Qualify through your affiliate for the AQHA Novice championships.

Qualify through your affiliate for the AQHA Novice Championships.

Qualifying Period:  July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014

  •  All Novice Youths and Novice Amateurs will earn state affiliate show points at KyQHA approved shows.
  • Novice Amateur and Novice Youth competitors may qualify for the Novice Championships in the following classes: Yearling, 2-year-old, 3-year-old, Aged halter; Performance Halter Geldings and Mares (the horse must be performance halter eligible); Showmanship; Horsemanship; Hunt Seat Equitation; Working Hunter; Equitation Over Fences; Hunter Hack; Western Pleasure; Hunter Under saddle; Trail; Western Riding; Reining; Barrel Racing; Pole Bending; Stake Race.
  • Novice qualifying for those classes not offered at KyQHA approved shows will rely on nomination for, and year-end award points earned in, the respective youth or amateur classes for all exhibitors that are novice eligible.  Example: novice halter qualifying will rely on placing in the respective youth or amateur halter classes; novice contest eligibility will rely on placing in the respective youth or amateur contest classes; all exhibitors must be eligible for novice according to AQHA records.
  • KyQHA will submit up to three state qualifiers per class to AQHA.  If there are not three qualifiers in all classes, non-filled “slots” will be re-allocated to those classes already with three qualifiers; a maximum of up to six (6) qualifiers can then be recommended to AQHA.
  • Points are compiled on a one-horse, one-exhibitor basis.  In the event of a tie, all tied exhibitors up to six (6) maximum per class will be invited so long as additional slots are available for reallocation.  If additional slots are not available, the exhibitor placing at the most shows will break the tie.
  • Participants must be a member in good standing of AQHA, and the KyQHA/Kentucky Quarter Horse Youth Association.  Download a Membership Form.
  • Participants must reside in Kentucky.
  • Any appeals regarding state qualifiers must be made in writing and received no later than August 4, 2014, prior to the Novice Championship Show final entry verifications, and sent to the KyQHA office.  Final decision will be made by the KyQHA 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents and the KyQHA Horse Show Committee Chairman.
  • Tentative schedule for 2014:
    • July 25, 2014 AQHA will provide data to Affiliates
    • August 4, 2014 KyQHA will provide AQHA state qualifiers
    • AQHA will send KyQHA state qualifiers entry packets VIA EMAIL ONLY
    • September 2, 2014 state qualifiers must have entry packets to AQHA