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European Championship of American Quarter Horses 2021

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AQHA International On-Site Member Services

AQHA International will be providing On-Site Member Services at the 2021 European Championship August 8-10 in Kreuth, Germany.

The European Championship of American Quarter Horses is hosted by the Federation of European Quarter Horse Associations, which brings together American Quarter Horse affiliates to celebrate the breed in Europe.

The European Championship is one of Europe’s major shows and premier American Quarter Horse events. In Kreuth, Germany, Europe’s best horses and riders meet to compete for prestigious championship titles. This is the perfect platform to celebrate the unique versatility of this great breed among many countries. AQHA is proud to be a supporter of this event in 2021. 

AQHA International will be providing On-Site Member Services at the 2021 European Championship August 8-10 in Kreuth, Germany, to assist you with your AQHA business. The booth will be located above the seats within the Ostbayern Arena and will be open from 8:00 to 17:00 each day.

Visit with an AQHA International staff member to:

  • Check the status of pending paperwork.

  • Transfer a horse, no matter how many owners, for only $25 USD per horse.*

  • Receive your registration certificate with expedited service, if all registration requirements are met.

  • Receive a free copy of the new 2021 AQHA Rulebook – available while supplies last.

*AQHA member pricing

Also be sure to attend one of three educational seminars offered by AQHA to learn more about how to properly complete AQHA forms and services. Presentations on how to complete the registration application, transfer report and stallion breeding report will occur from 12:00 to 13:00 August 8-10. Stop by to learn and ask questions. We are eager to help!

Our team would love to speak with you, so be sure to stop by to get your AQHA-related questions answered or just to say hello! When visiting an AQHA On-Site Member Services booth, please follow social-distancing protocols to protect yourself and the health of the others.

About AQHA International

The AQHA International Department functions to serve and support international members and affiliate organizations through the implementation of innovative programs and services that accommodate a diverse set of needs to enhance the value of maintaining AQHA membership globally. To learn more, please visit

Entry deadline for the European Championship of Quarter Horses approaching

The entry deadline is already on July 12th for the 31st European Championship of American Quarter Horses, which will take place from August 8th to 15th. The current COVID incidence of 0.0 in the district of Amberg-Sulzbach gives hope for a relaxed event on the facility in Kreuth with few official restrictions.

Besides the European Championship titles in the Halter and Performance classes, European Champion titles in the Longe Line and Trail in Hand classes will be awarded this year. Since these classes are no official AQHA classes yet this year, the title will be calculated from the judges' results and there will be no final. Eligible to compete are 2 and 3 year old horses that will not be shown under saddle at the show. If enough entries are received, the classes will be divided into 2- and 3-year-old classes. In addition to Longe Line and Trail in Hand, the young horses can of course also be presented in Halter and Showmanship classes, so that the young horses can make their first show experiences.

Also new this year is the Ranch Trail, which is announced in the Open and Amateur division.

In addition to the EC classes, the NSBA Germany Futurity, which is held in conjunction with the European Championship, will offer additional starting possibilities in Pleasure Open, Pleasure Non Pro, Hunter Under Saddle Open and Hunter Under Saddle Non Pro.

Arrival to the show will be possible as early as 8 a.m. on Friday, August 6, so that horses and riders who have traveled farther can have plenty of time to recover before the show. On Saturday, a variety of Paid Warm Ups will be offered, which can be registered for on-site. On the following days, the Level 1 Show offers the opportunity to prepare in the show arena for the 4-AQHA shows, where the finalists in the performance classes will be determined Monday through Thursday. The finals will take place from Friday to Sunday.

All entry documents can be found at here. A detailed hygiene concept and further show information will be published on the homepage about two weeks before the show.

FEQHA European Championship of American Quarter Horses at Kreuth / Germany, August 8 – 15, 2021

With European Youth und Amateur Team Cup / new: Covid-Trail and Covid-Pleasure

Finally the time has come: one of the most beautiful Quarter Horse events in Europe casts its shadow ahead: the European Championship of American Quarter Horses invites the best horses and riders from all over Europe to a 4-fold AQHA show in Kreuth from August 8 to 15, 2021. This time the show management is again in the proven hands of Renate Gruber and Rainer Maierhofer, who had already been in charge of the European Championship for more than ten years in the past.

For optimal preparation, paid warm ups will be offered on Saturday, August 7. The European Championship will begin on Sunday, August 8 with the Green and Novice classes in preparation for the Go Round. The European Champions in the Halter classes will be determined on Monday and Tuesday. There will be no finals here - the results will be determined from the four judges' scores. In the Performance classes. exhibitors qualify their horses for the finals from Monday to Thursday via the 4-fold AQHA show. The finals will follow from Friday to Sunday (August 13 to 15) - the judging will then be done by three judges. All European Champions will receive, among other things, a European Champion blanket and a newly designed buckle.

The FEQHA European Youth and Amateur Team Cup will also be held as part of the European Championships, with teams competing in eight classes. To protect the horses, the Cup classes will be held Class in Class in the 4-fold AQHA show of the European Championships. The winning teams will receive beautiful Ellen Welten trophies.

The European Championships 2021 also offer a novelty: Thanks to the sponsoring of the Singularity Group, there will be a 2,500 Euro Covid Trail and a Covid Pleasure, also endowed with 2,500 Euro. Both classes will take place on Saturday evening. Since one has to protect oneself in Covid times, the participants will of course ride in appropriate protective gear to suitable music.

The show will be judged by Sylvia Katschker (AUT), Vreni Schmid (SUI), Ricky Bordignon (ITA) and Cedric Leroux (BEL). The European Championships will be broadcast via livestream.

Entry forms and announcement will be published here shortly. Deadline for entries is July 12, 2021.

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We are happy to announce that the European Championship of American Quarter Horses will take place in Kreuth/Germany from 8.-15. of August 2021

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