The tentative schedule for the 2019 Ford Youth World is available online. Photo © The American Quarter Horse Journal

2019 Ford Youth World Schedule

The tentative schedule for the 2019 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is now available online at

This year’s schedule offers a more exhibitor friendly format with all-around classes grouped together towards the beginning of the show and cattle classes grouped together at the end. 

The Ford Youth World is August 1-10 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City and features the world’s top youth riders and their American Quarter Horses vying for 42 coveted world championships and 32 Adequan® Level 2 championship titles. Level 3 13-&-Under classes will return to this year’s show as well, offering our youngest competitors the chance to earn top honors in seven core classes.

The qualifying period began May 1, 2018, and ends April 30, 2019.

 The Ford Youth World has a variety of events and activities for competitors, friends, family and spectators to take part in throughout the show. The AQHYA Judging Contest, college fair, speech contests, Parade of Teams and Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinics are just a few of the events the Ford Youth World has to offer.

For more information on the Ford Youth World, visit

About the Ford Youth World

The Ford Youth World is the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to youth exhibitors age 18 and under. This is the pinnacle event for youth competitors around the world who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes, representing English, western and halter disciplines, or earn an invitation through their state or provincial affiliate.