AQHA Select All-Around Amateur Contenders

A total of 51 exhibitors are competing for the title of AQHA Select All-Around Amateur and $10,000.

The American Quarter Horse Association

The 2017 AQHA Select All-Around Amateur was Jim Bound and Bound To Cash Chex.

The AQHA Select All-Around Amateur Award is the top honor at the AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminolglycan). This year, 51 exhibitors have qualified to compete for this prestigious title.

View a list of the AQHA Select All-Around Amateur contenders.

The winner will take home $10,000, an original Lisa Perry bronze, and Impact Gel saddle pad and a rose bouquet. The Reserve Select All-Around Amateur receives $2,500 and a silver bowl, while the third- through fifth-place finishers each receive $1,000.

The title will go to the top Select amateur exhibitor-and-horse team that earns the most points in three or more events in two categories during the Adequan® Select World.

Gene Graves Super-Select Special Recognition Award
AQHA will also present the Gene Graves Super-Select Special Recognition Award, which goes to the Super-Select exhibitor, age 70 and over, earning the greatest number of points in competition at the show. The award is in honor of the late AQHA Past President Gene Graves of Grand Island, Nebraska.

Exhibitors age 70 and over, who qualified nationally or through their state qualifying systems, are considered for the award. To be eligible, a Super-Select amateur must enter and show one horse at the 2018 Adequan® Select World. The points are compiled on a one-horse, one-amateur basis. No formal entry is required. All amateurs, age 70 and over, who enter and show one horse are automatically eligible.

For more details about the AQHA Select All-Around Amateur title or the Gene Graves Super-Select Special Recognition Award, see the Adequan® Select World Qualifier’s Handbook or visit

About the Adequan® Select World
The Adequan® Select World is the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to amateur exhibitors age 50 and over. This is the pinnacle event for Select amateur competitors around the world who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes, representing English, western and halter disciplines.

About the Sponsor
Adequan, the official equine joint therapy of AQHA, is proud to be the title sponsor of the Adequan® Select World. When you choose a joint therapy for your horses, choose Adequan.

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