The 2018 Adequan® Select World will stay at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo

Posted: April 27th, 2017

The American Quarter Horse Association, April 27, 2017

Last winter, the American Quarter Horse Association solicited host-site bids for the 2018 AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan). After carefully reviewing the submitted bids, the AQHA Executive Committee has made the decision to keep the 2018 Adequan® Select World at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo.

“The Association is committed to meeting the needs of its valued members,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “The Association, City of Amarillo and Tri-State Fairgrounds have had a great working partnership and economically beneficial relationship over the years. With this new contract, the city and fairgrounds will continue to make improvements to meet the needs of this world-class event.”

“It is important to us to make changes that our exhibitors want, for example updating the show schedule in 2017,” continued Kyle. “We will continue to evaluate the schedule, facility, location and several other factors in the future to enhance the show and the competitors’ experience.”

For more information on the Adequan® Select World, visit

About the Adequan® Select World
The Adequan® Select World is the world’s largest, single-breed world championship horse show open exclusively to amateur exhibitors age 50 and over. This is the pinnacle event for Select amateur competitors around the world who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes, representing English, western and halter disciplines. Amarillo has been home to the Select World since 2003.

Adequan®, the official equine joint therapy of AQHA, is a proud sponsor of the Adequan® Select World. When you choose a joint therapy for your horses, choose Adequan®.

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Founded in 1940, the American Quarter Horse Association is the largest equine breed organization in the world. With headquarters in Amarillo, AQHA has a membership of more than 250,000 people in 86 countries and has registered more than 5 million horses in 95 countries.