OKLAHOMA CITY — Mallory Vroegh of Grimes, Iowa, captured the world championship title in showmanship at the 2017 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show on Aug. 8 in Oklahoma City.

Vroegh showed her American Quarter Horse Krymsun Belle. The 2011 sorrel mare, sired by One Hot Krymsun and out of Miss Mega Cash, was bred by Dawn Jindrich of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

In showmanship, 131 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; Five-Star Equine saddle pads and ribbon.

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 3,340 entries from the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Luxembourg are competing for 35 world championships and 33 Adequan® Level 2 championship titles at this year’s event, Aug. 4-12 in Oklahoma City.

For more news from the Ford Youth World, visit www.aqha.com/youthworld.

Built Ford Tough is proud to be the title sponsor of the Ford Youth World. Other partners include Bank of America, John Deere, Justin Boots, Markel Insurance, Montana Silversmiths, Nutrena, SmartPak and Wrangler. Additional event sponsors include Adequan®, Merial, Cripple Creek, Metro Golf, Elite Stall Mat and the Four Sixes Ranch.