The 2020 AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), which was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, is slated to be hosted at the AQHA World Championship Show.

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Today's the day! The 2020 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show begins at 8 a.m. CST.

The Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse exhibitors ages 18 and under around the world competing in classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. More than 5,075 entries from the United States and Canada are competing for 42 world championships, 33 Adequan®Level 2 and 39 Nutrena Level 1 championship titles at this year’s event, July 29 -August 8 at OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.

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The Ohio Quarter Horse Association regretfully announces the cancellation of the 2020 All American Quarter Horse Congress, scheduled for September 29 - October 25. The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic simply prevents safely moving forward in Columbus Ohio. The well-being of our workers, exhibitors and attendees is our highest priority and based on the information we have today, the risk is simply too great. Thank you for understanding this difficult decision.

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Friday, 24 July 2020 18:04

AQHA Postpones Adequan® Select World

For the safety of exhibitors, spectators and staff, AQHA has postponed the 2020 AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), which was set for August 31 - September 6.

Due to a number of factors, the AQHA Executive Committee has postponed the 2020 AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), which was scheduled for August 31 - September 6 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

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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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