AQHA Youth World Cup

Youth World Cup Team Placings

1. Team USA 2. Team Germany 3. Team Canada 4. Team Australia 5. Team Italy 6. Team Denmark 7. Team Sweden

Many Memories at the Youth World Cup

The American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup is an educational, leadership-based event involving youth from 19 countries. The inter- national teams have the opportunity to participate in equestrian clinics, leadership seminars, and first class competition. It is a unique oppor- tunity for youth to learn and develop their equestrian skills in a hands- on-setting. Teams arrived on June 28 and participated in an opening ceremo- ny and a series of clinics before competing July 5-7. “Over 180 youth members will be participating in the YWC and they will be supported by families and friends from their countries. We are anticipating over 400 International visitors,” said Dawn Forest, Youth World Cup Coordinator. Individual and team winners were recognized on July 8 at an awards brunch that concluded the 2018 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup. The Youth World Cup included teams from 19 countries –

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the largest participation in the history of the event – at the Brazos County Expo Center in Bryan-College Station, Texas. Riders selected by their countries spent 10 days partici- pating in clinics and two full horse shows on American Quarter Horses loaned to the event by the owners of the horses. The high-point American Quarter Horse was Huntin For

Rhythm, a 2011 sorrel mare by Huntin For Chocolate and out of Rockinwiththerhythm by Zippo Pine Bar. He was bred by the Bilek Family Trust of Murrieta, California. She is owned and was loaned to the event by Sidney Dunham of Jonesboro, Ar- kansas.

The reserve high-point horse was Mr Freckleshollywood, a

2011 gray gelding by Circle Bar Play Gun and out of Lady Jiggs Return by Hollywood Return. He was bred by Daniel Murphy Moriarty of Richards, Texas, and was loaned to the event by Wil- liam E. Lewis of Anderson, Texas. During the brunch, AQHA Past President Steve Stevens pre-

sented buckles to the first-place team, spurs to the second-place team, Fenoglio boots to the third-place team and stirrups to the fourth-place team. Visit for full results. w

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8. Team United Kingdom 9. Team New Zealand 10. Team Norway

Youth World Cup HP Individuals

• Cutting: Mattie Dukes, Team USA • Reining & Trail : Matthew Freiberg, Team Australia • Showmanship: Mallory Vroegh, Team USA • Horsemanship: Natalia Devencenty, Team USA • Hunter under saddle: Camilla Doneda, Team Italy • Hunt seat equitation: Laura Elisa Weber, Team Germany • Ranch riding: Nike Lorenz, Team Germany

• Overall Sportsmanship: Federico Torlotting, Team Paraguay

Huntin For Rhythum was named the High Point American Quarter Horse

The American QH Journal

The American QH Journal

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