How to Brag on Your Ford Youth World Achievements

How to Brag on Your Ford Youth World Achievements

Use these four tips to tell the world about your achievements at the 2020 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

Aged Gelding winner at Built Ford Tough Youth World Championship Show. PHOTO: Shane Rux Photography

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Spread the news of your success at the 2020 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show. Your spotlight doesn't end once your name has been called. Use these four tips to shine outside the arena, too.

1. Share your achievements with your community via a hometown press release.

AQHA offers an easy way to share your achievements with your hometown newspaper. Exhibitors or guardians, simply choose a press release template from the Media Resources section of Complete the easy-to-fill-out release and send it electronically to your local newspaper to ensure that your achievements are highlighted for your community to see.

AQHA press release templates have everything your newspaper needs to get started in telling your story.

Contest participants are also encouraged to send releases to highlight their achievements outside of the arena at the show.

Participating in the Ford Youth World is a major accomplishment. AQHA hopes you’ll take every opportunity to celebrate your accomplishments during your Ford Youth World journey.

2. Get social.

  • Share your #AQHYAWorld experiences and tell your story from the Ford Youth World.

  • Connect with us on Instagram (@officialaqhya), YouTubePinterestTwitter (@aqhya) and Facebook.

  • During the week, don’t forget to use the hashtags #AQHYAWorld and #GetThatGlobe.

3. Tell us about you!

We want to know about our exhibitors and their horses. Submit a bio form here, so we can share your story with the world. Be sure to have the bio form completed at least three hours before your finals. There are several media groups at the Ford Youth World, including The American Quarter Horse Journal. Our staff will be posting show coverage at

4. Relive the win.

Are you a world champion? What a great accomplishment! We want you to be proud and show how your hard work and dedication paid off, so share your world championship video from or via the AQHA Video YouTube channel. Exhibitors will receive a free digital file of their performance from official show videographer Equine Promotion. Equine Promotion will email each run to exhibitors to download and share on social media.

Exhibitors can purchase photos from official show photographer Shane Rux Photography. We’re proud of everyone who achieved the great accomplishment of making it to the Ford Youth World, so we hope to see your videos and photos on social media!

For more information on the Ford Youth World, visit

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