Lexus Made Lady named 2016 NSBA Horse of the Year

Lexus Made Lady named 2016 NSBA Horse of the Year

According to Abi Owings Tuiasosopo owning Lexus Made Lady has been nothing short of a dream come true and now this accomplished mare has been named the 2016 NSBA Horse of the Year. Each year the National Snaffle Bit Association’s Board of Directors presents one outstanding horse the prestigious Horse of the Year Award. The award […]

Blake Britton approaches each day with patience when dealing with horses

Blake Britton approaches each day with patience when dealing with horses

Blake Britton has always had big aspirations. As a youngster, growing up in Chillicothe, Ohio, his parents Jana and Tony Britton, always had horses. Blake was not very old when his folks presented him with a pony as a gift. But Blake refused to ride it. “I told them I wanted a horse,” Britton recalls. […]

APHA Announces Change in Executive Leadership

APHA Announces Change in Executive Leadership

APHA announced today that George Ready will step down as the association’s 2017 President and as a member of the APHA Executive Committee, effective immediately. The Executive Committee has appointed President-elect Dr. Craig Wood as the acting 2017 President. The decision came soon after APHA’s recently concluded Annual Convention and Membership Meeting in Irving, Texas, […]

Arizona Sun Circuit

Arizona Sun Circuit

   

Sun Circuit’s March dates provide great weather, happy exhibitors

Sun Circuit’s March dates provide great weather, happy exhibitors

For 43 years the Arizona Quarter Horse Association has presented the Sun Circuit (the American Quarter Horse’s top show circuit in 2016) in January, first at Paradise Park and Siminoff Stables in 1973, then for a while in Tucson. But scheduling conflicts with West World facility, a premier equestrian center situated on 386 acres of […]

Grant Awarded to APHA Foundation in Preparation for Stockyards Move

Grant Awarded to APHA Foundation in Preparation for Stockyards Move

The Amon G. Carter Foundation has awarded the American Paint Horse Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Paint Horse Association, a $125,000 grant to support their 2017-2018 Capital Campaign. The grant will fund the restoration and relocation of the “Legacy of Color,” four large bronze statues depicting American Paint Horses, from their location outside APHA’s […]

The Congress Futurities & Sweepstakes Entry Book is online and in the mail. 

The Congress Futurities & Sweepstakes Entry Book is online and in the mail. 

  Congress Masters Two-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity – Presented by The Equine Chronicle Congress Masters Two-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity – Presented by The Equine Chronicle *Two-Year-Old Maiden Open Western Pleasure Futurity (Open & Ltd.) – Presented by Coughlin Auto Three-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity (Open & Ltd) – Presented by InStride Editon Congress […]

Three Show Management Workshops Set for Spring

Three Show Management Workshops Set for Spring

Ever thought of holding an American Quarter Horse Association show and want more in-depth information about the ins and outs of show management? How about just sharpening your management skills for existing shows? By attending one of AQHA’s show management workshops, you can do just that! Upcoming dates and locations of AQHA show management workshops are: […]

Denny Thorsell Passes at 78

Denny Thorsell Passes at 78

Dennis “Denny” Thorsell, 78, of Burbank, Ohio, passed away on February 28. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 3, 1938, he dreamed of being a cowboy and spent the rest of his life living that dream. He was a life member of the American Quarter Horse Association and a founding member of the Northern Ohio Quarter […]

23 Rules Passed at the 2017 APHA Convention

23 Rules Passed at the 2017 APHA Convention

APHA national directors voted to pass 23 rules February 27 at APHA Convention in Irving, Texas. A total of 24 rule change proposals were brought out of their respective committees for voting. National directors are elected by their fellow APHA members to serve three-year terms and lend a voice to represent their area’s needs and views. Below […]

Gold Rush Circuit

Gold Rush Circuit

National Western Events Center Denver, Colorado March 22-26, 2017 http://excel-shows.com/index1/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/17-GRC-Showbill-Public.pdf

Spring Breakout

Spring Breakout

Virginia Horse Center Lexington, Virginia March 23-26, 2017 http://myvqha.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-Spring-BreakOutClass-List.pdf