At 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.
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.
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.