AQHA Announces Changes To Farnam Superhorse Criteria

rising-starlightRising Starlight, pictured with Corey Cushing, was the 2012 AQHA Farnam Superhorse. • K.C. Montgomery photoThe American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has announced changes to the criteria used to award the title of Farnam Superhorse at the AQHA World Show. The AQHA World Show will take place Nov. 6-21 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
For 2015, the horse must be nationally qualified, entered and shown in three classes in three categories. In previous years, horses had to compete in three classes in two categories to be eligible for the Superhorse title. Horses that meet these criteria are automatically eligible to compete for the highest honor at the AQHA World Show.

The Farnam Superhorse award is presented to the horse earning the most points in the show’s Open division of competition, with consideration to the mandatory criteria. The winner of the Farnam Superhorse title will receive $25,000 from Farnam, $2,000 in Farnam product, a WeatherBeeta blanket and an original Lisa Perry bronze. The Farnam Reserve Superhorse will receive $10,000 and $1,000 in Farnam product, while the third- through fifth-place finalists each will receive $2,500 and $500 in Farnam product.

The Farnam Superhorse presentation is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 15. View the tentative show schedule. The qualifying period began Aug. 1, 2014, and runs through July 31, 2015. View a list of the 2015 AQHA World Show qualifying points.