Final entries for the 2012 AQHA Region Ten Championship stopped just
shy of 1,150, approximately double the show's entries in 2011. Entries
for the double-judged pointed AQHA show hit about 775; and about 50 also
entered the Palomino Horse Breeders of America pointed show.
Regional championships are friendly and inviting with a big-deal feel
in prizes and awards presentation, and this year’s Region Ten was no
different. The show went to about 10 p.m. every evening, May 11-13, at
the Jacksonville Equestrian Centerin Jacksonville, Florida.
The biggest AQHA class (by entries) was Novice amateur horsemanship with
31. The biggest Region Ten class (by entries) was Novice amateur
showmanship at 49; in second was Novice amateur horsemanshipwith 45.
This year’s schedule included a “Doggie Trail” class for youngsters and a “happy hour” on Friday and Saturday nights.
Adding to the excitement this year is the prospect of qualifying for the AQHA Novice championship
shows held October 5-7 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Las Vegas. There
are three ways to qualify for the SmartPak West and Nutrena East Novice
championship shows – through a state AQHA affiliate, by showing at 20
AQHA shows or by finishing in the top 10 in a class at a regional
Big classes and big fun are on the menu for the 2012 Region Ten Championship in Jacksonville, Florida. The Region Ten Championshipis in Florida for the first time in the show’s history, May 11-13 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Centerin Jacksonville. The event combines the Regional Championship with a double-judged AQHA show and a double-judged Palomino Horse Breeders of America show.
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