Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show Commences

The 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show kicked off November 2 in Oklahoma City.

The American Quarter Horse Association

The Lucas Oil World has a variety of events and activities for competitors, friends, family and spectators.

Exhibitors at the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show saddled up and brought their A-game to the show pen for the first day of stiff competition in Oklahoma City on November 2. Classes began at 10 a.m. in the Jim Norick Arena at State Fair Park with the finals in the Level 2 junior cutting, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan).

More than 4,800 entries from the United States, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are competing for 99 world championships and 90 Adequan® Level 2 championships at this year’s event, November 2-18.

The Lucas Oil World has a variety of events and activities for competitors, friends, family and spectators, including free Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinics taught by AQHA Professional Horsemen. See the Lucas Oil World Show schedule for the tentative list of clinics and times.

Attendees can also look forward to receptions and parties during the show, including the Lucas Oil World Exhibitors Party at 6 p.m. on November 15 in the Bennet Event Center. For more information on special events at this year’s show, visit

Take a break from the action in the arenas to enjoy the free Trade Show in the brand-new Bennett Event Center. The Trade Show features more than 100 vendors from across the United States, selling home décor, jewelry, tack, western attire, trailers and more.

New to this year’s Trade Show is the Awards Recognition Concepts Champions Circle. This ceremony is where each day’s world champions – the L3 world champions crowned before 5 p.m. each day – are presented their gold trophies and belt buckles. The ARC Champions Circle begins at 5:30 p.m. on days that have Level 3 finals classes before 5 p.m. Come to the Trade Show to cheer for the day’s world champions.

While you’re at the Trade Show, you’ll also be able to see the United Kennel Club Socialized Pet Obedience Test area, the Saloon Bar, the Beach Bar, four concessions, coffee bar and much more.

About the Lucas Oil World
The Lucas Oil World is the premier event in the equine industry. The show brings together exhibitors, owners, breeders and fans of the American Quarter Horse from around the world for two weeks of exciting competition, educational opportunities and a bountiful trade show.

Lucas Oil is proud to be the title sponsor for the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show. Other show and event sponsors include Adequan®, Bank of America, B&W Trailer Hitches, Cripple Creek, Boehringer Ingelheim, Ford, John Deere, Justin Boots, Markel Insurance Co., Montana Silversmiths, Nutrena, SmartPak, Wrangler, Zoetis, The American Quarter Horse Journal, American Quarter Horse Foundation, Iconoclast, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, State Fair Park, Four Sixes Ranch, USRider, Elite Stall Mat Rentals and Metro Golf Cars.

For more information on the Lucas Oil World and a tentative schedule, visit

Can’t Make It to Oklahoma City?
Be sure to tune in to the free live webcast, presented by Bank of America, to watch all the action from the Jim Norick and Performance arenas at You’ll also find the best coverage of the show, results and more!

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