Competitor Resources

Exhibitor Handbook

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)

AQHA Level 1 Championships Qualifying

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, 2019.

  • Example: If you turned 14 during 2018 (or on January 1, 2019), you will show in the 14-18 classes at the Level 1 Championship Shows.
    • If you turned 19 during 2018 (or on January 1, 2019), you will show in the amateur classes at the Level 1 Championship Shows.

Celebrate Your Achievements! 

Exhibitor Plaque

Celebrate your achievements from the 2019 Level 1 Championships with this 7x9-inch walnut plaque with your name, your horse’s name and your classes!

  • AQHA West Level 1 Championships
  • AQHA Central Level 1 Championships
  • Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships

Exhibitor Buckle and Jacket

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