Youth World About to Get Underway

Can you believe another year has gone by?  Tomorrow starts off with halter, Monica Hamm with her aged gelding will be the only one showing, but this is one of four horses she will be showing at the world show.  After the halter finals we will have three of our girls riding in Western Riding, Taylor Searles riding two horses, Shea Graham and I’m glad to have back Sydney Frank.  Sydney has two horses she will be showing this year at world and its been a long time coming back but she is ready with two healthy horses ready to take on the WORLD.

Today we put up the stall curtains, well the start of them anyway.  With the help of Jim Searles and his man Cruz they put up the wood and we got the base of the stall curtains up and we are ready to work on the main show piece of our stall decorations.  Kaylee Hamm our out going AzQHYA President has worked really hard on this years theme “My Roots Run Deep”.  A special thank you to Doug Hamm, Kaylee’s Dad for getting all of the decoration cut and painted for use to hang up and bring Kaylee’s ideas to life.  I think it will be a great statement to our Arizona Roots both young and old.  More on that when we get it up tomorrow.

More thanks go out to AzQHA for sponsoring our Youth Team from entries, stalls, decorations and everything in between.  Thank you to Jim Searles for helping with the stall decorations and lending me your truck to go get the wood and stall curtains, so much easier than getting the wood in a rental car. Also the Searles family also donated the Team Tee shirts and thanks to Taylor for coming up with the design. The Youth will wear them at the parade of teams on Sunday.  Kimes Ranch Jeans also sponsored the jeans that the youth will be wearing during the parade of teams.  For the past three years the youth has had a fashion show and pin trading and that will be on Tuesday, thank you Blue Ribbon Awards for sponsoring and to Kaylee for coming up with the design of the pin.

You can follow all of our riders during the show at www.aqha/youthworld and then there will be a link for the web cast.  Also you can follow us on Twitter – azqhya@azqhya1
check us out on face book at AzQHA. Or if you are just and email type of person like myself you can just wait for my blog each night.  Also new this year you will be able to go on to www.azqha.org click on youth world to also see my blog if you cannot stay up long enough at night you can read it in the morning.

That’s it for now and the show hasn’t even started yet, so stay tuned and thank you for cheering us on at home.

Till tomorrow!
Connie Hay
AzQHYA Secretary