Qualify through your affiliate for the AQHA Novice championships.

  • The State qualifying dates for the 2015 Novice Championship will begin with the 2014 Rocktoberfest Show through the Colorful Colorado Horse Show June 14, 2015 or first day of paid membership of the novice membership.
  • All exhibitors intending to qualify in an event or events must declare such intent in writing no later than June 1, 2015.  All declaration forms must be completed and returned specifying that the exhibitor and horse combination intend to qualify.  If you qualify in one class you may show in as many classes as you want for the $ 275.00 flat fee.
  • The top six (6) horses in each event will represent RMQHA at the Championship Show.  Any RMQHA members receiving National invitations will represent RMQHA in addition to the top six (6) riders/horses qualifying in through the state. 
  • All points earned at the individual shows will be calculated on a one horse/one rider basis.  Contestants in the top nine (9) will be given one point for each exhibitor placing below him plus one point up to a maximum of nine (9) points. (Example: If there are 12 horses in the class, the 1st place horse will receive 9 points, 2nd place will receive 8 points, etc. through nine (9) placing.
  • In case of a tie, the novice winning the highest number of first places will be selected followed by the highest number of second place awards.
  • All qualifiers must be current members in good standings with RMQHA.
  • Any appeals regarding qualifiers must be in writing to the RMQHA office and be received on or before September 1, 2015.  Final decision to be made by the Show and Performance Vice President.
  • These qualifying rules will remain in effect for the 2014 and 2015 show season.

Any questions on either the National Qualifications or State Qualifications please contact either Sue Kapushion at (970) 260- 5424 or the office (303) 659 -7752.