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Photos by Kirstie Marie Photography ……

AQHYA members from across the globe competed at this year’s Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show for the chance to experience the thrill of taking home a coveted gold globe.

This year’s Ford Youth World, held July 29 – August 8 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, was the largest in the event’s 49-year history, with more than 5,800 entries.

AQHYA exhibitors from the United States, Canada, Paraguay, and South Africa competed for 42 world championships, 33 Adequan® Level 2 championships, and 39 Nutrena Level 1 championships.

Kirstie Marie Jones of Kirstie Marie Photography attended the historic event and captured these “Golden Moments.” Take a look!

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