By Irene Stamatelakys, PHJ News
It’s official! AjPHA’s International Youth World Games competition will take place in conjunction with APHA’s 2024 World Championship Show, June 21–July 7 in Fort Worth, Texas. Several countries have already started the selection process and are preparing their young riders for this unique opportunity to experience and compete at one of the association’s premier events.
What: 2024 APHA Youth World Games
Where: Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth, Texas
When: June 21–July 7, 2024
Who: Each country can enter one team with three to five AJPHA members (18 & under as of January 1, 2024).
How: Each team enters one member in showmanship, Western horsemanship, hunt-seat equitation and ranch riding. Exhibitors randomly draw horses—donated by generous owners—to show. Schooling is limited to one 30-minute session the day prior to competition.
Why: Experience and compete at the APHA World Show, meet new friends from around the world, make great memories, visit APHA’s headquarters in Texas. Oh, and compete for custom Gist Silversmiths trophy buckles and lifelong bragging rights.
Stay tuned for complete details regarding team entries and applications for Team USA. To learn more about the Youth World Games, please contact APHA Director of Amateur & Youth Programs Sandy Jirkovsky or APHA Director of International Membership Irene Stamatelakys.
APHA’s Youth World Games wouldn’t be possible without the support of the entire Paint Horse community. Please consider helping: