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Merial AQHA Regional Championships

Your American Quarter Horse gives you great opportunities at a Merial AQHA Regional Championship near you.

Merial Regional Championship

You could be crowned a champion at this fun, rewarding AQHA competition!

Bring your American Quarter Horse to the 2014 Merial AQHA Regional Championship closest to you and experience an event that tests your skills in a fun, rewarding environment! No matter where you live, you can compete in the Regional Championship of your choice (exhibitors can only compete at one per year). You can win great prizes from our team of AQHA corporate partners!

AQHA provides prizes for 8 core classes (up to each Region’s discretion):

  • 1st place receives a custom designed Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle
  • 2nd place receives a Professional’s Choice SMX Saddle Pad with AQHA corner plates
  • 3rd place receives a freestyle Weatherbeeta Blanket 

Farnam All Around Winners will be presented with a specially designed Montana Silversmiths Belt Buckle

The Regional Championships would not be possible without the help of AQHA corporate partners Farnam, Merial, Montana Silversmiths, Professional's Choice and Weatherbeeta. Thank you!

Regional Championships Partners

Compete in these divisions:

  • Level 1 (formerly Novice) – Offered in youth and amateur classes. Eligibility in a Level 1 class is determined by:
    1. Points earned in the past three years.
    2. Lifetime awards won with either AQHA or any equine organization or association with a membership of more than 7,500.
      Find out if you are eligible for Level 1 by clicking here.
  • Youth – specially designed for AQHYA members 18 and younger.
  • Amateur – A non-pro division for AQHA members 19 and older.
  • Select - A non-pro division for AQHA members 50 and older.
  • Open – Reserved for our seasoned competitors and professionals, you can test your skills against the best!

With the exception of rookie and Level 1 (formerly Novice) classes, youth, amateur and Select competitors may only show owned or leased horses as defined in the 2014 AQHA Handbook of Rules and Regulations. Late entries are accepted for an additional fee. Contact your region for more information.

All dates and locations are tentative. Regions may impose entry deadlines.

2014 Merial AQHA Regional Championship Dates and Locations

Level 1 (formerly Novice) exhibitors placing in the top ten in level 1 at Region 2 or Region 6 will qualify for the 2015 Novice championships.

Region 2
September 18-21, 2014
Entry Deadline: September 10, 2014
Central City Fairgrounds
Rapid City, South Dakota
Show Contact - Mary Roes
308-760-0141 - region2show@gmail.com

Region 6
July 15-20, 2014
Entry Deadline: July 1, 2014
Eastern States Exposition 
Springfield, Massachusetts
Show Contact: Marge Tanner
603-746-3813 - margetanner@aol.com

Level 1(formerly Novice) exhibitors placing in the top ten in level 1 at Region 8 or Region 9 will qualify for the 2014 Novice championships.

Region 8
June 19-22, 2014
Entry Deadline: June 10, 2014
Kansas Coliseum
Park City (Wichita,) Kansas
Show Contact: Don Moore
719-468-9546 - mooreco@mane-events.com

Region 9
June 6-8, 2014
Entry Deadline: May 15, 2014
The Kirk Fordice Equine Center
Jackson, Mississippi
Show Contact: Tommy Andrus
662-207-9358 - tommyandrus@ymail.com