Region Six Championship Set for July 17-19

The fourth of five 2015 Merial AQHA Regional Championship shows kicks off July 17 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

The American Quarter Horse

AQHA Region Six exhibitors are preparing for the 2015 Merial AQHA Region Six Championship Show, which is approaching quickly. The show, slated for July 17-19 at Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, Massachusetts, provides American Quarter Horse enthusiasts a chance to test their horse-showing skills.

This regional championship features six days packed with a variety of classes, starting with open all age hunter hack at 7 a.m. on July 17 at the Eastern States Exposition. AQHA judges Jill Newcomb, Dan Trein, Patty Campbell, Scott Neman, Stephen Stephens and Larry Little will judge the event.

“Our goal with the regional championships is to offer our members another opportunity to gain experience in the show ring with their American Quarter Horses,” said Charlie Hemphill, AQHA director of shows and new events. “This also gives our members a chance to network and ride with other talented riders across their regions.”  

Exhibitors at this regional championship have the opportunity to partake in more than typical show classes. Thursday night pot luck aisle hop, stall decorating, exhibitor parties, youth activities, and coming back again for 2015 – ladies western pleasure benefiting the Bay State Children’s Hospital.
Additionally, placing in the top 10 as a Level 1 exhibitor in a regional championship level 1 class qualifies the rider and horse for the 2015 AQHA Level 1 championships. The exception to this is halter, where Level 1-eligible halter exhibitors may compete in corresponding youth and amateur classes in the regional championship classes to qualify for the Level 1 championships. See for more details.

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Region Two will be the last 2015 Merial AQHA Regional Championship show this season. Exhibitors from every region are invited to attend a regional championship show, but an exhibitor may only compete at one regional championship per year. Visit for more information on each show.

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