2023 Nutrena AQHA West Level 1 Championships May 16-21, 2023

View the 2023 Nutrena Level 1 West Champions and High Point Awards

Don’t miss your opportunity to enter the 2023 Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships.

You can enter on line through AQHA.com/West or use this entry form link

Stall Reservation are being taken on-line only at EZHorseShows

The entry deadline for the Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships is 5 p.m. Central on March 15. Late entry options are available until 5 p.m. Central on March 31. Unentered horses will not be able to enter after the late entry deadline. Exhibitors who choose to show at both AQHA Level 1 Championship shows cannot compete in the same classes at each event.

The American Quarter Horse Association is excited to announce the return of the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 West Championships to Arizona in 2022.

The Nutrena AQHA West Level 1 Championships is slated for May 16-21 and will be held in conjunction with the Arizona Quarter Horse Association’s Pinnacle Circuit at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event will feature Level 1, Rookie and walk-trot championship classes.

Exhibitors can only compete at one Level 1 Championships in a year.

Entry forms for the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships will be available online by the end of January.

To be eligible to enter the 2023 Level 1 Championships, an exhibitor must:

  • Be Rookie and/or Level 1 eligible in the class they wish to enter as of January 1, 2022.
  • Be an AQHA member at the time of entry and at the time of the 2023 Level 1 Championships.


  • If a competitor graduated out of Level 1 after the 2022 show season, he or she is still invited to enter, as eligibility is based on the 2022 competition year.
  • If you have won a Level 1 class at a Level 1 Championships, you cannot show in that same class at future Level 1 Championships, including the 2023 Level 1 Championships. However, you can still show in that class at AQHA shows (excluding the Level 1 Championships) until you meet the level-up requirements found in SHW245. You can still show at the Level 1 Championships in any other class(es) for which you are Level 1 eligible. Learn more about AQHA Rule SHW245 in the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations.

Level eligibility is determined on a class-by-class basis. Exhibitors are encouraged to use the online level verification system at www.aqha.com/leveling to determine if they are Level 1 or Rookie eligible in a particular class. Walk-trot classes do require exhibitors to be Level 1 eligible in their particular class.

To review the complete handbook on the Nutrena AQHA L1 Championships, including rules, eligibility, fees, awards lists and more you can view it here

About the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships

The Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships feature walk-trot, Rookie and Level 1 classes. The shows offer a variety of events and activities for competitors, friends, family and spectators to take part in throughout the show, including free Ride the Pattern clinics taught by AQHA Professional Horsemen. The Level 1 Championships are intended for exhibitors to learn and grow in the show arena while sharpening their horsemanship skills. The shows provide a welcoming environment for AQHA members to be showcased in a championship arena and to compete to earn top prizes for their dedication.

For more information, visit www.aqha.com/level1championships.

About Nutrena

Nutrena feed isn’t just grown, it’s crafted. Real science goes into putting the nutrients animals need into each Nutrena® feed product. Nutrena is a proud supporter of AQHA programs including the Nutrena Level 1 Championships, Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinics and AQHA Professional Horsemen. Learn more about AQHA Corporate Partner Nutrena.