The showing industry is cautiously returning to competition after approximately 40% of shows were cancelled or rescheduled this spring due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. Even though shows have not been held as planned this year, AQHA would still like to take the opportunity to recognize the top AQHA shows and circuits from 2019.
Top 10 Overall AQHA Shows:
Total AQHA show entries for these top shows in each category, as well as all AQHA events, can be viewed in the 2019 AQHA Annual Report.
Per SHW245.8, Level 1 competitors, in Amateur or Youth, may participate on a non-owned horse in Level 1 Amateur or Youth classes. The recorded owner retains the ability to show the same horse in any class other than the same class as the Level 1 exhibitor. This option is not available to competitors at the top 10 show circuits. For the top 10 show circuits (provided the show accepts permits), a Level 1 amateur or Level 1 youth member may apply for up to 10 permits allowing them to compete with one permit per show on a non-owned horse in Level 1 classes only. Points earned by Level 1 competitors, whether using permits or not, will count toward the point cap per class for Level 1 eligibility. Applications for permits shall be directed to the AQHA competition department on application forms provided by AQHA or an application may be filled out at an AQHA-approved show, and be granted as AQHA, in its sole discretion, determines. Competitors must have a current amateur or youth membership to participate. All Level 1 rules still apply whether using permits or not.
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