AQHA Announces 2017 Dates

Thursday, February 9, 2017


The American Quarter Horse Association has an exciting line-up of events planned for 2017. Mark your calendars today with the tentative dates.

AQHA Convention
• March 17-20 – 2017 AQHA Convention at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio

AQHA World Championship Shows
• March 23-26 – Zoetis Versatility Ranch Horse and AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships and inaugural Zoetis Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals in Houston
• August 4-12 – Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City
• August 25 - September 2 – AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) in Amarillo
• November 3-18 – Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City

AQHA Racing
• June 3 – Heritage Place Futurity and Derby, Remington Park Invitational Championship at Remington Park in Oklahoma City
• July 28-29 – Texas Quarter Horse Association Yearling Sale in San Antonio
• September 1-4 – Ruidoso Select Yearling Sale, All American Derby and Futurity, All American Gold Cup at Ruidoso Downs in Ruidoso, New Mexico
• September 21-23 – Heritage Place Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City
• September 30 - October 1 – Los Alamitos Equine Sale at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, California
• October 14 – Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships and AQHA Racing Conference at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa
• December 10 – Champion of Champions and Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, California

AQHA Level 1 Championships
• April 11-15 – Farnam Central AQHA Level 1 Championships in Oklahoma City
• April 19-23 – AQHA West Level 1 Championships in Las Vegas
• May 3-7 – Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships in Raleigh, North Carolina
2017 Merial AQHA Regional Championships
• June 2-4 – Region Nine in Jackson, Mississippi
• June 14-18 – Region Eight in Amarillo
• June 21 – Region Five in Logan Township, New Jersey
• July 21-23 – Region Six in Springfield, Massachusetts
• August 10-13 – Region One in Monroe, Washington
• September 14-17 – Region Two in Rapid City, South Dakota

AQHA Recreational Riding
• June 24 - July 1 – Eminence Trail Ride in Eminence, Missouri
• Find an AQHA Trail Ride or Trail Challenge near you by visiting

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Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenges
• March 26 – Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals in Houston
• June – Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge in Rapid City, South Dakota
• August  – Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, Colorado
• September  – Tri-State Fair in Amarillo
• October – National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas
• October  – Northern International Livestock Exposition in Billings, Montana

American Quarter Horse Youth Association
• July 11-13 – Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar in Amarillo
• October 11-14 – AQHYA National Racing Experience at the Bank of America Challenge Championships at Prairie Meadows Race Course in Altoona, Iowa

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum Events and Exhibits
• January 27 - July 29 – Nacidos Charros: Born Charro
• July 22 – National Day of the Cowboy
• August 12 - October 14 – America’s Horse in Art
• October 27 - November 25 – American Quarter Horse Photography Show
• December 5 - January 6, 2018 – Youth Art Show

For more information on AQHA events in 2017, visit AQHA news and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more information, follow @AQHAnews on Twitter and visit

About the American Quarter Horse Association:
Founded in 1940, the American Quarter Horse Association is the largest equine breed organization in the world. With headquarters in Amarillo, AQHA has a membership of more than 260,000 people in 86 countries and has registered more than 5 million horses in 95 countries.