May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020
View the 2019 qualifying points. 2020 qualifying points to be posted soon!
2019 Events that cross over the end qualifying date -- Keep in mind AQHA-approved events which end prior to or on April 30, 2019, will count toward the 2019 Ford Youth World. If an event crosses over the end qualifying date and has a show end date of May 1, 2019, (or later) - that show's points will count towards the 2020 Ford Youth World. For example: A show's dates are recorded with AQHA as April 29-30, 2019, the points will count towards the 2019 show; however, if the dates are recorded as April 30 - May 1, 2019 (or later) the points will count toward the 2020 show.
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.
2019 Performance Halter
For national qualifiers and/or affiliate (state/provincial Invitees) to be eligible to enter a youth performance halter class at the AQHYA World Show, a youth/horse combination must meet the requirements in 1., 2., 3., and 4. below:
Earn the required number of points to qualify for youth performance halter at the AQHYA World Show;
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); and
Qualify for, enter and compete in a Level 3 or Level 2 youth performance class other than showmanship at the AQHYA World Show.
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 youth performance class at the AQHYA World Show.
If for any reason the horse does not show in a youth performance class at the Ford Youth World, the horse will be disqualified from the youth performance halter class at the Ford Youth World and will NOT be counted as an entry in such class. Any awards won in the youth performance halter class must be relinquished. Entry fees are non-refundable.
The exhibitor in the youth performance class at the Ford Youth World must be the same exhibitor that qualified the horse for the youth performance class. Likewise, the exhibitor in the youth performance halter class at the Ford Youth World must be the same exhibitor that qualified the horse for the youth performance halter class. However, it is not necessary for the exhibitor in the youth performance class to be the same exhibitor in the performance halter class as long as the two different exhibitors are "immediate family members" as defined by AQHA youth eligibility rules.