NEW Barrel Racing Qualifying Options Added to the 2023 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show |

NEW Barrel Racing Qualifying Options Added to the 2023 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show

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The American Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce new qualifying options for barrel racing competitors to qualify and compete at the 2023 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show. This year, top 10 1D American Quarter Horses in several premier barrel racing events will be invited to compete at the Farnam AQHA World Show.

“The vast majority of barrel racers are competing on American Quarter Horses, our goal is to give them another world stage to showcase their talents,” said Karl Stressman, AQHA chief executive officer. “We want to invite these competitors and their horses to compete at the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horses – the Farnam AQHA World Championship Show.”

The direct qualifying invitations will be extended to the top 10 1D placings at the following events:

More qualifying events coming soon!

Direct qualifying invitations are specific for the 2023 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show. Invitations will be for junior or senior classes, which are based on the age of the horse at qualification. Competitors who receive an invitation will be responsible for entry fees to the 2023 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show.

To be eligible for the direct qualifying invitation, competitors must enter and follow all rules associated with the qualifying events. To learn more about each qualifying event, visit the links above.

To learn more about qualifying for the 2023 Farnam AQHA World, visit

About the Show
The Farnam AQHA World, Adequan® Select World and Adequan® Level 2 Championships are the premier events in the equine industry for amateur, Select amateur and open exhibitors. The show includes Level 3 and Adequan® Level 2 classes. The shows feature over three weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show. For more information, visit

About the Sponsors
Founded in 1946, Farnam Companies Inc. has grown to become one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry, and has become one of the largest makers of equine products in the country. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam Horse Products serves both the pleasure horse and the performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment and leather care, plus supplements.

Adequan®the official equine joint therapy of AQHA, is the proud title sponsor of the Adequan® Select World and the Adequan® Level 2 Championships. When you choose a joint therapy for your horses, choose Adequan®. 

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