Region Six Championships Set for July 15-17

The fourth of five 2016 Merial AQHA Regional Championships kicks off July 15 in West Springfield, Massachusetts.

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AQHA Region 6 exhibitors are preparing for the 2016 Merial AQHA Region Six Championships.

AQHA Region 6 exhibitors are preparing for the 2016 Merial AQHA Region Six Championships, which is approaching quickly. The show, slated for July 15-17 at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts, provides American Quarter Horse enthusiasts a chance to test their horse-showing skills.

This regional championships features six days packed with a variety of classes, starting with hunter hack at 7 a.m. on July 15 at the Eastern States Exposition. AQHA judges Michelle Tidwell, Tracy Willis, Rick Christy, April and Casey Devitt, and Curtis Reynolds will judge the event. For a full show itinerary, visit

“These shows are the best way for exhibitors to get their feet wet in AQHA championship shows,” said Charlie Hemphill, AQHA director of shows and new events. “The shows also give Level 1 exhibitors the opportunity to qualify for the AQHA Level 1 Championships in 2017.”

Level 1-eligible exhibitors who place in the top 10 in any amateur/Select/youth regional championships class will earn an invitation on that horse to compete at the 2017 AQHA Level 1 Championships. Visit for more details.

Competitors who show in a 2016 Merial AQHA Regional Championships will receive prizes for placing in the top three. Region 1 is not offering the same awards as the other regional championships, however Level 1 exhibitors placing in the top 10 at the Region One Championships will also qualify for the 2017 AQHA Level 1 Championships. Exhibitors from every region are invited to attend a regional championships, but an exhibitor may only compete at one regional championships per year. Visit for more information on each show.

About the Sponsors
The regional championships would not be possible without title sponsor Merial. As an official AQHA animal health care partner, Merial is a world-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide range of animals. Whether you care for pleasure horses, racehorses, performance horses or working horses, Merial offers you products to protect them. Learn more about Merial’s official AQHA products.

The shows also wouldn’t be possible without the help of AQHA Corporate Partners Farnam, Montana Silversmiths, Professional’s Choice and AQHA event sponsor Noble Outfitters. 

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