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There is an amendment to the Transportation Bill pending in the Senate that could eliminate the Recreational Trails Program. Contact your state senators and let them know you oppose that amendment! Virginia State Senators: Sen. Kaine is 202-224-4024 and Sen. Warner is 202-224-2023 See the link below for more information: http://view.exacttarget.com/?j=fe551378776602787211&m=feef1d757d6307&ls=fdea1d7375660d787d177970&l=fea115737765077f77&s=fe2a17787c63057b751671&jb=ffcf14&ju=fdf116707c6d067d7c107977&r=0

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Are you interested in putting on a horse show? Lots of work with the possibility of lots of reward? As most of you know, Rockstar is no longer putting on the Quarter Horse shows at Commonwealth Park. Those show “dates” are owned by the VQHA and we’re looking for one or more individuals or organizations that would put […]

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Hi Everyone, Hope you are having a nice summer! The youth have had a fantastic year so far. We just came home from the AQHYA YES conference in Amarillo. Austin was elected to the National youth board as regional director. VQHYA has had the honor of having several youth serve as directors over the years.  The youth traveled […]

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They say some like it hot. Well hot it was at the VQHA Fort Pocahontas trail ride and trail challenge on June 12th – 14th. Ninety plus temperatures kept some folks away for sure, however about thirty-five die hard horse riders made the event come alive. VQHA’s Recreational Advisor Cathette Plumer put together yet another […]

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Respecting the land where equine trails are located is important to ensure future access. Open this post to find out about programs supporting this effort.

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The Region 5 Show is quickly approaching and we are expecting a great turnout!   We are making final plans so that everything will run smoothly.  Thank you for posting the info on your respective websites; if you have not already done so please take this opportunity to let your members know by posting the pre-entry form and prize […]

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dave Higgins. Funeral services will be held on Monday (4-27-2015), at 2PM at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the interment will be at Trinity Memorial Park in Rice, Virginia.

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Memorial services for Andrey Pawlak will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 3:30. Covenant Funeral Services in Fredericksburg, VA (Highway 1, north of Four-Mile Fork). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

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If you wish to go to the Eastern Novice Championships using one of the VQHA state affiliate spots, you will need to send a letter of intent to our President, Brian Felts, and our Secretary, Mike Stoher, by May 20th. You must be a current VQHA member to use one of the state affiliate spots. […]

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KIDD, William E. “Billy the Kidd,” 83, of Henrico, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Martha Lee Duggan Kidd; his son, William E. Kidd Jr. “Bubba”; and his brother, Walter B. Kidd Jr. He is survived by his three daughters, Suzanne Conyers (Jerry), Debi Payne […]

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VQHA member Jesse Bowman and his wife Mary started LillyWood Ranch Youth Services a year ago and have been operating an after school mentoring program since October 2014. The program began with three children, ages 10, 13 and 14 from the Northumberland and Lancaster County school system. The idea was to start small and increase […]

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For those who were not able to make it to the Banquet in February, the awards can be picked up at the Show Office at the Spring Breakout show. This includes awards that were not at the banquet because of shipping delays.

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Ida Klepper passed away from brain cancer on March 3.  Viewing is Tuesday, March 10 from 4 – 8 pm at Fairfax Memorial Garden, 9902 Braddock Road, Fairfax, VA 22032.  Funeral is Wednesday, March 11 at 11 am at St. Raymond of Penafort Church.

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Youth News! Congratulations to the VQHYA for winning the AQHYA Region Five National Community Service canned food drive! Out standing!!! Top earners were Bailey Troutman and Emily Glazebrook. The VQHYA will be selling raffle tickets for two stalls for the Spring Break Out and Virginia Classic! Tickets can be purchased from the youth at the […]

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VQHA Banquet Update

February 20, 2015

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In spite of the weather, we will be holding the banquet tomorrow, February 21st. Please be careful when driving!

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Gene Stone, a past VQHA President and dedicated volunteer for the 4-H Horse program, passed away January 30th at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. Collins Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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The AQHYA Region Five youth conference will be held in Atlantic City, NJ February 13-15 2015. All youth are invited. Each youth is responsible for their own registration, travel, food, and hotel. The VQHYA has two rooms reserved. There will be a van and chaperones going. Please let Katey Ralls know if you are attending. Registration is due […]

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The Region Five Canned food drive ends on January 15, 2015 Please send your numbers and pictures to Katey Ralls @ Newportb3@gmail.com Having a 4H event and need an AQHYA director to speak? Information to hand out? Let us know! We have supplies.

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The longtime editor of the VQHA Newsletter, Janice Benett, has decided to resign. Janice has done an outstanding job for a long time and she will be greatly missed! If anyone is interested in becoming the new edit, please contact the VQHA Secretary, Mike Stoher.

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The VQHA Award Banquet for Show Year 2014 will be held February 21st, 2015, at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Charlottesville, VA. Reservation forms have been mailed out to all members. You can also make your reservations using our online form!

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