Arizona Quarter Horse sponsors and promotes numerous events throughout the year including social and competitive Trail Rides, ranch competitions, clinics, cuttings, youth scholarship shows and AQHA shows and special events.

Calendar of Events at a Glance

2022 Events

The 2022 Year End Awards Banquet was held February 4th, 2023

at  SJ Ranch in  Scottsdale with a night of wards, Silent Auction great food and plenty of time to catch up with friends.

2023 Events

June 29 – July 9, 2023- The EMO Celebration
South Point Equestrian Center, Las Vegas, NV


The six judge EMO Celebration offers AQHA open, amateur, select, youth and novice (level 1), NSBA Futurity classes plus cattle, ranch and reining classes. There is no qualifying for the EMO AQHA Celebration.
See Details

September 20-24 – Arizona Fall Championship

West World, Scottsdale AZ

Something for everyone at every level. AQHA, NSBA, NRHA, NRCHA and Ranch classes with loads of great awards and prize money
See Details.

October 6, 7 & 8 – Sonoita Quarter Horse Show
Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds, Sonoita, AZ
Judges Dave Avery and Holly Hover

See Details

October 14 & 15 – AzQHA Octoberfest Show
West World Scottsdale

November 30 – December 3 – Dorn Parkinson Memorial Show
Queen Creek, AZ
Now 4 days with a rain plan for all classes to be under cover if necessary!

See Details and Schedule

December 14-17 – Arizona Nationals Livestock & Quarter Horse Show
West World, Scottsdale, AZ
Double Judged

Past Events

JANUARY 25-29 – Saguaro Classic Quarter Horse Show
Horseshoe Park, Queen Creek, AZ

Carol Whittaker 5209078286 or 5209078286 • PISTOLHILLQH@GMAIL.COM

For more information visit

March 4 – 12 – 50th Anniversary Scottsdale Arizona Sun Circuit

West World, Scottsdale AZ

Join Us For Sun Circuit’s Golden Jubilee! 36 Saddle Awards, 12 Golf Cart Awards, Thousands in added money, NSBA Heroes on Horses, National Championships in Showmanship, Horsemanship & Equitation
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April 15th-16th – No Bling Show – Jackpot Ranch, Camp Verde – DOUBLE JUDGED.

This show offers Halter, Cutting, Cow Horse, Boxing, Roping,  Reining  and Ranch classes only.

Call Dana Yingling  480-239-5381 before April 10th for stalls. Stalls are $45/night.
Call Jackpot Ranch for RV spaces and Shavings 928-300-5490.

See Show Details

May 17 – 21 2023 – Nutrena AQHA West Level 1 Championships and Pinnacle Circuit
West World, Scottsdale AZ

Arizona Quarter Horse Association is proud to host the 2023 Nutrena AQHA West Level 1 Championships again in 2023. By offering two shows simultaneously, there will be competition for every level of exhibitor.
See Details

DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Contact each show to confirm.      



Make sure to check out the AzQHA website under Points to make sure you are up to date on all year end awards that are given out this year.

*1-Event- means that the total shows or circuits counts as 1 event for our year end awards.


The nomination committee for the Hall of Fame needs your help in nominating inductees to the AzQHA Hall of Fame.   You can nominate a person or a horse. Go to the Hall of Fame Page to find forms.

So if you know of someone or a horse that should be in the AzQHA Hall of Fame for 2022 let us know!