Qualifying

View the points required to qualify for the 2020 Adequan® Select World Championship Show.

2020 Qualifying

June 1, 2019, to May 31, 2020

View the 2020 Adequan® Select World qualifying points. 

2020 Events that cross over the end qualifying date -- Keep in mind AQHA-approved classes which show prior to or on May 31, 2020, will count toward the 2020 Adequan® Select World while AQHA-approved classes which show on or after June 1, 2020, will count toward the 2021 Adequan® Select World.

International Qualifying:  Exhibitors residing and exhibiting in countries other than the United States are eligible to participate in AQHA World Championship shows under these guidelines. Exhibitors residing an exhibiting in Alaska and Hawaii are also eligible to participate under these guidelines. Click here for more information.

2020 Performance Halter 
For national qualifiers to be eligible to enter a Select Amateur Performance Halter class at the AQHA Select World Show, an amateur/horse combination must meet the requirements in 1., 2. and 3. below:

  1. earn the required number of points to qualify for Select Amateur Performance Halter at the AQHA Select World Show OR show at ten (10) shows in a performance halter class during the qualifying period (shows will be counted by show numbers on a one-horse/one-exhibitor basis);
  2. earn a performance ROM in open, amateur or youth division during the qualifying period, or if the ROM is earned prior to the qualifying period, earn at least ten (10) riding/driving points in the open, amateur or youth divisions combined during the qualifying period (showmanship points DO NOT count in either the ROM or the ten (10) riding points, nor do Level 1 amateur or youth points or points earned at Introductory shows; however, Level 1 points in the open division will count toward the riding points in open and/or amateur); and 
  3. qualify for, enter and compete in a Level 3 or Level 2 Select Amateur Performance class other than Showmanship at the AQHA Select World Show. Race horses with two speed indexes of 80 or higher are qualified for life, and are not required to qualify, enter and compete in a Level 3 or Level 2 Select Amateur Performance class at the AQHA Select World Show.

If for any reason the horse does not show in a Select Amateur Performance class at the AQHA Select World Show, the horse will be disqualified from the Select Amateur Performance Halter class at the AQHA Select World Show and will NOT be counted as an entry in such class. Any awards won in the Select Amateur Performance Halter must be relinquished. Entry fees are non-refundable.

The exhibitor in the Select Amateur Performance class at the AQHA Select World Show must be the same exhibitor that qualified the horse for the Select Amateur Performance class. Likewise, the exhibitor in the Select Amateur Performance Halter class at the AQHA Select World Show must be the same exhibitor that qualified the horse for the Select Amateur Performance Halter class. However, it is not necessary for the exhibitor in the Select Amateur Performance class to be the same exhibitor in the Select Amateur Performance Halter class so long as the two different exhibitors are “immediate family members” as defined by AQHA Amateur eligibility rules.

Please note that state invites are for Level 3 qualifiers only. For state invites to be eligible to enter a Select Amateur Performance Halter class at the AQHA Select World Show, an amateur/horse combination must meet the requirements in 1., 2. and 3. below:

  1. earn at least half the points set as the minimum to qualify in order to be invited as an affiliate/state invitee in each particular class, and be the top point earning horse/exhibitor combination in that class  For example: if the minimum number of points set to qualify for Select Amateur Performance Geldings is 4, the invitee must have reached at least 2 points in order to be invited – note that if a class requires points that include .5 point, AQHA will round down and require half of THAT number. This program is operated by AQHA, not the affiliate, and exhibitors are invited based on the state in which they reside, not where they show. Once the qualifiers are run (around August 20th), AQHA will run the list of those that were top in their class but didn’t qualify. Those invitations will be sent out around August 25. If the first place horse/exhibitor is tied, all of those ties for first will be invited. AQHA will not go below the first place points even if the first place duo will not be attending.
  2. earn a performance ROM in open, amateur or youth division during the qualifying period, or if the ROM is earned prior to the qualifying period, earn at least ten (10) riding/driving points in the open, amateur or youth divisions combined during the qualifying period (showmanship points DO NOT count in either the ROM or the ten (10) riding points, nor do Level 1 amateur or youth points or points earned at Introductory shows; however, Level 1 points in the open division will count towards the riding points in open and/or amateur); and
  3. qualify for, enter and compete in an Select Amateur Performance class other than Showmanship at the AQHA Select World Show. Race horses with two speed indexes of 80 or higher are qualified for life, and are not required to qualify, enter and compete in a L3 or L2 Select Amateur Performance class at the AQHA Select World Show.

If for any reason the horse does not show in an Select Amateur Performance class at the AQHA Select World Show, the horse will be disqualified from the Select Amateur Performance Halter class at the AQHA Select World Show and will NOT be counted as an entry in such class. Any awards won in the Select Amateur Performance Halter must be relinquished. Entry fees are non-refundable.

The exhibitor in the Select Amateur Performance class at the AQHA Select World Show must be the same exhibitor that qualified the horse for the Select Amateur Performance class. Likewise, the exhibitor in the Select Amateur Performance Halter class at the AQHA Select World Show must be the same exhibitor that qualified the horse for the Select Amateur Performance Halter class. However, it is not necessary for the exhibitor in the Select Amateur Performance class to be the same exhibitor in the Select Amateur Performance Halter class so long as the two different exhibitors are “immediate family members” as defined by AQHA Amateur eligibility rules.

2020 Halter
Select halter and performance halter competitors can earn an invitation to the 2020 Adequan® Select World by competing in 10 shows in a halter or performance halter class. Shows will be counted by show numbers on a one-horse/one-exhibitor basis.

2020 State Invites:  For the 2020 Adequan® Select World, the amateur/horse combination will be required to reach at least half the points set as the minimum to qualify in order to be invited as an affiliate/state invitee in each particular class (for example: if the minimum number of points set to qualify for Select Amateur Aged Mares is 9.5, the invitee must have reached at least 4.5 points in order to be invited - note that if a class requires points that include .5 point, AQHA will round down and require half of THAT number). This program is operated by AQHA, not the affiliate, and exhibitors are invited based on the state in which they reside, not where they show. Once the qualifiers are run in June, AQHA will run the list of those that were top in their class but didn't qualify. Those invitations will be sent out at the beginning of July. If the first place horse/exhibitor is tied, all of those ties for first will be invited.  AQHA will not go below the first place points even if the first place duo will not be attending.  For performance halter classes, the exhibitor/horse must follow the same rule as described above in 2020 Performance Halter requirements.