When the AQHA Youth World Cup was canceled for 2020, Team USA formed the idea of making the event virtual. With the other countries on board with the virtual event, a committee was put together with kids from the different countries involved. Jessica McAllister spearheaded the efforts and played an integral role in making the event possible for 2020. 

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1. Jessica McAllister is a freshman at Texas Christian University where she is on the National Collegiate Equestrian Association team. 

2. The 2020 AQHA Virtual Youth World Cup started out as a small idea that Team USA had that they presented to the other countries and it quickly evolved into a huge event. 

3. 12 Teams are competing at the 2020 AQHA Virtual World Cup from various countries including Israel, France, Norway, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, United State of America, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, and Canada. 

4. There are six riding events; including horsemanship, ranch riding, showmanship, trail, reining, and equitation. 

5. Entries opened November 1st and are open for various events through November 19th. Awards will be presented on November 30th. 

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