Reining Team Competition Introduced to 2016 Ford Youth World
The 2016 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show will host a reining team event on August 11. Exhibitors are automatically opted into a Ford Youth World reining team competition, to be held concurrently with the prelims on August 11 in the Performance Arena. A random draw will divide the entries into five-person teams.
When Ford Youth World exhibitors ride in the reining prelims, they will be riding for their spot in the class’ finals and for a gold medal in the team competition. The concept of individual and team competition at the Ford Youth World mimics the style of an FEI-level reining event.
After the conclusion of the reining prelims on August 11, each team’s low score will be dropped and the top three teams with the highest composite score will be presented awards in the Performance Arena at the conclusion of the reining prelims. Then on August 13, footage of the team awards presentation will air on the big screen in the Jim Norick Arena before the reining finals awards ceremony.