November 6-21, 2015, Oklahoma City

2015 Amateur Qualifying Points

View the points required to qualify for the 2015 Amateur World Championship Show.

National Qualifying Points | State/Province Invites

Qualifying Period: August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015


Amateur, Select amateur and open halter competitors (not including performance halter) can earn an invitation to the 2015 world shows by competing at a designated number of shows during the respective qualifying period.

  • Amateur and Select amateur: Show at 10 shows in a halter class. Shows will be counted by show numbers on a one-horse, one-exhibitor basis.
  • Open: Show at 20 shows in a halter class. Shows will be counted by show numbers.  

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.

Performance Halter

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, 2014, through July 31, 2015) it will qualify to show in the performance halter at the 2015 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 2015 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.

Amateur State/Province Invitational Program

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.

Amateur National Qualifying Points

Halter Classes Level 2 
Level 3 
Western Classes Level 2 
Level 3 
English Classes Level 2 
Level 3 
Yearling Colts 1.0  2.0 Showmanship 10.0  20.0 Hunter Under Saddle 8.5  17.0
2-Year-Old Colts 1.0  2.0 Cutting 1.5  3.0 Jumping n/a
3-Year-Old Colts 1.0  2.0 Working Cow Horse 1.0  2.0 Working Hunter 2.0  4.0
Aged Stallions 1.0  2.0 Working Cow Horse - Boxing n/a
 2.0 Hunter Hack 1.5  3.0
Performance Halter Stallions 1.0  2.0 Tie-down Roping 2.0  4.0 Hunt Seat Equitation 6.0  12.0
Yearling Fillies 2.0  4.0 Breakaway Roping 1.5  3.0 Equitation Over Fences 1.5  3.0
2-Year-Old Fillies 3.5  7.0 Heading 6.5  13.0 Pleasure Driving n/a
3-Year-Old Fillies 5.5  11.5 Heeling 6.5  13.0
Aged Mares 4.5
 9.5 Barrel Racing 2.5  5.0
Performance Halter Mares 1.5
 3.0 Pole Bending 1.5  3.0
Yearling Geldings 2.0  4.0 Reining 5.5
2-Year-Old Geldings 4.0  8.0 Western Riding 4.0  8.0
3-Year-Old Geldings 3.5  7.0 Trail 6.0  12.0
Aged Geldings 9.0  18.0 Western Horsemanship 6.0  12.0
Performance Halter Geldings 2.0  4.0 Western Pleasure 9.0  18.0

  Team Penning 3.0  6.0

  Ranch Sorting 4.0  8.0

  Stake Race n/a  2.0
      Ranch Riding