western states championship
AQHA western invitational

The Celebration
June 29 - July 9, 2017

Western States Championhsip July 4-7

10 AQHA Shows
Climate Controlled Facility - Air-Conditioned Stalls!!
 Championship Classes (by invitation only)

Championship Trophies


We have results posted! View Now



Qualify by state by March 31, 2017 See Details
Please Note: If you did not qualify through your state affiliate, you may have qualified nationally. National qualifiers must provide a show record with their entries.

- Payment must accompany entries. No refunds.
- June 10 - Deadline for Championship classes
- June 20 - Deadline for Stall Reservations- Download the Stall Form
- CREDIT CARDS - to pay by card, please download the Credit Card Authorization Form


2017 Judges

Chris Benedict
Morgan Lybbert
Kim Myers
Laurel Walker Denton
Courtney Fuller
Jimmy Stickler

Wayne Halvorson
Betsy Tuckey
John Tuckey
Keith Longacre
Elizabeth Baker
Jessica Gilliam

Kendra Weiss
Suzy Jeane
Mike Hopper
Lisa Moden
Bruce Army


Hotel Reservations

The Room Reservation cut off date at South Point is June 6. The show falls on the July 4th weekend and South Point anticipates selling out. BOOK NOW!

Use the Western States Booking code of PCQ0703

Here is the reservation link



The AQHA division of The Celebration offers a full slate of Western, English, and cattle classes. There is no qualifying to show in the AQHA approved show circuits at The Celebration, so everyone is welcome to show.


Just Announced! Celebration Show to offer:

Amateur, Youth and Open Ranch Trail- Open to all breeds shows Friday June 30, Saturday July 1, Sunday July 2 and Monday July 3 following the AQHA Ranch Riding. $25 entry fee -one judge each time.

Trail Schooling: One rider on the course- 6 minutes time allotted. Offered Sunday July 2 following last class in Equine Chronicle Arena. Course to be set to be Monday July 3rd course. $25 entry fee

Western Riding Schooling: One rider on the course- 5 minutes time allotted. Mission Oaks Quarter Horses arena Sunday July 3 following completion of classes in Equine Chronicle arena. $20 entry fee



The Arena & Class Schedule for both the Celebration and the Western States Championship has been posted.


Enter on-line or by mail


The 2016 Show In Pictures

See who won trophies and had a great time. Go Now



AQHA, Championship and Circuit Awards are posted. View Now




South Point Equestrian Center requires a 30 day Health Certificate and Negative Coggins report issued within the past 6 months.

Platinum Sponsors


emoThe EMO Agency is proud to be the presenting sponsor of this event.
The EMO Western States Championship is an invitational show for AQHA horses and members in the Western United States.
The Western States Affiliates is a nonprofit venture between Arizona Quarter Horse Association and the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association and being sponsored by the EMO Agency.


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