The Third Annual AQHA Latin American Championship Begins Today in Avaré, Sao Paulo, Brazil

The American Quarter Horse Association

April 8, 2014

2014 Latin American Championships

The AQHA Latin American Championships is open to all AQHA members who reside in or are citizens of Latin America.

The American Quarter Horse Association will host the third annual Latin American Championships April 21-27 in Avaré, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event is open to all AQHA members in good standing who reside in or are citizens of Latin America. Horses exhibited must be registered American Quarter Horses, and special arrangements will be made to allow leased horses to compete.

The event’s theme, Por Tu Honor, Por Tu Patria, Por Tu Campeonato – English translation meaning, For Your Honor, Your Country, Your Championship – highlights the importance of why AQHA Hispanic members like to compete. 

Latin American champions, reserve champions and top-10 placings will be recognized on the permanent records of horses exhibited. Exhibitor awards include buckles and gold medallions for champions, silver medallions for reserve champions and bronze medallions for third place. Ribbons will be awarded for first through 10th place.

“Our goal is to stimulate activity for AQHA showing in Latin America,” said Tom Persechino, AQHA executive director of competition and breed integrity. “We want to develop a program where Latin American exhibitors can receive recognition for their showing accomplishments.”

AQHA has 11 Latin American international affiliates: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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