Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World Kicks Off

The 2021 Farnam AQHA World, Adequan® Select World, Adequan® Level 2 and Nutrena Level 1 championships for amateur, Select amateur and open exhibitors kicked off October 28 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

The American Quarter Horse Association kicked off one of the largest AQHA World Shows in the Association’s history on October 28 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.

AQHA welcomed approximately 1,800 exhibitors and 2,500 American Quarter Horses who are competing at the 2021 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show; AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan); Adequan® Level 2 Championships; and Nutrena Level 1 Championships. Classes began at 8 a.m. in the Jim Norick Arena with junior barrel racing.

More than 8,500 entries are competing for 290 championship titles, 104 Farnam AQHA World championships; 44 Adequan® Select World championships; 85 Adequan® Level 2 championships; and 40 Nutrena Level 1 championships, plus, more than $2 million in purse, prizes and the coveted gold globes at this year’s event, October 28 – November 20.

Exhibitors at the 2021 Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World have the opportunity to compete for more than $500,000 in optional jackpot classes and more than $750,000 in required purse classes. Even more added money is up for grabs in the following classes:

  • $50,000 in purse and prizes for the Pleasure Versatility Challenge, brought to you by Terry Bradshaw Quarter Horses
  • $25,000 added Level 3 barrel racing classes, courtesy of Standlee Premium Western Forage and the OKC Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • $25,000 added working western rail and $10,000 added two-part ranch series, courtesy of Headley Quarter Horses
  • $15,000 added Western Pleasure Challenge
  • $5,000 added 3-year-old western pleasure stakes class, sponsored by Rusty and Katie Green
  • A Sundowner trailer and additional prizes are presented to the 2021 Farnam Superhorse
  • $10,000 cash to the All-Around Amateur
  • $10,000 cash to the Select All-Around Amateur

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

“We are proud to host one of the largest AQHA World Shows in history,” said Justin Billings, AQHA 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. AQHA is now offering free general admission to the show and trade show. Official show coverage, the free live webcast and more are all available at www.aqha.com/worldshow!”

 Free Ride the Pattern Clinics, presented by Nutrena
In addition to featuring three weeks of exciting competition, the show also features educational opportunities, including 14 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 Christmas Trade Show
Take a break from the action in the arenas to enjoy the free Quarter Horse Christmas Trade Show, which features more than 75 vendors from across the United States, selling home décor, jewelry, tack, western attire, trailers and more in the Jim Norick Arena Concourse, Super Barn and Barn 3.

 Triangle Fall Sale
The 42nd annual Fall Triangle Horse Sale returns October 29-30 to the 2021 Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World. 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. For more information, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.

Markel Insurance is pleased to provide 24-hour fall-of-the-hammer mortality insurance coverage for horses purchased during the 42nd 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 and Adequan® Performance arenas at www.aqha.com/worldshow. You’ll also find the best coverage of the show, results and more!

 About the Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World
The 2021 Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World are the premier events in the equine industry for amateur, Select amateur and open exhibitors. The combined show also hosts the Adequan® Level 2 and Nutrena Level 1 championships. The shows are being hosted in accordance with local, state and federal mandates. The shows feature over three weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show. For more information, visit www.aqha.com/world show.

About the Sponsors
Founded in 1946 and celebrating its 75th Anniversary, 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®.

Nutrena feed isn’t just grown, it’s crafted. Real science goes into putting the nutrients animals need into each Nutrena® feed product. Nutrena is a proud supporter of AQHA programs including the Nutrena Level 1 Championships, Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinics and AQHA Professional Horsemen. Learn more about AQHA Corporate Partner Nutrena.

 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.

Sarah Davisson
AQHA Director of Communications and Special Events