PHJ release by: APHA.com
Youth have the chance to earn prizes and recognition for their equine futurity projects starting in 2022. The program is open to all Youth exhibitors and all breeds of horses, with extra incentives offered to Paint Horse futurity projects. The objective is to teach and encourage Youth to learn horse-training skills by raising and training their own animals. Outside guidance from trainers, parents and/or coaches is allowed, but Youth are required to be the sole handler as of April 1 of the show year. The culmination of the project takes place at the 2022 APHA World Championship Show.
Youth Futurity Project Rules
*In all performance and halter classes, it is at the judge’s discretion to ask exhibitors questions on basic horse knowledge. Responses will be taken into account in the overall class score.
The Youth Futurity Project will take place at the APHA World Show, but the exact date will be released with the World Show schedule.
Questions? Contact APHA Director of Youth Activities Megan McMullen at MMcMullen@apha.com.