Pleasure Versatility Challenge
Thanks to generous sponsors, the exhibitors competing in the inaugural Pleasure Versatility Challenge, held in conjunction with the Lucas Oil World, will go head to head for bragging rights and great prizes.
August 30, 2018
The American Quarter Horse Association
The inaugural Pleasure Versatility Challenge, brought to you by Terry Bradshaw Quarter Horses and hosted by the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show, is slated for 8 p.m. on November 10 in the Jim Norick Arena at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Competitors will have the opportunity to be named the first Pleasure Versatility Challenge champion and take home great prizes, thanks to the generosity of the event’s sponsors.
Terry Bradshaw Quarter Horses is proud to be the title sponsor of the Pleasure Versatility Challenge. This competition will consist of three classes: a pattern class, sponsored by Cimarron Trailers; a western pleasure class; and a conformation class. The western pleasure and conformation classes are both sponsored by The Equine Chronicle.
The official tack sponsor of the event is Blue Ribbon Custom Tack, which has donated show headstalls for the pattern and western pleasure class winners and a show halter for the conformation class winner. The overall Pleasure Versatility Challenge champion will receive a specially designed buckle, courtesy of Holly Spagnola Design. In addition, the overall top-10 winners will receive awards and payouts. The top 10 in each of the three classes (versatility pattern, western pleasure and conformation) will also receive awards.
There’s still time to enter!
The first 20 American Quarter Horses to complete the entry process will be exhibited in the Pleasure Versatility Challenge at the 2018 Lucas Oil World. To be considered, entry payments must be received with the entry form. The entry payment of $1,000 is due by September 17. Late entry payments, $2,000, will be accepted at the AQHA booth during the All American Quarter Horse Congress until Saturday, October 27.
Entry payments made for those horses offered the opportunity to compete, but that do not compete, are non-refundable. Entry payments made for horses after the first 20 competitors have been accepted will be refunded.
View the Pleasure Versatility Challenge qualifying and entry information under Competitor Resource at www.aqha.com/worldshow.
About the Pleasure Versatility Challenge
The American Quarter Horse is known as the world’s most versatile breed. In the Pleasure Versatility Challenge, the versatility of 3-year-old American Quarter Horses will be tested as they go head-to-head in competition.
Horses will be shown sequentially in three classes: Versatility pattern, which counts 40 percent; western pleasure, which counts 40 percent; and conformation, which counts 20 percent. Horses must show in all three classes.
Two of the most important disciplines of the foundation of the American Quarter Horse are conformation and western pleasure; two highly sought after talents of an all-around horse are the ability to change leads and navigate trail poles. The Pleasure Versatility Challenge blends these four components and will highlight form to function, conformation, trainability, quality of movement and performance, using traditional AQHA class rules.
For more information about the Pleasure Versatility Challenge, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.