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VQHYA and Region Five are partnering with Champion Saddlery for a Community Coat Drive for the needy. Austin Ralls will be collecting new and gently used coats at the following locations: Virginia Bred Show in Doswell AQHA Eastern Novice Championship Show at the Virginia Horse Center All American Quarter Horse Congress NYATT/Sale Weekend Pre-Turkey Show at […]

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The patterns for the August 29-30 Virginia Bred Show are available ~ The patterns for the following classes can be downloaded from Horseshowpatterns.com at: http://www.horseshowpatterns.com/public_patterns/index.php?key=HSP14398502340821 Showmanship | Level III | Pattern 9 Showmanship | Level II | Pattern 4 Showmanship | Walk Trot | Pattern 12 Western Horsemanship | Level I | Pattern 19 Western Horsemanship […]

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The AQHYA World Show proved very successful for Virginia this year. From showing to contests, Virginia earned top awards. Virginia youth won top honors in the Stall Decoration competition. Thank you to Pam Troutman for all her hard work! Thank you Matt Guthro, Scott Troutman, Kyle Hughes, and Robin DeBernard for all building an amazing […]

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 Congratulations to Austin Ralls, Catlett, Va. Austin is an AQHYA Region Five Director for 2015-2016. He is also VQHYA Secretary. Austin is looking forward to promoting AQHYA activities, increasing membership, promoting community service programs and planning the Annual Region Five Conference.

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The VQHA will be helping out at the Novice Championship Show Sept 26th – Oct 8th and is in need of three people to help out at the gates to the show ring. Anyone that is interested please call Laura Boardwine (276) 623-5783 for details. If you are only able to assist for a few […]

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For those who want to apply for one of the state affiliate (VQHA) slots for the AQHA Novice Championship Show, if you have not already done so please send an email to Laura Boardwine by the of the day on August 8th. This is the last chance to get signed up for the show! Include […]

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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  

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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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