The AQHA Office is closed Monday, September 7, in observance of Labor Day.


Qualify through your affiliate for the AQHA Novice championships.

WSQHA has a complete list of qualifying shows with the number of judges available at the WSQHA.com website.  Invitations through this qualifying system will not be by class. As long as the exhibitor does one or the other, he will be eligible to enter ANY novice championship class. Once an exhibitor has won the class in a Novice Championship (in a particular class/ skill set) he or she will graduate out of that skill set.  

You may also qualify through Washington State for the current year in the manner listed below:

  • The top three placing from the May Trophy Circuit

o In all events except showmanship, horsemanship and hunt seat equitation with those events being the top six taken as noted below

  • The top six in showmanship, horsemanship and hunt seat equitation from the top six Circuit Champions at the May Trophy Circuit held in Monroe Washington.
  • All State Qualifiers must be Washington State Affiliate Members and signed up for year-end awards. Should anyone not meeting the membership requirements place in the top 3/6 the next qualified member shall be invited by the State. Should one of the top three/six already be qualified we reserve the right to move to the next exhibitor that has not met national qualifications.
  • Should a Novice Class not be offered the exhibitor may show in the corresponding Amateur or Youth Class to attempt to qualify. The exhibitor must petition WSQHA in writing prior to May 31 for consideration to be invited by the state.
  • A current member with a horse signed up for state points may petition WSAHQ for hardship reasons should the affiliate have vacant slots for events.
  • All National Invitations shall be emailed directly from AQHA. Please be sure that your affiliate and AQHA have your current email information.
For questions, contact Lisa Gardner at cuteloper@aol.com.