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Shows, Events, Classes for the Quarter Horse

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Locate Quarter Horse shows: search and find by name, date, country, sate and types of classes the horse shows offer. Classes in Quarter Horse Shows, are leveled based on exhibitor or horse records and eligibility for each level is based on both points and awards earned. There are three competition divisions within AQHA showing: open, amateur and youth.


Open classes -- divided according to the age of the horse ( 2 yr olds, 5 and under, 6 and over). The levels for Open classes are : Rookie, Level 1, 2, and 3.which are based on the horse’s achievements. However, open halter and cattle events, classes are leveled by the exhibitor’s record and those levels are :Rookie, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.


Amateur classes-- levels are: Rookie, Level 1, 2, and 3.   Approved Quarter Horse shows may offer any “Select Amateur” performance classes as all-ages and 50-and-over.


Youth classes -- are for exhibitors 18 years old or younger separated into levels 1,2 or 3.

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Standard show ads are only $5 for an entire year; Featured ads $49 or less.


Entries in the Horse Show Calendar appear below in the following order: Featured ads first, followed by the $5 Standard ads. Within each section shows are ordered by “start date”.
Name Dates Breeds Disciplines State

Featured Quarter Horse Shows

Inter-State Triple Point *PLUS* Horse Show Inter-State Triple Point *PLUS* Horse Show
Part of the new Buckeye Summer Circuit
June 30, 2017 to
July 2, 2017
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Salina Charity Horse Show Salina Charity Horse Show
The best all-breed show in Kansas!
September 15, 2017 to
September 17, 2017
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Standard Quarter Shows

Bluegrass Arabian Horse Assoc Spring Blast Open Show
Over $700 in awards, 2 shows, 1 day, same location!
April 29, 2017 to
April 30, 2017
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AQHA East Level 1 Championship
Eastern location Invitational championship classes for AQHA Level 1.
May 2, 2017 to
May 7, 2017
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North Carolina
Golden Spur Saddle Club Shows May thru Oct
A show each month May - Oct.
May 7, 2017
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Blue Water Pleasure Horse Association Shows
We host many shows from May through September.
May 20, 2017 to
May 21, 2017
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KBHA Horse Shows - May
KBHA presents four shows each year.
May 20, 2017 to
May 21, 2017
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New River Valley Horse Show
Takes place at the New River Valley Fairgrounds.
May 25, 2017 to
May 27, 2017
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Waynesburg Charity
Blue ribbon moments at the Green County Fairgrounds.
May 26, 2017 to
May 28, 2017
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Red, White & Blue Charity
Many, many divisions offered in the schedule.
May 27, 2017 to
May 28, 2017
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The American Quarter Horse “novice’ exhibitor is now known as an AQHA Level 1 competitor, showing in youth and amateur classes, and open for halter and cattle-events too.

To enter a Level 1 class, you must have a current Level 1 application on file with AQHA; applications must be completed on the annual basis. The great part is that you can complete the Level 1 application at any time, even at the show!

One of three ways an American Quarter Horse Level 1 Youth and Amateur Exhibitor can qualify for the Level 1 Championships, is to place top ten in any Merial regional championship show class. You can select whichever regional championship that is the closest to you, but you can only compete in one per year.

The other two ways are: (2) show at 20 AQHA-approved shows, (3) qualify through a state/provincial affiliate. Rookie Exhibitors do not need to qualify to enter. So, Level 1 exhibitors placing in the top 10 at one of these shows will qualify for the next year’s AQHA Level 1 national championships.

Click each of the Quarter Horse Show Regions below for location and the show’s office.

Region 1 Championship Quarter Horse Shows
August 19-21, 2016
Entry deadline is August 1, 2016
Evergreen State Fairgrounds
14405 179th Ave SE,
Monroe, Washington

Region 2 Championship Quarter Horse Shows
September 15-18, 2016
Entry deadline is September 9, 2016
Central City Fairgrounds
800 San Francisco Street,
Rapid City, South Dakota

Region 5 Championship Quarter Horse Shows
June 22, 2016
Entry Deadline: June 10
Gloucester County Dream Park
400 US Route 130 South,
Logan Township, New Jersey

Region 6 Championship Quarter Horse Shows
July 15-17, 2016
Entry Deadline: July 1, 2016
Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Ave,
Springfield, Massachusetts

Region 8 Championship Quarter Horse Shows
June 15-19, 2016
Cattle Pre-Entry Deadline: June 1, 2016
Entry Deadline: June 10, 2016
Late fee of $5 per horse
Amarillo National Center/Tri-State Fairgrounds
3301 SE 10th Ave,
Amarillo, Texas

Region 9 Championship Quarter Horse Shows
June 3-5, 2016
Entry Deadline: May 15
The Kirk Fordice Equine Center
1207 SM Street,
Jackson, Mississippi

There are three national Quarter Horse Shows that offer the Level 1 ultimate championships:


Qualifying for Level 1 Championships, begins each January 1st, through each Dec. 31st. Then the following year qualified entries can compete at one of the 3 national level 1 championship Quarter Horse shows.

The East, Central and AQHA West Level 1 Championships are the pinnacle events for Level 1 and Rookie competitors around the world.

Western States-- Level 1 Quarter Horse Shows Championship
July 6-10 , 2016
South Point Equestrian & Events Center, Las Vegas, NV
An invitational show for AQHA horses and members in the Western United States. 4 shows: Championship classes ( invitational only) for Level 1 and , also concurrent NSBA classes.
Tentative Dates for next year -- April 19-23, 2017

Central-- Level 1 Quarter Horse Shows Championship
April 13-17, 2016
State Fair Park, Oklahoma City, OK
Level 1 championship also Rookie youth and amateur classes and cattle clases are also included. More classes than East or West championships.
Tentative Dates for next year -- April 11-16, 2017

East-- Level 1 Quarter Horse Shows Championship
May 4-8, 2016
Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex, Raleigh, North Carolina
East Level 1 Championships, offers a variety of events and activities for competitors, friends, family and spectators to take part in throughout the show, including free Ride the Pattern clinics taught by AQHA Professional Horsemen. This year’s show will once again feature Rookie classes, and more age divisions for Level 1 competitors.
Tentative Dates for next year -- May 3-7, 2017

Quarter Horse Shows by Month:

There are many All Quarter Horse shows, but also multi-breed events that offer classes either just for the AQHA or at minimum in which they can compete successfully.  Any month of the year that provides at least 3 opportunities for showing the Quarter Horse are as follows:
Jan    Feb    Mar    Apr    May    Jun    Jul    Aug    Sep    Oct    Dec