AQHA Introduces Halter Nomination Pilot Program

The AQHA Executive Committee introduces a third option to compete in halter classes at the 2018 AQHA Select, amateur and open world championship shows.

Listed below are the Nomination Payment Schedules. If you wish to participate in this program, please scroll to the bottom to complete the online form.

Open Halter Nomination Payment Schedule

  • Payment 1 ($2,500) is due no later than December 31, 2017, with no penalty
    • If $2,500 is not received by December 31, 2017, then $2,500 PLUS a $1,000 late fee is due no later than with Payment 2
  • Payment 2 ($2,500) is due no later than July 31, 2018, (end of open qualifying period)
    • Thus If all payments are not received by July 31, 2018, then all previous payments are due ($2,500 + $2,500) PLUS a $2,000 late fee for a total of $7,000 due NO LATER THAN with Payment 3 Entry Payment 3 by September 15 $2,500 
    • Thus, a total of $5,000 is due by July 31, 2018, if all payments are made on-time
  • Payment 3 ($2,500) is due September 15, 2018, with open world show entry
    •  Thus, a total of $7,500 is due by September 15, 2018, if all payments are made on-time
  • Post-Entry Payment by October 1, 2018, $15,000
    • Nominations made as a post-entry from September 16 through October 1 will be accepted with a total of nomination payments and late fees equal to $15,000

Total Paid via “Nomination” Concept if all Payments received by deadlines = $7,500
Less Total Open Halter Admin Fee deducted from final payment = $105
Total Purse Generated per Horse (assumes no late fees) = $7,395

*No refunds; except in the event of the death of a nominated horse, and with the submission of the Certificate of Registration to AQHA, two options exist:

a) refund of all fees; or 
b) substitution, with no penalty, of an entry for the sex and age division nominated

*In the event of new ownership during the payment period: to retain eligibility, an additional $500 payable to the purse by the new owner for each recorded ownership transfer of a horse is required.

Amateur Halter Nomination Payment Schedule

  • Payment 1 ($1,000) is due December 31, 2017, with no penalty
    • If $1,000 is not received by December 31, 2017, then $1,000 PLUS a $500 late fee is due no later than with Payment 2 Sustaining Payment 2 by July 31 $2,000 +$1,000
  • Payment 2 ($2,000) is due July 31, 2018, (end of amateur qualifying period)
    • Thus, a total of $3,000 is due by July 31, 2018, if all payments are made on-time
    • If all payments are not received by July 31, 2018, then all previous payments are due ($1,000 + $2,000) PLUS a $1,000 late fee for a total of $4,000 due NO LATER THAN with Payment 3 Entry Payment 3 by September 15 $2,000
  • Payment 3 ($2,000) is due September 15, 2018, with amateur world show entry
    • Thus, a total of $5,000 is due by September 15, 2018, if all payments are made on-time Post-Entry Payment by October 1 $10,000
    • Nominations made as a post-entry from September 16 through October 1 will be accepted with a total of nomination payments and late fees equal to $10,000

Total Paid via “Nomination” Concept if all Payments received by deadlines = $5,000
Less Total Amateur Halter Admin Fee deducted from final payment = $60
Total Purse Generated per Horse (assumes no late fees) = $4,940

*No refunds; except in the event of the death of a nominated horse, and with the submission of the Certificate of Registration to AQHA, two options exist:

a) refund of all fees; or
b) substitution, with no penalty, of an entry for the sex and age division nominated

*In the event of new ownership during the payment period: to retain eligibility, an additional $500 payable to the purse by the new owner for each recorded ownership transfer of a horse is required.

Select Amateur Halter Nomination Payment Schedule

  • Payment 1 ($1000) is due December 31, 2017, with no penalty
    • If $1,000 is not received by December 31, 2017, then $1,000 PLUS a $500 late fee is due no later than with Payment 2 Sustaining Payment 2 by May 31 $2,000 +$1,000 
  • Payment 2 ($2,000) is due May 31, 2018, (end of Select qualifying period)
    • Thus, a total of $3,000 is due by May 31, 2018, if all payments are made on-time
    • If all payments are not received by May 31, 2018, then all previous payments are due ($1,000 + $2,000) PLUS a $1,000 late fee for a total of $4,000 due NO LATER THAN with Payment 3 Entry Payment 3 by July 27, 2018 $2,000
  • Payment 3 ($2,000) is due July 27, 2018, with Select world show entry
    • Thus, a total of $5,000 is due by July 27, 2018 if all payments are made on-time
    • If entry deadline is missed, there will be no option to accept a late fee.

Total Paid via “Nomination” Concept if all Payments received by deadlines = $5,000
Less Total Amateur Select Halter Admin Fee deducted from final payment = $60
Total Purse Generated per Horse (assumes no late fees) = $4,940

*No refunds; except in the event of the death of a nominated horse, and with the submission of the Certificate of Registration to AQHA, two options exist:

a) refund of all fees; or
b) substitution, with no penalty, of an entry for the sex and age division nominated

*In the event of new ownership during the payment period: to retain eligibility, an additional $500 payable to the purse by the new owner for each recorded ownership transfer of a horse is required.

If you prefer to fill out an official halter nomination by hand, please download the Select form or the World Show form.

2018 Official Halter Nomination Form

The same horse/exhibitor combination is not eligible to compete in the same class(es) at the Select World show and the corresponding Amateur class(es) at the AQHA World Championship show.











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