2023 Pleasure Versatility Challenge

2023 Pleasure Versatility Challenge

The Pleasure Versatility Challenge, presented by Super Sires, returns to the 2023 Nutrena AQHA and Adequan® Select World Championship Shows on Saturday, November 11.

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For a sixth consecutive year, you are invited for PRIME TIME at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2023, when some of the most talented 3-year-old American Quarter Horses demonstrate their versatility at the SUPER SIRES Pleasure Versatility Challenge to be held during the 2023 Nutrena AQHA World Championship Show, at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. Total purse is guaranteed to be $50,000 in CA$H along with prizes! This is the second year SUPER SIRES is serving as the Title Sponsor for the event.

Horses competing during the Pleasure Versatility Challenge are shown sequentially in three classes in the Jim Norick Arena: a newly revised pattern class, sponsored by Cimarron Trailers, consisting of a blending of simplified trail and western riding maneuvers, which counts 40 percent; a western pleasure class, sponsored by The Equine Chronicle, which counts 40 percent; and a conformation class, sponsored by the World Conformation Horse Association, which counts 20 percent. Blue Ribbon Custom Tack is providing silver show equipment for the winners and as a special incentive will be giving away a custom work saddle to the contestant that finishes in 11th place. In addition to these class awards, the reserve winner in the western pleasure class will receive a Chuck Letchworth Bits & Spurs show bit. The overall champion will receive a custom-made spurs provided by Holly Spagnola Design.

Horses cannot have been shown ASTRIDE in any western riding, trail, or in any similar Pleasure Versatility Challenge event prior to the Nutrena AQHA World Championship Show official entry deadline of September 15, 2023. As of the official entry deadline of September 15 and thereafter, horses may be shown without restriction at any competition without forfeiting Pleasure Versatility Challenge eligibility. There remains no eligibility restrictions for the western pleasure or conformation classes.

Send a request to: AQHAPVC@gmail.com for specific questions regarding the event, entry details or to have your name and email added to the information distribution list.

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Visit www.aqha.com/worldshow for additional information on the Pleasure Versatility Challenge as the event nears.