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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Wise Dan Wins Rood & Riddle Comeback Award

Lizzy Schultz

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will honor the Thoroughbred champion Wise Dan with the Rood & Riddle Comeback Award at Hats Off Day on July 30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The award is given to an equine athlete who has overcome a major health complication and returned to elite competition. “We are pleased to present the inaugural …

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Team USA Takes Gold in Saddle Seat World Cup

Lizzy Schultz

Team USA has again brought home the gold from the 2016 International Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup. The twelve U.S. equestrian athletes traveled to South Africa to compete in the 2016 competition, held at the Mistico Equestrian Centre, July 7-9, and delivered excellent performances against teams from Canada, Namibia, and South Africa. Coaches David Cater, Pam Roush, and Kent Swalla …

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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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AHC National Issues Forum Wraps Up

Lizzy Schultz

The American Horse Council’s (AHC) Annual Meeting wrapped up last month with the National Issues Forum, with several relevant presentations and discussions on major issues and projects currently at the forefront of the council and the horse industry in general. Christie Schulte, Marketing Manager for the AHC Time to Ride Campaign, provided attendees with the campaign’s 2016 progress report, as …

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USEF Announces 2016 Olympic Dressage Team

Lizzy Schultz

Four athlete-and-horse combinations, as well as one traveling reserve athlete-and-horse combination, were named this week by The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. One direct reserve horse has also been named. A direct reserve horse would be an automatic replacement should the original horse on which the athlete was …

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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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George Morris Book Signing At KY Spring Classic

Lizzy Schultz

The Kentucky Horse Shows have announced that they will be hosting a book signing with George H. Morris for his newly released autobiography, Unrelenting: The Real Story: Horses, Bright Lights and My Pursuit of Excellence. The signing will be hosted on the afternoon of Saturday, May 21, during the $5,000 Hallway Feeds USHJA National Hunter Derby at the Kentucky Spring …

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Congress Members to Speak at AHC Forum

Lizzy Schultz

The American Horse Council (AHC) has announced that several Members of Congress will speak at the AHC National Issues Forum during the AHC annual convention on June 14, sponsored by Luitpold Animal Health, in Washington, DC. The decision falls in line with this year’s theme of “Putting More Horsepower in Congress.” Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture …

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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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