Learn more about shows offered for you and your American Quarter Horse.

There's something for everyone within AQHA showing, no matter your experience level or preferred disciplines. We offer a wide range of show levels with classes in halter, English and western disciplines. From the local, grass-roots level to the AQHA world championship shows, we love having you in the arena with us.

Championship Shows

AQHA world championship shows welcome the greatest exhibitors and horses from across the globe.

AQHA hosts championship shows for every level of exhibitor, ranging from Regional Championships to the AQHA world championship shows, which are the pinnacle events of American Quarter Horse competition for the top riders and horses.

Zoetis AQHA VRH World

The Zoetis VRH World offers competition specifically for AQHA ranch horse exhibitors to showcase their horses' ranch talents.

The show also hosts the Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, AQHA Cattle Level 1 Championships and the National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championships.

AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World

AQHA members compete on American Quarter Horses at the AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships.

This competition, managed by the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association, is hosted every March in conjunction with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.


AQHA dressage competitors earn year-end awards and points with their American Quarter Horses.

Dressage classes may be offered at an AQHA show or special event and must be judged by a licensed USEF/USDF judge.
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