Getting Geared Up for the AQHA Level 1 Championships

AQHA exhibitors show us on Instagram and Twitter the road that led them to Tennessee and Las Vegas.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

Amanda Eisterhold shared this photo using #NutrenaEast on Instagram. (Credit: Amanda Eisterhold) Competitors in Las Vegas, be sure to use #SmartPakWest on social media for your show.

More than 3,380 entries are taking Las Vegas and Mufreesboro, Tennessee, by storm this week during the 2014 AQHA Level 1 (Novice) Championships

The Nutrena AQHA East Level 1 Championship kicks off Tuesday at Tennessee Miller Coliseum, while the SmartPak AQHA West Level 1 Championship starts Wednesday at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas. Both shows will wrap up Saturday. 

These are some fun facts you need to know about each show:

  • 620 exhibitors are competing at the Nutrena East; 462 will compete at the SmartPak West
  • The largest class at both shows is Level 1 amateur horsemanship: Nutrena East, 137 entries; SmartPak West, 122 entries
  • 124 championship titles will be awarded
  • The American Quarter Horse Journal is bringing you coverage and results at and on Twitter at @AQHAJournal
  • The official hashtags for Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are #NutrenaEast and #SmartPakWest