The NCHA Mercuria World Finals take place every year during the Futurity. In order to be qualified to compete in the World Finals, shows that have been competed in must meet all standing rules for approval. In addition, these shows must have an added purse of at least $200 in Open and Non-Pro classes. The earnings from all other NCHA Approved shows, regardless of the money added in the Open and Non-Pro classes will count in the other approved classes. The World Champion is recognized in each class based on total earnings throughout the point year. The Top Fifteen competitors for all approved classes, with the exception of the youth, will be recognized based on combined earnings from throughout the point year, as well as money earned in the World Champion Finals Show. The Top Fifteen riders will receive buckles in all NCHA approved classes. The youth division will have their own world finals and point year which will take place during the Summer Spectacular.