LAS VEGAS (Aug. XX, 2023)— The Arizona Quarter Horse Association is thrilled to once again be partnering with the AQHA to produce the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 West in conjunction with The Pinnacle Circuit.  The two shows will run back-to-back at the spectacular South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas. While the Level 1 Championships provide a platform for up-and-coming riders, the Pinnacle Circuit offers a rewarding and competitive experience for participants of all skill levels.  There will be something for everyone to enjoy at this premier two show event.


The Pinnacle Circuit will offer a full slate of classes for all levels May 11 – 14. The Nutrena AQHA Level 1 West Championship will kick off on May 14 and run through May 18. With the Pinnacle Circuit preceding the Championships, class conflicts will be eliminated. Open blocks of trail are scheduled on the one day of overlap. The schedule allows Level 1 exhibitors to have additional opportunities to show their horses as they can use the Pinnacle as a warmup to their run for the championship.


“We’ve gotten an incredibly enthusiastic response to this change,” says Doug Huls, CEO of AzQHA and producer of both shows. “People love that South Point is completely climate controlled, including the stalling areas. The amenities of the Equestrian Center and the hotel in general are wonderful.” Huls and AQHA worked hard to balance the needs of exhibitors at all levels. “We want to make sure the Open and higher level non pros have a great experience and can streamline their time at the Pinnacle. Yet all of us in the industry want to support and encourage the newer members to our community. These changes will facilitate both of these goals.”


The Level 1 Championships are intended for exhibitors to learn and grow in the show arena while sharpening their horsemanship skills. They feature walk-trot, Rookie and Level 1 classes. Attendees can look forward to a range of exciting activities and events, including free Nutrena Ride the Pattern clinics taught by AQHA Professional Horsemen, an extensive vendor hall, and plenty of time for social gatherings in the town that loves to have fun. South Point Hotel and Casino will offer special exhibitor rates for exhibitors and their guests.


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About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point Hotel will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, over 2,200 slot and video poker machines, more than 60 table games and a separate race and sports book area, 11 restaurants, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room, world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon, a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment, a 700-seat Bingo room, a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex, a state-of-the-art 64-lane bowling center, a 52,000-square foot Conference Center and an 80,000-square foot Exhibit Hall. South Point Hotel is also home to the Tournament Bowling Plaza, a multi-million dollar professional bowling tournament facility. In addition, South Point Hotel has the finest equestrian event facility in the country. The 240,000 square feet of event space features three climate-controlled arenas, vet clinic, feed store, more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.


“Official Hotel and Casino of Las Vegas Motor Speedway” and sponsor of the October 2023 Las Vegas NASCAR cup race, South Point 400.


For more information or for room reservations, call 702-796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.



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