The American Quarter Horse Association is providing several opportunities for Level 2 Select exhibitors to earn honors in 2016.
In this press release in February, AQHA announced that exhibitors ages 50 and over can qualify for and show in a particular class at the AQHA Select World Championship Show in Amarillo, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), then the exhibitor can also compete with the same horse and in the same class at the 2016 Adequan® AQHA Level 2 Amateur Championships. The Adequan® Level 2 Amateur Championships will be held concurrently with the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show in November in Oklahoma City.
- Adequan® Level 2 Awards at 2016 Adequan® Select World: AQHA will once again recognize the top-three Level 2 exhibitors in each class. No additional entry fee or nomination procedure is required for these Level 2 awards at the Adequan® Select World.
- Adequan® Level 2 Amateur Championships: To earn an invitation to the Adequan® Level 2 Championships, the Select amateur:
1. Must qualify by earning the predetermined number of points by July 31. View qualifying points.
2. Must be eligible for Level 2. Level eligibility can be verified at services3.aqha.com/leveling.
3. Cannot be listed on the ineligible exhibitors list. View the list.
- Exhibitor A earned nine points in Select trail during the qualifying period (June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016) and qualified to compete at Adequan® Select World in August.
- Exhibitor A is also Level 2-eligible in Select trail, which means that when he enters the Adequan® Select World, he has the opportunity to also win a top-three Level 2 placing in the class.
- Exhibitor A wins the Adequan® Select world championship title in trail and is also named the Level 2 Select trail champion.
- During the Lucas Oil World qualifying period (August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2016), Exhibitor A also earned six amateur trail points, which means he also qualified to compete at the Adequan® Level 2 Amateur Championships, held in conjunction with the Lucas Oil World.
- Exhibitor A wins the Adequan Level 2 amateur trail class at the Adequan® Level 2 Championships.
- NOTE: Exhibitor A cannot compete with the same horse in the same Level 3 class at the Adequan® Select World and Lucas Oil World. However, Exhibitor A can compete in a Level 3 Adequan® Select World class with Horse A, then compete in a Level 3 Lucas Oil World class with Horse B.
- Level 2 Guidelines: Learn which classes are offered at the Adequan® Level 2 Amateur Championships, how to qualify, plus how the classes will be run, judged and prize money paid out.
- Level 2 Qualifying Points: Check out the points required to qualify for the 2016 Adequan® Level 2 Amateur Championships.
- Exhibitors Not Eligible for Level 2 at the 2016 Lucas Oil World: View the list of open and amateur exhibitors who are ineligible to show horses in the Adequan® Level 2 Amateur Championships.