2018 LEVEL 2 INELIGIBLE EXHIBITORS

AQHA exhibitors are leveled by points earned and any AQHA world or reserve world championships earned. Most of AQHA’s alliance partners level their competition playing field on money earned by their exhibitors.

The following criteria will be used to determine Level 2 eligibility of exhibitors at the 2018 Lucas Oil World:

  1. Points earned in AQHA-approved classes (exhibitors placing in approximately the top 2 percent in horse-based leveled classes will not be eligible as Level 2 competitors); For the 2018 Lucas Oil World, the time period ranges from November 1, 2013 to October 31, 2016, which also coincides with the Leveling program data that determines point ranges for the Leveled class.
  2. Exhibitors having earned a world or reserve world championship in a specific class by division in the last three years (2015, 2016 and/or 2017). Please note a rule change will go into affect January 1, 2019 which extends the three years to five years (SHW251.6)
  3. Horses placing in the top two in the Level 3 classes at the Open World Shows are not eligible for Level 2 for the subsequent three years in that class, regardless of points earned in the past three years. Please note a rule change will go into affect January 1, 2019 which extends the three years to five years (SHW251.6)
  4. Alliance partner guidelines & monies earned by exhibitors and by class. (See specific exclusions by class.) Even though an exhibitor is not expressly listed by name on this list, an exhibitor is not eligible for a level 2 class if that exhibitor meets the criteria named for that particular class.
  5. Cannot be listed on the ineligible exhibitors list. 

These criteria will be reviewed for leveling purposes, which will further even the playing field as intended and thereby protect the integrity of the Level 2 program, sponsored by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) at the 2018 Lucas Oil World.

 

OPEN EXHIBITORS

In addition to AQHA Level 2 eligibility for the Adequan® Level 2 Championships, AQHA alliance partner earnings will also be considered.

Speed, rail and individually worked events: To show a qualified horse at the Adequan® Level 2 Championships, the open exhibitor cannot be listed on the ineligible exhibitors list.

Halter and cattle classes: To show a qualified horse at the Adequan® Level 2 Championships, the exhibitor must be Level 2 eligible and cannot be listed on the ineligible exhibitors list.  Level eligibility can be verified at services3.aqha.com/leveling.

Horses placing in the top two in the Level 3 classes at the November World Show are not eligible for Level 2 for the subsequent three years in that class, regardless of points earned in the past three years.

It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to provide accurate and up-to-date data to AQHA for purposes of eligibility verification. 

In accordance with the guidelines listed above, the following exhibitors are not eligible to compete in Level 2 at the 2018 Lucas Oil AQHA World Show.

 

OPEN HALTER

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top handlers  (approximately the top 2% point earners)

OPEN CUTTING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders  (approximately the top 2% point earners),

3. Riders who have won more than $250,000 lifetime NCHA earnings  (as of 12/31/2017)  

OPEN WORKING COW HORSE

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)  

2. AQHA top riders  (approximately the top 2% point earners)

3. Riders listed in the NRCHA Top 20 Open lifetime money earnings

OPEN TIE-DOWN

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders  (approximately the top 2% point earners)

3. PRCA card-holders, showing in Tie-Down; entrants will be verified with PRCA

OPEN HEADING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders  (approximately the top 2% point earners)

3. PRCA card-holders, showing in Heading; entrants will be verified with PRCA

OPEN HEELING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders  (approximately the top 2% point earners)

3. PRCA card-holders, showing in Heeling; entrants will be verified with PRCA

OPEN BARREL RACING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders  (approximately the top 2% point earners)

3. WPRA card-holders; entrants will be verified with WPRA

OPEN POLE BENDING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders (approximately the top 2% point earners)

OPEN REINING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders (approximately the top 2% point earners)

3. NRHA Level 4 – Top 35 Professionals

 OPEN WESTERN RIDING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders  (approximately the top 2% point earners)

 OPEN TRAIL

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders  (approximately the top 2% point earners)

 OPEN WESTERN PLEASURE

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders  (approximately the top 2% point earners)

3. NSBA top 35 western pleasure money earners

4. NSBA Quarter Million Dollar Club

OPEN RANCH RIDING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders  (approximately the top 2% point earners)

