It’s that time again—start dreaming big, because the AjPHA Youth World Championship Show is right around the corner! Make plans to attend this year’s fun-filled event by first checking out the tentative Youth World Show schedule available online at apha.com/ywcs/schedule.
The Youth World Championship Show takes place June 27–July 9 in Fort Worth, Texas. Youth World Show classes will run Jun 28–July 6, with a supplemental event held July 7–9; additional details on this supplemental event will be released at a later date.
Entries, stall reservations and RV reservations are due May 16 for the best rates—the Youth World Show premium book and forms will be available online soon. Here are a few reasons you’ll definitely want to put the Youth World Show on your show schedule:
- Scholarships galore—Last year’s Youth World Show featured more than $165,000 in scholarships for exhibitors, and this year looks to be bigger and better than ever. Scholarships will be awarded to top-placing exhibitors as well as one lucky random-draw exhibitor in each world championship class.
- Intermediate exhibitor recognition for top-placing exhibitors who have never before placed in the Top Five in a specific class at the Youth World Show.
- Dual-approved events through the National Snaffle Bit Association and the National Reining Horse Association.
- Fun classes, including disciplined rail, ideal Paint, ride-a-buck bareback Western equitation, versatility challenge and freestyle shankless showmanship.
- Barrel racing bonus—a $1,000 Paint Barrel Racing Incentive Program sidepot for the fastest Paints in the Hopes & Dreams Barrel Racing Sweepstakes.
- Youth events and parties. Watch for announcements about Youth events and fun social gatherings happening throughout the show! You don’t want to miss the team tournament or the dog races!
The 2016 Youth World Show premium book and forms will be available online in mid-March. For more information, contact the APHA Performance Department at (817) 222-8455.
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