World Show Qualifying
Qualifying Period: August 1, 2019, to July 31, 2020 – view the qualifying points.
Check Qualifying Points: Wondering how many points your horse has earned during the qualifying period? Check here.
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 Events which cross over the end qualifying date: Keep in mind AQHA-approved events which end prior to or on July 31, 2020, will count toward the 2020 Lucas Oil World show. If an event crosses over the end qualifying date and has a show end date of August 1, 2020 (or later) - that show's points will count towards the 2021 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show. For example: A show's dates are recorded with AQHA as July 30 - 31, 2020, the points will count toward the 2020 show; however, if the dates are recorded as July 31 - August 1, 2020 (or later), the points will count toward the 2021 show.
Halter: Amateur and Open halter and performance halter competitors can earn an invitation to the 2020 Lucas Oil World by competing at a designated number of shows during the respective qualifying period.
- Amateur (Level 3 and Level 2): show at ten shows in a halter class. Shows will be counted by show numbers on a one-horse/one-exhibitor basis.
- Open (Level 3 and Level 2): show at 20 shows in a halter class. Shows will be counted by show numbers.
Performance Halter: In addition to earning at least the minimum number of points set to qualify in the open performance halter class, any horse to be shown in the open performance halter at the 2020 Lucas Oil World must have earned an open performance ROM during the qualifying year, or if earned prior to the qualifying period, must have earned at least ten riding points in the open division during the qualifying period.
In addition to earning at least the minimum number of points set to qualify in the performance halter class in amateur, any horse to be shown in the amateur performance halter at the 2020 Lucas Oil World must have earned a performance ROM in open, amateur or youth division during the qualifying period, or if the ROM is earned prior to the qualifying period, must have earned at least ten riding points in the open, amateur or youth divisions combined during the qualifying period. Showmanship points DO NOT count for either the ROM or the ten riding points, nor do Level 1 Amateur and Youth points or points earned at Introductory Shows; however, Level 1 Open (Horse) points will count towards the riding points in open and/or amateur.
The exhibitor in the amateur performance class at the Lucas Oil World must be the same exhibitor which qualified the horse for the amateur performance class. Likewise, the exhibitor in the amateur performance halter class at the Lucas Oil World must be the same exhibitor which qualified the horse for the amateur performance halter class. However, it is not necessary for the exhibitor in the amateur performance class to be the same exhibitor in the amateur performance halter class, as long as the two different exhibitors are "immediate family members" as defined by AQHA Amateur eligibility rules.
Racehorses 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 performance class at the Lucas Oil World show.
State Invites: AQHA will invite the highest point earning amateur/horse combination from each state in each Level 3 amateur class, including ties, to participate at the 2020 Lucas Oil World in that class, if:
- The amateur/horse combination has not qualified nationally by points or participation (halter only) to the respective Level 3 class.
- The amateur/horse combination has earned at least half the minimum required Level 3 qualifying points in the respective class.
- Note: To determine that amount, the required qualifying points are rounded down to the nearest whole number and then halved.
- Example: In a class which requires a minimum of 9.5 points to qualify, the invitee must have earned at least 4.5 points. (9.5 rounds down to 9, then half of 9 is 4.5)
State qualification is offered by AQHA, not the state affiliates. Invitees are determined based on the state in which they reside. Ties for the highest earning amateur/horse combination in each Level 3 class from each state will not be broken; each of those tied will be invited. If the invited amateur/horse combination chooses not to attend the invitation will not be extended to the next highest placing combination. Performance halter eligibility rules as described above will apply.
Halter Nomination Program