2018 AQHA Youth World Cup
The Canadian Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce that the next American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Cup will be held June 28 - July 8 in College Station, Texas. This event, first held in Australia in 1986 as the International Youth Quarter Horse World Cup, has become one of the most prestigious equine competitions recognized worldwide.
The AQHA Youth World Cup features teams of five riders from up to 16 different countries. The host country provides a pool of horses for the competition. And, in the tradition of every Youth World Cup event since 1986, the CQHA will co-ordinate and field a youth team of up to five riders, plus alternates, to represent our country as Team Canada.
The CQHA is now actively seeking applications for the two volunteer positions of Team Canada Coach and Team Canada Manager for the 2018 Youth World Cup. The Team Coach's position will be of interest to experienced professional horse trainers/youth exhibitor coaches. Riders will compete in Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, Showmanship at Halter, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, Trail, Western Riding, Reining and Cutting. The Team Manager's support position will be of interest to experienced sport administrators.
A list of each position's volunteer duties and responsibilities is available here as a printable PDF file
Applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2017 and forwarded to the CQHA Youth World Cup Chairperson: Kathy M. Patterson, 4912 RD 179, RR#1, Bornholm, ON N0K 1A0
Individuals may apply for either position. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and to coach/manager applicant pairs who can demonstrate they have a prior working relationship, as they will be in constant contact during the months leading up to the 2018 competition.
To stay in the loop about the 2018 Youth World Cup, check back on this webpage for updates about this exciting event.