VRH World Qualifying

Qualifying

Traditional qualifying requirements have been waived for the 2021 AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships, AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals and National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championships.

Traditional qualifying requirements have been waived for the 2021 AQHA VRH World, AQHA RHC Finals and NRSHA National Championships, due to the pandemic’s impact on qualifying events. Read more information.

Even though traditional qualifying requirements have been waived, exhibitors still have the opportunity for the chance to win the $20,000 John Deere VRH Double-Qualifying Incentive.

The John Deere VRH Double-Qualifying Incentive is a special side pot available only to Versatility Ranch Horse competitors who qualified for the 2020 AQHA VRH World and who also meet the original qualifying requirements for the 2021 AQHA VRH World. The 2021 AQHA VRH qualifying period is March 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021.

Read more about the John Deere VRH Double-Qualifying Incentive.

To qualify in the all-around to compete for the All-Around Versatility Ranch Horse title: 

  • Senior aged (6 years old and older) horses must earn 1 all-around point in the open division. 

  • Junior aged (5 years old and younger) horses must earn .5 all-around points in the open division. 

  • To qualify to compete in the all-around cowboy, amateur, limited amateur and youth divisions, the horse must earn .5 all-around points in those divisions (in amateur, limited amateur and youth, must be a horse/exhibitor combination), 

Or, show in three or more shows in the all-around competition of the appropriate division. To qualify in individual classes:

  • Senior horses must earn 1 point in that class in the open division. 

  • Junior horses must earn .5 points in that class in the open division. 

  • To qualify to compete in an individual class in the cowboy, amateur, limited amateur and youth divisions, the horse (or horse/exhibitor combination) must earn .5 points in that class, 

  • Or, show in three or more shows in an individual class in the appropriate division. (Shows will be counted by show number.)

VRH rookie amateur and rookie youth classes are not eligible for the John Deere VRH Double-Qualifying incentive since the classes were launched during the 2021 qualifying period.