western states championship
AQHA western invitational

The Celebration
June 30 - 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

EMO agency

Championship Show

Offering open, amateur, select amateur and youth championship classes for exhibitors and horses which have qualified through their state affiliate or nationally. Gold, silver and bronze trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers in each championship class.


Qualify by state by March 31, 2017 See Details

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




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.



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.

The 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.

Join Us With Your Support
You can be part of the inaugural show. View the Sponsor Levels and Benefits.