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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 offered. Quarter Horse shows upcoming, current or near by.   Classes in Quarter Horse Shows, are l based on records, and eligibility for each showing level is based on both points and awards earned. There are three competition divisions within AQHA showing: open, amateur and youth. And in each of these divisions are sub-categories of showing at levels, which are always: Rookie, Level 1, 2, or 3.

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

Amateur classes-- levels are: the same, but approved Quarter Horse shows might offer any “Select Amateur” performance classes as,  all-ages and perhaps 50-and-over.

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

HSC invites you to join the Shows Calendar Community.

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

Recent Featured Quarter Horse Shows

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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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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Standard Quarter Shows

Kansas Equifest
An annual 3 day exposition held at Kansas ExpoCentre
February 23, 2018 to
February 25, 2018
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Recent Standard Shows
ARQHA Go South for the Winner
December 1, 2017 to
December 3, 2017
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Arkansas State Championship Show
September 1, 2017 to
September 4, 2017
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Red River Horse Club Show
Four in one, show!!
August 19, 2017
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Iowa State Fair Society Horse Show
The Iowa State fair as an internationally known event.
August 15, 2017 to
August 16, 2017
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Cattaraugus County Fair
Big on Academy and Walk Trot.
August 5, 2017 to
August 7, 2017
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New York
Pope County Show
August 5, 2017
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Conway Double Point Show
July 22, 2017
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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   


The “novice’ exhibitor is now known as an AQHA Level 1 competitor, showing in youth and amateur, and in open for halter and cattle-events too.

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

One of three ways a Level 1 Youth and Amateur Exhibitor can qualify for the national championship competition, is to place top ten in any Merial regional championship 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.

Regional Quarter Horse Shows are listed below, including their location and the show’s office.

Region 1 Championship
August 10-13, 2017
Evergreen State Fairgrounds
14405 179th Ave SE,
Monroe, Washington

Region 2
September 14-17, 2017
Entry deadline is September 8, 2017
Central City Fairgrounds
800 San Francisco Street,
Rapid City, South Dakota

Region 5
June 21, 2017
Entry Deadline: June 9
Gloucester County Dream Park
400 US Route 130 South,
Logan Township, New Jersey

Region 6
July 21-23, 2017
Eastern States Exposition
1305 Memorial Ave,
Springfield, Massachusetts

Region 8
June 14-18, 2017
Cattle Pre-Entry Deadline: May 31, 2017
Entry Deadline: June 10, 2016
Late fee of $5 per animal
Amarillo National Center/Tri-State Fairgrounds
3301 SE 10th Ave,
Amarillo, Texas

Region 9
June 2-4, 2017
Entry Deadline: May 14
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 Championships are the pinnacle events for Level 1 and Rookie competitors around the world.

Western States--
April 19-23, 2017
South Point Equestrian & Events Center, Las Vegas, NV
An invitational show for AQHA members in the Western United States. 4 shows: Championship classes ( invitational only) for Level 1 and, also concurrent NSBA classes.

April 11-15, 2017
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.

May 2-7, 2017
Gov. James B. Hunt Horse Complex, Raleigh, North Carolina
East Level 1 Championships, offer 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.