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Exhibitor Handbook

2018 Tentative Dates           

AQHA Central Level 1 Championship Show; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - April 10-14, 2018
AQHA West Level 1 Championship Show; Las Vegas - April 18-22, 2018
Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championship Show; Wilmington, Ohio - May 2-6, 2018

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)

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.

Youth Exhibitors: You will show at the Level 1 Championship Shows in the age division which corresponds with your age on January 1, 2018.

  • Example: If you turned 14 during 2017 (or on January 1, 2018), you will show in the 14-18 classes at the Level 1 Championship Shows.
    • If you turned 19 during 2017 (or on January 1, 2018), you will show in the amateur classes at the Level 1 Championship Shows.

2018 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 Achievements! 

Exhibitor Plaque

Celebrate your achievements from the 2018 Level 1 Championships with this 7x9-inch walnut plaque with your name, your horse’s name and your classes!

Exhibitor Badges

Share the exhibitor badge (linked below) with your friends and family. Save the badge, then post it on social media with #AQHAWest, #AQHACentral, #NutrenaEast or #AQHACattle to let everyone know which show you're headed to.


Exhibitor Buckle and Jacket

Show off your achievement with this exclusive buckle and commemorative jacket from Awards Recognition Concepts (ARC).