American Quarter Horse youth competitors from around the world will flock to Tamworth, New South Wales, June 23 – July 3, 2016, for an international showdown.
The Australian Quarter Horse Association will be hosting the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup in 2016 at the Australian Equine Livestock & Events Centre.
The Youth World Cup is an international event that is held every two years and is hosted by a different country each time. The 2010 Youth World Cup was held in Oklahoma City, the 2012 competition was hosted in Kreuth, Germany, and the 2014 competition took place in College Station, Texas.
The Youth World Cup is more than just a competition – it offers a chance for international youth American Quarter Horse enthusiasts to learn from the industry’s leading riders and trainers.
While at the event, five youth plus one coach and manager from each country will take part in educational seminars, discipline clinics, leadership training and, finally, competition. Five additional youth from each country are invited by each international affiliate to attend the education and leadership portion of the week’s events and to cheer on their teammates.
To level the playing field, competing Youth World Cup team members do not show their own horses. The host country provides each team’s horses for clinics and competition. AQHA relies heavily on AQHA Professional Horsemen and owners to supply this event with the best American Quarter Horses around.
For more information on the 2016 Youth World Cup, visit www.aqha.com.au.