This weekend the VQHA is proud to present the 2017 edition of the VQHA Spring Breakout/Dave Higgins Memorial Show!! This year we are featuring 6 judges!! Including Holly Hover, Clint Fullerton, Marilyn Randall, Kenny Hall, Bonnie Joy Clay and Sara Bradley. This show will be VQHA double pointed and we will be holding out VQHA Banquet on Friday night. We would like invite everyone to come out to the show and help us kick off the 2017 show season.
The Virginia Quarter Horse Association would like to invite you and your family to the VQHA Awards Banquet for the 2016 show season. This years banquet will be held at the 2017 Spring Breakout/Dave Higgins Memorial Show on Friday, March 24, in the Colosseum mezzanine. The dinner will begin at 7:00 pm with the awards ceremony starting around 8:00 pm. Reservations for this event are due by Friday, March 17, 2017, but you can also pay at the door. We look forward to seeing everyone there!!
Click Here for the reservation form.
Below is the list of VQHA Members who have submitted an application, to participate in the VQHA state qualifying program for the 2017 AQHA East Level 1 Championship Show. If your name does not appear on this list and you are interested in participating in the VQHA state qualifying program, please send an email to Laura Boardwine prior to Monday, January 16, 2017. This is the last chance to get signed up for the show.
Include in your email:
Your horse’s name.
Class or classes that you will be entering.
** In order to complete your application, please send Laura a copy of the rider’s AQHA Youth/Amateur Membership Card and a copy of the horse’s AQHA Registration Papers. This includes members whose names appear below.
|Exhibitor Name||Horse Name|
|Cole, Morgan||Choc Out My Lope|
|Cook, Rachel||It's All Bout Tonite|
|Davis, Gillian||VS Red Solo|
|Fitzgerald, Leslie||Rawhides Rylee|
|Formeck, Samantha||Vital Sign Version|
|Groves, Megan||Vital Sign Version|
|Lubershkoff, Kira||Repeated Dreams|
|Nicely, Shay||KR Just A Spark|
|Rogowski, Sue||Final Attribute|
|Smith, Beth||Bronzed Initation|
|Trible, Sue||Just Smile And Wave|
|Trible, Sue||In Wimpy's Steps|
|Vesely, Caroline||Havanna Royal|
|Walker, Allyson||The Midnight Loper|
|Wilson, Grace||Bueno Summer Starlet|
Hello VQHA members.
As we throw blankets on horses and anticipate agreeable weather, I thought I would keep VQHA members informed. The Spring Breakout show is planned for March 23rd-26th in Lexington, Va. This year it will be a 4-day show with 6 judges. Our VQHA awards banquet will be Friday night Mar 24th following a members annual meeting. We have one proposed bylaw change. It has been suggested to add 2 honorary directors which would be voted into position by the VQHA board. These honorary directors would have full voting rights. We have the Hylton Maiden class scheduled for Saturday Evening Mar 25th. It was decided by the VQHA board to cancel the “The Classic” for purely financial and logistical reasons. Please spread the word and tell everyone about our shows, trail rides and youth activities. All future events are posted on our website. We will need every one’s support.
VQHA memberships run Jan to Dec each year. To be considered for year-end awards horses must be nominated each year. For example: A 3-year membership or even a “life member” is still required to nominate their horse/horses each year. Also, if an open rider (trainer) shows a member’s horse that trainer must be a VQHA member for points to count. The nominating fee assists each year in providing great year end awards. I’m excited that Cory Balsis is our new Membership Director and Pamela Dyson will be handling our points. Please thank them for stepping up and engaging these difficult tasks. Our membership and nominating forms are all on our VQHA website.
I wish to thank our members for their generous support. I appreciate all the VQHA board members for their selfless hard work. I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope to see everyone soon. I am always available to members. Let’s grow this association.
Mike D Stoher, II
Virginia Quarter Horse Association
As the year comes to a close it’s time, it’s time to start thinking about your 2017 VQHA membership. We offer two great ways to make renewing your membership easy. You can still go to our “Forms” page and print the .PDF or you can save time and do it directly from our website, by clicking on “Forms” and clicking on the “Membership Application.
VQHA members who wish to be considered for year end awards, will need to pay a $15.00 Nomination Fee per horse. This fee includes unlimited riders and divisions. If you are already a VQHA member and need to nominate a horse or if you are a new member and need to nominate more than two horses you can you can use the horse nomination form.