AQHA Region One Championship

LANGLEY, BC. JULY 21-25, 2010


The AQHA Region One Championship event took place at Thunderbird Show Park, Langley, BC from July 21-25, 2010. This was the first time that Canada had hosted an AQHA Region Championship and it was a bold step for BCQHA to initiate hosting the event as part of AQHA Region One.


Our Region is comprised of the following AQHA Affiliates: Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Previous events have taken place in Redmond Oregon and Nampa Idaho.


The show was a success with over 249 horses and 600 entries in the AQHA classes not including the open cattle or the All Breed Youth entries.

The Championships were fun for everyone and open to the public.

Attending the event on behalf of AQHA were Don Treadway, Executive Vice President, his wife Robbyn and daughter Stacy. Also Kelly Proffitt, AQHA Liaison for Professional Horsemen and Regional Championships, AQHA Registration liaison Wendy Kite and Randee Fox, AQHA Quarter Horse Journal. On behalf of CQHA we had the pleasure of Marnie Somers, President and her husband Wilf Davis from Manitoba.

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A free Social event was hosted by the Affiliates each evening serving at least 200 guests: Oregon served refreshing ice cream sundaes, Alaska/Washington made unique grilled moose burgers, British Columbia presented local specialities of Salmon, Turkey, Corn, and Idaho baked their traditional potatoes with all the fixings.

Various clinics and demos were offered by the following AQHA Professional Horsemen.

Laurie Takeoff, Lynn Palm, Darhl Paley with Doug Baker, Mike Edwards, May Edwards, Splendora Papetti-Huizenga,  Ashlea Conti, Cayley Wilson, Denise Callahan, Genny Miller, and Carolyn Rice.

The AQHA Test Ride run by the BCQHA Professional Horsemen had at least 40 riders.

The judges for the event were Joe Carter and Lynne Palm.

The official photographer for the event was Don and Debbie Trout.

Classes during the event were approved by AQHA, NSBA, NCHA, WCHA, NRHA, BCCHA, CCHA, and NRCHA.

The following classes included added monies:

NRHA…$1100.00 ADDED

NRCHA …$1,000.00 ADDED

NCHA….$1150.00 ADDED

BCTRA Jackpot

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The 4H group of 51 or more youth were camped on the grounds throughout the event and they participated in the All Breed Youth classes and clinics.

AQHA Region One All Around Champions:

Youth 14-18

Tamara Barker, Macs Goodbar Seeker


Sarah Hill, Investing Potential

Novice Youth 14-18

Sarah Hill, Investing Potential


Hannah Braunstein, Dont Skip The Player



Tessa May, Gayla Sallena

Open All Around

Kathrine Hardcastle, (Kerri Dekuber, Brandi Peters-Coplan, riders)

Winkin For Chocolate


Tammi Hutton, Pink Cadillac Dreams

Novice Youth 13 and Under

Katrina Mulford, Zippos Star Shuttle


Breanna Fear, Laced Investments



Casey Rohrbacher, Amble Untouched

Novice Amateur

Tanna Daley, A Regal Presence


Maralynn Rehbein, Inviting The Prince

Select Amateur

Cindy Nakahara, A Screamin Zippo


Eleanor Peardon, Perfect Deception



We would truly like to thank all the AQHA Region One sponsors.

An extra special thank you to the BCQHA members, who donated, sponsored and volunteered to make this a memorable and successful event and our appreciation to the 4H participants and parents for their added assistance.

We hope you will join us next year to make this event even bigger and better for 2011.

~ Submitted by Gayle Pawley-Wilson

AQHA/CQHA/BCQHA/ Region One Director

Pictures Courtesy of

Don Trout Photography

54 West Acres Rd.

Whitesboro, TX 76273


[email protected]


1 thought on “AQHA Region One Championship”

  1. Traci Ludwig

    hi – i attended this show as a spectator and had a GREAT time – the clinics were excellent and the cutting, cowhorse, reining and the western pleasure were very enjoyable to watch (as the caliber of horses and riders were excellent) – im REALLY glad i was talked into driving for 8 hours to get there and im sure i will be back next year if it is hosted at Langley again


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