2017 Tentative Dates
AQHA Central Level 1 Championship Show; Oklahoma City, OK - April 11-16, 2017
AQHA West Level 1 Championship Show; Las Vegas - April 19-23, 2017
AQHA East Level 1 Championship Show; Raleigh, NC - May 3-7, 2017
NOTE: "If an exhibitor wins a class at the Level 1 Championships, he/she is no longer eligible to compete in that class at any future Level 1 Championships; however, if an exhibitor is Level 1-eligible, he/she may continue to show in that class in Level 1 competition." (AQHA Rule SHW245.3)
Youth Exhibitors: You will show at the Level 1 Championship Shows in the age division which corresponds with your age on January 1, 2017.
- Example: If you turned 14 during 2016 (or on January 1, 2017), you will show in the 14-18 classes at the Level 1 Championship Shows.
- If you turned 19 during 2016 (or on January 1, 2017), you will show in the amateur classes at the Level 1 Championship Shows.
Find out if you are eligible to compete at the AQHA Level 1 championships, plus learn how to qualify for the event, as well as see additional rules for the 2017 show.
See which classes will be offered at each show in 2017.
2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships Qualifying Update!
If you’re a Level 1 or Rookie exhibitor, you no longer have to qualify to compete at the AQHA Level 1 Championships. Beginning with the 2018 events, all Level 1- and Rookie-eligible exhibitors are welcome to compete at one of the three Level 1 Championships. Read more.
Celebrate Your Achievements! (2017)
Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities
From full-page ads in the show program to priority stalling and your name or logo in the coliseum, the AQHA Media team offers you the chance to increase your visibility and celebrate your achievement of making it to the AQHA Level 1 Championships. View the flyer to learn more.
Celebrate your journey to qualifying by ordering your qualifier buckle!
Celebrate your achievements from the 2016 Level 1 Championships with this 7x9-inch walnut plaque with your name, your horse’s name and your classes!
- AQHA West Level 1 Championships
- Farnam Central Level 1 Championships
- Nutrena East Level 1 Championships
If you are a qualifier, you've earned the right to brag! Share the qualifier badge (linked below) with your friends and family. Save the badge, then post it on social media with #AQHAWest, #FarnamCentral or #NutrenaEast to let everyone know which show you're headed to.