New Qualifying Options for the 2022 AQHA World and Select World
View the three qualifying methods for the 2022 Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World
The American Quarter Horse Association is reinstituting qualifying and debuting three options for the 2022 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show and AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), which will be held at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.
The qualifying period for open, amateur and Select amateur divisions is August 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022.
The new qualifying requirements were member-driven initiatives and approved by the AQHA Executive Committee after review by both the AQHA Show Council and AQHA Affiliate Advisory Board.
Exhibitors and their American Quarter Horses can now qualify by meeting one of the three following requirements:
1. Earn the required number of qualifying points for the desired class during the 2022 Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World qualifying period, August 1, 2021, to July 31, 2022, and pay the standard entry fee. View the qualifying points. This qualifying achievement will be added to the horse’s permanent AQHA record.
2. Participate in six AQHA-approved events during the 2022 Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World qualifying period and pay the standard entry fee, regardless of the number of points earned. Participation credit is earned by horse on a class-by-class basis for the open division and by horse/exhibitor combination for both the amateur and Select amateur divisions. AQHA events encompass all judge numbers for a particular show or circuit. For example, the Arizona Sun Circuit is considered one event, even though it includes eight sets of points. This qualifying method will not be added to the horse’s permanent AQHA record.
3. If the requirements outlined above are not met, an American Quarter Horse can still be entered in the show for a significantly higher entry fee, similar to the halter nomination pilot program that was implemented in 2017 and paused due to the waived qualifying in 2020 and 2021. Open classes will require a $7,500 nomination fee per class, while amateur and Select amateur will require a $5,000 nomination fee per class. That money will be added back to the purse in the respective class, as was the case for the halter pilot program.
AQHA leadership is in the final stages of determining the time and location for the 2022 Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships. Details will be published on AQHA.com in the coming weeks.
For more information about the Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.