Every competitor in any WCHA sponsored event MUST be current member of WCHA.

COMPETITION CLASSES – Exhibitor Experience

Open: Any Person who is a WCHA member.

Limited Open: Any Person who is a WCHA member and has not been an Open Quarter Horse Congress Halter Champion or an Open Halter World or Reserve World Champion in AQHA or APHA in the previous five (5) years. Any AQHA, APHA, and WCHA carded judges are ineligible for this level of competition.

Open Non-Pro: Exhibitor has not shown, sold a horse for a third party, judged, trained or assisted in training a horse for remuneration, including commissions, nor received compensation for instructing another person in riding, driving, training or showing a horse, for five years previous to application for Non-pro membership. Payment of entry fees and/or expenses by anyone other than the Non-pro, his/her immediate family, or a corporation, partnership or other business entity in which the Non-pro and/or a member of his/her immediate family are the sole and only owner, shall be considered remuneration. A Non-pro cannot be an approved horse show judge for any association or have judged an open, 4-H or breed show for the past 60 months. By entering each Non-pro exhibitor declares that they are in full compliance of WCHA Non-pro requirements. Violations will be grounds for forfeiture of all prizes, prize monies and of all fees paid and possible suspension from the association.

Intermediate Non-Pro: Any Non Pro who has not won a World or Reserve World Title in AQHA or APHA competition. Immediate family members of WCHA judges and trainers are prohibited from competing in the Intermediate Non Pro division.

Limited Non-Pro: Anyone who has NOT won an AQHA World or Reserve World Title in any halter class in the past five years. Owner and Exhibitor MUST be current WCHA members.

Open Youth: Any Youth (18 and under) as defined in WCHA’s rules and regulations who is a WCHA member.

Intermediate Youth: Any youth who has not won a World or Reserve World Title in AQHA or APHA competition. Immediate family members of WCHA judges and trainers are prohibited from competing in the Intermediate Non Pro or Intermediate Non Pro Youth division.

Limited Youth: Any youth who has NOT won an AQHA World or Reserve World Title in any halter class in the past five years.

As these rules are written, any exhibitor may compete up in classification but cannot compete down in classification.