The World’s Most Popular Weekend of Cutting Just Got Better

American Quarter Horse Association

NCHA Weekend

AQHA and NCHA have joined to make NCHA Weekend even better.

 This year’s NCHA Weekend shows, http://aqha.com/News/News-Articles/03302011-NCHA-Weekend.aspx June 3-5, in 25 cities throughout the United States and Canada, have been dual-approved, so cutters of all skill levels can now earn AQHA points that count toward qualification for AQHA world championship shows.

The purse for the amateur cutting finals at the past several Bank of America Amateur World Championship Shows averaged $60,000. The open cutting finals at the 2011 Fed Ex Open World Championship Show will offer nearly $70,000 with 100 percent of entry fees paid back.

AQHA classes will be offered at least one day at each of the 2011 NCHA Weekend shows and will usually be held as a class-within-a-class of the corresponding NCHA class.

NCHA members who also have an individual AQHA membership and show an American Quarter Horse under its AQHA registered name will be eligible to earn AQHA points toward qualification for the 2011 AQHA World Championship Show http://www.aqha.com/Showing/World-Show.aspx , and the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA and 2012 Adequan Select world championship shows.

Qualification points for the AQHA world shows will work as follows:

* AQHA points earned in the NCHA Open class will count toward qualification for the 2011 Fed Ex Open AQHA World Championship Show in AQHA’s senior division (horses 6 years and older). * The AQHA Junior class, for horses 5 years and younger, will be offered within the NCHA $10,000 Novice Horse Class, and those points will count toward junior cutting. * AQHA points earned in the NCHA Non-Pro class will count toward qualification for the 2011 Bank of America Amateur AQHA World Championship Show or for the 2012 Adequan Select World Championship Show. * AQHA points earned in the NCHA Youth class will count toward qualification for the 2012 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

To qualify for the 2011 AQHA World Show’s amateur cutting, exhibitors must have at least three points. To qualify for the 2011 AQHA World Show’s junior or senior cutting, exhibitors must have 4.5 points. Points earned as an age 5 junior horse transfer for horses turning age 6 during the qualifying year. http://aqha.com/News/News-Articles/03302011-NCHA-Weekend.aspx

Find an NCHA Weekend event near you!

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