Changes Coming to AQHA Show Approval, Processing Fees

Posted: October 6th, 2017

The American Quarter Horse Association, October 6, 2017 

The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee approved changes to show approval fees, which will go into effect for show approval applications received after October 6, 2017, and processing fees, which will increase from $5 to $6 on January 1, 2018. Until this point, fees have remained unchanged since 2012.

“I want to thank the show approval task force for taking on the challenge of studying our current show approval fees. The task force recommended lowering fees for AQHA shows under 500 entries, which affects the vast majority of our events and includes up to a 60-percent reduction for some,” said AQHA Executive Vice President Craig Huffhines. “The Executive Committee recognizes the financial sensitivity felt by our smaller shows and adopted this recommendation to lower the fees for these shows.”

“The Executive Committee also realizes the need to make difficult decisions when necessary and fully understands the obligation to keep programs like the show department solvent for our membership,” Huffhines continued. “Therefore, the largest AQHA shows will see an increase in their show approval fees. With the understanding that those events with more than 2,500 entries are better positioned to handle the higher fees implemented by the Executive Committee.”

NEW SHOW APPROVAL FEES
(effective October 6, 2017)

# of entries

approval fee

5,000+

$3,000

2,500-4,999

$2,000

1,000-2,499

$750

500-999

$500

1-499*

$100

Dressage/EWD/CMS

$50

*Includes Introductory, Level 1, Rookie, Versatility Ranch Horse, new special event or new show

For questions related to the new approval and processing fees, contact showapproval@aqha.org.

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