AQHA World Show Entry Forms Now Online
Exhibitors are invited to enter the 2020 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show; AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan); Adequan® Level 2 Championships; Nutrena Level 1 Championships; and AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, scheduled for November 2-21 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.
“With the unfortunate cancellation of AQHA championship shows earlier this year due to the worldwide pandemic, we are now pleased to cautiously move forward with hosting several of those events with the Farnam AQHA World,” said Justin Billings, AQHA chief show officer. “We are grateful to welcome all exhibitors to compete at this year’s show since the AQHA Executive Committee waived the qualifying requirements due to the pandemic. If you’ve been considering competing at an AQHA championship show, now is a great opportunity to be part of the Farnam AQHA World.”
Exhibitors interested in competing at the 2020 Farnam AQHA World, Adequan® Select World, Adequan® Level 2 Championships, Nutrena Level 1 Championships and AQHA RHC Finals can access the entry form online. The entry deadline is October 15; there is also a late-entry option available from October 16 through November 1.
Exhibitors entering the AQHA RHC Finals are required to have qualified to compete at the 2020 event because the qualifying period for the 2020 AQHA RHC Finals was January 1 – December 31, 2019, prior to the pandemic. View the list of AQHA RHC Finals qualifiers.
New at the Farnam AQHA World
Several first-time offerings will be available at this year’s Farnam AQHA World, including an optional jackpot in each class for exhibitors to ride for additional prize money. Exhibitors will also have the opportunity to compete in a number of new classes: Adequan® Level 2 2-year-old western pleasure; Zimeta™ 3-year-old western pleasure stakes; working hunter under saddle stakes; ranch trail stakes; dressage and western dressage stakes; $25,000 open and amateur working western rail classes, sponsored by Headley Quarter Horses; and $15,000 in the newly added Western Pleasure Challenge. Jim Ware will also host the 41st annual Triangle Sale at the Farnam AQHA World for the first time on November 6 and 7.
World Show Jackets Are Back
The beloved AQHA World Show jacket is back, but with a twist. Exhibitors will receive a free commemorative jacket for each horse entered in the show, courtesy of AQHA. Order your complimentary jacket at the time of entry with the option to purchase additional jackets for the rest of your connections right on the entry form.
While the AQHA Executive Committee waived qualifying due to the pandemic, ownership restrictions remain in place and can be viewed within the official Farnam AQHA World Exhibitor Handbook.
Be sure to check your eligibility before you enter. Exhibitors can confirm an exhibitor or horse’s level at www.aqha.com/leveling. View the list of open and amateur exhibitors who are ineligible to enter and show horses in the Adequan® Level 2 Championships.
Performance Halter Requirements
Learn more about performance halter requirements. Nutrena Level 1 performance halter classes only require an ROM in accordance with SHW365.3, whereas Adequan® Level 2 and Level 3 performance halter classes require both an ROM per SHW365.3, plus successful participation in a performance class within the same division other than showmanship. Racehorses entered in performance halter are only required to have a racing ROM to qualify.
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