2018 KQHA Rules - Shows, Points, Year-end Awards

KQHA owns the following shows, all others while approved for KQHA points are owned by other individuals/groups:
KQHYA Let It Ride Circuit
KAQHA Celebrating Kansas Circuit
KQHA State Fair Show
KQHA Hope In The Heartland
KQHA Prairie Classic/OKC

1. All shows must be AQHA approved before they are eligible for KQHA approval.

2. AQHA membership, show and contest rules and regulations shall prevail at all KQHA approved shows.

3. Every exhibitor must have a current indivdual AQHA membership.

4. KQHA will not approve new shows held on the same dates as shows already existing.

5. Each show committee or manager must submit copies of pages 1 & 2 of their AQHA show approval forms to the KQHA office 60 days in advance of show dates for state approval and points to count.

6. Each show committee, manager or secretary is required to send a complete copy of the show results to KQHA within ten (10) days after the show. Computer copies or clear legible photocopies of AQHA show results are acceptable. Any show in violation of this rule will be charged the cost to KQHA of securing results from AQHA and will not be approved by KQHA the following year.

7. KQHA points will be tabulated from show results submitted to the KQHA office by show management.

8. Kansas Point System:

# Entries 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
1 1                
2 2 1              
3 3 2 1            
4 4 3 2 1          
5 5 4 3 2 1        
6 6 5 4 3 2 1      
7 7 6 5 4 3 2 1    
8 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1  
9 or more 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Grand Champion 2                
Reserve Champion 1                


9. In order to qualify for a year end award both the owner and the exhibitor must be members of KQHA. This includes the open, amamtuer and youth divisions.

10. KQHA membership must be current for points to be tabulated. ( See the Forms page for membership forms )

11. KQHA points will follow the horse if he is shown as a stallion part of the year and then gelded. The owner is required to notify the KQHA office in writing in such cases.

12. Points in open classes will be recorded only for horses owned by KQHA members. The KQHA shall be notified in writing by the new owner upon change of ownershipof a horse. KQHA points will follow the horse providing the new owner is a member in good standingof the KQHA within 30 days of transfer.

13. Points in amateur and youth divisions will be compiled on a one horse/ one amateur or one youth basis as per Fule 415(f) in the AQHA official rule book.

14. Husband and/or wife membership will allow KQHA points to count on horses registered in either the husband or the wife's name and/or both names.

15. Year-end awards will be based on points earned at all KQHA approved shows held between January 1 and October 15th of the current year. The member or member's horse must exhibit a minimun of three (3) times in the class to qualify for a year-end award.

16. Each KQHA approved show is required to submit a year end award fee of one dollar (1.00) per open, amateur, youth and novice entry to the KQHA office. Future KQHA show approval will be contingent upon receipt of this fee.

17. The KQHA year-end awards fund shall be determined by the total amount of (1.00) fees received plus any additional funds designated by the Board of Directors. Awards will be issued for 1st through 6th place in the open, youth and amateur divisions. In case of a tie, duplicate awards will be issued.

18. A year-end award shall be given to the All-Around Performance Champion in the Amateur division and both the 13 & under and the 14 - 18 age groups in the Youth division.

19. The KQHA High Point Halter Award will go to the horse that has accumulated the most KQHA points in Open halter classes.

20. The KQHA High Point Horse of the year shall be awarded to the horse that has accumulated the most KQHA points as per the following rules:

The horse must acquire a minimum of 25 points each in two or more categories and must have points in a third category. The categories are as follows:

High Point Categories
Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Category 4 Category 5

Category 6

Halter Reining Team Penning Jumping Western Pleasure Calf Roping
  Working Cowhorse Barrel Racing Working Hunter Hunter Under Saddle Heading
  Western Riding Pole Bending Green Working Hunter Pleasure Driving Heeling
  Trail   Hunter Hack 2 Yr Old Snaffle Bit Cutting

21. The KQHA High Point Versatility Ranch Horse All Around will be the horse earning the most points at KQHA approved Versatility Ranch Horse competitions.


Please note that it can take AQHA up to 4 weeks to process the results of a show and another 2-3 weeks to mail out the official results to the secretary of the show. The results must then be transferred to the points secretary by the show secretary. In order to speed up this process we have used results from the show secretary which are not the official AQHA results. AQHA reserves the right to make corrections to official results at any time and notify show management of those corrections. This may change the standings and the official records of AQHA will be used to mediate any disputes which may arise during the show season. Points will be awarded according to the chart above for all AQHA classes approved by KQHA for year end awards. In tabulating points for the halter classes 2 additional points will be added for a grand championship and 1 additional point will be added for a reserve championship.

Points and membership secretary - Dotty Kester
14390 118th Rd - Hoyt, KS 66440 - (785) 224-3972
email: kesterdk2@gmail.com