2024 AQHA Pleasure Versatility Challenge and Super Sires

Super Sires and the AQHA Pleasure Versatility Challenge
The 2024 eligibility rules remain the same as the previous year!

Brought to you by Super Sires​ – November, 2024 

Super Sires is dedicated to enhancing the show horse industry on all fronts and is continually working to create events and support events that benefit everyone including stallion owners, breeders and trainers.

  • Super Sires Breeders Purse and Stakes Purse classes at venues across the United States – Over $200,000 estimated to be awarded in 2024!
  • Super Sires Stallion Service Sale – currently online offering stallion services at reduced rates.
  • Super Sires Mid-South Equine Online Yearling Sale and Markel Prospect and Future Stars Online Sale – both held each November during the AQHA World Show.
  • Super Sires support of the AQHA Pleasure Versatility Challenge, held during the 2024 Nutrena AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.
  • Super Sires Sales Graduate exclusive events.
  • Super Sires has given away over $1.1 MILLION to date!

Special thanks to our stallion owners and to our sponsors, including: The Equine Chronicle, Mid-South Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery, Markel Insurance, Nutrena, PulseVet Shockwave, Rod Patrick Boots, Just Stitch It, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery & Rowdy Silver Buckles

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AQHA invites you back to PRIME TIME, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, to watch some of the most talented 3-year-old American Quarter Horses demonstrate their versatility at the Pleasure Versatility Challenge, held during the 2024 Nutrena AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. Total purse for the event is anticipated to be $50,000 plus prizes again in 2024. In addition to title sponsor Super Sires, all three class sponsors are returning for this showcase event. Returning as the Official Tack Sponsor of the Pleasure Versatility Challenge is Blue Ribbon Custom Tack.

Horses competing during the Pleasure Versatility Challenge are shown sequentially in three classes in the Jim Norick Arena: a pattern class consisting of a blending of simplified trail and western riding maneuvers, which counts 40 percent and is sponsored by Cimarron Trailers; a western pleasure class, which counts 40 percent and is sponsored by The Equine Chronicle; and a conformation class, which counts 20 percent and is sponsored by the World Conformation Horse Association.

All rules and eligibility are to remain the same in 2024 as they were for the 2023 event. Horses cannot have been shown astride in any western riding, trail or any similar Pleasure Versatility Challenge Event prior to the Nutrena AQHA World Championship Show official entry deadline of September 16. Beginning on the official World Show entry deadline, and thereafter, horses can be shown without restriction at any competition (including the All American Quarter Horse Congress) without forfeiting PVC eligibility. There are no eligibility restrictions for the western pleasure or conformation classes. No money earned at the PVC accrues against AQHA leveling eligibilities.

Visit www.aqha.com/worldshow for additional information on the Pleasure Versatility Challenge as the event nears.


Title Sponsor SUPER SIRES returns for a third year. SUPER SIRES was started by horsemen and horsewomen with intentions of creating a platform that would give back to the foundation of the “show horse” industry, the breeders and the owners of show horses. Led by an innovative executive committee, they encourage owners of pleasure and all-around show mare bloodlines to breed to quality stallions of kind in which the resulting foals would be eligible for large purses beginning as a yearling and continuing throughout their show career. SUPER SIRES mission is to conduct their events at top venues throughout the country. By end of 2023, SUPER SIRES will have awarded over $1 million in cash and prizes to non-pros, limited and open riders in western and English pleasure events, as well as the all-around horse, which includes western riding, trail and horsemanship. SUPER SIRES’ goal is to continue expanding their stallion enrollments as well as the offspring of the spectacular “show horse” bloodlines that positively affect AQHA as well as the entire equine industry. SUPER SIRES is a perfect fit for our Pleasure Versatility Challenge event now and in the future.