Journal at the World

August 23, 2011

Recognition Where It's Due

No matter where you are, you can follow the 2011 Adequan Select World Championship Show online.

By Tara Christiansen
The American Quarter Horse Journal

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For insight on all of the fun and excitement at the Adequan Select World, follow the Journal at the World coverage on Journal photo.

Whether you’re at home, abroad or in Amarillo, you can catch all of the action at the 2011 Adequan Select World Championship Show in Amarillo August 28 - September 3 at

For insight on all of the fun and excitement at the Adequan Select World, follow the Journal at the World coverage on The American Quarter Horse Journal staff will be relaying all of the hubbub in winning run interviews, daily feature stories and video highlights from the event.

For more news from the show, be sure to check out world show news roundups from The Rundown on Did you know that you can also read The Rundown on

Oh, and for you cutters, don’t forget the 6:30 a.m. start time on Sunday, August 28, for the cutting prelims at the Adequan Select World.

Your Name in Print

Look for the Journal’s coverage of the Adequan Select World in its November issue. Can’t wait until November to see your name in print? If you’re a Journal subscriber, you can read additional coverage from the Adequan Select World in the October issue of Journal Plus.

Journal Plus is the Journal’s online bonus magazine and is exclusively for subscribers to the print magazine. Journal Plus is free of charge to Journal subscribers.

Make sure your Journal subscription is current, so you can catch the Adequan Select World coverage both online and in print.

Intermediate Awards

This year, AQHA will recognize the top three Intermediate exhibitors in each class at all four of its world championship shows.
An Intermediate exhibitor at the AQHA world shows is defined as follows:

  • An exhibitor who has never been in the top 10 at a world show in the particular class in which they are competing.
  • Halter classes (including performance halter) will be all-inclusive, meaning any top-10 placing in halter, regardless of sex division (ex. a top-10 placing in 3-year-old geldings is not considered an Intermediate exhibitor in any halter class even though he/she might have placed outside of the top 10 in a different halter class). Open performance classes will be the same.
  • Intermediate will run as classes within classes, not separate. AQHA will not bring back the top Intermediate riders for a ride-off or in a separate class.
  • Intermediate exhibitor status is based only on an exhibitor’s lifetime, combined world show record, not on the number of points he/she has accumulated.
  • An exhibitor does not have to make it to the finals of his/her class to be considered for an Intermediate award.
  • There is no entry fee or nomination procedure for an exhibitor to be considered for an Intermediate award.
  • The awards will be called the AQHA Intermediate champion, AQHA Intermediate reserve champion and the AQHA Intermediate third place.
  • Intermediate accomplishments also will appear on the exhibitor's and horse's AQHA official record.

The Intermediate exhibitor recognition package will include an 8-inch clear globe for first place and 6-inch clear globes for second and third place. Each Intermediate champion will also receive a specially designed patch that can be placed on a qualifiers jacket that can be purchased by the exhibitor. The top three Intermediate exhibitors will also have the option to purchase a championship buckle for around $190.

“Recognizing the Intermediate exhibitor is a way to shine the spotlight on exhibitors who have worked hard to qualify for our world shows and are tough competitors at our world shows year after year, but don’t make it into the top 10,” says AQHA President Peter J. Cofrancesco III of Sparta, New Jersey.