2020 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show Stakes Classes

2020 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show Stakes Classes

AQHA debuts four new stakes classes at the 2020 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show November, 2-21 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

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AQHA is adding four stakes classes to the 2020 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show. The Association will continue to offer Level 1 western pleasure, hunter under saddle, ranch riding, trail and western riding stakes classes. New this year, AQHA will offer working hunter under saddle, ranch trail, western dressage and dressage stakes classes.

Level 1 horse eligibility applies to the original Level 1 stakes classes, but is not a requirement for the four new stakes classes, as those are being offered for the first time. If needed, find your horse’s level eligibility at www.aqha.com/leveling.

Working hunter under saddle, western dressage and ranch trail were member-driven initiatives voted on at recent AQHA conventions. Earlier this spring, computer programming was completed to implement these new classes. Each class was designed to enhance the showing experience by providing more opportunities for skill development and to build on other classes already offered at shows. Read more about the new classes. Additional information is also available about the traditional dressage and western dressage stakes classes.

The Farnam AQHA World will be held at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City November 2-21, pending local, state and federal coronavirus mandates. Event health protocols are published under Resources at www.aqha.com/worldshow.

View the 2020 tentative schedule and judge list at www.aqha.com/worldshow. Entry information will be posted mid-September and due by October 15. There will be a late-entry option available from October 16 - November 1.

About the Farnam AQHA World

The Farnam AQHA World is the premier event in the equine industry. The show brings together exhibitors, owners, breeders and fans of the American Quarter Horse from around the world for three weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show. The Trade Show features vendors from across the United States, selling home décor, jewelry, tack, western attire, trailers and more. The 2020 Farnam AQHA World will also host the Adequan® Select World, AQHA RHC Finals, and Adequan® AQHA Level 2 and Nutrena Level 1 championships. For more information, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.

About Farnam

Farnam is proud to be the title sponsor of the Farnam AQHA World Championship Show and sponsor of the coveted Farnam Superhorse Award through 2022. Widely recognized as the leader in quality horse care products, Farnam offers an ever-expanding range of equine essentials. These include fly and insect control, dewormers, grooming, hoof and leg care, wound care treatments, leather care, stable supplies and nutritional supplements.

Presenting sponsors of the Farnam AQHA World include Adequan®, Bank of America, Farnam, Ford, John Deere, Justin Boots, Markel Insurance Co., Nutrena, SmartPak, Sundowner Trailers and Wrangler. Event sponsors include The American Quarter Horse Journal, Kiser Arena Specialists, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, OKC Fairgrounds, Elite Stall Mat, The Equine Chronicle, Four Sixes Ranch, Wild Rag Vodka and Metro Golf Cars. For more information on these companies and their products and services, visit www.aqha.com/partners

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