Regional Championships Dates Released

Tentative dates and locations, plus a new title sponsor are announced for the Merial AQHA Regional Championships.

The American Quarter Horse Association

Merial is the title sponsor of the 2014 Merial AQHA Regional Championships.

AQHA Corporate Partner Merial is now the title sponsor of the 2014 Merial American Quarter Horse Association Regional Championships.

The Merial AQHA Regional Championships are a way for exhibitors to test their skills in a fun and rewarding environment. Competitors have the opportunity to compete in:

  • Level 1 (formerly Novice)
  • Youth
  • Amateur
  • Select
  • Open

New this year, hardship applications will not be required to compete at a Merial AQHA Regional Championship. Exhibitors may choose to compete at any show. However, a competitor can only compete at one Merial AQHA Regional Championship in 2014.

With the exception of Rookie and Level 1 classes, youth, amateur and select competitors may only show owned horses as defined in Rule SHW220 as in the 2014 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations.

View the 2014 eligibility rules.

Farnam will be this year’s sponsor of the Novice Youth 13 & under, Novice Youth 14-18, Novice Amateur and either Amateur Select or Rookie all around awards. These all around winners will be awarded a Montana Silversmiths belt buckle.

Merial AQHA Regional Championship Tentative Dates and Locations
Region Two 
September 18-21, 2014
Rapid City, South Dakota
Show contact: Mary Roes
308-760-0141 –

Region Six
July 15-20, 2014
Springfield, Massachusetts
Show contact: Marge Tanner
603-746-3813 –

Region Eight
June 19-22, 2014
Park City, Kansas
Show contact: Don and Carol Moore
719-384-4980 –

Region Nine
June 6-8, 2014
Jackson, Mississippi
Show contact: Rob Seal
601-917-8041 –

All dates and locations are tentative. View a map to find your region. Regions may impose entry deadlines.

For more information on the Merial AQHA Regional Championships, visit

As the title sponsor of the Merial AQHA Regional Championships, 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.

The Merial AQHA Regional Championships are also sponsored by WeatherBeeta, Farnam, Montana Silversmiths and Professional’s Choice.

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