Prairie Classic Covid Guidelines Announced

In a responsible effort to keep all exhibitors and owners safe Prairie Classic will implement the following Covid Protocols. Please make every effort to keep yourself and fellow exhibitors safe.

2021 Prairie Classic Covid Guidelines

2021 Prairie Classic Show Office Protocol

2021 Prairie Classic Accident Waiver

2021 Prairie Classic Schedule Additions and Changes Released

Several changes have been made for the upcoming show. We have added the Working Hunter Under Saddle class for youth, amateur and open. The location of the halter classes has been changed to the superbarn arena so that the performance arena can be available for riding after the showmanship. Click on the schedule below for the updated information.

2021 Prairie Classic Show Schedule

2021 Prairie Classic Stall Reservation Form

2021 Prairie Classic Mail In Entry Form

2021 Prairie Classic VIP Camper Reservation Form

2021 Prairie Classic Credit Card Information Form

2021 Prairie Classic Trade Show Information

Prairie Classic Patterns Released

Judges have released the patterns for the Ranch Riding, Showmanship, Equitation and Horsemanship at this time. Trail will be posted as soon as it is received from Tim. Reining and Western Riding patterns will be posted as soon as they are received.

Thursday Ranch Riding Pattern

Friday Ranch Riding Pattern

Saturday Horsemanship,Equitation - Ainsworth

Friday Showmanship & Sunday Horsemanship,Equitation - Fullerton

Prairie Classic Host Hotel Information

The Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Will Rogers Airport is offering a discounted rate for the show this year. Click on the link to go to the Prairie Classic reservations page on their website.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Will Rogers Airport


Group Code: PRA

Check-in: 01-FEB-2021

Check-out: 07-FEB-2021

Hotel Name: Embassy Suites by Hilton Oklahoma City Will Rogers Airport

Hotel Address: 1815 South Meridian - Oklahoma City, OK 73108

405 246-6010

AQHA Waives Qualifying For 2021 VRH World Championships

On Dec 31, 2020 AQHA announced that the traditional qualification requirements for the 2021 AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships and AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals scheduled for June 22 - 27, 2021 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma would be waived.

“Even though VRH qualification was rolled over from 2020 to 2021, due to the 2020 AQHA VRH World being cancelled, we believe it is in the best interest of our exhibitors and their American Quarter Horses to waive qualifying for the 2021 AQHA VRH World and AQHA RHC Finals,” said Karen McCuistion, AQHA senior director of member programs. “In a traditional year, we would continue with the qualifying requirements, especially because we understand the impact on our affiliates; however, under these extenuating circumstances, we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to compete in 2021, especially because most affiliates were only able to hold a fraction of the events compared to a typical year. We also took into consideration that the rolled qualification would not benefit our youth and amateurs with new horses or horses that were too young to qualify in 2020. We still encourage exhibitors to compete at the qualifying events now through February 28, especially to have the opportunity for the chance to win the $20,000 John Deere VRH Double-Qualifying Incentive.”

AQHA Modifies Qualifying For 2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Show

Changes were also announced for the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show, tentatively scheduled for July 28 - August 8 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, OK.

AQHA has established two options to compete at the 2021 Ford Youth World. AQHYA exhibitors will have the choice to nationally qualify by the end of the qualifying period, April 30, 2021, or meet their state/provincial affiliate requirements. Affiliates will not have a cap on the total number of entries per class or for the show.

“The decision to waive traditional qualifying for the 2021 Ford Youth World was based on extensive discussion, comparison of previous years’ qualifying data and the cancellation of approximately 30% of the qualifying shows since May 1, 2020, when the qualifying period began,” said Justin Billings, AQHA chief show officer. “We anticipate continued effects of the pandemic, especially in the harder hit areas of the world where many lockdowns remain in place.”

AQHA To Continue To Monitor Qualifying For Open, Amateur World Championships

At this time no changes have been announced for the Open and Amateur World Championships. AQHA staff members and the executive committee will continue to monitor events, making changes when necessary.

Stormont Vail Events Center Reserved Until June 1, 2021 For Emergency Medical Purposes

The management of the Stormont Vail Events Center has notified KQHA that they will be cancelling use of the Domer Livestock Pavilion from Dec, 2020 until June 1, 2021 as the county commission has decided to reserve use for an emergency medical facility. At the present time KQHA is looking into alternative sites for Let It Ride QHS. The amateurs will be relocating to Hutchinson for Celebrating Kansas. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

2021 Shows, Points and Year End Awards Rules

KQHA has modified the rules that control show approvals, awarding of points and requirements for year end awards. You can click on the link below to see the new requirements that will be in place beginning on Jan 1 2021.

2021 Show & Contest Rules

2021 Changes To Show Approval Process

Beginning with the 2021 show season a new show approval process will be in place for all AQHA shows in Kansas seeking to have their results count towards KQHA year end awards. Click on the links below to see the letter explaining the process and the show approval form.

Letter From KQHA On New Show Approval Process

KQHA Show Approval Form

2020 Final Point Standings

The final points standings are posted below for 2020. Shows included are Prairie Classic, Cottonwood Classic, Salt City Circuit, PHEK Salina, Sunflower Slide and Hope In The Heartland.

Click here for final year end standings