AQHA World Championship Collegiate Horse Judging Contest

AQHA World Championship Collegiate Horse Judging Contest

Enter the AQHA World Championship Collegiate Horse Judging Contest, scheduled for November 9, in conjunction with the 2020 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show.

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The world champion horse judging teams in the junior college and senior college divisions will be named on November 9 during the Farnam AQHA World Championship Show at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

The registration deadline for the contest is October 21, or by October 31 with a late fee.

View the full contest results from the 2019 AQHA World Championship Collegiate Judging Contest at

For more information about this year’s Farnam AQHA World, visit

About the AQHA World Championship Show Collegiate Horse Judging Contest

Participants evaluate a variety of four-horse halter and performance classes from a variety of classes that are either staged for the contest or are actual Farnam AQHA World entries being judged concurrently for the show and the horse judging contest. Contestants then give six sets of oral reasons depicting their placings. At the contests, professional judges determine an official placing for each class. Participants' scores are calculated based on how close their placings are to the officials' placings. Each class and set of reasons is worth 50 points. The competitor who drops the fewest points wins the contest.

This year, the National Horse Judging Team Coaches Association will host an Intercollegiate Reining Horse Judging Contest on November 7, in cooperation with AQHA and the National Reining Horse Association. The contest will allow participants to judge live reining horse runs during the Farnam AQHA World. Having both judging contests back to back will allow collegiate teams to make the most of their time at the Farnam AQHA World.  Please submit entries for the Reining contest to Sarah Schobert ( Questions about the contest can be directed to the AQHA Youth Department at    

For more information about these horse judging contests, contact

About the Farnam AQHA World

The Farnam AQHA World is the premier event in the equine industry and will be held in accordance with local, state and federal coronavirus mandates. View the Farnam AQHA World Health Protocols. The facility is not open to the general public during the show; however, exhibitors, trainers and their connections can still attend. The show features three weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show. For more information, visit

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