2018 Sun Circuit’s Winning Combination Results in Record Growth

IMG_1906IMG_3624When 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.




AzQHA Members Save at Sanderson Fordsanderson_ford-2

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.


AzQHA  Awards

New ways to win year end awards- click on link below.  We also present awards to AzQHA Year End Champion  and Reserve Champion in each class. Buckles are awarded to No Bling show winners in each division.

17 year end awards new

The Celebration & EMO Western States Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada  JUNE 28 – JULY 8, 2018

NEW FOR 2018 – EMO Western States Championship has $10,000 added in prize money.

• 10 AQHA Shows • Championship Classes • Climate Controlled Facility • Air-Conditioned Stalls • English • Western • Reining • Cattle Classes • Speed Events •

Get ready for another exciting year at the EMO Western States Championship and The Celebration with 10 AQHA shows. Dates are confirmed for June 28 – July 8, 2018, at the extraordinary South Point Equestrian Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. For 2018, an estimated $10,000 will be paid to the winners of the championship classes in addition to the Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies.

win Visit www.thecelebrationlasvegas.com for details


APPROVALS: THE CELEBRATION Quarter Horse division is AQHA/ PCQHA approved; All 10 Judges will count for AzQHA Year end points.
First 6 judges only are Nevada QHA approved

WHERE:  South Point Arena, Las Vegas, NV