2014 Youth World Cup Kicks Off in Bryan/College Station, Texas

July 8th, 2014 2:30 PM | No Comments
Team USA stall fronts decked out in patriotic red, white, and blue.

Team USA stall fronts decked out in patriotic red, white, and blue.

Contributed by Melinda Davison.

BRYAN, Texas- The 2014 Youth World Cup kicked off last Thursday at the Brazos County Expo in Bryan, Texas, near Texas A&M University.  Youth members from 16 teams from around the world will compete in 10 classes ranging from cutting to western pleasure to hunt seat equitation. 

On Friday, teams opened the competition with the Parade of Teams, stall decorations, and received their horse draws.  To cap off the Fourth of July holiday, all countries were invited to celebrate with dinner and fireworks at the Thomas G. Hildebrand, DVM ’56 Equine Complex.

Competition began on Monday with cutting, and will continue through Saturday.  In addition to the competition, team members will participate in various clinics, exhibitor’s parties, and will be held in conjunction with the 2014 Youth Excellence Seminar (Y.E.S.) July 7-9. 

16 flags represent each Youth World Cup country at the entrance to the Brazos County Expo.

16 flags represent each Youth World Cup country at the entrance to the Brazos County Expo.

Be sure to stay on top of the latest results and updates with Pleasurehorse.com.  To find out more information about the Youth World Cup and Y.E.S., visit www.ywc2014.com.  A special thanks from the Pleasurehorse.com team to Carli Pitts of Team USA for providing pictures and updates.  Good luck to all exhibitors!

 

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