Qualifying | At the Show
Future World Show Dates
Check out the dates of the future AQHA World Shows, plus the Built Ford Tough AQHYA and Adequan Select world championship shows.
The qualifying period for the 2014 AQHA World Show is August 1, 2013 - July 31, 2014.
View the points required to qualify for the:
Amateur, Select amateur and open halter competitors (not including performance halter) can earn an invitation to the 2014 world shows by competing at a designated number of shows during the respective qualifying period.
Halter exhibitors will still be able to qualify to the world shows by earning the designated number of qualifying points, and qualifying in that manner only will appear on the horse’s permanent record.
If a horse reaches the number of qualifying points required to show in performance halter and earns its performance Register of Merit during the qualifying period (August 1, 2013, through July 31, 20134 it will qualify to show in the performance halter at the 2013 World Show in that division. If a horse earned its performance ROM prior to the qualifying period, he/she will need an additional 10 performance points during the qualifying period in order to qualify for the 2014 World Show (in addition to earning the required number of qualifying points for performance halter). Only riding points earned in the open division can be used for qualification in the open division part of the World Show; however, open division points can cross over to count for amateur, Select amateur and/or youth performance halter qualification for their respective world shows (must be earned during those respective qualifying periods). Amateur, Select amateur and/or youth riding points can also cross over from each other. Showmanship points do not count.
AQHA began the Amateur Invitational program for the 2011 Adequan Select and Bank of America Amateur world shows. Again in 2013, through the Amateur Invitational program, AQHA will invite the top point-earning horse/exhibitor combination per class per state/affiliate that does not reach the minimum number of points set to qualify. The amateur/horse combination will be required to reach at least half the points set as the minimum to qualify in order to be invited as an affiliate/state invitee in each particular class (for example: if the minimum number of points set to qualify for Amateur Aged Mares is 9.5, the invitee must have reached at least 4.5 points in order to be invited - note that if a class requires points that include .5 point, AQHA will round down and require half of THAT number). This program is operated by AQHA, not the affiliate, and exhibitors are invited based on the state in which they reside, not where they show.
Ties will be broken by the exhibitor who won the last point or 0.5 point first.
View the patterns for the 2013 AQHA World Championship Show.
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