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The VQHA is excited to announce that the 2020 Virginia Bred classes will be held at the Jack O’ Lantern Classic on November 7-8 at Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia.

More information and forms are available on our Virginia Bred page.

 

Due to the coronavirus and the impact it is having on our VQHA shows for this year. The Board has decided the following:

Memberships:

  1. For those who paid for 2020 memberships, horse nominations and/or reserved numbers this year, VQHA will honor these memberships, nominations and reserved numbers for the 2021 calendar year. 
  1. For those members who have multiple year memberships that have not expired, your memberships will be extended one year longer. 

 

Year End Awards – 2019 and 2020

For 2019 awards, we have awards for classes not certificates  for  Champion and Reserve Champion unless you won multiples. (If you would like these mailed please contact Laura Boardwine.  I will also have these at the September show in Lexington, VA.)  The amateurs will be mailing the third and fourth place amateur awards shortly as well .

For 2020 awards, due to the impact of the 2020 show season, we will not be providing year end awards for this year.  

 

This year has certainly been a challenge, one that we have not ever been challenged with before.   Of utmost importance is that you all stay safe and healthy.  We look forward to when the economy reopens and we are all able to gather and enjoy catching up. 

 

Dear Exhibitors,


I just received word from the CEO of the Virginia Horse Center that the Board of Directors of the VHC is closing the facility down for the next 15 days. Therefore, the Spring Breakout Show will be cancelled.
Thank you everyone for your support thus far. It was shaping up to be a great show. Cameron and I have put our heart and soul into this show to make it great for our exhibitors. But when the GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING ….
We are already working hard on the VIRGINIA NATIONAL STOCK HORSE SHOW, which will be held in Lexington, VA, June 4 thru 7. We are adding a lot of NSBA futurity classes to the schedule. Stayed tuned for more information on this show. It is an all-breed stock horse show to include AQHA, APHA, PHBA, ApHC, AND ABRA. We will be moving the futurity classes that were to be held at the Breakout to the Virginia National Stock Horse Show.
If you sent in money for stalls, you will be refunded. I will start working on that this week. Please text me or PM me if you have any questions or concerns. 703-201-2915.


Take care and be safe,
Suzanne

The Virginia Quarter Horse Association would like to invite you and your family to the 2019 VQHA Awards Banquet. The banquet will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 at the Virginia Horse Center at the Spring Breakout show. Click Here for the reservation form and more details!!

Next month kicks off the start of the 2020 VQHA show season, with the Spring BreakOut in Lexington, Virginia. Don’t forget to renew your VQHA Membership and Horse Nominations for the 2020 VQHA Awards program.

Click Here for the Membership Form.

VQHA President Candidates

February 19, 2020

Any VQHA Members wishing to run for the office of VQHA President, please submit a letter of intent to the VQHA Secretary (Tina Stoher), by April 1, 2020 to be considered for the position. Tina Stoher VQHA Secretary 15390 Union Church Rd. Beaverdam, VA 23015

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VQHA Queen Applications Now Being Accepted!!

February 19, 2020

Ladies wishing to run for VQHA Queen for the 2020 show season are required to complete and submit an application to the VQHA Secretary no later than April 1, 2020, to be considered. No exceptions will be made. Click here to learn more about the expectations and eligibility requirements of the VQHA Queen.

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In Memory of Former VQHA President Gene Montgomery.

January 8, 2020

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Robert Gene Montgomery (Forest, Virginia), born in Bedford, Virginia, who passed away on December 4, 2019, at the age of 89, leaving to mourn family and friends. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may […]

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In Loving Memory of Frieda Norton.

January 8, 2020

Frieda Norton, long time announcer at the VQHA shows and long time friend, passed away November 23, 2019, from complications with diabetes. She will missed terribly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

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The Final 2019 VQHA Year End Points Have Been Updated!!

January 3, 2020

The final point standings for the 2019 VQHA Year End Awards have been updated. Please check your points. If you notice any errors please notify our our Membership Director Cory Balsis, as soon as possible. Click Here to see the point standings.

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2019 VQHA 50/50 Raffle Winners

January 3, 2020

Congratulations to Julie Rogers and Kevin Babcock the winners of this years VQHA 50/50 raffle!! Thank you to everyone who participated!!

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Year End Points Updated!!

October 18, 2019

The point standings for the 2019 VQHA Year End Awards have been updated up through the End of Summer Showdown. Please check your points. If you notice any errors please notify our our Membership Director Cory Balsis, as soon as possible. Click Here to see the point standings.

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2019 VQHA 50/50 Raffle

October 2, 2019

Through an error on my part the drawings for the 50/50 raffle did not take place at the September show in Culpepper. The drawing will now be held at the PreTurkey show in Herndon in November. Good luck to all who purchased tickets!!  The results will be posted shortly after the show. Thank you for […]

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Fundraising Benefit for Freida Norton

July 15, 2019

Friends, Freida Norton, has been working as an announcer and in other capacities at our shows for nearly 40 years.  She has worked tirelessly, with a smile on her face and friendly voice, keeping us informed at the show, keeping the show on track, and giving us results. Our friend, Freida, could use our help […]

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VQHA 50/50 Raffle Tickets

June 10, 2019

The VQHA would like to thank everyone who sold tickets for the associations 50/50 raffle, to be drawn in September at the End of Summer Showdown. The deadline to sell tickets was May 31. Please send your sold tickets to Cory Balsis, as soon as possible, if you have not already done so. Thank you […]

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The 2019 VQHA Points Standings Are Up!!

April 18, 2019

The VQHA point standings have been updated, as of April 18, 2019. Members are encouraged to check their points and alert the VQHA Points Secretary if there are any problems. 

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Remembering Bob Purks

March 11, 2019

Bob Purks was a very colorful character. He was as country as country could be. He chewed tobacco, enjoyed an occasional shot of Jim Beam and was a no-nonsense type of man. He was from the old school where a hand shake was as good as a contract. During his King George County high school […]

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Steve Meadows Named 2018 AQHA Most Valuable Professional!!

March 11, 2019

The VQHA would like to congratulate Steve Meadows on being named AQHA’s Most Valuable Professional!! The award was presented at the 2019 AQHA Convention, this past weekend in Fort Worth, Texas and is one of the top honors in the equine industry.  Steve is an valuable member of the VQHA Board of Directors, holding multiple […]

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The VQHA Show Season Starts in 3..2..1

March 11, 2019

The VQHA is excited to kick off the 2019 show season with the Spring Breakout, in Lexington Virginia this weekend. Suzanne Gonzales has worked hard to put on, what is shaping up to be a great show!! As of now there are over 370 stalls sold!!  The VQHA awards banquet will be held Friday night […]

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VQHA Awards Banquet

February 18, 2019

The Virginia Quarter Horse Association would like to invite you and your family to the VQHA Awards Banquet for the 2018 show season. This years banquet will be held at the 2019 Spring Breakout/Dave Higgins Memorial Show on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 PM. $30.00 per meal$15.00 12 years old and under (meal)$100.00 to reserve […]

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