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Interested in running for a position on the VQHYA Board? Please submit an intent biography by December 1, 2016.  The positions are President, Vice President (2), Secretary (2), Reporter, and Treasurer. Please see the position descriptions in the VQHYA By-laws. The board is required to attend all activities, fundraisers, events and meetings that are run by the VQHYA. They will also be involved with the parent association in supporting events, meetings, and shows.

Any questions? Please call Katey at 202-365-7808 or email at

November 30th marks the end of the 2016 Horseback Riding Program recording period. Please return you log sheets to the address below by December 5, 2016.

VQHA Horseback Riding Program

Cathette Plumer (Recreational Advisor)

P.O. Box 92

Doswell, Va.  23047



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 November 25th. This is the last chance to get signed up for the show!

Include in your email:

Your name.
Your horse’s name.
Class or classes that you will be entering.

If you plan on riding more than one horse, you must specify what classes you will be showing in with each horse.

Visit the 2017 AQHA Level 1 Championship Show website for more information.


Virginia Amateurs Elections

November 9, 2016

This year the posts of Secretary and Treasurer are up for reelection.  Jennifer Morrow is our current Secretary and will run again.  Cory Balsis is our current Treasurer and will not run again.

Please submit yourself or another Amateur to show your desire to run for one of these offices to the VAQHA President, Jennifer Larsen by December 15, 2016 via email at

The Points Are In!!

October 19, 2016

The 2016 Final Points Standings have been posted. If you nominated your horse to participate in the 2016 Year End Awards Program, please visit our points page to review your points and notify our Points Secretary, Erin Lubeshkoff if you notice any discrepancies. There is a summary of points earned posted on our points page, as well as a spreadsheet with the complete points breakdown.

** Please Note: The point totals will only reflect those horses who were nominated to participate in the 2016 VQHA Year End Awards Program. 

AQHYA Survey

October 11, 2016

The AQHYA has sent an email to all Youth Members asking to complete a survey. This survey is for the Youth to share who they are and what they would like to see in the future from AQHYA. This is better to serve our membership and get to know them on a more personal level. […]

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The Annual Region Five Coat Drive is Underway!!

September 21, 2016

Austin Ralls and Champion Saddlery will be collecting coats for the Appalachian ministries. Gently used and new coats will be collected through October 23. Pick up is available at the Ranch Events Show, and the Ohio Quarter Horse Congress October 21-23. Drop off location is the Champion Saddlery in Ashland, VA. This is an AQHYA […]

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Win a Harris Head Stall!!

September 21, 2016

The VQHYA is raffling off a chance to win a Harris Headstall, valued at $1500. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100. Tickets will be sold during Banquet,  at the Pre Turkey, and at the Ranch Horse Events 1 & 2. You can also download raffle tickets Here. The drawing will be held at the VQHA Banquet. Checks […]

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AQHA Most Valuable Professional Nominations!!

September 14, 2016

It is time once again to choose VQHA’s 2016 Most Valuable Professional. This award is given by the AQHA to the Most Valuable Professional Horseman belonging to each state and provincial affiliate in recognition of service and support to that affiliate. Please submit the nomination form to Tina Stoher, no later than September 15, 2016 […]

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Open VQHA Board Positions for 2016-2017

August 24, 2016

The following VQHA Board Positions are up for election for 2016 – 2017: Secretary– currently held by Tina Stoher Treasurer– currently held by Laura Boardwine Director at Large #2– currently held by David Lamb Director at Large #4– currently held by Clarence Green Director at Large #6– currently held by Loretta Tozer Director Central Region– […]

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VQHA Breeders Futurity Show Sponsors

August 15, 2016

We would like to thank our sponsors for the 2016 VQHA Breeders Futurity Show! The Virginia Horse Industry Board Crystal Speeks Strohecker Tina Stoher- Dalton Realty Debbie Williams- Equine Account Management Services Charlie Rogers Show Horses The Troutman Family We are still looking for sponsors. It’s $20 to sponsor a class or $50 to sponsor […]

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Mark Your Calendars for the VQHA Breeders Futurity Show!!!

July 13, 2016

The Virginia Quarter Horse Association is proud to present the VQHA Breeders Futurity Show August 27-28 at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Va. The showbill includes an all breed Ranch Rail class with $100 added money as well as an Open Costume and Queen’s Training Class for the kids. We are honored to have Tony Burris and […]

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Everyone is invited to the East Coast Show Series!!!

June 29, 2016

The Virginia Quarter Horse Association is proud to present the second installment of the East Coast Show Series, July 1-3 at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Va. The showbill has been re-vamped to include several Open All-Breed classes, including an all breed Ranch Rail class with $100 added and 90% of the entry fees […]

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How to Qualify for the 2017 AQHA Level 1 Championships

June 20, 2016

To compete at one of three 2017 American Quarter Horse Association Level 1 Championships, exhibitors have four ways to earn an invitation. Qualifying is already underway, as the qualifying period kicked off January 1, 2016, and continues through December 31. 1. MAINTAIN ELIGIBILITY, THEN ENTER Enter cattle classes before the entry deadline. (No qualification method […]

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Check out the 2016 VQHA Points Standings!!

June 7, 2016

The updated 2016 VQHA Points Standings have been posted. The points are up-to-date as of May 30, 2016. Please visit our points page to review your points and notify our Points Secretary, Erin Lubeshkoff if you notice any discrepancies. There is a summary of points earned posted on our points page, as well as a spreadsheet with the complete points breakdown.. […]

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A Special Note from Clarence Green

April 6, 2016

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 […]

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VQHA Spring Breakout / Dave Higgins Memorial Show

March 15, 2016

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 […]

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Get Ready for the 2016 VQHA Show Season!!

March 14, 2016

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 […]

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Don’t forget your entry forms for the 2016 Level 1 Championship Show!!

February 5, 2016

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 . Exhibitors should take note that all entry forms must be sent in prior to the championship […]

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New for 2016!! The VQHYA Introduces the Princess Program!!

January 30, 2016

The VQHYA is proud to introduce the 2016 Princess Program for girls ages 4-12!! This is a great opportunity for girls who dream of one day participating in the Queen’s Program to get their feet wet and gain valuable experience. The Princess Contest includes a Horsemanship pattern using a stick horse. They will be graded on […]

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