The World Conformation Horse Association is proud to once again host the WCHA junior weanling classes at the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship in Oklahoma City.
“Last year, we had a wonderful response to our inaugural event,” said Don Falcon, executive director of WCHA. “After seeing two really nice classes last year and then having the continued support of AQHA, we wanted to take these junior weanling classes to the next level.”
The 2019 event will be offered as a slot class with 20 slots offered for both junior weanling fillies and 20 slots for the junior weanling colts/geldings. Each slot can be purchased at $500 per slot, sold on a first-come basis prior to July 1. If there are slots still available after July 1, the fee will increase to $750 until September 15. The specific weanlings do not have to be named to the slots until July 1, as well. A junior weanling is considered any weanling foaled on or after March 1, 2019. Slots can be reassigned or resold, and anyone purchasing a slot in 2019 will have first right to purchase in subsequent years. Weanlings must be registered with AQHA and by a stallion nominated into the WCHA Breeders Futurity Program.
An additional “twist” to the format of the class is that the exhibitors must be a WCHA limited non-pro.
“A limited non-pro for these classes is defined as any amateur or youth exhibitor who has not won two AQHA world championship titles in the past five years,” explained Falcon. AQHA Select and AQHA Youth world championship titles are exempt.
The 2019 classes will have $5,000 added in each class thanks to the generosity of June Rhea, Kathy Smallwood and Valentino for the junior weanling filly class. Terry and Stacey Kull of Kull Ranch are adding $5,000 in the name of their stallion, KR Hes Xceptional, to the junior weanling colt/gelding class.
“The support June, Stacey and Terry have shown WCHA is outstanding, and we are so appreciative of them along with June’s partner, Kathy Smallwood, and Kull Ranch managers, Dave and Brenda Kellerman. If all slots sell and with the $10,000 in added money, we have the potential of a $30,000 purse for two classes, we now create a wow factor for these junior weanling classes in a great World Show venue,” Falcon explained.
For more information about purchasing a WCHA junior weanling slot, please contact the WCHA office at email@example.com or continually check www.conformationhorse.com for updated information.
For more information on these two WCHA junior weanling classes, contact Don Falcon at firstname.lastname@example.org.