AjPHA Virtual Youth World Games

Welcome to the 2021 AjPHA Virtual Youth World Games! AjPHA teams will film their performances based on the outlined criteria, submit their videos, and the judges will take it from there.

Entries open July 26 at 8 a.m. and close August 9 at 5 p.m. CDT.

PLEASE NOTETeams must have been declared by July 14. New teams will NOT be accepted at this time!

AjPHA Virtual Youth World Games Rules & Regulations

Eligibility and Selection Procedure

  • Competitors must be 19 years of age or under as of January 1, 2021 as the COVID-19 Stimulus plan will be extended to Youth World Games contestants.
    • Please note, competitors that are 19 years old as of January 1st must remain in the youth division for the remaining of 2021. If they choose to compete in the Amateur Division in 2021, they will not be eligible to compete.
  • Competitors and team managers/coaches must be current members in good standing of the American Paint Horse Association at the time of the event.
  • A team will consist of three to five competitors and one team coach and/or manager. Each country’s Regional Club or Affiliate Association shall govern its system for team qualification and will name the official team coach and/or manager.

Rules of the Competition

  • All rules stated in the Official APHA Rule Book will also apply to the World Games competition.
  • The Youth World Games will consist of the following 4 classes:
    • Showmanship at Halter
    • Western Horsemanship (rail and pattern)
    • Hunt Seat Equitation (rail and pattern)
    • Ranch Riding
  • Teams must submit one video entry in each class. Teams with five members may submit two video entries in one of the classes
  • Overall placings will be based on each team’s top four classes.
  • Each team will find their own APHA-registered Paints for the competition. Both Regular Registry and Solid Paint-breds are eligible.
    • There are no ownership requirements―but horses cannot have won an APHA or AQHA World or Reserve World Championship in any class.
    • A horse may be used in a maximum of two classes


  • Competitors must be appropriately attired for Youth World Games competition according to the rules outlined in the Official APHA Rule Book. All equipment and attire must be legal, but silver and sequins will not count over a good working outfit. A Western hat or English helmet is required. Shirts must have collars and long sleeves.
  • Although not required, teams may wear matching show outfits, shirts, blouses, jackets, or vests that incorporate the country’s colors.


  • The World Games competition will consist of a single go-round. Overall Team placings will be based on each team’s top four classes. Awards will be given through 6th place in each class.
  • In instances where class procedures vary between countries, the pattern or procedure used for the class will be at the judges’ discretion.
  • Judging will be according to the Official APHA Rule Book. During Youth World Games competition, the exhibitor’s ability is being judged; therefore, no penalty will be assessed because of the horse’s conformation or way of going. Results as shown by performance of the horse are NOT to be considered more important than the method used by the exhibitor in obtaining them.

AjPHA Virtual Youth World Games Point System

  • Placings in each of the four classes will be used to determine the final ranking of teams. Points will be awarded as follows:
    • 1st place-10 points
    • 2nd place-9 points
    • 3rd place-8 points
    • 4th place-7 points
    • 5th place-6 points
    • 6th place-5 points
  • In the event of a tie for the overall team placings, the following tie-breaker procedure will be used:
    1. The team with the most first place wins; then
    2. The team with the most second place wins; then
    3. The team with the highest placing in Showmanship at Halter.


Awards will be given through sixth place in each class with overall awards for the top five teams and Gist Silversmith award buckles for the top three.


Team Results

1st Place: Team USA- 40 points

2nd Place: Team Germany- 34 points

3rd Place: Team Austria- 28 points

4th Place: Team Italy- 21 points

5th Place: Team Netherlands- 20 points

Hunt Seat Equitation

Exhibitor #
First Name
Last Name
Video Link
1 107 81 United States Antonia Dinulescu Original Barbie https://youtu.be/UCt0TbSBBMg
2 103 79 Germany Zoe-Christine Cosic Unzippin the assets https://vimeo.com/584516298
3 105 78 Netherlands - Dutch Diamonds Janice Remmers Docs Flaming Frost https://youtu.be/Osl8Xg_3Ufk
4 106 77 Sweden Amalia Lindstrom Key of valor https://youtu.be/myyDm-kB3f4
5 104 71 Italy Verena Zanchetta Lightning invitation https://vimeo.com/584635654
6 100 70 AUSTRIA Anna Mayr Invest In Victory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-06iHDwrbo
7 101 58 Canada Keeley Martens SPP Irish Mist Spider https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0ywhQOrbUw&feature=youtu.be
8 102 59OPOP France Camille Brisard WD Stardust Remarque https://youtu.be/lHjMdsFr6p4

