I want to express my appreciation and gratitude upon receiving the Hall of Fame Award at this year’s banquet. It has been an honor to serve the Virginia Quarter Horse Association (VQHA). I have always felt anything I can do for the good of the organization, I would do it. I have met and had many great friends and watched babies grow up and become great horsemen, and that has been a joy. VQHA has had some wonderful programs that have stimulated the “horse” in all of us. It’s a great association to be a part of.
This weekend the VQHA is proud to present the VQHA Spring Breakout/Dave Higgins Memorial Show. We have a great group of judges in Glen Wells, Tom Robertson, Jackie Starnes and Rebecca Halvorson.
The VQHA Amateur Association will hosting a Paid Trail Practice on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. The cost per 15 minute session is $10 with no more than 3 horses allowed in each session. All proceeds go to support the year end award program. Anyone interested in participating can signup and pay at the show ring that evening.
We wish the best of luck to all of our exhibitors and look forward to seeing you there.
Below are a few helpful links for the show:
Show Entry Form
With the 2016 VQHA show season about to go into full swing, now is a good time to review the updated 2016 VQHA Show and Contest Rules. There have been a few changes since last year, including changes the All Around Awards qualification requirements.
It’s also a great time to nominate your horse if you haven’t already done so. Starting with the 2016 show season 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. Horses can be nominated using the membership application, when you join or renew your membership, or by completing the horse nomination form if you are already a VQHA member.
The entry forms for all three 2016 American Quarter Horse Association Level 1 Championships can now be found online. Unlike past years, the entry forms will not be sent individually and instead can be accessed by visiting https://aqha.com/shows/level-1/east/entry-and-stalling-forms . Exhibitors should take note that all entry forms must be sent in prior to the championship show they are attending, and no entries will be taken at the shows.
The entry deadline for both the West and Central championships is March 15. Entries for the Nutrena East championship are due April 1. Click Here
Entry forms are required even if you have already sent in a state qualifying form. Click Here for more information.