APHA leasing program adjusted

Leasing a new horse can bring all sorts of joys: new challenges, opportunities, friendships and more. If you’re leasing for APHA competition, don’t forget to complete a 2017 show lease form! Find all the necessary paperwork here. Leasing also means that you’ll need to keep up on a few additional rules and policies. Get in the know […]

Qualifying for the AQHA Level 1 Championship

To compete at one of three AQHA Level 1 Championships in 2018, exhibitors have four ways to earn an invitation. The qualifying period kicks off Jan. 1, and continues through Dec. 31. 1. MAINTAIN ELIGIBILITY, THEN ENTER Enter cattle and yearling halter classes before the entry deadline. (No qualification method is necessary for cattle classes.) o    Cattle […]

Find your AQHA Level

When entering American Quarter Horse Association classes, AQHA exhibitors and American Quarter Horse owners are required to provide proof of their level eligibility to show management. Exhibitors and owners must print their level eligibility to give to show management during the 2017 show season. To determine level eligibility for 2017, visit to access the Web-based AQHA leveling […]

December Online Auction features 75 Halter, Performance horses

The Professional Horse Services December Internet Auction features 75 Halter, Performance, Pleasure and All-Around Horses.  Halter and Pleasure horses include show horses, prospects and breeding stock.  The working performance horses are geared to the Reining and Ranch Horse events, as well as trail riding.  Bidding Opens Monday Dec. 5 for the December auction and will […]

Get the 2017 AQHA Handbook

Get the 2017 AQHA Handbook

The AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations is now available online in PDF format, in print and via the AQHA Rulebook App. AQHA members can download the rulebook or request a printed copy at The AQHA rulebook represents corporation bylaws, rules and regulations of registration, rules and regulations of racing, rules and regulations of […]

Time To Ride Challenge introduces 28,000 to horses

Time To Ride Challenge introduces 28,000 to horses

The Time to Ride Challenge concluded its 2016 year by awarding $100,000 in cash and prizes to top stables, clubs and businesses – in three tightly competitive divisions – that excelled at introducing new people to horses. A total of 38 hosts will take home cash prizes ranging from $100 to $10,000, plus products and […]

Platinum payouts projected

The 2016 APHA World Show promises to be a lucrative one for Platinum Breeders’ Futurity exhibitors. Revamped for 2016, the elite weanling halter futurity caters exclusively to non-pro exhibitors, and with payouts projected to exceed $94,000 this year based on entries, Platinum-enrolled weanlings have the chance to earn big money in Fort Worth. Estimated class […]

NAWD hosts Ranch Horse Championship

In an effort to promote education about horsemanship skills and how dressage can benefit horses of all disciplines, North American Western Dressage developed a unique ranch horse program in 2016. These specially designed tests help ranch horse exhibitors demonstrate how elements like gait transitions, turnarounds, pivots, extensions and more can be enhanced by qualities of […]

Paint Professional Horsemen

APHA is excited to announce the creation of the Paint Professional Horsemen of the Year award, which will recognize outstanding Markel APHA Professional Horsemen. The award will be presented annually at the APHA Convention; in 2017, the Convention takes place February 24–27 in Irving, Texas. Nominations for the Paint Professional Horsemen of the Year award […]

PHBA Congress Special

In today’s horse market, breeders can’t afford to miss any opportunity to increase the value of their horses. This is one opportunity you won’t want to miss! Bring your PHBA paperwork to the Palomino Horse Breeders of America booth at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress trade show.  PHBA representatives will be on hand Oct. 7-24 to answer […]

APHA to award $600,000 at World Show

The 2016 APHA World Championship Show is going green: with more than $600,000 in cash and prizes on the line—including big added-money events for reining, working cow horse, cutting, roping, pleasure and more—there’s never been a better time to make sure you and your Paint take a shot at the ultimate prize. The show takes […]

IEA appoints new board

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), celebrating its 15th season, announced the members of the 2016-2017 Board of Directors today. Jenny Mitchell of Woodstock, Maryland, is the new President of the Board of Directors and will serve a two-year term in this position. Previously, Mitchell served two years as President-Elect. This is also her second term […]