Wrapping up the Nutrena West AQHA Level 1 Championships

Wrapping up the Nutrena West AQHA Level 1 Championships

Exhibitors took home championship titles at the 2023 Nutrena West AQHA Level 1 Championships in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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That’s a wrap on the 2023 Nutrena West AQHA Level 1 Championships! AQHA exhibitors from 22 states and two Canadian provinces competed for championship titles at the Nutrena West AQHA Level 1 Championships, which were held May 16-21 in conjunction with the Arizona Quarter Horse Association Pinnacle Circuit at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Over 370 exhibitors and more than 400 horses competed in western, English and halter classes, totaling 2,222 entries. AQHA also welcomed 173 first-time Level 1 Championships exhibitors. Competitors vied for top honors across a full slate of Level 1, Rookie and walk-trot classes, and more than $150,000 in purse and prizes. AQHA also presented the top end-of-show awards to the all-around and high-point award winners. Read more about the all-around and high-point winners.

View the official results and score sheets at www.aqha.com/level-1-west-results.

During the show, AQHA Professional Horsemen volunteered their time to give 5 free Ride the Pattern clinics, presented by Nutrena. These clinics gave exhibitors and spectators the perfect opportunity to learn how AQHA Professional Horsemen would approach a specific class or pattern in Level 1, Rookie and Walk/Trot competition. Thanks to the generosity of the Ride the Pattern clinics attendees, the Professional Horsemen Endowment Fund raised nearly $3,000 in donations.

If you were unable to join us in Scottsdale, Arizona, be sure to check out full show results and scoresheets at www.aqha.com/level1championships.

The AQHA Cattle Level 1 Championships, presented by the Four Sixes Ranch, are June 20-24 at the 2023 AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Late entry options remain open until 5 p.m. CST on June 1. For more information, visit www.aqha.com/versatility.

About the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships
The Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships feature walk-trot, Rookie and Level 1 classes. The shows offer a variety of events and activities for competitors, friends, family and spectators to take part in throughout the show, including free Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinics taught by AQHA Professional Horsemen. The Level 1 Championships are intended for exhibitors to learn and grow in the show arena while sharpening their horsemanship skills. The shows provide a welcoming environment for AQHA members to be showcased in a championship arena and to compete to earn top prizes worth over $300,000 for their dedication. 

For more information, visit www.aqha.com/level1championships.

About Nutrena
Nutrena feed isn’t just grown, it’s crafted. Real science goes into putting the nutrients animals need into each Nutrena® feed product. Nutrena is a proud supporter of AQHA programs including the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships, Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinics and AQHA Professional Horsemen. Learn more about AQHA Corporate Partner Nutrena.

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