After in-depth discussions with the AQHA Show Council, AQHA Affiliate Advisory Board, affiliates and advisers; an extensive comparison of qualifying data; and evaluating the potential continued effects of the pandemic, the AQHA Executive Committee has waived the traditional qualification requirements for the 2021 AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships and AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, slated for June 22-27, 2021, at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma; and the 2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show, tentatively scheduled for July 28 – August 8, at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. AQHA alliance partner the National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance also made the decision to waive qualifying requirements for the 2021 NRSHA National Championships, which is held in conjunction with the AQHA VRH World.