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.
At 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.
The 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.
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.