Working Western Rail Classes

Working Western Rail Classes

New for 2020, $25,000 is up for grabs in open and amateur working western rail classes, sponsored by Headley Quarter Horses, which will be hosted Friday, November 6, at the Farnam AQHA World Championship Show.

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The American Quarter Horse Association will host open and amateur working western rail classes, sponsored by Headley Quarter Horses, during the evening performance on November 6, at the 2020 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

“We are excited to add working western rail as two exhibition classes to the 2020 Farnam AQHA World and sincerely appreciate Headley Quarter Horses for generously sponsoring the $25,000 (cash and prizes) added to the event,” said Justin Billings, AQHA chief show officer. “The open and amateur working western rail stakes will reward 3-year-old or older American Quarter Horses that display the natural carriage and positive attributes of a working western horse.”

Ten thousand dollars cash will be added to each class, along with 70% of the entry fee to be paid out over 10 placings. Additionally, $5,000 in prizes will also be split between both the open and amateur classes. The entry fee will be $250 per class with late entry fee options also available. View the entry form. Read more information about the open working western rail class and amateur working western rail class.

Cross-entering between the working western rail classes and any other western pleasure or hunter under saddle class at the Farnam AQHA World is not allowed. Eligibility for this class requires an entry in either open or amateur ranch riding at the Farnam AQHA World. 

For more information about the 2020 Farnam AQHA World, visit

AQHA staff will continue to monitor coronavirus developments leading up to the 2020 Farnam AQHA World. Event health protocols will be published under Resources on, as the show draws near. The Association will release official statements on and will be in direct contact with exhibitors if changes are made to the show. Visit for the most up-to-date information.

About the Farnam AQHA World

The Farnam AQHA World is the premier event in the equine industry. The show will feature Level 3, Adequan® Level 2 and Nutrena Level 1 classes, and all AQHA members are invited to enter and attend this year’s Farnam AQHA World due to the AQHA Executive Committee waiving qualifying. 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 more than 100 vendors from across the United States, selling home décor, jewelry, tack, western attire, trailers and more. The 2020 AQHA World will also play host to the Adequan® Select World, AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, Adequan®  AQHA Level 2 championships and Nutrena Level 1 championships. For more information, visit

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