AQHA World Championship Collegiate Horse Judging Contest

AQHA World Championship Collegiate Horse Judging Contest

Enter the AQHA World Championship Collegiate Horse Judging Contest, scheduled for November 5, in conjunction with the 2022 Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World.

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The world champion horse judging teams in the junior and senior college divisions will be named on November 5 during the Farnam AQHA World Championship Show and AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

The registration deadline for the contest is October 21.

Enter online here.

AQHYA Free Audit Option
A youth audit option will also be offered for free in conjunction with the collegiate judging contest to allow youth the opportunity to practice their judging skills concurrently with the AQHA World Show Collegiate Judging Contest. The audit option is open to all American Quarter Horse Youth Association members and will provide placing cards for youth to submit, and tabulation of placings at the conclusion of the contest. There are no awards or reasons judging offered with the youth audit option. AQHYA members can register online here.

Intercollegiate Reining Horse Judging Contest

The National Horse Judging Team Coaches Association will once again host the Intercollegiate Reining Horse Judging Contest on November 1, in cooperation with AQHA and the National Reining Horse Association. The contest will allow participants to judge live reining horse runs during the Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World. Having both judging contests at the show will allow collegiate teams to make the most of their time at the event and other judge’s written and video testing. Please submit entries for the reining contest to John Pipkin at

For more information about these horse judging contests, contact

About the AQHA World Championship Show Collegiate Horse Judging Contest
Participants evaluate a variety of four-horse halter and performance classes from classes that are either staged for the contest or are actual Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World entries being judged concurrently for the show and the horse judging contest. Contestants then give six sets of oral reasons depicting their placings. At the contests, professional judges determine an official placing for each contest class. Participants' scores are calculated based on how close their placings are to the officials' placings. Each class and set of oral reasons explaining that placing is worth 50 points. The competitor who drops the fewest points wins the contest, and the team that collectively drops the fewest points wins high overall team.

About the Show
The Farnam AQHA World, Adequan® Select World and Adequan® Level 2 Championships are the premier events in the equine industry for amateur, Select amateur and open exhibitors. The show includes Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 classes, as well as Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes. The shows feature over three weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show. For more information, visit

About the Sponsors
Founded in 1946, Farnam Companies Inc., has grown to become one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry, and has become one of the largest makers of equine products in the country. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam Horse Products serves both the pleasure horse and the performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment and leather care, plus supplements.

Adequan®, the official equine joint therapy of AQHA, is the proud title sponsor of the Adequan® Select World and the Adequan® Level 2 Championships. When you choose a joint therapy for your horses, choose Adequan®

Read more about Nutrena, the official feed of AQHA and title sponsor of the 2022 Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes.

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