Patterns Released for 2016 AjPHA Youth World Show
Preparation begins months in advance for most AjPHA Youth World Championship Show exhibitors. Contestants can now begin narrowing their practice sessions and perfecting maneuvers for each class with the debut of the 2016 Youth World Show Pattern Book.
Be sure to stop by the Youth World Show’s free “Ride the Pattern” demonstration, which features live demonstrations of all horsemanship, equitation and showmanship patterns by a demonstration exhibitor and critiqued by one of our World Show judges—this is the perfect opportunity to see how the pattern will run in real life and get the scoop directly from a World Show judge. Ride the Pattern takes place June 28 from 2–5 p.m. in the John Justin Arena.
Get additional help before the show with the Paint Horse Journal’s Game Plan article series. Polish your patterns with insights from APHA judges, and top trainers in 12 of APHA’s most popular disciplines—including how the classes are judged and tips to prepare—before loading up for the Youth World Show, which takes place June 28–July 9. A schedule of events and online entry form can be found on the website.