The Adequan® Select World Championship Show is moving to Fort Worth, Texas.
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) announced Tuesday it would move the show to Will Rogers Memorial Center in 2019, 2020 and 2021. It was previously held at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo, Texas.
“AQHA is very grateful to the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo, and the hospitality that has been shown to AQHA and AQHA members since the inception of the Adequan® Select World in 2003,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer.
The Adequan® Select World Championship Show is open exclusively to amateur exhibitors age 50 and over. Select amateur competitors around the world must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes, representing English, western and halter disciplines.
“We are looking forward to building a relationship with the Will Rogers Memorial Center to provide a more centrally located facility and potentially expand the size of this event,” Kyle said.
The AQHA and the Will Rogers Memorial Center have agreed to a three-year contract covering the 2019-21 Adequan® Select Worlds. The tentative dates for the 2019 Adequan® Select World are August 21-31. The show’s qualifying period is June 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019.
Established in Fort Worth in 1936, Will Rogers Memorial Center attracts more than 2 million visitors each year to the city’s cultural district. The 120-acre facility is host to some of the Western performance horse industry’s biggest events, including the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, NCHA World Finals and National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity.
This year’s Adequan® Select World is slated for Aug. 24 – Sept. 1 at the Amarillo National Center in Amarillo.