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Recently approved recommendations from the AQHA Show Committee

Recently approved recommendations from the AQHA Show Committee

The AQHA Executive Committee recently reviewed and approved rules from the AQHA Show Committee. The full standing committee reports can be found at www.aqha.com/committeereports. Various showing rules were approved during the April Executive Committee meeting. The approved Show Committee recommendations, which are not subject to completing computer programming, will be effective January 1, 2018, and […]

Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular returns to the Youth World Show

Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular returns to the Youth World Show

Equestrians with disabilities will take the stage at the Stars & Stripes Summer Spectacular June 27 in Fort Worth, Texas. APHA and the Appaloosa Horse Club are joining forces again to offer this special opportunity for challenged riders to take the stage during the 2017 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show and World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show. Learn […]

AQHA photo contest deadline is May 26 so submit yours today!

AQHA photo contest deadline is May 26 so submit yours today!

The American Quarter Horse Association is hosting a photo contest, giving you a chance to have your best photo featured in a photo exhibit October 27 – November 25 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo. Additionally, winning photos might be selected to fill the pages of the 2018 AQHA Calendar, […]

Ohio Quarter Horse Association’s office moving to Columbus

Ohio Quarter Horse Association’s office moving to Columbus

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA), host of the All American Quarter Horse Congress, today announced plans to relocate its headquarters from Richwood, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio. “For many years we have recognized the importance of having OQHA closer to central Ohio,” said Dr. Scott Myers, OQHA CEO. “The new headquarters will support the continued […]

2018 AQHA Youth World to offer 13 & Under classes

2018 AQHA Youth World to offer 13 & Under classes

Level 3 13-&-Under core classes have been added to the 2018 American Quarter Horse Association’s World Championship Show. The classes were recommended by the American Quarter Horse Association Show Committee at the 2017 AQHA Convention and were recently approved by the AQHA Executive Committee. Exhibitors can qualify to compete in Level 3 13-&-Under Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, […]

Ranching finals will he held in Guthrie, Oklahoma

Ranching finals will he held in Guthrie, Oklahoma

The American Quarter Horse Association has announced that the 2018  VRH World and Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals are tentatively scheduled for June 14-17, 2018, at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The first Zoetis VRH World was held in 2008 in Denver during the National Western Stock Show, and then relocated in 2011 to […]

NSBA to offer Color Breeders Championship Futurity

NSBA to offer  Color Breeders Championship Futurity

The National Snaffle Bit Association is proud to announce the creation of the Color Breeders Championship Futurity which will be held in conjunction with the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity beginning in 2018. To be eligible to participate in the Color BCF program, a horse must be sired by a stallion who […]

Join NAWD for the inaugural Festival for the Horse

Join NAWD for the inaugural Festival for the Horse

Celebrate horsemanship, horses and the bond we share with our equine partners at the inaugural Festival for the Horse August 9–13 in Mora, Missouri, presented by North American Western Dressage (NAWD) and Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH). The event—which will include learning sessions, trail riding, demonstrations, social events and a show—will be hosted at Von […]

Past, Present and Future of the AQHA Incentive Fund

Past, Present and Future of the AQHA Incentive Fund

The American Quarter Horse Association Incentive Fund began in 1984 with the first nominations for the 1983 breeding season and grew dramatically over the next two decades. The secret to the success was grass-roots involvement and the nomination of a large number of horses each year. “When the AQHA Incentive Fund was developed in the 1980s, the […]

2017 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Inductees

2017 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2017 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductees were honored at the Hall of Fame Banquet March 19 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. “Induction into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame is the highest honor possible in our Association, and we welcome these deserving individuals into the Hall of Fame,” said […]

AQHA makes two appointments to Show Department

AQHA makes two appointments to Show Department

The American Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce the additions of Justin Billings of Ashville, Ohio, and Karen McCuistion of Wilson, Oklahoma, to the Association’s show department. In his new role, Billings will determine and formulate policies/procedures and provide overall direction of AQHA’s shows. He will also plan, direct and coordinate operational activities related […]

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, […]