Qualify through your affiliate for the AQHA Novice championships.

Qualifying Period:  July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

  • Participants must be members of the Iowa Quarter Horse Association/Iowa Quarter Horse youth Association prior to any state qualifying points being earned.  Any sponsorship required must also be paid prior to points counting.
  • Novice Amateur and Novice Youth will earn qualifying points based on our current state year-end awards point system, at any IQHA-approved show held within the qualifying period.  Points are earned on a per horse/exhibitor combination.
  • IQHA/IQHYA will invite the top three high point earning exhibitors in each class offered at the AQHA Novice Championships, using each exhibitor’s best 6 shows (judges) within the qualifying period. (this matches up with the IQHYA Youth World Show state qualifying rules).
  • In the event an exhibitor declines an invitation, the next highest point earner will be offered an invite to allow three state qualified entries to go.
  • In the event of ties in qualifying points, the tie breaker system used for our year end awards shall be applied to determine the top three qualifiers.
  • From AQHA:  If there are not three qualifiers in a particular class, the affiliate may move that “slot” to another class and submit four in a particular class, however, no  more than six state qualifies will be allowed in a particular class.
  • Exhibitor enters/attends the Novice Championships solely at their own expense; IQHA/IQHYA only provides the opportunity to qualify to enter.