AQHA Elects New Executive Committee

Lizzy Schultz

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) elected a new Executive Committee on March 20 at the 2017 AQHA Convention in San Antonio. The five-person Executive Committee is responsible for implementing the decisions of AQHA members through the board of directors and governing AQHA between the annual meetings of the membership and the board. Each member serves a term of one …

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AQHYA Officers and Directors Named for 2016-17

Lizzy Schultz

American Quarter Horse Youth Association regional directors, along with five national officers for the 2016-17 term, were elected earlier this month at the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar in Amarillo. AQHYA national officers and regional directors assist in the planning of events, participation in community service projects and spreading the word about American Quarter Horses, youth activities and AQHYA. …

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Internship Opportunities With AQHA

Lizzy Schultz

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is proud to offer three paid internships for college students starting in the fall of 2016. AQHA offers a Communications and Digital Marketing internship, Marketing and Publicity internship and an AQHA Media internship, all based in Amarillo, TX. The internships reach into all aspects of the equine industry, regardless of discipline, and have an …

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Zoetis Announces Equine Industry Vision Award

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis and American Horse Publications (AHP) presented Gary L. Carpenter, commissioner and CEO of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), with the 15th Annual Equine Industry Vision Award at the AHP seminar in Orlando, Florida last week. This is the first major award created to showcase innovation across the equine industry, and it serves to recognize ingenuity and service, and …

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AQHA Expands Time To Ride Challenge

Lizzy Schultz

Since its introduction in 2014 by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), the Time to Ride Challenge has introduced more than 60,000 people to horses through first-time horse experiences with the support and involvement of hundreds of stables, clubs and equine businesses nationwide. The Challenge awards $100,000 cash and prizes to hosts that offering the most unique experiences that attract …

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AQHA Elects New Executive Committee

Lizzy Schultz

The members of the five-person American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Executive Committee were elected earlier this month at the 2016 AQHA Convention in Las Vegas. The committee is responsible for implementing important decisions made by AQHA members through the Association’s Board of Directors. Sandy Arledge of Encinitas, California, was elected as the new AQHA President. Arledge has served as an …

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AQHA Offering Youth Colt Breaking Program

Lizzy Schultz

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has joined forces with the American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) through the selection of twenty-seven talented young horsemen and women for participation in the 2015-16 AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program. The AQHA Ranching Heritage Young Horse Development Program intends to engage the youth in raising yearlings, completing projects and furthering themselves …

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Register for the AQHA Convention in Las Vegas

Lizzy Schultz

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has announced that the 2016 AQHA Annual Convention will be held March 11-14, 2016, at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The AQHA convention is held each spring, providing members an opportunity to come together and review member-submitted rule changes, appoint new AQHA directors, induct new members into the American Quarter …

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Meet the 2015 Farnam All-Around Amateur Champion

Lizzy Schultz

After besting a field of 12 Farnam All-Around Amateur contenders, Julie Cole, of Burlington Flats, New York, was named the 2015 Farnam All-Around Amateur during The Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show this November. Julie showed her American Quarter Horse, Size Matters, known as “Elvis”, a 2005 sorrel gelding bred by Christine Davis of Bainbridge, New York. …

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AQHA 2016 Rulebook Now Available

Lizzy Schultz

The AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations is now available for AQHA members to download online in PDF format or request a printed copy. The rulebook is also available via the AQHA Rulebook App. The AQHA rulebook represents corporation bylaws, rules and regulations of registration, rules and regulations of racing, rules and regulations of shows, amateur and youth division …

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