Two-Part Working Western Rail Series Returns
Two-Part Working Western Rail Series Returns
The much-anticipated $25,000 open and amateur working western rail classes, sponsored by Headley Quarter Horses, return to the Farnam AQHA World Championship Show and AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. In addition, owners of horses competing in the open working western rail at both the Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World and the open ranch rail stakes at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, will have a shot at an additional $10,000 in cash, courtesy of the Headleys.
New in 2022, Headley Quarter Horses will also generously provide two ranch-style Harris Leather saddles to the owners of the overall open and non-pro high-point working western rail horses between the two events.
Two-Part Ranch Series With $10,000 Added
The Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World and the All American Quarter Horse Congress will host a two-part ranch series, with $10,000 awarded, courtesy of Headley Quarter Horses, to the owners of the open high-point horses competing at both the Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World in western working rail and the All American Quarter Horse Congress in open ranch rail stakes. The three highest accumulative point earners in the open division will receive the following cash awards:
First place - $5,000
Second place - $3,000
Third place - $2,000
And, new this year, the owner of the first-place open high-point horse and the owner of the first-place overall non-pro horse between the two events will also win ranch-style Harris Leather saddles.
$25,000 Open and Amateur Working Western Rail Classes
Returning this year, $25,000 in cash and prizes will be added to the open and amateur working western rail classes at the Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World, along with 70% of the entry fee to also be paid out over 10 placings in each class. The entry fee is $250 per class, with late entry fee options available, as well. Entry information will be published soon at www.aqha.com/worldshow.
“We are excited to once again partner with two industry leaders in the All American Quarter Horse Congress and Headley Quarter Horses to offer additional cash incentives to the ever-popular working western rail classes,” said Justin Billings, AQHA chief show officer. “In total, $35,000 will be awarded to the open and amateur working western rail stakes classes, which showcase 3-year-old or older American Quarter Horses that display the natural self-carriage and positive attributes of a working western horse. Last year’s Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World and Congress classes featured over 160 entries, and we expect that number to grow in 2022, thanks largely in part to the Headley family and their generous support of our industry!”
Cross-entering between the working western rail classes and any other western pleasure or hunter under saddle class at the Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World is not allowed. Eligibility for this class requires an entry in either open, amateur or Select amateur ranch riding at the Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World. View the results from the 2021 open working western rail class and amateur working western rail class.
Working western rail may be offered at AQHA-sanctioned shows beginning January 1, 2023. Stay tuned to www.aqha.com/events to find shows near you offering these classes.
For more information about the 2022 Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.
For additional information about the 2022 All American Quarter Horse Congress, visit www.quarterhorsecongress.com.
About the Farnam AQHA and Adequan Select® World
The Farnam AQHA World, Adequan® Select World and Adequan® Level 2 Championships are the premier events in the equine industry for amateur, Select amateur and open exhibitors. The show includes Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 classes, as well as Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes. The shows feature over three weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show. For more information, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.
About the Sponsors
Founded in 1946, Farnam Companies Inc., has grown to become one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry, and has become one of the largest makers of equine products in the country. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam Horse Products serves both the pleasure horse and the performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment and leather care, plus supplements.
Adequan®, the official equine joint therapy of AQHA, is the proud title sponsor of the Adequan® Select World and the Adequan® Level 2 Championships. When you choose a joint therapy for your horses, choose Adequan®.
Read more about Nutrena, the official feed of AQHA and title sponsor of the 2022 Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes.
About the All American Quarter Horse Congress
The 2022 All American Quarter Horse Congress is slated for September 27 - October 23 in Columbus, Ohio. The Congress is the world’s largest single-breed horse show with over 25,000 entries in 2021. Held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, the show attracts 650,000 people and generates $409 million in the central Ohio economy. The All American Quarter Horse Congress is hosted by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association, a state affiliate of AQHA. OQHA is committed to setting the standard in the equine industry by engaging equine enthusiasts through world-class competition, recreational activities, education and engagement of the next generation of participants and industry leaders.