Farnam to Sponsor Central AQHA Level 1 Championships

AQHA is proud to announce Farnam as the title sponsor of the 2016 Farnam Central AQHA Level 1 Championships.

The American Quarter Horse Association

AQHA Corporate Partner Farnam is the title sponsor of the new Farnam Central AQHA Level 1 Championships.

The American Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce Farnam as the title sponsor of the new Farnam Central AQHA Level 1 Championships. The 2016 Farnam Central AQHA Level 1 Championships is slated for April 13-17 at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

Farnam is your partner in horse care, serving both the pleasure horse and performance horse markets. Farnam is the official deworming, fly control, leather care, wound care, topical hoof care and grooming and conditioning product supplier of AQHA since 2004.

“Farnam is always excited to support AQHA events and programs,” said Martha Lefebvre, Farnam senior marketing manager. “It is very important to us to invest in the future of our Level 1 exhibitors by becoming more involved in the Level 1 Championships, along with the numerous AQHA programs we have supported throughout the years.”

In addition to supporting the Level 1 Championships, Farnam is the title sponsor of the AQHA year-end all-around high-point awards and Racing World Champion; Farnam Superhorse at the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show and Farnam All-Around Amateur titles at the AQHA World Show, Level 1 Championships and the Adequan Select World Championship Show; and the Farnam All-Around awards at the Merial AQHA Regional Championships.

Farnam also supports the Built Fort Tough AQHYA World Championship Show, the Youth Public Policy Experience in Washington, D.C., and Youth Leadership Training held in conjunction with the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar.

About the Farnam AQHA Central Level 1 Championships

The Farnam Central AQHA Level 1 Championships will offer AQHA’s core and over-fences classes and will be the only Level 1 Championships to offer cattle classes. View the show-by-show class list for 2016.

For 2016 only, AQHA has changed the qualifying rules. To be eligible to enter the 2016 Level 1 Championships, an exhibitor must:

  • Be Level 1-eligible in the class they wish to enter as of January 1, 2015.
  • Be an AQHA member at the time of entry and at the time of the 2016 Level 1 Championships.
  • If a competitor graduated out of Level 1 in the 2015 show season, he or she is still invited to enter the event.
  • If you won a Level 1 championship in 2015, you cannot show in the same class at future Level 1 Championships, including the 2016 Level 1 Championships. However, you can still show in the class at AQHA shows (excluding the Level 1 Championships) until you meet the point level. You can still show at the Level 1 Championships in any other class(es) for which you are still Level 1-eligible. Learn more about AQHA Rule SHW245.3 in the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations.

Level 1 eligibility is determined on a class-by-class basis. Exhibitors are encouraged to use the online level verification system at services3.aqha.com/leveling to determine if they are Level 1-eligible in a particular class. Once they have verified their eligibility, exhibitors may download the Farnam Central Level 1 entry form at www.aqha.com/level1championships.

B&W Rookie classes will be offered for exhibitors and horses that are eligible for the Rookie level as of January 1, 2015, for the Farnam Central, AQHA West or Nutrena East Level 1 Championships. The horse you intend to bring for the class must also be Rookie eligible. Call AQHA Customer Service at 806-376-4811 or visit services3.aqha.com/leveling to verify your and your horses' Rookie eligibility, and access Rookie entry forms at www.aqha.com/level1championships.

Rookie and Level 1 are the two levels of AQHA competition designed for beginner to minimally accomplished competitors, respectively. The Level 1 Championships were designed to celebrate the accomplishments of these riders and their horses in an environment that provides education and fun competition.

To learn more about AQHA’s show levels or to determine the levels you are eligible for, visit www.aqha.com/leveling.

For more information on the 2016 AQHA Level 1 Championships, visit www.aqha.com/level1championships.

AQHA is proud to have a great team of corporate partners, like Farnam, who support AQHA and the many events and programs members enjoy. The Association would not be where it is today without the American Quarter Horse, valued members and generous corporate partners.

For more information about Farnam and the rest of AQHA’s corporate partners, visit www.aqha.com/partners.

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