Latin American Championships Return to Avaré, São Paolo, Brazil

The AQHA Latin American Championships, set for April 18-24, will be hosted in Avaré, São Paolo, Brazil.

The American Quarter Horse Association

The 2016 AQHA Latin American Championships is set for April 18-24.

The American Quarter Horse Association will host the fifth annual Latin American Championships April 18-24 in Avaré, São Paulo, Brazil. The event is open to all AQHA members in good standing who reside in or are citizens of Latin America. Horses exhibited must be registered American Quarter Horses and special arrangements will be made to allow leased horses to compete.

The event’s theme, Por Tu Honor, Por Tu Patria, Por Tu Campeonato – English translation meaning For Your Honor, Your Country, Your Championship – highlights the importance of why AQHA members like to compete.  

Classes being offered include barrel racing, pole bending, ranch sorting, team penning, reining, tie-down roping, heading, heeling, cutting and halter.

Latin American champions, reserve champions and third place will be recognized on the permanent records of the horses exhibited. Exhibitor awards include buckles and gold medallions for champions, silver medallions for reserve champions and bronze medallions for third place.

“The Latin American Championships allow AQHA to recognize our Latin American exhibitors for their showing accomplishments,” said AQHA Chief Show Officer Pete Kyle. “We are excited to see these talented horsemen and -women compete with their American Quarter Horses in Brazil.”

AQHA has 10 Latin American international affiliates: Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

For more information on the Latin American Championships, call AQHA’s Spanish line at 806-373-2281, email espanol@aqha.org or follow AQHA En Español on Facebook. 

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