Keeping It Level at the 2022 Farnam AQHA World

Keeping It Level at the 2022 Farnam AQHA World

AQHA has published the ineligibility list for the Level 2 Championships, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), held in conjunction with the 2022 Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World.

Shelly Otness Graham at the Adequan Select World

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The American Quarter Horse Association has released the list of open, amateur and Select amateur exhibitors who are ineligible to show horses in the Adequan® Level 2 Championship classes at the 2022 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show and Adequan® AQHA Select World Championship Show tentatively scheduled for October 27 - November 19 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. Entries for the event will open online at the end of August and close September 20, with additional late entry options available through October 10.

The horsemen and -women on this list have proven their skills in the show arena and are considered highly accomplished competitors by AQHA and its alliance partners. This list is compiled by factoring in AQHA points, championship titles and alliance money earned outside of AQHA competition. Additional detailed information has been provided within the list regarding specific earnings restrictions from each alliance partner.

“Like many of our alliance partners, AQHA understands the leveling program helps create a fairer playing field for exhibitors to compete against others of similar experience,” said Justin Billings, AQHA chief show officer. “By combining alliance partner and AQHA data to group exhibitors, we can better protect the integrity and intent of the Adequan® Level 2 Championships at the Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World.” 

AQHA alliance partners factored in the ineligible riders list include:

  • National Snaffle Bit Association

  • National Reining Horse Association

  • National Reined Cow Horse Association

  • National Cutting Horse Association

  • Ranch Sorting National Championships

  • United States Team Penning Association

  • Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

  • Women’s Professional Rodeo Association

Open Exhibitors

For the 2022 Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World, in addition to the traditional Level 2 horse eligibility requirements for the Adequan® Level 2 Championships, AQHA points and alliance partner earnings are also considered for the exhibitor.

Speed, rail and individually worked events: To show a qualified horse at the Adequan® Level 2 Championships, the open exhibitor cannot be listed on the ineligible exhibitors list.

Halter and cattle classes: To show a horse at the Adequan® Level 2 Championships, the exhibitor must be Level 2-eligible and also cannot be listed on the ineligible exhibitors list. Level eligibility can be verified at www.aqha.com/leveling.  

Amateur and Select Amateur Exhibitors

For the 2022 Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World, in addition to the traditional Level 2 eligibility required for the Adequan® Level 2 Championships, AQHA alliance partner earnings are also considered. To show at the Adequan® Level 2 Championships, the amateur or Select amateur:

  1. Must be eligible for Level 2. Level eligibility can be verified at www.aqha.com/leveling

  2. Cannot be listed on the ineligible exhibitors list.

View the list of open, amateur and Select amateur exhibitors who are ineligible to compete at the 2022 Adequan® Level 2 Championships.

To learn more about leveling, visit www.aqha.com/leveling.

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, Adequan® Level 2 and 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 www.aqha.com/worldshow.

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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