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
2020 WCHA Junior Halter Classes at AQHA World Show
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, 2020. 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, 2020. Slots can be reassigned or resold, anyone purchasing a slot in 2020 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 2020 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 WCHA Executive Director Don Falcon at firstname.lastname@example.org or continually check this WCHA Web Site for updated information.