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North Dakota

Qualify through your affiliate for the AQHA Novice championships.

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

  • Participants must be members of the North Dakota Quarter Horse Amateur Association/North Dakota 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 NDQHA-approved show held within the qualifying period. Points are earned on a per horse/exhibitor combination.
  • NDAQHA/NDQHYA will invite the top three high-point-earning exhibitors in each class offered at the AQHA Novice Championship shows within the qualifying period.
  • 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 qualifiers will be allowed in a particular class.
  • Exhibitor enters/attends the Novice Championship shows solely at their own expense; NDAQHA/NDQHYA only provides the opportunity to qualify to enter.