AQHA West Level 1 Championships Wrap-Up

AQHA West Level 1 Championships Wrap-Up

More than 325 exhibitors competed for 93 champion titles at the 2019 AQHA West Level 1 Championships at the South Point Equestrian and Events Center in Las Vegas.

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That’s a wrap on the 2019 AQHA West Level 1 Championship Show, held September 25-29 at the South Point Equestrian and Events Center in Las Vegas.

More than 1,300 entries competed for 93 championship titles in western, English and halter events at the AQHA West Level 1. The entries encompassed 328 exhibitors and 343 horse from 14 states and Canada.

“The AQHA West Level 1 was postponed earlier this year and wouldn’t have been possible without the assistance of the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, as well as the Poker Rodeo Association Finals and Ranch Sorting of America,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA Chief Show Officer. “We are grateful they rescheduled their events giving us the opportunity to host the 2019 AQHA West Level 1 Championship this fall.”

View the official results and score sheets at You can also visit the AQHA West Level 1 Facebook event pages to check out action from the shows.

AQHA Professional Horsemen volunteered their time to give free Ride the Pattern clinics. 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 Crisis Fund raised more than $3,300.

About the AQHA Level 1 Championships

The 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 to take part in throughout the show, including free 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 safe environment for AQHA members to be showcased in a championship arena and to compete to earn prizes for their dedication.

Between the Central Level 1 and Nutrena East Level 1, more than 1,000 horses and 1,000 exhibitors competed in western, English and halter events, with more than 3,900 total entries in these events. The entries encompassed exhibitors from 30 states. View the official results  at

Level 1 cattle events and Rookie and Level 1 ranch riding were offered at the AQHA Level 1 Cattle Championships during the 2019 Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships in June at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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