The AQHA office is closed Thursday, December 25, Friday, December 26, and Thursday, January 1.


Qualify through your affiliate for the AQHA Novice championships.

Qualifying Period: March 29, 2014 - June 30, 2014

These guidelines will follow current Ohio Quarter Horse Association points, rules and regulation as outlined in the current OQHA official rulebook.

  • All Novice youth and Novice amateur exhibitors must place at a minimum of 10 OQHA-approved shows (show to 10 judges).
  • Exhibitors must be a member in good standing with AQHA and OQHA.
  • Points will be compiled on a one-horse, one-exhibitor basis.
  • Points will be awarded on the basis of one point for each horse the exhibitor defeats, with a maximum of 30 points awarded for each class.
  • In the event of a tie, the exhibitor placing in the most shows during the stated qualifying period will break the tie. The next tie will be broken by the exhibitor having the most number of firsts.
  • The exhibitor must reside in Ohio.
  • OQHA will submit the top three point-earning exhibitors in each of the qualifying Novice classes to AQHA by August 1, 2014.