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Hunt Seat Equitation Scoresheet

Ranch Riding

Exhibitor #
First Name
Last Name
Video Link
1 107 74 United States Katie Daniells QT Little Gun https://youtu.be/iKybbWCDUIc
2 104 73.5 Italy Denise D Uscio Midnight rooster snap https://vimeo.com/584635052
3 103 73 Germany Kristin Gerdau TL Cherokees beauty https://vimeo.com/584294473
4 105 72 Netherlands - Dutch Diamonds Cyann Molengraaf A Peppys Midnight https://youtu.be/GLL2-Nqj0qs
5 100 71.5 AUSTRIA Emily Matschy Poco Chill Out Olena https://youtu.be/aIsMtyjdfGA
6 102 68 France Elise Bonnouvrier Miss Midnight Please https://youtu.be/kOWOkJFiCBY
7 106 64.5 Sweden Rike Wallstrom Key of valor https://youtu.be/mbf5d5tf-Dw
8 101 70OP Canada Hannah Jensen Cutie In Booties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAm-tADAIBQ&feature=youtu.be

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Ranch Riding Scoresheet


Exhibitor #
First Name
Last Name
Video Link
1 110 85 United States Josie Eckert Call Me A Cowboy https://youtu.be/CCmdQYzJBNI
2 109 84 United States Mannetta McAvaddy Your Invited https://youtu.be/cKawryPF1g4
3 104 82 Germany Larissa Hahn Unzippin the assets https://vimeo.com/584342301
4 100 81 AUSTRIA Christina Mayr Whata Smart Asset https://youtu.be/C0Rbwgbx1ws
5 101 77.5 Canada Rae-Lynn Dixon PP Dresses N Black https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNlxBJpRZFI&feature=youtu.be
6 103 76 France Camille Brisard Miss Midnight Please https://youtu.be/T_ZJn05Klx4
7 106 75 Netherlands - Dutch Diamonds Isabel Oskam Hes Assets Sense https://youtu.be/yHITe2iO9Kw
8 107 74 Netherlands - Dutch Diamonds Anne Luijtjens Ima Sensational Mover https://youtu.be/TjkbVsfAo80
9 102 73 Canada Kaitlyn Jensen Krymsun N Chocolate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4h-Pjd6Ii8&feature=youtu.be
10 108 70 Sweden Cettie Wallstrom Tc impact in cool ice https://youtu.be/w9lr99j65R4
11 105 63 Italy Emilia Barban Twister imprint ct https://vimeo.com/584633867

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Showmanship Scoresheet

Western Horsemanship

Exhibitor #
First Name
Last Name
Video Link
1 108 81 United States Lauren Gralla Invited Sensation https://youtu.be/DFYQpY-eQNY
2 104 80 Germany Cindy Constantin TL Cherokees Beauty https://vimeo.com/584337156
3 101 79 AUSTRIA Felix Friess Like Smokin Gun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgThBgCRK4M
4 100 78 AUSTRIA Joanna Salleger Like Smokin Gun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3-_w-wn-gk
5 105 77 Italy Beatrice Pasqal Flashy forever r https://vimeo.com/584634557
6 106 74 Netherlands - Dutch Diamonds Kevin Holthuijsen Ima Sensational Mover https://youtu.be/_LsTyywkFuc
7 107 69 Sweden Annie Johansson Tc impact in cool ice https://youtu.be/m_4ShHa4Bjg
8 103 68.5 France Louenn Morice WD Stardust Remarque https://youtu.be/lUktr0dzQw4
9 102 68 Canada Brittany Kramer SPP Irish Mist Spider https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVCVrQuygFc&feature=youtu.be

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Western Horsemanship Scoresheet

Contact Us

For questions about the AjPHA Virtual Youth World Games rules and classes, contact Megan McMullen.

For questions about entering and uploading videos, contact Elizabeth Lawhorn.