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Auction Item Donations

January 16, 2018

Members are reminded to bring any items donated to the VQHA auction to the Awards Banquet on January 27th at the Hilton Doubletree in Charlottesville, Virginia. We look forward to seeing everyone there!!

The Virginia Quarter Horse Association would like to invite you and your family to the VQHA Awards Banquet for the 2017 show season. This years banquet will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia . The dinner will begin at 5:00 pm with the awards ceremony starting around 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing everyone there!! 

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Reservations for this event are due by Monday, January 16, 2018.

The Points Are In!!

December 29, 2017

The 2017 Final Points Standings have been posted. If you nominated your horse to participate in the 2017 Year End Awards Program, please visit our points page to review your points and notify our Points Secretary, Pamela Dyson 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 2017 VQHA Year End Awards Program. 

Thank you everyone for attending the first End of Summer Showdown in Culpeper, Virginia.  I hope you had a good time.  I look forward to putting on this show next year. 

A special thank you to the sponsors of this show.  You made it all possible.  I was overwhelmed by the support I received. 

We are posting the all-around and high-point awards as well as all of the class results. 


Thanks again,

Suzanne Gonzales 


Friday Show Results

Saturday/Sunday Show Results

All Around Awards


Anyone Can Nominate A Stallion • Easier For more Owners to Participate



*One foal Showing by a stallion = $100

**Two foals Showing by a Stallion = $200

***Three or More foals Showing by a Stallion = $300

Stallion Nomination fees may be paid by someone other than the stallion owner. 

***Go to the program page for more information


Foal, Owner and Exhibitor Eligibility – offspring foaled in Virginia, owned by a Virginia resident, and shown by a resident of Virginia. 

Stallion Eligibility – any stallion registered with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) or Jockey Club (JC) that is nominated into the Virginia Bred Program. The stallion can be deceased.  Stallion nominations must be renewed every year.  Offspring of any age is eligible to show in VBP classes once the stallion is nominated. 

The VQHA Virginia Bred Futurity will be held with the End of Summer Showdown, September 8 – 10, 2017 at HITS Commonwealth Park, Culpeper, VA.

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact VQHA VA Bred Committee Chairman:

Mike Jennings, 703-346-8133, email

Don’t Miss the End of Summer Showdown!!

August 5, 2017

Don’t miss the End of Summer Showdown, September 8-10 at HITS Commonwealth Park in Culpeper, Virginia!! The show is VQHA sanctioned and will include AQHA, VQHA futurity and all breed classes. Thanks to the show staff and sponsors, this show is really shaping up to be something special. See the new showbill for more information. […]

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Help Nominate the VQHA Most Valuable Professional!!!

August 5, 2017

It is time once again to choose the VQHA Most Valuable Professional. This award is given to the Most Valuable Professional Horseman belonging to each state affiliate in recognition of service and support to that affiliate. To nominate a professional horseman, please complete the nomination form and return it to Mike Stoher before August 31, […]

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The VQHA Point Standings Have Been Updated!!

July 24, 2017

The VQHA point standings have been updated, as of July 17, 2017. Members are encouraged to check their points and alert the VQHA Points Secretary if there are any problems. 

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Stay in Touch with the VQHA!!

July 24, 2017

If you are not receiving emails from VQHA or just want to make sure we have your current information, please email your information to–

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2017 Virginia Bred Futurity

July 12, 2017

The Va Bred Futurity classes will be held at the End of Summer Showdown in Culpeper, Va. Sept 8th-10th.   The following classes will be offered:   Yearling Stallions, 2 and Older Stallions, Yearling Mares, 2 and Older Mares, Yearlings Geldings, 2 and Older Geldings, Yearling Lounge Line, 2 and 3 Year Old Hunter Under […]

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Virginia Bred Director Wanted!!!

April 21, 2017

We are currently looking for a volunteer to manage our Virginia Bred program. This person will assist stallion owners in sanctioning their horses for the Virginia Bred Futurity, submitting stallion reports and applying for futurity funding. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Mike Stoher at 804-572-8284.

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2017 Spring Breakout / Dave Higgins Memorial Show

March 21, 2017

This weekend the VQHA is proud to present the 2017 edition of the VQHA Spring Breakout/Dave Higgins Memorial Show!! This year we are featuring 6 judges!! Including Holly Hover, Clint Fullerton, Marilyn Randall, Kenny Hall, Bonnie Joy Clay and Sara Bradley. This show will be VQHA double pointed and we will be holding out VQHA Banquet on […]

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Make Your Reservations for the VQHA 2016 Awards Banquet!!

March 1, 2017

The Virginia Quarter Horse Association would like to invite you and your family to the VQHA Awards Banquet for the 2016 show season. This years banquet will be held at the 2017 Spring Breakout/Dave Higgins Memorial Show on  Friday, March 24, in the Colosseum mezzanine. The dinner will begin at 7:00 pm with the awards […]

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Last Chance to State Qualify for the 2017 AQHA East Level 1 Championship Show!!!

January 3, 2017

Below is the list of VQHA Members who have submitted an application, to participate in the VQHA state qualifying program for the 2017 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, please send an email to […]

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A Note From The VQHA President!!

December 13, 2016

Hello VQHA members. As we throw blankets on horses and anticipate agreeable weather, I thought I would keep VQHA members informed.   The Spring Breakout show is planned for March 23rd-26th in Lexington, Va.  This year it will be a 4-day show with 6 judges.  Our VQHA awards banquet will be Friday night Mar 24th following […]

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Tis the Season to Renew Your Membership.

December 13, 2016

As the year comes to a close it’s time, it’s time to start thinking about your 2017 VQHA membership. We offer two great ways to make renewing your membership easy. 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 […]

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Interested In Running For A Position On The VQHYA Board?

November 21, 2016

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 […]

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Turn in 2016 Horseback Riding Program Logs!!

November 9, 2016

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 804-370-8631  

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2017 AQHA Level 1 Championship Show

November 9, 2016

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 […]

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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 […]

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