Medication Ban Investigated

While the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) recognizes the therapeutic benefits of the drug furosemide, commonly known as Lasix, to help mitigate the occurrence of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) in racehorses, the AQHA executive committee recently asked the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission to review the proposed prohibition of Lasix for show horses, set to be effective as of Jan. 1, 2018.

AQHA Approves Convention Recommendations

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) executive committee approved several recommendations from the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission at the 2017 AQHA Convention. The recommendations ranged from adding specific medications to the AQHA forbidden drugs or substances list to a recommendation to use all drug- and animal welfare-related fines to support the AQHA steward program.
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AQHA Accepting Location Bids

SSHeyOneEye EMcCleskey 16DTLocation bids are being accepted for the 2017 Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse (VRH) and AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting (CMS) world championships and the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals.The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) is soliciting host-site bids for the 2017 Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse (VRH) and AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting (CMS) world championships and the AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, which will be held in 2018. The inaugural Zoetis VRH World was held in 2008 in Denver during the National Western Stock Show. In 2011, the show was relocated to Houston, Texas, during the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

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Medows Wins Youth Reining World Title at Final AQHYA World Show

jmedows surprizentheprincessJack Medows & SurprizentheprincessAt the American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Show, an interesting trend was seen in the Western performance classes. The rider who topped the first go of the cutting, boxing and working cow horse came back to win the World title in each class.

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McLaughlin Defends World Title at AQHYA World Show

cutter cddvdCutter McLaughlin & CD Dee Vee DeeThe reined cow horse youth showed off their skills on Aug. 12 at the American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Show. First up was the boxing, followed by the working cow horse. Both classes saw the rider that topped their individual first gos walk away from the finals as the World Champion.

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Mattie Dukes Shines at AQHYA Youth World Show

mattiedukes onetimeplayerresizedMattie Dukes & One Time PlayerAt the American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Show, held Aug. 5-13 in Oklahoma City, youth exhibitors competed for prestige and awards in a variety of performance and halter classes.

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AQHA Executive Committee Updates Rules Relating to Animal Welfare

belly-bandEquine belly bands are prohibited at AQHA events as of June 1.The health and wellbeing of the American Quarter Horse is the American Quarter Horse Association’s (AQHA) utmost concern. In accordance with the AQHA’s mission statement, the American Quarter Horse shall be treated humanely, with dignity, respect and compassion at all times. It is the goal of the AQHA to educate members and non-members on this issue.