September 27, 2012
Corey Cushing of Scottsdale, Arizona, celebrates a win aboard Rising Starlight in senior working cow horse at the 2011 AQHA World Show. (Journal photo)
Each November, thousands of competitors and their American Quarter Horses convene at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City for the FedEx Open and Bank of America Amateur AQHA World Championship Show. This year's event will kick off on November 2 and wrap up on November 17. Purchase tickets!
The AQHA World Championship Show is the pinnacle event for for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the globe. More than 3,500 entries from the United States, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Mexico and Venezuela competed for 94 world championships at the 2011 event. Stay tuned for facts from the 2012 World Show.
Competitors and their Quarter Horses compete yearlong to qualify for the honor of competing at this annual event. Exhibitors must qualify for the AQHA World Show by earning a predetermined number of points throughout the qualifying period to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. Here is the breakdown of qualifying points for each class. Also, check out the schedule, view dates for future AQHA World Shows or learn more about AQHA events with our handy class descriptions page on www.aqha.com..
The American Quarter Horse Journal provides spectators, competitors and American Quarter Horse enthusiasts alike with a one-of-a-kind World Show experience at www.aqha.com/worldshow. Each Journal Winning Run includes a video interview with the newly-crowned AQHA world champion, statistics on their American Quarter Horse, plus a story about their trials and tribulations on the road to the coveted gold trophy. At www.aqha.com/worldshow you'll also find behind-the-scenes coverage and photos to complete that World Show experience.