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World Championship Show Dates & Deadlines

2017 Open & Amateur World Show DatesSeptember 20 – October 1
Premium books available online (premium books will not be mailed)Mid-April
RV reservations deadlineAugust 1
Pre-Entry & Stall reservations deadlineAugust 1
Post-Entry deadline – up until 5 p.m., the day
before the class you plan to enter
Beginning August 2
Late RV Reservations will be assessed a late feeBeginning August 2
Late Stall Reservations will be assessed a late feeBeginning August 2

REMINDERS:
Amateur Walk-Trot Exhibitors: To qualify to compete in Amateur Walk-Trot classes at the World Show, exhibitors must hold a current Amateur Walk-Trot card prior to May 31 of the World Show Year.

If a current Amateur Walk-Trot card has not been held prior to May 31 of the World Show year, an exhibitor may apply for one to show at the World Show if the following conditions apply: an exhibitor may not have earned any points in performance classes (Open and/or Amateur divisions) with APHA or any other recognized association during the current calendar year.  Halter and in-hand classes do not count against eligibility.

Horses Shown at the Youth World Show: Any horse shown at the Youth World Show will not be eligible to show at the Open/Amateur World Show (in the same year) by the immediate previous owner/lessor as described in AM-020.A and YP-015.A.


2017 APHA World Shows and Qualifying Dates

  • Youth World Show: June 26 – July 8, 2017
    • QUALIFYING NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR YOUTH WORLD SHOW
  • Open & Amateur World Show: September 20 – October 1, 2017
    • Qualifying Dates: June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017

2018 APHA World Shows and Qualifying Dates

  •  Youth World Show: June 25 – July 7, 2018
    •  QUALIFYING NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR YOUTH WORLD SHOW
  •  Open & Amateur World Show: September 19 – 30, 2018
    •  Qualifying Dates: June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018


2017 Specialty Event Shows Approved for Qualifying Purposes

PDF File2016/2017 NCHA & ACHA World Qualifying Shows
PDF File2016/2017 NRHA World Qualifying Shows
PDF File2016/2017 NRCHA World Qualifying Shows

Read more about the 2017 updated qualification guidelines here.

Class Cancellation:

A class will be held for a minimum of three years before it will be considered for cancellation.  If after three years, a class does not meet the six entry minimum requirement, it will be considered for cancellation in subsequent years.

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