A series of clinics designed to enable international Quarter Horse owners educational opportunities in spite of travel restrictions will continue to be available online through the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA).
Officials with the Amarillo, Texas-based association announced recently that its Educational Marketplace Clinics, which were formerly known as AQHA International Horsemanship Camps, will be offered virtually this year. The decision to host the events online rather than in person was made because many countries are still impacted by travel restrictions imposed due to the pandemic, officials said.
Traditionally, AQHA International-sponsored Educational Marketplace Clinics are hosted in-country by an AQHA Professional Horseman, trainer, judge, university group or other industry professional. Round 1 Educational Marketplace Clinic applications will be accepted through March 31, 2021.
As clinics are scheduled, they will be listed on the international educational clinc’s page at aqha.com.
In 2020, AQHA supported 20 Educational Marketplace Clinics, many of which allowed for U.S.-based clinicians to develop and publish virtual clinics through an online learning platform. Countries that experienced the benefit of this grant in 2020 included Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
“AQHA hopes that international affiliates and members continue to take advantage of this funding made available to host an educational clinic for current AQHA members in their countries,” AQHA Director of International Activities Sierra Kane said in a statement. “It is a great opportunity to grow our American Quarter Horse industry around the globe.”
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