3-Year-Old Western Pleasure Stakes

3-Year-Old Western Pleasure Stakes

The 3-year-old western pleasure stakes, sponsored by Rusty and Katie Green, returns to the 2021 Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World.

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The 3-year-old western pleasure stakes, sponsored by Rusty and Katie Green, returns to the 2021 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show and AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), October 28 - November 20 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. 

Watch as some of the best 3-year-old western pleasure horses in the country compete with their Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 exhibitors. Thanks to the generosity of the sponsor, Rusty and Katie Green of Ocala, Florida, $5,000 will be added to the class payouts.

“We view our financial support of the 3-year-old western pleasure stakes as reinvesting in our industry,” said the Greens, who are trainers. “The 3-year-old western pleasure horse is an important step in the life of our American Quarter Horses, and we want to ensure they are recognized.”

The 3-year-old western pleasure horse is of importance because while it may not have the experience to be competitive in November each year with junior horses, predominantly 4- and 5-year-olds, getting a look at what the future may be for them is of interest to owners, exhibitors and future buyers. The 3-year-old western pleasure stakes is slated for Saturday, November 20. For a tentative show schedule, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.  

The 3-year-old western pleasure stakes $5,000 added money is split equally between Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 exhibitors. The entry fee is $400, with $300 returned to the purse. Entry fees paid will accrue directly to the purses for the Level 3 or Adequan® Level 2 exhibitors. At time of entry, exhibitors will declare which level they will compete in to determine payouts. Entry information will be available soon at www.aqha.com/worldshow.

The 3-year-old western pleasure stakes will be run concurrently if 20 or fewer total horses are checked in and shown. If more than 20 horses are checked in and shown, the class will be split into Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 entries. In both cases, Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 placings and payouts will be separate.

Exhibitors can choose to compete in only the 3-year-old western pleasure stakes, or also enter the Western Pleasure Challenge, to earn more money at no additional cost. View more details about the Western Pleasure Challenge.

About the Sponsors
Founded in 1946 and celebrating its 75th Anniversary, Farnam Companies Inc., has grown to become one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry, and has become one of the largest makers of equine products in the country. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam Horse Products serves both the pleasure horse and the performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment and leather care, plus supplements.

Adequan®, the official equine joint therapy of AQHA, is the proud title sponsor of the Adequan® Select World and the Adequan® Level 2 Championships. When you choose a joint therapy for your horses, choose Adequan®. 

For more information about the Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.

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