The 2012 event will rely on donations from European Quarter Horse owners of reining, cutting and all-around horses. Approximately 30-40 reining , 30-40 cutting and 100 all-around horses are needed for the event. To be suitable for donation to the Youth World Cup, all-around horses should be able to compete in a minimum of three of the seven following disciplines: showmanship, western pleasure, horsemanship, western riding, hunter under saddle, hunt seat equitation and trail.
“One of the great things about the Youth World Cup is the chance for youth riders to test their skills on unfamiliar horses,” said David Avery, AQHA director of international affairs. “These Quarter Horses don’t have to be championship-caliber, but they do need to be well-educated, talented and broke.
“The competitors will have a chance to familiarize themselves with these horses during clinics with AQHA Professional Horsemen before competition starts,” Avery added. “The clinics, competition and the chance to network with other youth from around the world make the Youth World Cup a real once-in-a-lifetime experience for the youth selected to participate.”
Horses have been donated by members from the Austrian, Belgian, Czech Republic, Danish, French, German (Deutsche), Luxembourg, Nederland’s and Swiss Quarter Horse associations.
An updated list of the current status of horse donations can be found at www.ywc2012.com.
A fundraiser to support the 2012 Youth World Cup was held March 30-31 at the Seehotel in Nidernberg, Germany. All proceeds from the fundraiser, organized by AQHA Past President Johannes and Astrid Orgeldinger, will go to support the Youth World Cup.
To become a sponsor of the 2012 Youth World Cup, contact Susanne Ziegelmueller at email@example.com or +718 14748234.