National Championship Tournament Rankings
The Arizona Quarter Horse Association is excited to announce the mid-year rankings for Showmanship, Horsemanship and Equitation exhibitors in the lead up to the National Championship Tournament being held at Sun Circuit 2019. Each division lists the individuals who were scored by the committee, as well as those currently leading the pack at this mid point of the show year. However, there are still plenty of shows to go before the final list is compiled and eligible exhibitors to the Tournament are announced.
This brand new and exciting Championship Tournament format is creating a good deal of buzz around the show world. The hoopla of the Final Four competitions in each class will certainly be rewarding for exhibitors and entertaining for spectators. Additionally, the overall impact on showing in general could be enormous. The more an exhibitor shows throughout the entire year, the more exposure they have and the greater their opportunity is to be ranked.
How Does Ranking Work?
Exhibitors who placed in the top 5 circuit standings at participating major shows held between January 1 to July 10 were listed for National Championship Ranking Committee members to rank.The overall rankings were formulated by compiling individual rankings from each Committee Member. This anonymous group is comprised of judges and trainers who are actively involved in these industries throughout the United States. They were regionally selected to give fair and balanced coverage across the country to rank Youth, Amateur and Select exhibitors in each of the three classes. Committee members could also choose to add any other exhibitor who they believed excelled in the event.
Amateur Cow Horse Exhibitors….AZ Fall Championship has a couple awards for you.
$1000 added Amateur Spectacular-Sponsored by Parkinson Performance Horses & Arizona Reined Cow Horse Association
Entry Fee Free- Enter at the Show Office
Horse must exhibit in Amateur Cutting one time and AQHA Amateur Cow Horse two times at the 2018 Az. Fall Championship. Horses entered will be given a Reined Cow Horse score and placing in Reined Cow Horse Cutting separate from any placing obtained in AQHA Cutting class. Horse’s placings from the Reined Cow Horse Cutting and Amateur Cow Horse will be tabulated on a 9 point sliding scale to determine final placings.
$1000 added Amateur Boxing Spectacular-Sponsored by Bella Vista Ranch and Arizona Reined Cow Horse Association
Horse must exhibit in Amateur Cutting one time and AQHA Amateur Boxing two times at the 2018 Az. Fall Championship. Horses entered will be given a Reined Cow Horse score and placing in Reined Cow Horse Cutting separate from any placing obtained in AQHA Cutting class. Horse’s placings from the Reined Cow Horse Cutting and Amateur Boxing will be tabulated on a 9 point sliding scale to determine final placings.
2018 Sun Circuit’s Winning Combination Results in Record Growth
When Sun Circuit debuted on its March dates last year, the show was the largest it had ever been. Now that record has been smashed once again. The 2018 Sun Circuit celebrated its 45th Anniversary surpassing last year’s stellar numbers by 10%. Over 19,000 class entries encompassed everything from jumping to roping and included a range of exhibitors from Level 1 to World Champions. In addition to AQHA classes, the show hosted NSBA, NRHA, Versatility Ranch Horse and All-Breed and Color Breed classes.
The predictably ideal weather and the show dates certainly resonate with exhibitors. The mood over the 9 days, March 3-11 was buoyant. Show Director and AzQHA CEO Doug Huls commented, “It’s really exciting to see how much it has grown the last couple of years.” Huls highlighted some other factors that exhibitors are cheering, “People really like the show schedule. Its very workable. I think that they also appreciate the number and quality of our awards.” The show also strives to exceed exhibitor expectations on every front. That includes keen insight on the types of classes and events that exhibitors want. Sun Circuit continues to expand its offerings to include more sectors of AQHA enthusiasts.
The Arizona Quarter Horse Association and Sanderson Ford are excited to announce that AzQHA members will now be receiving a $500 discount when purchasing a new Ford from Sanderson Ford. This discount is in addition to the Ford Motor Companies $500 discount for members of American Quarter Horse Association. Sanderson Ford is the official auto and truck dealer of AzQHA.
Sanderson has a fondness for the Equine and Agricultural industries. Recently Sanderson sponsored the Cave Creek Rodeo and now as a show of support for the Arizona Quarter Horse industry they have become a Silver Sponsor of the Arizona Sun Circuit. Sun Circuit is the American Quarter Horse Associations largest Quarter Horse Circuit. With great sponsors like Sanderson Sun Circuit’s future successes seem unlimited.
Watson’s Hat Shop
Watson’s Hat Shop is proud to be the official hat shop of AzQHA. Get a 10% discount on a hat purchase up to a maximum of a $250.00 discount to AzQHA members.