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.
The 2015 Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show will host an International Equestrian Federation (FEI) Concours de Reining International (CRI) 1*, CRI2* and CRI3* event Nov. 12 at Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. AQHA and the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) are jointly funding the $1500 in prize money for the CRI 3*, with awards offered in the 1* and 2*.
Previously retired American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) all-around judges, plus new specialized judges and international judges for Oceana, were recently approved by the AQHA Judges and Executive committees.
In May, the AQHA Judges and Executive committees voted to remove Rule SHW910.12: “A judge shall accept mandatory retirement at age 75.” For recertification, these individuals were required to make scores above 75 percent on video judging and above 80 percent on the rulebook exam.
’ took on a new meaning in Amarillo, Texas, when 30 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) show trophies were rustled during the AQHA Adequan Select World Championship show.Horse thievin
Based on a recommendation from the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) animal welfare commission, the AQHA steward program is being redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up. The AQHA steward task force was appointed by the AQHA executive committee to assess the current program and develop ideas for enhancements.
previously announced April 24, that policy was expanded to put an end to the abusive use of clenbuterol in show horses, and in time for the 2015 AQHA World Championship Show.Beginning Nov. 1, 2015, clenbuterol will be considered a forbidden drug per American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Rule VIO401. Earlier this year, positive drug tests for detection of clenbuterol in American Quarter Horse racehorses resulted in significant penalties. As
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Judges and Executive committees recently voted to remove Rule SHW 910.12, “A judge shall accept mandatory retirement at age 75.”
The health and well-being of the American Quarter Horse is the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)’s 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.
At its April meeting, the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Executive Committee continued to make huge strides for the benefit of the American Quarter Horse by approving stronger penalties and fines for animal welfare rule violators; enacting significant penalties for positive drug tests involving detection of clenbuterol in show horses beginning Nov. 1, 2015, and modified penalties in horse racing, beginning May 1, 2015; barring the use of lip chains in show horses beginning Jan. 1, 2016; and several other actions. The actions exemplify the association taking a firmer stand on animal welfare for the protection of the horse and for the future of the breed.