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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.

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Youth World Cup Teams Announced

20th-ywc logoThe 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.

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2016-17 AQHA Executive Committee Elected

aqha(left to right) Butch Wise; Stan Weaver; Sandy Arledge; Ralph Seekins; Dr. Jim Heird • Photo courtesy of The American Quarter Horse JournalThe 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. 

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Team USA Members Announced for 2016 Youth World Cup

20th-ywc logoThe 20th running of the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup will be held June 23-July 3 in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia.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.

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World Para Reining 2015 Championship Series Finale

NicoleDenDulk2Nicole Den Dulk riding a trot pattern on Chromed Tejon.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.

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AQHA Honors 50-Year Breeders

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The American Quarter Horse Association honored this year’s 50-year breeders at a ceremony Oct. 19 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum in Amarillo, Texas.

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AQHA Announces Changes to Level 1 Championships

BoxoHeavensBlue JOstrander 15KM web400The Zoetis AQHA Novice Cattle Championships is being replaced by the new Central Level 1 Championships, which will be the only one of the three Level 1 Championships to include cattle classes. • K.C. Montgomery Photography

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.