International competition and camaraderie will once again be part of the 2020 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup July 3-12 at the Equestrian Centre de Peelbergen in the Netherlands.
So far, 16 teams have registered for the 2020 Youth World Cup: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland and the United States.
View each team’s members and additional information at www.ywc2020.com.
AQHA judges Rick LeMay of Torre Pacheco, Spain, and Sandra Schmitz of Recklinghausen, Germany, will judge the competition.
With the recent Coronavirus pandemic, organizers are communicating closely with the facility to ensure planning is moving as schedule, while keeping exhibitors’ health and safety in mind. If there is no significant improvement of the situation by the end of May, unfortunately the 2020 Youth World Cup might be cancelled. For more information and updates as the situation progresses, visit www.ywc2020.com.
About the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup
The American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup was first contested in 1978 in Australia with three teams: Canada, Australia and the United States. The show takes place in even-numbered years. AQHA is a sponsor of the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup, in which youth riders attend clinics and compete on unfamiliar American Quarter Horses. Each country can send five riders and five leadership team members.
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