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New Qualification System for 2008 KY State Fair WCHS



Lexington, Ky. ­– The World's Championship Horse Show (WCHS) has announced the adoption of a new qualification system for all pleasure and park horse divisions, effective for the 2008 WCHS. This system establishes a maximum number of permitted entrants in each class in the pleasure and park horse divisions. If the number of qualified entrants exceeds these maximum numbers, eligible horses will be selected based on the number of points earned at qualifying horse shows from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.

Developed by representatives of the WCHS management and the Kentucky State Fair Board, the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) and the United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA), the WCHS will work in partnership with ASHA to implement the new qualification system. ASHA will maintain a database of horse shows as well as a database of horses and the accumulated points earned by each horse.


The complete rules for the qualification system can be viewed online at http://www.kystatefair.org/wchs/wchshome.htm and at http://www.saddlebred.com/WCHS-Results. A copy of the qualification system rules can also be requested by writing to: Kentucky State Fair Horse Show Office,
P. O. Box 37130, Louisville, KY 40233.







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