Region Five Championships Set for June 22

The third of five 2016 Merial AQHA Regional Championships kicks off June 22 in Logan Township, New Jersey.

American Quarter Horse Association

This regional championship features a one-day event packed with a variety of classes, starting with showmanship at 8 a.m. on June 22 at Gloucester County Dream Park.

AQHA Region 5 exhibitors are preparing for the 2016 Merial AQHA Region Five Championships, which is approaching quickly. The show, slated for June 22 at the Dream Park in Logan Township, New Jersey, provides American Quarter Horse enthusiasts a chance to test their horse-showing skills.

This regional championship features a one-day event packed with a variety of classes, starting with showmanship at 8 a.m. on June 22 at Gloucester County Dream Park. AQHA judge Rick Baker will judge the event. For a full show itinerary, visit www.njqha.com. (Note: Halter classes will not be offered at the Region Five Championships.)

“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 championship class will earn an invitation on that horse to compete at the 2017 AQHA Level 1 Championships. Visit www.aqha.com/level1championships for more details.

Regions 2 and 6 will also hold 2016 Merial AQHA Regional Championships. Region 1 will not offer 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 championship, but an exhibitor may only compete at one regional championship per year. Visit www.aqha.com/regionalchampionships 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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