Appaloosa Horse Club

World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show

2023 World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show

Nearly 70 classes are held at the annual World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show, which is held in conjunction with the National Appaloosa Show. Competition includes classes such as halter, game events, pleasure classes and equitation classes.

Team Spirit/Sportsmanship Award

A Team Spirit Award will be given to the Team exhibiting the most Team Spirit/Sportsmanship in the Parade and throughout the Youth World Show.
When the show is over and the stress is relieved, Team Tournament participants get to sport their team colors and parade down the center of the main area. Team spirit, along with consideration of the team’s sportsmanship is taken into consideration for the Team Spirit Award. It is given to the team that is enthusiastic and spirited while remaining kind, helpful, and supportive to show competitors, spectators, and staff.

Appaloosa World Show Activities

Daily Coloring Contest:
Join us daily for the AYA coloring contest! Prizes will be given daily to the winning artwork. All winning art will go into a final round on the final day of the Youth World Show for a chance to win the 2023 AYA Art Contest Trophy. The coloring contest will run June 28- July 3. Please have all art turned into the show office by 7:00 pm each night. Winners will be announced the following day.

Program Signature Count Contest:
Join us for this new contest! There will be 2 blank signature pages in the program book. Pick yours up at the show office and start collecting other youth signatures! The youth member with the most youth signatures by the end of the show will win a special prize. Please bring all signature pages with a signature count to the ApHC show office by 10:00 am on the last day of the youth show. This contest will run June 28- July 4.

Daily Drawing:
Earn entries for Daily Drawing by posting a photo everyday with the hashtag: #Aphcyouthworld23 on Instagram. We will be checking at the end of each show day. Please have all photos posted to Instagram by 7:00 pm. Winners will be randomly selected and announced daily. This contest will run June 2- July 4.

Jeans Decorating Day:
Join us for our Jeans Decorating Day July 1! All you need to bring is a pair of jeans. We will provide paint and stencils so you can design your jeans with your favorite colors and designs! We encourage you to wear your jeans during the parade of states on July 4th.

Ice Cream Social:
Join us for the annual AYA Ice Cream Social Sunday July 2nd at 5:00 pm.

Stall Decorating:
Decorate your stall for a chance to be crowned the 2023 AYA stall decorating champion. Use your imagination and decorate your stall anyway you desire but please follow the stall decoration procedures in the official ApHC Premium book. Sign up in the show office by June 30. Judging will take place on July 1 starting at 8:00 am.

Find A Pony:
There are ponies on the grounds! We have hidden 20 ponies all over the grounds, anywhere from the stall aisles to the arenas. Find a numbered pony and take it to the show office to collect a special prize!

Parade Of States:
The parade of states will take place after the year end youth awards in the Jim Norick Arena. Dress up to represent your state with friends and parade around the arena showing your state spirit! The ApHC will provide state flags for every state. Please sign up in the show office by 12:00 pm July 4. Prizes will be given to the group showing the most state spirit!

Awards Ceremony:
The year end youth awards ceremony will take place at the end of the show day on July 4 in the Jim Norick Arena before the Youth World Show awards.

Please visit the Appaloosa Horse Club’s National Show webpage for more information.