New Two-Part Ranch Series

New Two-Part Ranch Series

New for 2021, owners of open horses have a shot at winning an additional $10,000, courtesy of Headley Quarter Horses, by participating in the open working western rail classes at the 2021 Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World Championship Show and open ranch rail stakes at The All American Quarter Horse Congress.

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The much anticipated $25,000 open and amateur working western rail classes, sponsored by Headley Quarter Horses, return to the Farnam AQHA and Adequan® World Championship Show at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. New this year, the owners of the open high-point horses competing in the open working western rail at both the Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World and the ranch rail stakes at The All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, will now have a shot at an additional $10,000.

New Two-Part Ranch Series
The Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World and The All American Quarter Horse Congress will host a two-part ranch series, with $10,000 awarded, courtesy of Headley Quarter Horses, to the owners of the open high-point horses competing at both the Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World in western working rail and The All American Quarter Horse Congress in ranch rail stakes. The three highest accumulative point earners in the open division will receive the following cash awards:

  • First place - $5,000

  • Second place - $3,000

  • Third place - $2,000

Read the Headley Two-Part Ranch Series Guidance.

$25,000 Open and Amateur Working Western Rail Classes
Again this year, $20,000 cash will be added to the open and amateur working western rail classes at the Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World, along with 70% of the entry fee to also be paid out over 10 placings in each class. Additionally, $5,000 in prizes will be split between both the open and amateur working western rail classes. The entry fee is $250 per class, with late entry fee options available, as well. Entry information will be published soon at www.aqha.com/worldshow.

“We are excited to partner with two industry leaders in The All American Quarter Horse Congress and Headley Quarter Horses to offer additional cash incentives to the ever-popular working western rail classes,” said Justin Billings, AQHA chief show officer. “In total, $35,000 will be awarded to the open and amateur working western rail stakes classes, which showcase 3-year-old or older American Quarter Horses that display the natural self-carriage and positive attributes of a working western horse. Last year’s two Farnam AQHA World classes featured a total of 142 entries, and we expect even more participation in 2021, thanks largely in part to the Headley family and their generous support of our industry!”

Cross-entering between the working western rail classes and any other western pleasure or hunter under saddle class at the Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World is not allowed. Eligibility for this class requires an entry in either open, amateur or Select amateur ranch riding at the Farnam and Adequan® AQHA World. Read more information about the open working western rail class and amateur working western rail class. View the results from the 2020 open working western rail class and amateur working western rail class.

For more information about the 2021 Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.

For additional information about the 2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress, visit www.quarterhorsecongress.com.

About the Farnam and Adequan Select® World
The 2021 Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World are the premier events in the equine industry for amateur, Select amateur and open exhibitors. The combined show will also host the Adequan® Level 2 and Nutrena Level 1 championships October 28 - November 20 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. The shows will be hosted according to local, state and federal mandates. The shows feature more than three weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show. For more information, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.

About the Farnam and Adequan® Select World Title Sponsors
Farnam is the official title sponsor of the Farnam AQHA World. Farnam knows – it’s all about the horse. Learn more about your trusted partner in caring for your horse. 

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®. 

Read more about Nutrena, the official feed of AQHA and title sponsor of the 2021 Nutrena Level 1 Championships.

About The All American Quarter Horse Congress
The 2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress is slated for September 28 - October 24 in Columbus, Ohio. The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the world’s largest single-breed horse show with 25,000 entries in 2019. Held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, the show attracts 650,000 people and generates $409 million in the central Ohio economy. The All American Quarter Horse Congress is hosted by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association, a state affiliate of AQHA. OQHA is committed to setting the standard in the equine industry by engaging equine enthusiasts through world-class competition, recreational activities, education and engagement of the next generation of participants and industry leaders.

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