford Youth World teams will also be competing for points in a team-spirit contest.

GO TO LINKS for 2017 AQHYA World Show

CLICK HERE for Candids sponsored by The Rock and kindly taken by Sarak Finkel and others.

CLICK HERE for AQHYA Youth World Main Page

CLICK HERE for Working Orders and Results

CLICK HERE for Live Stream from Norick Arena

CLICK HERE for Live Stream from Performance Arena

CLICK HERE for Winning Runs (click on class name)

CLICK HERE for Competitor Resources

CLICK HERE for Schedule

New this year, AQHA will offer a $2,500-added open 5D barrel race with a $500-added AQHA side pot at 7 p.m. on August 4 in Barn 8 at State Fair Park. The barrel race is not limited to Ford Youth World contestants. Anyone can haul in and participate! The race is approved by AQHA, Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association, and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. Approval is pending at press time with Better Barrel Races. The event will offer AQHA-approved classes in senior, junior, youth, amateur and Select amateur barrel racing. The open entry fee is $35 with no processing fees. Pre entries are open now. Find the full schedule and entry information at www.trikbarrels.com.

The 2017 youth teams will all be recognized August 7 during the Parade of Teams in the Jim Norick Arena. The 2016 AQHYA year-end high-point winners will also be recognized during the Parade of Teams. All youth teams and youth high-point winners will be honored in front of their peers, friends, and family for their great accomplishments.

AQHA Professional Horsemen have volunteered their time to give free Ride the Pattern clinics, presented by Nutrena. These free clinics give exhibitors and spectators the perfect opportunity to learn how AQHA Professional Horsemen would approach a class or pattern. View the tentative clinic dates and clinicians.

Other events include a church service at 9 a.m. on August 6, followed by The Paws Cause, a dog adoption event at 11 a.m. Both will be held in the Sales Pavilion (Barn 3). Ford Youth World attendees have the opportunity to visit with colleges and universities at the college fair 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on August 7 and 8 in Section 300 in the Jim Norick Arena. Then at 7 a.m. on August 8, come get a free breakfast sandwich with AQHA Professional Horsemen in Section 300. Exhibitors, friends, and family are also invited to attend an exhibitor party on August 11. Attendees will not only be able to mingle with friends and enjoy a sweet treat, but they will also have the chance to compete in the B&W Trailer Hitch contest, dog race, and dog costume contest at the exhibitor party.
If you are competing at this year’s Ford Youth World, be sure to share the link to the free live webcast, with your friends and family who can’t join you in Oklahoma City this year. 

For more information on the Ford Youth World, visit

If you are competing at this year’s Ford Youth World, be sure to share the link to the free live webcast, with your friends and family who can’t join you in Oklahoma City this year. 

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

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