It is with heavy hearts that the Board of Directors must inform our exhibitors, their parents, trainers and our friends that the 2020 AAYHS has been cancelled.

We understand how this affects our exhibitors, especially those who were showing at the Youth Show one last time. But with the recent announcement by the President, our concerns for the health and well being of everyone involved has to be taken into consideration. Unfortunately for our exhibitors who are in their last year, because we are a YOUTH show we cannot let you show in 2021, likewise there is no possible way we can reschedule the 2020 show.

For those exhibitors who are in your last year and entered in our 18 year old group, we would love for you to submit a picture of yourself and your horse to be placed in our 2021 show program as our way of honoring you. Those can be emailed to by 4/1/21. We hope you continue to support the Youth Show and encourage those younger exhibitors to grow with us as you did.

We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support as we ALL went through these uncertain times.

Please be patient with us as we start the full refunding process. We'll be back in 2021! Please stay healthy!





OPEN to YOUTH 18 & Under



  • Contesting

  • Reining

  • Western Riding

  • Trail

  • Over Fences

  • Equestrians with Disabilities

  • Showmanship

  • Horsemanship & Equitation

  • Pleasure & Under Saddle

  • Ranch Horse Riding

  • Walk Trot 9 and Under

  • Miniature Horse Classes


The All American Youth Horse Show began in 1968 as a way to provide building funds for a county fairground in central Ohio. Several members of the Horse Advisory Committee used their own money to fund the first show.


The first show was held at the Ohio Expo Center and ran for 2 ½ days.  Now drawing exhibitors from all over Ohio and many of the surrounding states, as the Ohio Expo Center grew, it allowed the show to grow with it.  From what started as a small idea and 2 ½ day show in 2 arenas, has now grown to a 4 day, multi judged, event using 4 arenas and offering a variety of classes for the ever-changing interests of the exhibitors.


Always ran by a volunteer staff, the non-profit show has benefited many exhibitors by offering scholarships to those who apply, and an incentive program, by which exhibitors can receive a refund of their entries and stall fees.  Several non-profit groups have benefited as well by volunteering their services at the show. Those include the Ohio Horseman’s Council, Mike Rogers & Associates and the Franklin County 4-H Horse Committee.

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