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2014 Qualifying Items
World Show Buckles
If you are a qualifier, you’ve earned the right to brag – share these qualifier badges with your friends and family. Save the qualifier badge, then post it on social media to let everyone know you qualified for the AQHA World Show and use #AQHAWorldShow to promote your accomplishment.
Future World Show Dates
Check out the dates of the future AQHA World Shows, plus the Built Ford Tough AQHYA and Adequan Select world championship shows.
The qualifying period for the 2015 AQHA World Show is August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015.
View the points required to qualify for the:
Level 2 Championship Classes
Learn more about the Level 2 championship classes new to the 2015 AQHA World Show and find out how to qualify to enter.
Amateur, Select amateur and open halter competitors (not including performance halter) can earn an invitation to the 2014 world shows by competing at a designated number of shows during the respective qualifying period.
Halter exhibitors will still be able to qualify to the world shows by earning the designated number of qualifying points, and qualifying in that manner only will appear on the horse’s permanent record.
If a horse reaches the number of qualifying points required to show in performance halter and earns its performance Register of Merit during the qualifying period (August 1, 2013, through July 31, 2014 it will qualify to show in the performance halter at the 2014 World Show in that division. If a horse earned its performance ROM prior to the qualifying period, he/she will need an additional 10 riding points during the qualifying period in order to qualify for the 2014 World Show (in addition to earning the required number of qualifying points for performance halter). Only riding points earned in the open division can be used for qualification in the open division part of the World Show; however, open division points can cross over to count for amateur, Select amateur and/or youth performance halter qualification for their respective world shows (must be earned during those respective qualifying periods). Amateur, Select amateur and/or youth riding points can also cross over from each other. Showmanship points do not count.
AQHA began the Amateur Invitational program for the 2011 Adequan Select and Bank of America Amateur world shows. Again in 2014, through the Amateur Invitational program, AQHA will invite the top point-earning horse/exhibitor combination per class per state/affiliate that does not reach the minimum number of points set to qualify. The amateur/horse combination will be required to reach at least half the points set as the minimum to qualify in order to be invited as an affiliate/state invitee in each particular class (for example: if the minimum number of points set to qualify for Amateur Aged Mares is 9.5, the invitee must have reached at least 4.5 points in order to be invited - note that if a class requires points that include .5 point, AQHA will round down and require half of THAT number). This program is operated by AQHA, not the affiliate, and exhibitors are invited based on the state in which they reside, not where they show.
Ties will be broken by the exhibitor who won the last point or 0.5 point first.
Promote Your Accomplishments
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Map of the Fairgrounds
Don't get lost at the AQHA World Show – download this map of Oklahoma State Fair Park.
Enjoy Oklahoma City
Get out on the town and enjoy all there is in Oklahoma City! The Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau is your online tour guide for the town.
Many generous hotels in the Oklahoma City area partner with AQHA to provide excellent rates to guests of the AQHA World Show. We encourage you to stay at these hotels and support the hotels who support our show! Mention your affiliation with the AQHA World Show when you book your rooms. Get hotel rates.