The American Quarter Horse Journal, June 29, 2010 – Live video coverage will be available for spectators wanting to watch this year’s American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup July 3-11 in Oklahoma City.
With teams made up of American Quarter Horse Youth Association members from 16 countries, spectators from all over the world can enjoy the exciting leadership and educational clinics, and Olympic-style competition thanks to America’s Horse TV.
To watch the Youth World Cup, visit www.americashorse.tv/youthworldcup.html for free live-streaming videos starting Saturday, July 3, through Sunday, July 11. To view the schedule of events, including clinics and competition times, visit www.aqha.com/youth/activities/ywc/2010/YWC_schedule.pdf. Please note trail will be judged “at-will” on Thursday, July 8, and Saturday, July 10. Video coverage of all trail competitors will be replayed 30 minutes following the last class each day.
The pivotal part of the event is the educational portion where the youth are taught by AQHA Professional Horsemen and -women, along with top professionals who volunteer their time and resources during the Youth World Cup.
Clinics and small-group mentorship opportunities help the AQHYA members. The clinics include cutting, hunt seat equitation, hunter under saddle, reining, showmanship, trail, horsemanship, western pleasure, western riding and a versatility class.
“These professionals believe in the Youth World Cup,” said David Avery, AQHA director of international programs. “They donate all their time and monetary resources just to help these kids.”
This year’s clinicians include AQHA Professional Horsemen and -women David Dellin, Casey Hinton, Patti Carter Pratt and Carla Wennberg, along with top professionals Shawn Flarida, Gil Galyean, Holly Hover, Robin Frid, Boyd Rice and Teddy Johnson.
The Youth World Cup started in 1986 as a way to connect youth from around the world for friendly competition, educational camaraderie and international experience. This event happens every other July and is back in the United States after being in London, Ontario, in 2008.
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