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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 Region and VQHYA Community Service Project. All donations to help the Appalachian families of West Virginia.  For more information of questions, please contact Austin Ralls

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 may be made to VQHYA and sent to:
7735 Neavils Lane
Catlett, VA 20119

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 by 5:00 PM.

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–  currently held by Fay Pawlak
Director Greater Richmond– currently held by Kristy Drew-Pruitt
Director Northern Region– currently held by Kevin Babcock

If you are interested in applying for one of these positions please send a letter of intent to the VQHA Nomination Committee, Attn: Michelle L. Tyson, 3515 Lancaster Ring Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 or email,, by September 20, 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 a division. If you are interested please contact Mike Stoher: 804-572-8284

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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Last Chance to State Qualify for the 2016 AQHA East Level 1 Championship Show!!!

January 23, 2016

Below is the list of VQHA Members who have submitted the application form, to participate in the VQHA state qualifying program for the 2016 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, call:  Laura Boardwine (276) 623-5783 by Tuesday, January […]

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You Are Invited!!

January 15, 2016

The Virginia Quarter Horse Association would like to invite you and your family to the 2015 Awards Banquet!!  The Banquet will be held on February 20, 2016, at the Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Schedule is as follows: Board Meeting at 12:00 PM Youth Meeting at 3:00 PM Amateur Meeting at 3:00 PM Silent […]

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Win a show on the VQHYA!!!

January 15, 2016

The Youth Association is selling Raffle tickets to win a show on VQHYA!! The winner will receive one free stall, one division and drug fees paid for one horse at the Virginia Classic, April 7-10, 2016, in Lexington, VA. The winner will be announced on Saturday morning at the show. Raffle tickets are $25 a piece or 5 […]

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AQHYA Region Five Leadership Conference

January 11, 2016

The AQHYA Region 5 Leadership Conference will be held February 26-28, 2016 in Leesburg, VA.  All youth members are welcome to attend, at their own expense. If you are interested in attending, please submit the registration form no later than February 22, 2016. For more information on this event please click here. Please contact Austin Ralls […]

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VQHA State Qualifying for the 2016 AQHA Novice Championship Show

December 23, 2015

North Carolina will be the home of the 2016 AQHA East Level 1 Championship Show May 4 -8th at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh. Due to the late calendar change there will be no qualifying points required for the 2016 show. Click Here for eligibility information. If you are interested in participating in the […]

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VQHA Membership Application Updated

December 18, 2015

The VQHA Membership Application has been updated for 2016. There have been a couple of changes, but we still offer two great ways to serve you. 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 […]

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