OPEN HUNTER UNDER SADDLE

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders  (approximately the top 2% point earners)

3. NSBA top 15 Hunter Under Saddle money earners

4. NSBA Quarter Million Dollar Club

OPEN WORKING HUNTER

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders  (approximately the top 2% point earners)

OPEN HUNTER HACK

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders (approximately the top 2% point earners)

OPEN TEAM PENNING

 1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders (approximately the top 2% point earners)

3. USTPA riders with a rating of 3-7; entrants will be verified with USTPA

OPEN RANCH SORTING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. AQHA top riders (approximately the top 2% point earners)

3. RSNC riders with a rating of 7-9; entrants will be verified with RSNC

 

 

AMATEUR EXHIBITORS

In addition to Level 2 eligibility for the Adequan® Level 2 championships, AQHA alliance partner’s earnings will also be considered. To show at the Adequan® Level 2 championships, the amateur:

  1. Must qualify by earning the predetermined number of points.
  2. Must be eligible for Level 2. Level eligibility can be verified at   services3.aqha.com/leveling.
  3. Exhibitors having earned a world or reserve world championship in a specific class by division in the last three years (2015, 2016 and/or 2017). Please note a rule change will go into affect January 1, 2019 which extends the three years to five years (SHW251.6)
  4. Horses placing in the top two in the Level 3 classes at the Open World Shows are not eligible for Level 2 for the subsequent three years in that class, regardless of points earned in the past three years. Please note a rule change will go into affect January 1, 2019 which extends the three years to five years (SHW251.6)
  5. Cannot be listed on the ineligible exhibitors list. Eventhough an exhibitor is not expressly listed by name on this  list, an exhibitor is not eligible for a level 2 class if that exhibitor meets the criteria named for that particular class.

It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to provide accurate and up-to-date data to AQHA for purposes of eligibility verification.  Although the following exhibitors are ineligible for Level 2 in the Amateur Division, unless otherwise listed in the Open Division portion, they are eligible for Level 2 in the Open Division.

In accordance with the guidelines listed above, the following exhibitors are not eligible to compete in Level 2 at the 2018 Lucas Oil AQHA World Show.

 

AMATEUR HALTER

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

AMATEUR SHOWMANSHIP

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

AMATEUR CUTTING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. Riders who have won more than $150,000 lifetime NCHA earnings

AMATEUR WORKING COW HORSE

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. Riders listed in the NRCHA Top 12 Non Pro lifetime money earnings

AMATEUR TIE-DOWN

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. PRCA card-holders, showing in tie-down; entrants will be verified with PRCA

AMATEUR HEADING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. PRCA card-holders, showing in heading; entrants will be verified with PRCA

AMATEUR HEELING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. PRCA card-holders, showing in heeling; entrants will be verified with PRCA

AMATEUR BREAKAWAY ROPING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. PRCA card-holders, showing in breakaway; entrants will be verified with PRCA

AMATEUR BARREL RACING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. WPRA card-holders; entrants will be verified with WPRA

AMATEUR POLE BENDING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

AMATEUR STAKE RACE

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

AMATEUR REINING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. NRHA Top 35 non pro riders (highlighted) on list of Top All Riders

AMATEUR WESTERN RIDING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

AMATEUR TRAIL

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

AMATEUR HORSEMANSHIP

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

AMATEUR WESTERN PLEASURE

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. NSBA top 15 non pro western pleasure money earners

3. NSBA Quarter Million Dollar Club

AMATEUR RANCH RIDING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World champions (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

AMATEUR HUNTER UNDER SADDLE

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. NSBA top 10 non pro hunter under saddle money earners

3. NSBA Quarter Million Dollar Club

AMATEUR WORKING HUNTER

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

AMATEUR HUNTER HACK

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

AMATEUR HUNT SEAT EQUITATION

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

AMATEUR EQUITATION OVER FENCES

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

AMATEUR TEAM PENNING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions  (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. USTPA riders with a rating of 3-7; entrants will be verified with USTPA

AMATEUR RANCH SORTING

1. AQHA World / Reserve World Champions (exhibitors & horses) from the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)

2. RSNC riders with a rating of 5-9; entrants will be verified with RSNC