Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World Kicks Off with Over 7,500 Entries

Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World Kicks Off with Over 7,500 Entries

The 2022 Farnam AQHA World, Adequan® Select World, Adequan® Level 2 and Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions for amateur, Select amateur and open exhibitors kicked off October 27 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

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The American Quarter Horse Association kicked off the 2022 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show; AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan); Adequan® Level 2 Championships; and Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions on October 27 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. AQHA welcomes American Quarter Horse enthusiasts from around the world to watch the event live; general admission for all the action in the arena and trade show is free! If you aren’t able to attend, watch the free live webcast at www.aqha.com/worldshow or stay up to date with all of the happenings on the new AQHA Showing Facebook page.  

AQHA welcomed approximately 1,300 exhibitors and 1,650 American Quarter Horses to compete at this year’s show. Classes began at 10 a.m. in the Jim Norick Arena with amateur heading.

More than 7,500 entries and 281 first time exhibitors are competing for 268 championship titles, 104 Farnam AQHA world championships, 44 Adequan® Select world championships, 106 Adequan® Level 2 championships and 14 Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions, plus, more than $2 million in purse, prizes and the coveted gold globes at this year’s event, October 27 - November 19.

Exhibitors at the 2022 Farnam AQHA and Adequan® Select World have the opportunity to compete for nearly $400,000 in optional jackpot classes and more than $550,000 in required-purse classes. Even more added money and prizes are up for grabs in the following classes:

  • $50,000 in purse and prizes for the Pleasure Versatility Challenge, presented by Super Sires;

  • $50,000-added Level 3 barrel racing classes, courtesy of AQHA, the OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau, Shiner Beer and Succeed;

  • $25,000-added working western rail, $10,000-added two-part All American Quarter Horse Congress working western rail series and two ranch-style Harris Leather saddles, courtesy of Headley Quarter Horses;

  • $20,000-added 3-year-old stakes classes – view more about the sponsors;

  • $30,000 award certificate presented by Cimarron Trailers to the 2022 Farnam AQHA Superhorse;

  • $10,000 cash and a Lisa Perry bronze to the AQHA All-Around Amateur;

  • $10,000 cash and Lisa Perry bronze to the AQHA Select All-Around Amateur;

  • Plus, more great prizes will be presented throughout the show!

View the tentative schedule and special events, which will be hosted during the show.

“We are proud to host the Farnam AQHA and Adequan Select World Show,” said Karen McCuistion, AQHA interim chief show officer. “It is a privilege to welcome thousands of American Quarter Horse lovers to Oklahoma City to celebrate our Association, its members and share in the excitement of American Quarter Horse competition. We are especially excited to welcome fans back into the stands this year to enjoy all of the action.”

Free Ride the Pattern Clinics, presented by Nutrena
In addition to featuring three weeks of exciting competition, the show also features educational opportunities, including 11 free Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinics taught by AQHA Professional Horsemen. See the Farnam and Adequan AQHA World schedule for the tentative list of clinics and times.

Quarter Horse Trade Show
Take a break from the action in the arenas to enjoy the free Trade Show, which features numerous vendors from across the United States, selling home décor, jewelry, tack, western attire, trailers and outside vendors in the Jim Norick Arena Concourse, Super Barn and Barn 3.

In addition to the Trade Show, the Oklahoma Christmas Show will be located in the Bennett Event Center at the OKC Fairgrounds November 11-13. Separate admission is required to attend the Oklahoma Christmas Show with discounted tickets available in the show office

Triangle Fall Sale
The 43rd annual Fall Triangle Horse Sale is scheduled for October 27-29. Specializing in western performance American Quarter Horses, the Triangle Horse Sale has a reputation as one of the most versatile consignment horse sales in the country. The sale is anticipated to attract the finest cutting, reined cow horse, reining, roping, barrel racing, trail and family horses once again, creating an amazing marketplace during the show.

Markel Insurance is pleased to provide 24-hour fall-of-the-hammer mortality insurance coverage for horses purchased during the 43rd Triangle Fall Sale. What does “fall-of-the-hammer” insurance mean? Fall-of-the-hammer mortality insurance coverage provides buyers immediate all-risk mortality and theft coverage on horses purchased for 24 hours after the close of the sale. A Markel representative must be contacted to extend coverage after the 24-hour period. Markel’s all-risk mortality and theft coverage reimburses you for the death, theft or human destruction of your covered horse, including illness or disease.

For more information about Markel and its horse, liability and farm insurance products, visit www.markelhorseandfarm.com.

Can’t Make It to Oklahoma City?
Be sure to tune in to the free live webcast to watch all the action from the Jim Norick, Performance, and Barn 8 arenas at www.aqha.com/worldshow. You’ll also find the best coverage of the show, results and more! Plus, like the new AQHA Showing Facebook page for the latest showing related news.

About the Show

The Farnam AQHA World, Adequan® Select World and Adequan® Level 2 Championships are the premier events in the equine industry for amateur, Select amateur and open exhibitors. The show includes Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 classes, as well as Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes. The shows feature over three weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show. For more information, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.
About the Sponsors

Founded in 1946, 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®

Read more about Nutrena, the official feed of AQHA and title sponsor of the 2022 Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes.

AQHA news and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more news and information, follow @AQHA on Twitter and visit www.aqha.com/news.