Tar Heel Fall Classic

Raleigh, North Carolina
Judy Sullivan


The 2017 Tar Heel Fall Classic will be held in Raleigh, NC from September 22 - 24. 

NOTE:  The email address for Stalls and Reservations is currently not working.   Please contact Margaret Byrd directly at 919-410-9859. 

If anyone needs stalls for the Tarheel Fall Classic and your calls/messages have not been returned, please contact Robert Light at 919-690-4212 call or text or email at rlightranch@gmail.com.  Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.


A Big thank you to our show sponsors:  


All High Point Awards



Novice / Novice Western Pleasure

Novice / Novice Hunter Under Saddle


Non Pro Ranch Riding


3 yo Limited Western Pleasure


3 yo Limited Western Pleasure

Open Ranch Riding


3 yo Open Western Pleasure


3 yo Non Pro Western Pleasure


Non Pro Trail


All Age Trail


3-4 yo Hunter Under Saddle


All North Carolina exhibitors are invited to join the fun and the beautiful September weather in Raleigh.  The sun will shine, the sky will be blue and the days will be warm.  Who knows?  You may even hear the Wolfpack howl!  So come and see your friends, show your horses and enjoy a lovely fall weekend.

Also, the Fall Classic provides exhibitors and trainers "one last chance"  to get their horses into the pen before leaving for the All American Quarter Horse Congress and the AQHA World Championship Horse Show.

There will be a full slate of AQHA classes, along with many ADDED MONEY and NOVICE SHOOTOUT classes.....

Added Money Classes and Sponsors:

  • 3 Yr Old Open Western Pleasure - $500           
  • 3 Yr Old Limited Western Pleasure - $500           
  • 3 Yr Old Non Pro Western Pleasure - $250            
  • Novice Novice Western Pleasure - $250            
  • Open Trail - $500          
  • Non Pro Trail - $250          
  • Open Ranch Riding - $500           
  • Non Pro Ranch Riding - $250           
  • 3/4 Yr Old HUS - $500           
  • Novice Novice HUS - $250          

And of course the Novice Shoot Out!

Click on "SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES" for other ways to support the Tar Heel Fall Classic

Come join us to show to five AQHA judges over three days. 

2017 Tar Heel Fall Classic Judges:

  • Gretchen Mathes
  • Dolly Chayer
  • Nancy Sue Ryan
  • Larry Hansch
  • John Lawrence 

$275.00 Flat Fee / All Divisions and All Judges / per Horse.  (Does not include AQHA fees, Office fees, Stalls or Shavings)

Halter and Showmanship will show one time, to all five judges on Saturday. 

Circuit, All-Around and High Point Awards!

NCQHA members receive double points toward state year-end awards.

Come to Raleigh, bring the family and pets, pack the horse trailer, camper or stay in a hotel; make new friends, reconnect with old friends and experience the lifestyle this wonderful animal: the American Quarter Horse brings.  Quick!  Before it gets cold!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Show Manager:  Eric Armwood (910) 476-2954

Stall Reservations:  Margaret Byrd (919) 410-9859