AQHA Congratulates Show Leaders

For the first time, AQHA recognizes Rookies, Level 1 and Level 2 exhibitors, along with the Level 3 exhibitors, in the 2014 year-end standings.

The American Quarter Horse Association

AQHA congratulates exhibitors for their hardwork and determination (Journal photo).

The American Quarter Horse Association recognizes hardworking individuals and their American Quarter Horses at the end of each year through the Association’s high-point awards. Due to the introduction of AQHA leveling in 2014, the Association now is able to recognize more individuals and horses for their accomplishments in the show arena. New this year, AQHA is recognizing exhibitors in the Rookie, Level 1 and Level 2 divisions in addition to the Level 3 division.

AQHA annually recognizes the top point earners in each division of every AQHA event. Horses are recognized in the open division, while youth and amateurs competing with any one horse are recognized in their respective divisions.

“We are thrilled to be able to recognize more individuals this year in the year-end standings, thanks to the new AQHA levels, and give exhibitors the recognition they deserve,” said AQHA Chief Show Officer Pete Kyle. “Exhibitors are the driving force in the show industry, and with the increase in individuals showing their American Quarter Horses, the market is headed in a strong direction.”

View a list of the 2014 year-end leaders.

In addition to the leaders in each division, AQHA also named the 2014 year-end all-around award winners:

  • Markel Insurance All-Around Youth Lauren Nicole Diaz and Promotional Asset
  • Farnam All-Around Amateur Hayley Saul and Eyed Be In A Jam
  • Farnam All-Around Junior Horse Mr Fritz Wood, owned by Lincoln Figueiredo
  • Farnam All-around Senior Horse Smart Nu Shiner, owned by Joyce Tisdall
  • Farnam World Champion Racing American Quarter Horse JRC Callas First, owned by Dana and Brian Stroud

For more information on the year-end show leaders, visit

For more information on AQHA leveling, visit

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