2024 AQHA Leveling Point Ranges

2024 AQHA Leveling Point Ranges

AQHA leveling point ranges for 2024 are now available online.

Julie Hoefling and Bringin Booty Back earn the win in Level 1 Champion of Champions amateur showmanship at the 2022 AQHA World Championship Show. PHOTO: Shane Rux Photography

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The 2024 AQHA leveling point ranges are now available online. Exhibitors and horse owners can begin to determine their eligibility for the 2024 show season.

View the 2024 leveling point ranges.

Point ranges identify the levels that exhibitors and horses are eligible for when competing at AQHA shows. Owners and exhibitors can view the 2024 point ranges and compare their show record for an approximation of the levels they will be eligible for in the 2024 show season. Points earned through October 31, 2023, will be used to determine the level at which an individual competitor or horse will fall within for the 2024 show season.

The online level verification system for exhibitors and horse owners to look up their class-by-class level eligibility will be updated prior to January 1, 2024, for the 2024 show year. Points are tabulated through October 31 in accordance with SHW250 so that level eligibility will be available for shows starting in January.

Level eligibility is effective January 1 of each year, and exhibitors and horses maintain eligibility through December 31, regardless of the number of points earned during the year. The three-year leveling point ranges will continue to exclude 2020 from the equation to determine the point thresholds, in accordance with a decision made by the AQHA Show Committee to limit the impacts of the pandemic.

AQHA points earned are not the only factor taken into consideration when determining level eligibility; awards won are also taken into account, including alliance partner points and earnings. Money won in other equine organizations or associations also affects eligibility. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to update their Level 1 eligibility annually to disclose achievements earned outside of AQHA competition.

Exhibitors who win classes at the AQHA Level 1 Championships are no longer eligible to compete in that class at any future Level 1 Championships. A similar rule also applies to the Level 2 Championships, if an exhibitor wins a class at the Level 2 Championships, he/she is no longer eligible to compete in that class at any future Level 2 Championships for the subsequent 3 years. However, if an exhibitor is otherwise Level 1 or 2 eligible, he/she may continue to show in that class in Level 1 or Level 2 weekend show competition. Refer to Rule SHW245.3 and 247 in the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations for more information.

Rules SHW245 and 250-252 further address level eligibility and how it is affected by awards won.

Visit www.aqha.com/leveling to learn more about how level eligibility is determined and for more insight on AQHA levels, which range from Rookie for beginning competitors to Level 1 for the minimally accomplished, Level 2 for the moderately accomplished and Level 3 for the highly accomplished.

Additional Adequan® Level 2 Championships guidelines for the Nutrena AQHA World Championship Show can be found under Resources at www.aqha.com/worldshow.

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