Region Eight Championship - June 21

The days are hot but the competition is hotter at the 2014 Merial AQHA Region Eight Championship.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

Catherine “Muffy” Johnson of Allen, Texas, and Shannon Hearne Smith of Van Alstyne, Texas, high-five after their horsemanship class June 21 at the Region Eight Championship in Wichita, Kansas. (Larri Jo Starkey photo). For more photos from Region Eight, scroll to the slideshow below.

The day was hot but the smiles and competition were hotter June 21 at the 2014 Merial AQHA Region Eight Championship in Wichita, Kansas.

After an early start with halter classes, exhibitors continued on with showmanship before moving into horsemanship in the afternoon.

The Region Eight Championship includes Rookie and EWD classes, and exhibitors eagerly filled those up for a chance to win Region Eight prizes, including the coveted buckles from Montana Silversmiths.

The competition concludes June 22 with the naming of high-point winners.

June 19 – English, Equestrians With Disabilities and speed events
June 20 – Roping, roping, ranch pleasure and working cow horse