WCHA Junior Halter Classes at AQHA World Show
In an effort to create new opportunities for non pro competitors with “late foals”
WCHA is offering two weanling halter classes to the AQHA World Championship Show !!
Junior Weanling Fillies & Junior Weanling Colts
2023 WCHA Junior Halter Classes at AQHA World Show
“The past three years we have had a wonderful response to these junior classes primarily because it gives our late foals an opportunity to compete “at the World Show whereas in the existing AQHA all age class these younger foals are not mature enough to compete pound for pound with their older counterparts,” states Don Falcon, Executive Director of WCHA.
For 2022 we are expanding on the format with the following changes to these classes:
- Open To ALL Amateur and Youth Competitors !!! (Youth Competitors Must Be 13 Years Or Older For Safety Reasons)
- An “Intermediate Non Pro Division” Within Each Class, An Intermediate Exhibitor Is Anyone Who Has NOT Won A World or Reserve World Title In AQHA Amateur Level 3, Select and Youth Titles Are Exempt. No Additional Entry Fee To Compete Within The Intermediate Division: Champion = $1000 Bonus, 2nd = $500, 3rd = $250
- $15,000 Added Monies To The Two Classes !!!!
- Youth Incentive Within Each Class: $500 To Highest Placing Youth In Each Class
- $6,000 Guaranteed To Champion Junior Weanling In Each Class !!!
- 25 slots in each class will be sold, those who purchased slots in 2021 have first right to re-purchase @ $600 per slot, slot owners must re-purchase by June 1st to retain ownership. I will be sending a reminder to 2021 slot owners.
- Purchase Slots “NOW”, your entry does not have to be named until Oct 10th.
- Weanlings Born March 1 And Later
- Two Classes: Jr Weanling Fillies – Jr Weanling Colts (stallions & geldings combined class)
- Weanlings must have AQHA registry and sired by a stallion nominated into WCHA Breeder’s Program.
- Weanlings with dual registry with AQHA/APHA are eligible, no penalty for excessive color of entry in final judging.
Added Money: $15,000
Thanks to the generosity of June Rhea in memory of her stallion, Valentino for the Junior Weanling Filly class and Terry & Stacey Kull, Kull Ranch is adding an additional $5000.00 in memory of their stallion, KR Hes Xceptional, to the Junior Weanling Colt Class. WCHA will add an additional $5,000 to the purse.
“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, Monte and Anna Horn. If all slots sell and with the $15,000 in added monies we have the potential of a $45,000.00 purse for two classes of which we’ve had 100% paid out each of the past three years, 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 at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU to our WCHA World Junior Class Sponsors