Merial AQHA Region 8 Championship & 3 S/C Quarter Horse Shows

AQHA Region 8
Tentative Schedule
Entry Form & Fees
Stalls & Shavings & Mats
Level 1 (Novice) Championship Qualifying
High Point Awards
High Point Rules
R8 Circuit All Around
Region 8 Class Awards
Coggins & Health Papers
Hotel, RV
Vendor Information
Veterinarian & Farrier
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Contact Us
AQHA Region 8 Championship Horse Show & 
Split/Combined Quarter Horse Shows (3 sets of AQHA points)
June  15-16-17-18-19, 2016
Amarillo National Center
Tri-State Fairgrounds 
3301 S E 10th AVE
Amarillo TX 79104



Thank you to all the participants at the AQHA Region 8 Championship & Quarter Horse Shows recently held in Amarillo TX June 18-21, 2015.

The horse show was a huge success!

AQHA Region 8 is requesting anyone that did not pick up their high point award or R8 Top Ten plaque please email or call the R8 Awards Chairperson Cal Brandt (915) 241-8000 or  He will need a shipping address (no Post Office Box please) and a method of payment for the freight.  Please notify Cal by July 31, 2015

If you are planning on attending the Boom Circuit AQHA horse show July 23-26 in Amarillo TX, the AQHA Region 8 High Point awards will be in the horse show office for you to pick up or please advise who is authorized to pick up your award for you or we can arrange for shipping.

Thank you to everyone from the AQHA Region 8 Steering Committee for understanding the necessary adjustments made due to the enormous volume of entries.  

The AQHA Region 8 Steering Committee are already began planning an even bigger and better R8 Championship horse show in 2016.


Your American Quarter Horse gives you great opportunities at a Merial AQHA Regional Championship near you.


You could be crowned a champion at this fun, rewarding AQHA competition!


Bring your American Quarter Horse to the 2015 Merial AQHA Regional Championship closest to you and experience an event that tests your skills in a fun, rewarding environment! No matter where you live, you can compete in the Regional Championship of your choice (exhibitors can only compete at one per year). You can win great prizes from our team of AQHA corporate partners!


Compete in these divisions:

  • Level 1 (formerly Novice) – Offered in youth and amateur classes. Eligibility in a Level 1 class is determined by:

·        Points earned in the past three years.

·        Lifetime awards won with either AQHA or any equine organization or association with a membership of more than 7,500.
Find out if you are eligible for Level 1 by
clicking here.

  • Youth – specially designed for AQHYA members 18 and younger.

  • Amateur – A non-pro division for AQHA members 19 and older.

  • Select - A non-pro division for AQHA members 50 and older.

  • Open – Reserved for our seasoned competitors and professionals, you can test your skills against the best!


    With the exception of rookie and Level 1 (formerly Novice) classes, youth, amateur and Select competitors may only show owned or leased horses as defined in the 2015 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations.


Level 1 (formerly Novice) exhibitors placing in the top 10 in Level 1 at Region 8 will qualify for the 2015 AQHA Level 1 championships.