New Opportunities at AQHA’s 2022 Championship Shows

New Opportunities at AQHA’s 2022 Championship Shows

AQHA implements new Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions classes, along with additional Adequan® Level 2 13-&-Under and Select core classes, for AQHA members to enjoy with their American Quarter Horses at the 2022 AQHA championship shows.

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American Quarter Horse Association championship shows are among the most prestigious events in the equine industry. In an effort to provide new opportunities, encourage growth and better serve AQHA members, the Association is proud to implement new opportunities for the 2022 championship show season.

Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions Classes
New for 2022, exhibitors competing in core classes at either the 2022 Nutrena AQHA East, Nutrena AQHA West Level 1 Championships or AQHA Cattle Level 1 Championships, presented by the Four Sixes Ranch, will have the opportunity to earn a spot to vie for overall Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions titles. The top-15 exhibitors in each youth, amateur and Select amateur core class will be invited to compete at their corresponding AQHA world show for Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions titles, which includes the Ford AQHYA World Championship Show; Farnam AQHA World Championship Show; and AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan).

The core classes are defined as:

  • Western pleasure

  • Horsemanship

  • Hunter under saddle

  • Hunt seat equitation

  • Showmanship

  • Trail

  • Ranch riding

Learn more about the AQHA Leveling program. For more information on the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships, visit

Adequan® Level 2 13-&-Under Core Classes
Beginning at the 2022 Ford AQHYA World, Adequan® Level 2 core classes will now offer two age divisions for 13-&-Under and 14-18 exhibitors to participate in with their American Quarter Horses, instead of just 18-&-Under.

The addition of Adequan® Level 2 13-&-Under core classes allows younger AQHYA members the chance to participate in a more level playing field with peers of similar age, experience and achievement.

The 2022 Ford AQHYA World, which highlights AQHA competitors ages 18-&-under from around the world, is tentatively scheduled for July 28 - August 7 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. For more information on the Ford AQHYA World, visit  

Adequan® Level 2 Select Core Classes
AQHA is also adding Adequan® Level 2 Select core classes to the Adequan® Select World. In 2022, eligible Adequan® Select World exhibitors will have the opportunity to compete in Adequan® Level 2 core classes at the Adequan® Select World, which is slated for October 28 - November 20 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. Adequan® Select exhibitors can check their eligibility for the Level 2 core classes online.

The 2022 Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World are the premier events in the equine industry for amateur, Select amateur and open exhibitors. For more information, visit

About the Sponsors
Founded in 1946, Farnam Companies Inc. has grown to become one of the most widely recognized names in the animal health products industry, and has become one of the largest makers of equine products in the country. That’s why no one offers a more complete selection of horse care products. Farnam Horse Products serves both the pleasure horse and the performance horse markets with products for fly control, deworming, hoof and leg care, grooming, wound treatment and leather care, plus supplements.

Adequan®, the official equine joint therapy of AQHA, is the proud title sponsor of the Adequan® Select World and the Adequan® Level 2 Championships. When you choose a joint therapy for your horses, choose Adequan®

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 Level 1 Championships, Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinics and AQHA Professional Horsemen. Learn more about AQHA Corporate Partner Nutrena.

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