SHW807. AQHA CHAMPION - OPEN, AMATEUR, YOUTH - will be awarded in the open division to any stallion, mare or gelding, or in the amateur and youth division to the contestant and his/her horse in their respective division that earns a total of 35 or more points in AQHA-approved competition or races (for open AQHA champions only), providing that:
SHW807.1 Points have been won in five or more shows and under five or more different judges.
SHW807.2 A minimum of 15 of these points have be earned in halter/performance halter classes, with a minimum of eight points being earned during or after the horse's 2-year-old year. In open division only, at least two grand championships with five or more horses in the sex division must have been earned under two different judges with at least one of them being earned on or after the horse's 2-year-old year and/or two performance halter champions, with five or more in the class.
SHW807.3 A minimum of 15 of these points must be earned in performance events with a minimum of five points having been earned in each of at least two categories of performance events.