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2018 AQHA Executive Committee
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2018 AQHA Executive Committee

The 2018-19 AQHA Executive Committee was elected at the AQHA convention in Jacksonville, Florida. The American Quarter Horse Association, March 3, 2018 The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee was elected at the  2018 AQHA Convention  in Jacksonville, Florida.Though AQHA operates primarily upon the decisions of its members through the board of directors, the five-person Executive Committee is responsible for implementing these important decisions and governing AQHA between the annual meetings of the membership and the board.  The AQHA Executive Committee – consisting of a president, first vice president, second vice president and two additional members – is elected each year
Top AQHA Shows in 2017
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Top AQHA Shows in 2017

The event totals are in – these were the top AQHA shows and circuits in 2017. American Quarter Horse Association, February 25, 2018 From early spring in Oklahoma City to the tail end of the year in Florida, AQHA members turned out in droves to support shows and circuits across the United States. Combined, the Top-10 AQHA shows saw an increase from the previous year, totaling 97,065 entries in 2017. Rankings were calculated by dividing the total number of entries for each event by the event’s total number of show numbers.            “We want to congratulate the show management teams behind these top shows. These teams work hard to provide exhibitor satisfaction and their dedication translated into their show being a
AQHA Announces 2018 Dates
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AQHA Announces 2018 Dates

Mark your calendar with the tentative dates for these 2018 AQHA events. American Quarter Horse Association, February 2, 2018 The American Quarter Horse Association has an exciting line-up of events planned for 2018. Mark your calendars today with these tentative dates. 2018 AQHA Convention March 2-5 –  2018 AQHA Convention  at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida AQHA World Championship Shows March 14-16 – AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships, Houston June 13-17 –  Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships and Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals , Lazy E Ranch, Guthrie, Oklahoma August 2-11 –  Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show , Oklahoma
Judges Named for 2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships
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Judges Named for 2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships

Find out who will be judging the 2018 AQHA West, AQHA Central and Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships. American Quarter Horse Association, February 2, 2018 The  American Quarter Horse Association  has announced the judges for the 2018 AQHA Central, AQHA West and Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships. “Our goal is to bring together an excellent roster of judges for the Level 1 Championships,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “It is important for exhibitors to know they are being judged by the rules and by a highly qualified group of judges at each show.” The individuals selected as the 2018 Level 1 Championships judges are: AQHA Central Level 1 Championships Rhonda Replogle, Clear Spring, Maryland
Walk-Trot Classes at AQHA Level 1 Championships
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Walk-Trot Classes at AQHA Level 1 Championships

The American Quarter Horse Association, January 31, 20178 AQHA walk-trot classes at the AQHA Level 1 Championships will offer newcomers a chance to compete at one of three championship shows. AQHA walk-trot classes are making their debut at the 2018 AQHA  West , AQHA  Central  and  Nutrena East  Level 1 Championships this spring.  Walk-trot classes are the perfect way for eligible exhibitors to get in the arena and gain experience, which goes hand-in-hand with the purpose of the Level 1 Championships.  Also new this year, there are no qualifying requirements to show at the  AQHA Level 1 Championships . Beginning with the 2018 events, all Level 1- and Rookie-eligible exhibitors are welcome to compete at one
Eight Reasons to Attend AQHA Convention
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Eight Reasons to Attend AQHA Convention

American Quarter Horse Association, January 29, 2018 Find out why you need to make reservations to attend the 2018 AQHA Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. All American Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Youth Association members are invited to attend the AQHA convention each year as a way to stay involved with the horse industry, have an impact on decisions, voice opinions and learn new things.  While more than 1,000 members converge on  AQHA convention  each year, AQHA leadership would love to see an even larger number of members take part in this important event. After all, it’s AQHA members who lead the charge toward changes that make our Association – and our industry – better.  Watch
2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships Tentative Schedules
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2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships Tentative Schedules

American Quarter Horse Association, January 11, 2018 The tentative schedules are available online for the 2018 AQHA Central, AQHA West and Nutrena East Level 1 Championships. The American Quarter Horse Association has released the tentative schedules for the  2018 AQHA Central, AQHA West and Nutrena East Level 1 Championships . View the AQHA  Central Level 1 Championships  tentative schedule. View the AQHA  West Level 1 Championships  tentative schedule. View the Nutrena  East AQHA Level 1 Championships  tentative schedule. New this year, the AQHA Level 1 cattle classes have moved to the 2018 Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships June 13-17 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The schedule for those
Amateur November Meeting Notice
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Amateur November Meeting Notice

When: Nov 4th Where: Cris and Andrea Martins farm, see Cris privately for address. Time: 10am ET Working meeting, we will clean out the equipment trailer then have our meeting. Bring any extra towels or brushes as we need to clean off the dirt and sand from our trail poles.
Amateur news summer update
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Amateur news summer update

Ohio Amateurs Make Their Mark at AQHA More OAQHA directors attended this year’s convention in San Antonio than any other in years past. They represented the interests of Ohio Quarter Horse Amateur members throughout the four-day event by sharing their concerns at committee meetings, attending industry workshops and participating in the general membership meeting itself. At that meeting, each member voted on some hot button issues including the addition of 13 & Under core classes at the Youth World which passed by overwhelming support. After the convention, our Amateurs took their commitment to the industry even further by applying to join AQHA committees themselves. We are proud to report that OAQHA
Amateurs Prepare for Busy Fall
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Amateurs Prepare for Busy Fall

The members of OAQHA aren’t letting any grass grow under them after the Buckeye. They are busy preparing for a full schedule this fall. Some of the exciting events on the horizon include… -Volunteering at Flying Horse Farms for seriously ill children -Attending New Vocations Horse Adoption Charity Event -Annual Congress Pancake Breakfast -Supporting Toys for Tots If you are interested in becoming part of OAQHA and joining in on the fun, visit www.oqha.com/amateur and contact one of the directors today!