World Show Qualifying
Qualifying Period: August 1, 2018, to July 31, 2019 – view the qualifying points.
Check Qualifying Points: Wondering how many points your horse has earned during the qualifying period? Check here.
2019 Events which cross over the end qualifying date: Keep in mind AQHA-approved events which end prior to or on July 31, 2019, will count toward the 2019 Lucas Oil AQHA World Show. If an event crosses over the end qualifying date and has a show end date of August 1, 2019 (or later) - that show's points will count towards the 2020 Lucas Oil AQHA World Show. For example: A show's dates are recorded with AQHA as July 30 - 31, 2019, the points will count toward the 2019 show; however, if the dates are recorded as July 31 - August 1, 2019 (or later), the points will count toward the 2020 show.
Halter: Amateur and Open halter and performance halter competitors can earn an invitation to the 2019 world show by competing at a designated number of shows during the respective qualifying period.
a. 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.
b. 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 2018 World Show 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 2019 World Show 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 in either the ROM or the ten riding points, nor do Level 1 points or points earned at Introductory shows; however, green points in the open division will count towards the riding points in open and/or amateur. It will be mandatory in 2018 that an amateur/horse combination entering the performance halter class must earn the minimum number of points to qualify in the performance halter class, and in addition, that same amateur/horse combination must also qualify and enter a performance class other than showmanship. The same rule will apply to the horse entered in the open division.
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 AQHA World Show.
State Invites: For the 2019 World Show in the Amateur division, 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 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 (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. In performance halter, the invitee will be held to the rule regarding riding points as described above in Performance Halter.