Sunday, 28 June 2020 09:10

New Aqha Classes Available

Six new classes, designed to enhance the member experience, are now available and will be offered at upcoming AQHA-approved shows.

The American Quarter Horse Association launches six new classes, which were member-driven initiatives voted on at past AQHA conventions and on hold pending computer programming. Each class was designed to enhance the showing experience by providing more opportunities for skill development and to build on other classes already offered at shows.

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AQHA Executive Committee approves modifications to frequently touched surfaces, including the mandatory gate obstacle in trail and Versatility Ranch Horse trail and the obstacle drag in open, cowboy and amateur VRH trail, until further notice to protect the safety of exhibitors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The AQHA Executive Committee and AQHA leadership are currently evaluating protocols and recommendations to implement when local, state and federal mandates are lifted and the impact of any new guidelines on AQHA shows and programs. The Executive Committee recently approved waiving the gate as a mandatory obstacle in trail, AQHA Rule SHW 466.1, and Versatility Ranch Horse trail, in addition to the obstacle drag in open, cowboy and amateur VRH ranch trail, AQHA Rule SHW561.7.

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Dr. Glenn Blodgett has been selected to join the individuals and horses who will be inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame at the 2021 AQHA Convention in San Antonio.

Induction into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame is the highest industry honor that can be bestowed upon a human or equine. Those chosen for induction are recognized for their lifetime of accomplishments and service.

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Wednesday, 06 May 2020 07:51

2020 YES Goes Virtual

To protect the health and safety of attendees and staff, the 2020 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar is transitioning to a virtual platform.

All American Quarter Horse Youth Association members and nonmembers, ages 10 to 18, are invited to attend the virtual 2020 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar!

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For the first time, The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) is proud to announce that the All American Quarter Horse Congress (AAQHC) will host two separate Western youth draw-based competitions beginning with the Youth Equestrian Development Association (YEDA) on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 and Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) on Thursday, October 8, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio.

With this partnership, OQHA will cross-promote with YEDA and IEA in a variety of methods that will benefit all three organizations to reach their goals.

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Friday, 01 May 2020 16:16

AQHA Congratulates Show Leaders

High-point standings for 2019 are finalized and the all-around high-point horses and exhibitors are named.

The American Quarter Horse Association recognizes hardworking individuals and their American Quarter Horses at the end of each year through the Association’s high-point awards.

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AQHA cancels the AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships, AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, AQHA Cattle Level 1 Championships and National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championships set for June for the safety of exhibitors, spectators and staff.

The American Quarter Horse Association has made the decision to cancel the AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships, AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, AQHA Cattle Level 1 Championships, and National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance National Championships scheduled for June 23-27 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

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All rules are effective January 1, 2021, unless noted otherwise.

The AQHA Executive Committee recently reviewed and took action on recommendations from four AQHA standing committees.
The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee met April 16 via conference call to review the rule-change recommendations from the amateur, judges, ranching and show committees.
Careful consideration, discussion and debate were devoted to each item. Below are the highlights of approved agenda items.

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Fazenda Campanario in Laguna Carapa, Brazil, is rewarded with the 2020 AQHA International Best Remuda award.

For 125 years, the land at Fazenda Campanario in Laguna Carapa, Brazil, has been cultivated for agriculture. For the past 40 years, one of the ranch’s focuses has been raising quality American Quarter Horses for ranch work, and today it is rewarded with the American Quarter Horse Association International Best Remuda award.

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We know the excitement that you experience when registering or purchasing an American Quarter Horse is the best feeling in the world; it can only be rivaled by receiving the horse’s official AQHA certificate of registration in the mail.

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