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ATTENTION: The AQHA office will be closed Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of Thanksgiving. We look forward to serving you again Monday, December 1. 

California

Qualify through your affiliate for the AQHA Novice championships.

Qualifying Period:  June 1, 2013 - July 30, 2014

  • The Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association will provide the list of state qualifiers to AQHA. AQHA will send an invitation to state qualifiers to attend one of two shows, Las Vegas, Nevada or Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
  • PCQHA membership is required. 
  • Classes offered and their qualifying point requirements are listed below: 
    • For classes requiring 18 points, exhibitors must show to at least 10 AQHA judges per class at PCQHA-approved shows and earn the required PCQHA points to qualify.
    • For classes requiring 4.5 points, exhibitors must show to at least four AQHA judges per class at PCQHA-approved shows and earn the required PCQHA points to qualify. 
    • If the required number of judges is not available due to classes not being offered during the qualifying period, the exhibitor will then be eligible for qualification based on the required points earned.
    • All state qualifiers must meet the minimum numbers of points and judges set forth below.
    • Qualifying slots not earned by an exhibitor in a particular class may be reallocated to another class, if permitted by AQHA, and if there are exhibitors in such class meeting the points and judges requirements.

Classes Offered and PCQHA Qualifying Points/Judges Required:

Class
Points
Judges
Class
Points
Judges
Novice youth yearling mares
 4.5
 4  Novice amateur yearling mares
 4.5  4
Novice youth 2-year-old mares
 4.5
 4  Novice amateur 2-year-old mares
 4.5  4
Novice youth 3-year-old mares
 4.5
 4  Novice amateur 3-year-old mares
 4.5  4
Novice youth aged mares
 4.5  4  Novice amateur aged mares
 4.5  4
Novice youth performance halter mares
 4.5  4  Novice amateur performance halter mares
 4.5  4
Novice youth yearling geldings
 4.5  4  Novice amateur yearling geldings
 4.5  4
Novice youth 2-year-old geldings
 4.5  4  Novice amateur 2-year-old geldings
 4.5  4
Novice youth 3-year-old geldings
 4.5  4  Novice amateur 3-year-old geldings
 4.5  4
Novice youth aged geldings
 4.5  4  Novice amateur aged geldings
 4.5  4
Novice youth performance halter geldings
 4.5  4  Novice amateur performance halter geldings
 4.5  4
Novice youth showmanship
 18  10  Novice amateur showmanship
 18  10
Novice youth western pleasure
 18  10  Novice amateur western pleasure
 18  10
Novice youth horsemanship
 18  10  Novice amateur horsemanship
 18  10
Novice youth hunter under saddle
 18  10  Novice amateur hunter under saddle
 18  10
Novice youth hunt seat equitation
 18  10  Novice amateur hunt seat equitation
 18  10
Novice youth trail
 18  10  Novice amateur trail
 18  10
Novice youth western riding
 4.5  4  Novice amateur western riding
 4.5  10
Novice youth reining
 4.5  4  Novice amateur reining
 4.5  4
Novice youth pole bending
 4.5  4  Novice amateur pole bending
 4.5  4
Novice youth barrel racing
 4.5  4  Novice amateur barrel racing
 4.5  4
Novice youth stake race
 4.5  4  Novice amateur stake race
 4.5  4

In the event that AQHA changes its criteria for state qualifiers during the qualifying year, PCQHA may make changes to these requirements during the qualifying year as it deems best to comply with AQHA changes.