The American Quarter Horse Association, July 8, 2015 - In an on-going effort to enhance this year¹s Built Ford Tough AQHYA, Adequan Select and AQHA world championship shows, AQHA is boosting its video services and making them free for everyone to watch online.
As a member-driven organization, it is important to the American Quarter Horse Association to listen to the input of the Association’s exhibitors, trainers and owners. AQHA members are putting in time and resources all year long to qualify for one of the most prestigious horse shows in the world, and the Association is committed to meeting the needs of its valued members with a more exhibitor-friendly schedule in 2015.
At its April meeting, the 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 November 1, 2015, and modified penalties in horse racing, beginning May 1, 2015; barring the use of lip chains in show horses beginning January 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.
The American Quarter Horse Association has joined with Breyer Animal Creations to celebrate the Association’s historic 75th anniversary with a new collection of American Quarter Horse models that pays tribute to America’s most popular breed of horses: the American Quarter Horse. Breyer’s new 75th anniversary collection features unique packaging celebrating AQHA’s history and will feature bay, sorrel, palomino and grullo American Quarter Horses.
The American Quarter Horse Association invites you to celebrate its 75th anniversary by attending the Markel AQHA Cowtown Showdown, Presented by the city of Fort Worth, during the 2015 AQHA Convention in Fort Worth. Watch the world’s greatest cowboys compete in cutting, reining, ranch horse, cow horse and more! The Cowtown Showdown, which will start at 5 p.m. on March 7 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, showcases the American Quarter Horse and top professionals in the equine industry.
The American Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce that Craig Huffhines, currently executive vice president of the American Hereford Association, has been selected to assume the executive vice president leadership role for AQHA. Huffhines will begin his new duties shortly after AQHA's convention in March.
Exhibitors at the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show are saddling up and bringing their A-game to the show pen for the first day of stiff competition in Oklahoma City. Classes begin at 1 p.m. in the Jim Norick Arena at State Fair Park with prelims in junior and senior pole bending, junior and senior barrel racing, plus amateur stake race.
Take a look at some of the horses for sale at the 2014 AQHA World Championship Show Sale in Oklahoma City!
The American Quarter Horse Association is excited to share a pivotal moment in American Quarter Horse history. Invitation Only was named the No. 1 all-time leading sire of AQHA points earned by offspring on October 14, 2014.
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