2016 Virginia Quarter Horse Assoc. (VQHA) Calendar of Events

*Dates and information subject to change. Check back often for updates.

VQHA Year End Banquet

The VQHA Award Banquet for the 2015 Show Season will be held February 20, 2016, at the Doubletree Hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Schedule is as follows:
  • 12:00PM - 2:00PM    VQHA Board Meeting
  • 3:00PM - 4:00PM     Youth/Amateur Meeting
  • 4:00PM - 5:00PM     General Membership Meeting
  • 5:00PM                        Dinner
  • 6:00PM                        Awards Presentation

Buffet Banquet Cost will be $40.00
Children 12 & Under $15.00
Reserve Tables $100.00

Click Here to download the reservation form. Reservations Due Back: Monday, February 8th, 2016  
February 20, 2016 -
Doubletree Hotel, Charlottesville, Virginia

AQHYA Region Five Leadership Conference

February 26, 2016 - February 28, 2016
Comfort Suites- Leesburg, Virginia

VQHYA World Show and NYATT Letters of Intent Deadline

March 15, 2016 -

VQHA Spring Breakout / Dave Higgins Memorial Show

The show program for this event is available here.

Judges: Glen Wells, Tom Robertson, Jackie Starnes, Rebecca Halvorson

Stall Reservations: Tammi Berry - 423-502-1297
Show Manager: Laura Hughes Boardwine - 276-623-5783
March 19, 2016 - March 20, 2016
Virginia Horse Center- Lexington, Virginia

Martinganza Quarter Horse Show & Futurity

For more information Click Here  
March 31, 2016 -
Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center- Williamston, North Carolina

Virginia Quarter Horse Classic

Deadline for registration in the Hylton Maiden class is March 12th. Entries will be accepted up to 5:00pm on April 8th with a $500 late fee. The horse's owner and the exhibitor will be required to provide their social security numbers to the Show Secretary or VQHA Treasurer on the day of the show. You can enter by printing and mailing in the .PDF entry form or save time and complete the  online form.
April 7, 2016 - April 10, 2016
Virginia Horse Center- Lexington, Virginia

Wrangler AQHYA Aspire Award Application Deadline

May 1, 2016 -

2016 AQHA East Level 1 Championship Show

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 VQHA state qualifying program, please complete the application form, and return it to Laura Boardwine no later than Friday, January 15, 2016.
May 4, 2016 - May 8, 2016
Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. Horse Complex- Raleigh, North Carolina

AQHYA World Show Hardship Deadline

May 10, 2016 -

District IV Little River Circuit

4 Days - 4 Judges Judges: Cyndi Brown, Brian Holmes, Trigg Rentfro, and Carolyn Tinker Birnie

Flat Fee $350.00
Includes a stall, 3 bags of shavings, and ALL AQHA class fees and office charges!

Susan Daniels (919) 894-2873 or (919) 894-0600 showsec@embarqmail.com
May 19, 2016 -
Bob Martin Ag. Center - Williamston, NC

East Coast Show Series

Pending AQHA approval. More details to come.
May 27, 2016 -
The Meadow Event Park- Doswell, Virginia

AQHYA World Show Contest Deadline

June 1, 2016 -

East Coast Show Series

Pending AQHA approval. More details to come.
July 1, 2016 -
The Meadow Event Park- Doswell, Virginia

2016 Bank Of America Youth Excellence Seminar

July 12, 2016 - July 14, 2016
Amarillo, Texas

Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show

August 5, 2016 - August 13, 2016
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


If you have show information including dates, location and show programs, please email the information to the VQHA Webmaster.
Thank you.