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AHA's Open Qualifying Competition Programs allow exhibitors involved in some Open competitions to use their results to qualify for AHA Regional and National Championships.

 

AHA offers this option in the following disciplines: dressage, working hunter/jumper/hunter hack, eventing/driving and cutting/working cow/reining/reined cow horse.

 

Note that results from eligible Open endurance and competitive trail rides can be used for qualifications without being enrolled in a qualifying program.

 

Fees Summary

Dressage

  • Within 30 days of first competition - $45
  • After 30 days of first competition - $75

 Working Hunter/Jumper/Hunter Hack

  • Within 30 days of first competition - $45
  • After 30 days of first competition - $75

Eventing/Trials, Combined Driving, Carriage Pleasure Driving, Driven Dressage

  • Within 30 days of first competition - $45
  • After 30 days of first competition - $75

Cutting/Working Cow Horse/Reining/Reined Cow Horse

  • Within 30 days of first competition - $45
  • After 30 days of first competition - $75

 


Dressage

The annual enrollment fee for the Open Dressage Qualification Program is $45 per horse per year and the enrollment and scores must be postmarked/electronic transaction dated to the AHA office within 30 days of the competition date.

If the enrollment or scores are sent in after 30 days of the competition date then the fee is $75 per horse per year.

The enrollment year is considered to be from January 1 - December 31.

Scores and qualification points earned from placings can be used from Open
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Shows must be sanctioned by USEF/USDF or EC.

Results must be sent to the AHA office on the official Open Qualifying Show/Event Report Form. Copies of the applicable pages of the prize list must be included verifying the judges, show secretary & show manager as well as the show name and class list.

The report form must be filled out in full, including the horse's registration number and the rider's current member number.

If the report form cannot be signed by the show secretary or manager then the following can be used as verification along with the results form:

 

  • Print out from the USEF or USDF websites of the horse's competition record with the dressage scores listed.
  • Copy of the test score sheet with attached verification of the show being sanctioned by USEF/USDF or EC.

 

In order for results to be recorded the owner and the rider both must hold current AHA competition cevel memberships.

Only scores of 55% or better will be recorded for Intro through 3rd Levels and only scores of 50% or better will be recorded for 4th Level and higher.

Scores from schooling shows, Kur and Musical Freestyle do not count and will not be recorded.

Please see Chapter 12 in the current AHA Handbook or Contact AHA.

 

Download the Enrollment Form Here 

 

Download the Report Form Here

 

 

Working Hunter/Jumper/Hunter Hack

Visconde Jr and AO jumper_BorderThe annual enrollment fee for the Open Working Hunter/Jumper/Hunter Hack Qualification Program is $45 per horse per year and the enrollment and results must be postmarked/electronic transaction dated to the AHA office within 30 days of the competition date.

 

If the enrollment or placings are sent in after 30 days of the competition date then the fee is $75 per horse per year. 


The enrollment year is considered to be from January 1 - December 31.

Qualification points will be earned based on the horse's placing in the class.


The show must be sanctioned by USEF or EC.

Results must be sent to the AHA office on the official Open Qualifying Show/Event Report Form. Copies of the applicable pages of the prize list must be included verifying the judges, show secretary & show manager as well as the show name and class list.

The report form must be filled out in full, including the horse's registration number and the rider's current member number.

In order for results to be recorded the owner and the rider both must hold current AHA competition level memberships.

Classes must have a minimum of the following fence heights:

  • Jumper
    • Open - 3' 3"
    • Amateur - 3'
    • Low Jumper - 2' 9"
  • Working Hunter
    • Open - 3'
    • Amateur Owner - 2' 9"
    • Amateur - 2' 6"
    • Modified AO/AT- 2' 3"
    • Green - 2' 6"
    • 14.2 Hands and Under - 2'6" maximum
      (Known as Pony in Open Competitions)
  • Hunter Hack - 2'


Please see Chapter 12 in the current AHA Handbook or Contact AHA.

 

Download the Enrollment Form Here 

 

Download the Report Form Here

 

 

Eventing/Trials, Combined Driving, Carriage Pleasure Driving, Driven Dressage

The annual enrollment fee for the Open Eventing/Trials, Combined Driving, Carriage Pleasure Driving, Driven Dressage Qualification Program is $45 per horse per year and the enrollment and results must be postmarked/electronic transaction dated to the AHA office within 30 days of the competition date.

If the enrollment or placings are sent in after 30 days of the competition date then the fee is $75 per horse per year.

The enrollment year is considered to be from January 1 - December 31. 

Qualification points will be earned based on the horse's placing in the class. 



Eventing/Trial competitions must be sanctioned by USEF sonya bickford_Borderor EC and all Driving competition must be sanctioned by USEF, EC or ADS. Any classes not rated by USEF, EC or ADS will not count.

Results must be sent to the AHA office on the official Open Qualifying Show/Event Report Form. Copies of the applicable pages of the prize list must be included verifying the judges, show secretary & show manager as well as the show name and class list.

The report form must be filled out in full, including the horse's registration number and the rider's current member number.

In order for results to be recorded the owner and the rider both must hold current AHA competition level memberships.

Please see Chapter 12 in the current AHA Handbook or Contact AHA.

 

Download the Enrollment Form Here 

 

Download the Report Form Here

 

 

Cutting/Working Cow/Reining/Reined Cow Horse

amywilms_cutting_BorderThe annual enrollment fee for the Open Cutting and Working Cow Horse Qualification Program is $45 per horse per year and the enrollment and scores must be postmarked/electronic transaction dated to the AHA office within 30 days of the competition date.

If the enrollment or scores are sent in after 30 days of the competition date then the fee is $75 per horse per year.

The enrollment year is considered to be from January 1 - December 31.

Only scores will count for qualifications. There will be no qualification points earned from Open competitions based on placings.


Events must be sanctioned by NCHA, ACHA, NRCHA or NRHA sanctioned class.

Results must be sent to the AHA office on the official Open Qualifying Show/Event Report Form. Copies of the applicable pages of the prize list must be included verifying the judges, show secretary & show manager as well as the show name and class list.

The report form must be filled out in full, including the horse's registration number and the rider's current member number.

In order for results to be recorded the owner and the rider both must hold current AHA competition level memberships.

Cutting - Only the following classes will count for AHA qualifications:

  • Cutting Horse
  • Cutting Horse Non Pro
  • Cutting Horse Novice up to $5000
  • Cutting Horse Novice Non Pro

 

Please see Chapter 12 in the current AHA Handbook or Contact AHA.

 

Download the Enrollment Form Here 

 

Download the Report Form Here