Competitor Resources

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.

 2017 Qualifiers Handbook                        

Qualifying and Additional Rules     



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. 

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.

Qualifier Buckle

Celebrate your journey to qualifying by ordering your qualifier buckle

Qualifier Jacket

You'll definitely want this black neoprene softshell jacket, which sports the AQHA Level 1 Championships logo.

Qualifier Plaques

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!

Qualifier Badges

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.