By Josie Fladager, PHJ
AjPHA members came together to compete in the annual HorseIQ Youth Team Tournament June 24 at Will Rodgers Memorial Center in conjunction with the APHA World Championship Show. Youth members on four teams earned points in up to five performance classes, including showmanship, hunt-seat equitation, horsemanship, ranch riding, and walk-trot pleasure 5-10. Teams could earn more points and show off their knowledge of the APHA Rule Book in a Jeopardy-style competition, and they then competed head to head to complete horse-related activities in the knowledge relay.
After loads of fun and great teamwork, the final results are:
Champion Overall – Team Michigan
Reserve Champion Overall – Team Texas
3rd Place Overall – Team Illinois
4th Place Overall – Team Best of the West
Congratulations to all the Youth Team Tournament participants for their hard work!
Questions? Contact APHA’s Director of Youth & Amateur Activities, Josi Reed at email@example.com.