Enter the 2022 Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships

Enter the 2022 Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships

Don’t miss your opportunity to enter the 2022 Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships.

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Now is your chance to enter one of the 2022 Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships. The entry deadline for the Nutrena AQHA East Level 1 Championships and Nutrena AQHA West Level 1 Championships is 5 p.m. Central on March 15. Exhibitors can compete at only one of the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships each year. Late entry options are available through April 1.

To enter, simply click the link below for the show that you’d like to attend and submit the online entry form for the opportunity to compete at one of the most prestigious Level 1, Rookie and walk-trot events in the world with well over $100,000 in purse and prizes awarded at each show! Entries received by February 22 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize from Nutrena; read full terms and conditions.

To be eligible to enter the 2022 Level 1 Championships, an exhibitor must:

  • Be Rookie- and/or Level 1-eligible in the class they wish to enter as of the prior year or January 1, 2021.

  • Be an AQHA member at the time of entry and at the time of the 2022 Level 1 Championships.


  • If a competitor graduated out of Level 1 and/or Rookie after the 2021 show season, he or she is still invited to enter, as eligibility is based on the 2021 competition year.

  • If you have won a Level 1 class at a Level 1 Championships, you cannot show in that same class at future Level 1 Championships, including the 2022 Level 1 Championships. However, you can still show in that class at other AQHA sanctioned shows (excluding the Level 1 Championships) until you meet the level-up requirements found in SHW245. You can still show at the Level 1 Championships in any other class(es) for which you are Level 1 eligible.

  • If you have not earned a Superior award within the past 10 years in a particular class in any equine organization or association with a membership of more than 7,500 members, including AQHA.

  • Not have placed in the top 3 at any AQHA world championship show in a particular class.

  • Not have won a world, reserve world, national or reserve national championship title in a particular class, excluding Level 1 classes, in any equine organization or association with a membership of more than 7,500 members.

  • Not have won a total of $5,000 or more in cash with any equine organization or association by class including earnings reported by QData, Equistat and other verifiable resources.

  • Not have competed on an NCEA equestrian team on a scholarship, or ride as a starting exhibitor, in a particular discipline within the past 10 years.

  • Not have been an accredited horse show judge or have trained professionally.

Learn more about AQHA Rule SHW245 in the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations.

Level eligibility is determined on a class-by-class basis. Exhibitors are encouraged to use the online level verification system at www.aqha.com/leveling to determine if they are Level 1- or Rookie-eligible in a particular class. Walk-trot classes do require exhibitors to be Level 1-eligible in their particular class.

The AQHA Cattle Level 1 Championships, presented by the Four Sixes Ranch, will return to the 2022 AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships, tentatively scheduled for June 20-25 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The schedule and online entries for the Cattle Level 1 classes will be posted at a later date at 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 alike 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 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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