Driver showed the American Quarter Horse Honors Past Due, owned by Dane and Jennifer Driver of Garden City, Texas. The 2002 bay gelding, sired by Mr Honor Bound and out of Wimpys Country Doll, was bred by Beth Trent of New Tazewell, Tennessee.

AQHYA2016 barrelracingtrophyAmerican Quarter Horse Youth Association barrel racing champion Jordan Driver and Honors Past Due. Photo courtesy AQHA.

In barrel racing, 100 entries competed for world champion honors. World champions received a prize package that included a custom-designed gold trophy; Montana Silversmiths buckle; specially designed logoed jacket, courtesy of Cripple Creek Outerwear; world champion patch; neck wreath; Professional’s Choice product and gold medallion.

The Ford Youth World is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors ages 18 and under around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. More than 2,180 entries from the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom are competing for 35 world championships at this year’s event, August 5-13 in Oklahoma City.

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Built Ford Tough is proud to be the title sponsor of the Ford Youth World. Other AQHA partners and event sponsors include Bank of America, B&W Trailer Hitches, Farnam, John Deere, Justin Boots, Markel, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, Nutrena, Professional’s Choice, Cripple Creek, SmartPak, Wrangler, Noble Outfitters, Metro Golf Cars, Oklahoma State Fair Park, Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Four Sixes Ranch.


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