AQHA Hosted Record Breaking Nutrena AQHA East Level 1 Championships

AQHA Hosted Record Breaking Nutrena AQHA East Level 1 Championships

Exhibitors at the 2022 Nutrena AQHA East Level 1 Championships took home 184 championship titles at the largest Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships in the Association’s history.

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That’s a wrap on the 2022 Nutrena AQHA East Level 1 Championships! AQHA exhibitors from 40 states and two Canadian provinces competed for 184 championship titles at the largest Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships in AQHA history. The Nutrena AQHA East Level 1 Championships was April 27 - May 1 at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio.

Well over 800 exhibitors and horses competed in western, English and halter classes, totaling 4,831 entries in these events. A record 555 exhibitors were first-time Level 1 Championships participants. Competitors vied for top honors across a full slate of Level 1, Rookie and walk-trot classes, and more than $100,000 in purse and prizes, paid out at the show. AQHA also presented the top end-of-show awards to the all-around and high-point award winners. Read more about the all-around and high-point winners. Exhibitors placing top 15 in the core Level 1 classes earned invitations to compete in the inaugural Champion of Champions at their respective world shows.  

View the official results and score sheets at www.aqha.com/level-1-east-results.

During the show, AQHA Professional Horsemen volunteered their time to give six free Ride the Pattern clinics, presented by Nutrena. These clinics gave exhibitors and spectators the perfect opportunity to learn how AQHA Professional Horsemen would approach a specific class or pattern in Level 1 competition. Thanks to the generosity of the Ride the Pattern clinics attendees, the Professional Horsemen Endowment Fund raised nearly $2,500 in donations.

If you were unable to join us in Wilmington, Ohio, be sure to check out full show results and scoresheets at www.aqha.com/level1championships.

The Nutrena AQHA West Level 1 Championships is May 18-22 in conjunction with the Arizona Quarter Horse Association’s Pinnacle Circuit at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. View the Nutrena AQHA West Level 1 tentative arena schedule and helpful show resources.

About the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships
The Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships feature walk-trot, Rookie and Level 1 classes. The shows offer a variety of events and activities for competitors, friends, family and spectators alike to take part in throughout the show, including free Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinics taught by AQHA Professional Horsemen. The Level 1 Championships are intended for exhibitors to learn and grow in the show arena while sharpening their horsemanship skills. The shows provide a welcoming environment for AQHA members to be showcased in a championship arena and to compete to earn top prizes for their dedication, worth over $100,000. Exhibitors placing top 15 in the core classes also earn the right to compete for overall Champion of Champions at their respective world show.

For more information, visit www.aqha.com/level1championships.

About Nutrena
Nutrena feed isn’t just grown, it’s crafted. Real science goes into putting the nutrients animals need into each Nutrena® feed product. Nutrena is a proud supporter of AQHA programs including the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships, Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinics and AQHA Professional Horsemen. Learn more about AQHA Corporate Partner Nutrena.

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