2012 Ford Youth World Announces Judges

April 18th, 2012 4:03 PM | No Comments

Press Release

AQHA announces the judges for the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

The American Quarter Horse Journal, April 18, 2012 – The American Quarter Horse Association recently announced the judges for the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

The following AQHA judges will be on hand August 3-11 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City to judge the Ford Youth World:

  • Todd Arvidson
  • Chris Baldwin
  • Rick Chayer
  • Billy Cochrane
  • Frank Craighead
  • Pauline Cook
  • David Dellin
  • Clay Farrell
  • Elsworth Harrison
  • Joe Hayes
  • David Holtsford
  • Debbie Kail
  • Stephanie Lynn
  • Rick Mowery
  • Chele Murrell
  • Laura Norment
  • JT Mitchell
  • Gary Roberts
  • Russell Sibley
  • Kathy Smallwood
  • Pat Taylor
  • Terry Thompson

The qualifying period for the 2012 Ford Youth World wraps up on April 30. View points necessary to be a national qualifier here.

In February, the American Quarter Horse Association announced that AQHA affiliates can approve up to six state entries in each class at the Ford Youth World. However, total affiliate entries still may not exceed 136; this does not include any national qualifiers for the show. Essentially, affiliates have the opportunity to take what would have been “unused” state invitee slots and use them to bring up to six state invitees in a class where they might have more youth wishing to compete. For questions on this, please contact AQHYA at (806) 378-4342.

The theme for this year’s Ford Youth World, Find Your Inner Rockstar, is sure to inspire youth members to bring their best to the Jim Norick Arena.

At the Ford Youth World, American Quarter Horse Youth Association members will find glory outside of the arena as well. Youth members have the chance to compete in an array of contests; from judging to speech, horse bowl, team demonstration speech and yearbook, and Ford Youth World teams will vie in a team spirit contest.

AQHA news and information is a service of AQHA publications. For more information on The American Quarter Horse Journal or America’s Horse, visit AQHA Publications.

Founded in 1940, the American Quarter Horse Association is the largest equine breed organization in the world.  With headquarters in Amarillo, Texas, AQHA has a membership of more than 280,000 people in 86 countries and has registered more than 5 million horses in 95 countries.

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