WCHA Junior Halter Classes at AQHA World Show

In an effort to create new opportunities for limited competitors and late foals, WCHA added two new halter classes to the AQHA World Championship Show starting in 2018 – Junior Weanling Fillies & Junior Weanling Colts

2019 WCHA Junior Halter Classes at AQHA World Show

Thackerville, OK— March 29, 2019 — The World Conformation Horse Association is proud to announce that they will once again be hosting the WCHA Junior Weanling Classes at the AQHA Lucas Oil World Championship in Oklahoma City, OK later this fall.

“Last year we had a wonderful response to our inaugural event,” states Don Falcon, Executive Director of WCHA. “After seeing two really nice classes last year and then having the continued support of AQHA, we wanted to take these junior weanling classes to the next level.”

The 2019 event will be offered as a Slot Class with 20 slots offered for both Junior Weanling Fillies and 20 slots for the Junior Weanling Colts/Geldings. Each slot can be purchased at $500 per slot, sold on a first come basis prior to July 1st, 2019. If there are slots still available after July 1st the fee will increase to $750 until September 15th, your weanlings do not have to be named until this date as well. A Junior Weanling is considered any weanling foaled on or after March 1, 2019. Slots can be reassigned or resold, anyone purchasing a slot in 2019 will have first right to purchase in subsequent years. Weanlings must be registered with AQHA and sired by a stallion nominated into the WCHA Breeders Futurity Program.

An additional “twist” to the format of the class is that the exhibitors must be a “Limited Non-Pro”. “A Limited Non-Pro for these classes is defined as any Amateur or Youth exhibitor who has not won two (2) AQHA World Championship Titles in the last five (5) years,” explains Falcon. AQHA Select World and AQHA Youth World Championship titles are exempt.

The 2019 classes will have $5000.00 added in each class thanks to the generosity of June Rhea, Kathy Smallwood and Valentino for the Junior Weanling Filly class. Terry & Stacey Kull, Kull Ranch is adding an additional $5000.00 in the name of their stallion, KR Hes Xceptional, to the Junior Weanling Colt Class.

“The support June and Stacey and Terry have shown WCHA is outstanding and we are so appreciative of them along with June’s partner, Kathy Smallwood and Kull Ranch managers, Dave and Brenda Kellerman. If all slots sell and with the $10,000 in added monies we have the potential of a $30,000.00 purse for two classes, we now create a WOW factor for these Junior Classes in a great World Show venue,” Falcon explains.

For more information about purchasing a WCHA Junior Weanling Slot please contact the WCHA Office at office@conformationhorse.com or continually check this WCHA Web Site for updated information.

For More Information on these two WCHA Junior World Show Classes contact: Don Falcon falconranch@earthlink.net.

CLICK HERE for the WCHA Junior Weanling World Entry Form

THANK YOU to our WCHA 2019 World Junior Class Sponsors

2018 WCHA Junior Halter Classes at AQHA World Show


Magnificense – Champion Junior Filly
Owned by Dan Fox – shown by Clint Fullerton
Breeder: Pamela Bucklew-Wilder
Sire: Heza Secret Agent

FG Speechless – Champion Junior Colt
Owned by Terry Bradshaw – shown by JT Mitchell
Breeder: Gary &/or Linda Gordon
Sire: Very Cool

CLICK HERE for the full WCHA 2018 World Junior Class Results

THANK YOU to our WCHA 2018 World Junior Class Sponsors

In an effort to create new opportunities for limited competitors and late foals, WCHA is pleased to announce two new halter classes that will be coming to the AQHA World Championship Show in 2018 : Junior Weanling Fillies and Junior Weanling Colts. How are these any different than the typical weanling classes, you may ask? These classes mirror those held at the WCHA Breeders’ Championship Futurity, wherein eligible foals must have been born March 1st or later with the exception that these classes are offered for “Limited Exhibitor Eligibility”.

In order to be eligible to compete, a Open, Amateur, or Youth competitor may not have won a World or Reserve World title in the past five years and must be a WCHA member. (Select and Youth Titles or titles won in other associations are exempt from this rule.) This rule will allow open and non-pro exhibitors to compete against exhibitors with the same level of expertise. It will create a level playing field for all competitors, because they won’t have to compete against elite trainers and elite amateur exhibitors that dominate most AQHA World Show Halter classes. These limited classes will encourage owners to come and ‘show their own’ at the World Show.

In order for horses to be eligible to compete, they must have been sired by an AQHA stallion that is nominated into the WCHA Futurity program. Junior horses are defined as those foaled March 1st or later. Horses will enter and be lined up according to their birthdates. Colts and geldings will show together.

Each class will offer $5,000 in added money. In addition, 100% of entry fees will be added to each class, less office fees.

Entry Fees:

  • $200 – if paid by September 1st
  • $300 – if paid by October 1sties
  • $400 – if paid by November 1st
  • No entries will be accepted after November 1
  • $30 – Office Fee for all entries
  • WCHA membership fees are as follows: Open = $50, Non Pro = $40, Youth = $25

For additional information regarding these classes contact Don Falcon at 480-229-9767 or falconranch@earthlink.net.