2016 AQHA Select World Championship Show

Presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan)

August 25 - September 3 in Amarillo

Tentative Schedule

Entry Proofreading List - CHECK YOUR ENTRIES! 

Qualifying Handbook


Weanling Entry and Stall Forms

RV Form

Host Hotels

Celebrate the Journey! 

Qualifier Badge
You’ve worked hard to make it to the 2016 Adequan® Select World Championship Show, so share this qualifier badge with your friends and family. Post it on social media with #SelectWorld to let everyone know you qualified.

Order Special Items Exclusive to Qualifiers
Qualifier Plaque
Qualifier Jacket
Qualifier Buckle

Entry Deadline

August 1, 2016


June 1, 2015, to May 31, 2016

View the qualifying points.

Please be aware that new this year, 70% of the entry fee will go to the prize money to pay back, while 30% will go to awards and administration costs. 

Events that cross over the end qualifying date -- Keep in mind AQHA-approved events which end prior to or on May 31, 2016 will count towards the 2016 Adequan Select World Show. If an event crosses over the end qualifying date and has a show end date of June 1, 2016 (or later) - that show's points will count towards the 2017 Adequan Select World Show. For example: A show's dates are recorded with AQHA as May 30 - 31, 2016, the points will count towards the 2016 show; however, if the dates are recorded as May 31 - June 1, 2016 (or later) the points will count towards the 2017 show.

Performance Halter
Any horse to be shown in performance halter at the 2016 Select World Show must have earned a performance ROM during the qualifying period (June 1, 2015 thru May 31, 2016), or if earned prior to the qualifying period, must have earned at least ten riding points during the qualifying period.  These points can be in open, amateur or youth classes and they can add up to make the ten points, but ABSOLUTELY NO horse can compete in a performance halter class without having earned the performance ROM or the ten riding points during the qualifying period.  Remember that showmanship points DO NOT count, nor do Level 1 amateur or youth points or points earned at Introductory shows.  However, Level 1 (Green) points earned in the Open Division will count.

Select halter competitors (not including performance halter) can earn an invitation to the 2016 Select World Show by competing in ten shows in a halter class.  Shows will be counted by show numbers on a one-horse/one-exhibitor basis.

State Invites:  For the 2016 Select World Show, 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 Select 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 June 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 July 1. 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.

International World Show Lease

Level 2 Championship Classes

Based on the success of the inaugural Level 2 championships in the amateur and open divisions, additional opportunities will be added in 2016 and 2017 for Select and youth exhibitors. Learn more about the new Level 2 championships for Select exhibitors.

Excuse our mess! The official Adequan Select AQHA World Championship Show website is coming soon!

In the meantime, check out The American Quarter Horse Journal's video coverage of each world champion from the 2015 event.