Pleasure Versatility Challenge – Brought to you by SUPER SIRES – Announces 2024 Event

Pleasure Versatility Challenge – Brought to you by SUPER SIRES – Announces 2024 Event

The 2024 eligibility rules remain the same as the previous year!

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You are invited back to PRIME TIME, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, to watch some of the most talented 3-year-old American Quarter Horses demonstrate their versatility at the Pleasure Versatility Challenge, held during the 2024 Nutrena AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. Total purse for the event is anticipated to be $50,000 plus prizes again in 2024. In addition to title sponsor Super Sires, all three class sponsors are returning for this showcase event. Returning as the Official Tack Sponsor of the Pleasure Versatility Challenge is Blue Ribbon Custom Tack.

Horses competing during the Pleasure Versatility Challenge are shown sequentially in three classes in the Jim Norick Arena: a pattern class consisting of a blending of simplified trail and western riding maneuvers, which counts 40 percent and is sponsored by Cimarron Trailers; a western pleasure class, which counts 40 percent and is sponsored by The Equine Chronicle; and a conformation class, which counts 20 percent and is sponsored by the World Conformation Horse Association.

All rules and eligibility are to remain the same in 2024 as they were for the 2023 event. Horses cannot have been shown astride in any western riding, trail or any similar Pleasure Versatility Challenge Event prior to the Nutrena AQHA World Championship Show official entry deadline of September 16. Beginning on the official World Show entry deadline, and thereafter, horses can be shown without restriction at any competition (including the All American Quarter Horse Congress) without forfeiting PVC eligibility. There are no eligibility restrictions for the western pleasure or conformation classes. No money earned at the PVC accrues against AQHA leveling eligibilities.

Visit for additional information on the Pleasure Versatility Challenge as the event nears.


Title Sponsor SUPER SIRES returns for a third year. SUPER SIRES was started by horsemen and horsewomen with intentions of creating a platform that would give back to the foundation of the “show horse” industry, the breeders and the owners of show horses. Led by an innovative executive committee, they encourage owners of pleasure and all-around show mare bloodlines to breed to quality stallions of kind in which the resulting foals would be eligible for large purses beginning as a yearling and continuing throughout their show career. SUPER SIRES mission is to conduct their events at top venues throughout the country. By end of 2023, SUPER SIRES will have awarded over $1 million in cash and prizes to non-pros, limited and open riders in western and English pleasure events, as well as the all-around horse, which includes western riding, trail and horsemanship. SUPER SIRES’ goal is to continue expanding their stallion enrollments as well as the offspring of the spectacular “show horse” bloodlines that positively affect AQHA as well as the entire equine industry. SUPER SIRES is a perfect fit for our Pleasure Versatility Challenge event now and in the future.

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