AQHA World Show: Over $4.3 million in Purse and Prizes


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Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the 2024 Nutrena AQHA and Adequan® Select World Championship Shows will award a minimum of $4.3 million awarded in purse, prizes and exhibitor appreciation.

The American Quarter Horse Association will award a minimum of $4.3 million in purse and prizes at the 2024 Nutrena AQHA and Adequan® Select World Championship Shows! This represents a guaranteed $200,000 increase from 2023 when the show awarded more than $4 million in purse, prizes and exhibitor appreciation, creating a landmark prize pot to mark the 50th anniversary of the show.

To continually improve upon the marquee event, AQHA is increasing the added money in addition to the other improvements made over the past year to the international event – all with no increase in entry fees from 2023.

“We are increasing the prize money by a minimum of $200,000, with no entry fee increase for 2024,” said Jim Hunt, AQHA president. “We brought back World Show jackets in 2023 and all of this is in an effort to further promote the World Show as a premiere event for exhibitors to attend across the equine industry.”

The 2024 AQHA World Championship Show, which is November 1-20 in Oklahoma City, marks the 50th anniversary for the event. The national qualifying period began August 1, 2023, and ends July 31, 2024. Plan your visit and learn about all the ways to qualify at www.aqha.com/worldshow.

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About the Event

Celebrate with us the 50th anniversary of the AQHA World Show, which got its start in 1974 in Louisville, Kentucky. Opportunities exist for every level of exhibitor between the Nutrena AQHA and Adequan Select World Championship Shows, the Adequan AQHA Level 2 Championships and the AQHA Level 1 Champion of Champions. The shows – November 1-20, 2024, in Oklahoma City – feature exciting competition, educational opportunities, a bountiful trade show and top-tier awards, prize money and exhibitor appreciation events. For more information, visit www.aqha.com/worldshow.

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