Amateur Qualifying Points for the 2013 AQHA World Championship Show
Open Qualifying Points for the 2013 AQHA World Championship Show
Qualifying Period: August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2013
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, 2012, thru July 31, 2013), 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 2013 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.
Because amateur ranch pleasure was not approved in its own division prior to January 1, 2013, if a horse/rider combination competed in open ranch pleasure between August 1 and December 31, 2012, those points may be counted toward amateur world show qualification. However, points can only count once and if anyone other than the amateur intending to qualify for the amateur world show rode the horse in open competition, those points must remain as open points. Exhibitors need to contact AQHA with their intentions regarding amateur ranch horse pleasure.
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. New for the 2013 World Show, 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.
Once the actual qualifiers are run (around June 27), AQHA will run the list of those that were top in their class but didn't qualify. Those invitations will be sent out around July 10th.
Ties will be broken by the exhibitor who won the last point or 0.5 point first.
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View patterns from the 2012 AQHA World Championship Show.
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