The 2016 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup is slated for June 23-July 3 at the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia. The following 13 teams will be representing their countries and competing for international recognition at this year’s Youth World Cup: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Demark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, United Kingdom and the United States.
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Executive Committee was elected at the 2016 AQHA Convention in Las Vegas. This five-person committee is responsible for implementing important decisions made by AQHA members through the Association’s board of directors.
Every two years, American Quarter Horse youth riders have the chance to vie for international fame at the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup. At the 2016 Youth World Cup, to be held June 23-July 3 in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia, 13 teams of riders from across the globe will compete for the chance to take gold medals back to their home countries.
The World Para Reining (WPR) organization is dedicated to fostering competitive reining events for disabled riders around the world. The exciting conclusion of the WPR 2015 Championship Series took place at the American Quarter Horse Association World Show in Oklahoma City on Nov. 15.
In early October, the American Quarter Horse Association announced three locations for the 2016 AQHA Level 1 Championships, all set for the spring of 2016.
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations is now available online in PDF format, in print and via the AQHA Rulebook App. AQHA members can download the rulebook or request a printed copy at www.aqha.com/rulebook.
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Professional Horsemen’s Council will host an online auction during the Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show to benefit the AQHA Professional Horsemen’s Crisis Fund.
On Oct. 26, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit entered an order denying the plaintiffs’ petition for rehearing of the opinion that rendered judgment for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) in the cloning lawsuit. Specifically, that opinion held that the plaintiffs’ evidence did not prove a conspiracy to restrain trade and that “AQHA is not a competitor in the allegedly relevant market for elite Quarter Horses.”
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) was honored to work with Paul Bogart, who is an Oklahoma country music singer/songwriter and AQHA World Champion, as he paid tribute to cowboys in his new music video, “Cowboy Ride,” off his album, “Oklahoma Wind.” The music video includes some AQHA legendary horsemen and historic pictures of cowboys and cowgirls.