Merial AQHA Region Eight Championships are June 14-18

The second of six 2017 Merial AQHA Regional Championships kicks off June 14 in Amarillo.

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AQHA Region 8 exhibitors are preparing for the 2017 Merial AQHA Region Eight Championships, which is approaching quickly. The show, slated for June 14-18 at the Amarillo National Center in Amarillo, provides American Quarter Horse enthusiasts a chance to test their horse-showing skills.

This show features five days packed with a variety of classes, starting with working cow horse at 7:30 a.m. on June 14 in the Amarillo National Center at the Tri-State Fairgrounds. AQHA judges Bob Kail, Marilyn Randall and Tracy Willis will judge the event. For a full show itinerary, visit

Exhibitors at this event have the opportunity to participate in more than showing. Show attendees are invited to attend an exhibitor party from 6 to 8 p.m. on June 16 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum. Attendees can tour the Hall of Fame while enjoying food and beverages.  

“These shows are the best way for exhibitors to get their feet wet in AQHA championship events,” said Charlie Hemphill, AQHA director of shows and new events. “Thanks to the help of our partners, competitors will be vying for some great prizes at each of the regional championship shows.”

Regions 1, 2, 5 and 6 will also hold Regional Championships. Exhibitors from every region are invited to attend a Regional Championships, but an exhibitor can only compete at one Regional Championships per year. 

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About the Title Sponsor
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. 

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