SHW817. SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT RECOGNITION will be noted on a horse's record for outstanding achievements in special events not approved by AQHA. or special events results to be accepted, the following criteria must be met:
SHW817.1 The organization sponsoring the event must be national in scope and must apply to AQHA for approval of the event to be added to the list of events qualifying for this special recognition.
SHW817.2 The event must be open to all breeds of horses.
SHW817.3 After an event has been approved by AQHA as qualifying for this program, placings or standings of registered American Quarter Horses will be placed on that horse's record only if it placed first or second at that event or won $10,000 or more in one approved event at one contest;
SHW817.4 The placings and/or standings must be provided to AQHA by the sponsoring organization within 60 days following the event.
SHW817.5 Alliances currently approved to submit Special Achievement Recognition events are:
ABRA American Buckskin Registry Association
CMSA Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association
BFA Barrel Futurities of America
IBHA International Buckskin Horse Association
NCHA National Cutting Horse Association
NRCHA National Reined Cow Horse Association
NRHA National Reining Horse Association
NSBA National Snaffle Bit Association
PHBA Palomino Horse Breeders of America
RHAA Ranch Horse Association of America
RSNC Ranch Sorting National Championships
USTPA United States Team Penning Association
SHW817.6 Any registered American Quarter Horse that competes in the Olympic Games qualifies for recognition.