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Thank You For Your Support!!

January 23, 2019

We would like to welcome THE EQUINE CHRONICLE as a major sponsor for the Spring Breakout Show.  They will be sponsoring the exhibitor dinner Saturday night during the Virginia Maiden class!!

Basket Silent Auction

January 23, 2019

VQHA MEMBERS … We will be holding a silent auction at the Spring Breakout Show. All proceeds benefit the Virginia Quarter Horse Association.

Please bring a basket filled with goodies to place on the
auction table. The auction table will be located in the hallway
outside of the show office. Bring them to the show office on
Thursday, if possible. We will have bags to cover the basket, if
you don’t already have one

Here are some basket ideas:

  • Pet Basket
  • Bath Basket
  • Food Basket
  • Candy Basket
  • College Basket (Va Tech or UVA)
  • Infant Basket
  • Craft Basket
  • Office Supplies Basket
  • EASTER BASKET – Easter is the following weekend

CONTACT SUZANNE GONZALES IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS
703-201-2915 OR SUZANNEGONZALES228@GMAIL.COM

Mark your Calendars now for the 2019 edition of the VQHA Spring Breakout. This year’s show will be held March 15-17 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. This show will feature VRH classes, money added trail classes and is the home of the Virginia Maiden 3 & Over Western Pleasure Class.

See the show bill for more information.

WELCOME NEW SPONSOR PERFECT PRODUCTS!! They will be sponsoring the trail classes at the Spring Breakout

The highest scoring trail exhibitor under the four judges will receive:

Green – $500
Youth – $500
Amateur/Select – $500
All Age – $500
Novice Youth – $250
Novice Amateur – $250

The Points Are In!!

December 7, 2018

The final point standings for the 2018 VQHA Year End Awards have been updated. Please check your points. If you notice any errors please notify our Points Director Pamela Dyson or our Membership Director Cory Balsis, as soon as possible.

With hurricane Florence expecting to make landfall this week, the End of Summer Showdown has been rescheduled to September 21-23. We apologize for any inconvenience, but feel that this change was necessary to ensure exhibitor safety and the success of the show. We look forward to seeing everyone September 21-23 in Culpeper.

Remembering Bob Purks

August 20, 2018

The horse industry has lost another true horseman. Bob Purks of King George, Virginia is now with the master of all. He will be truly missed by the Virginia Quarter Horse Association, the Maryland State Quarter Horse Association and the Virginia Palomino Association just to name a few. Bob was a dedication horseman that dearly […]

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Help Us Nominate the 2018 VQHA Most Valuable Professional!!

July 23, 2018

It is time once again to choose this years VQHA 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 184, […]

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2018 Virginia Bred Futurity Info!!

February 9, 2018

The 2018 VQHA Virginia Bred Futurity will be held with the End of Summer Showdown in Culpeper, Virginia on September 14 -16. NEW for 2018 $8,000 Grant from the Virginia Horse Industry Board – Up From $6,000 in 2017 Owner and Rider CAN be from ANYWHERE Purse allocated by Number of Entries   NEW Purse […]

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2018 Spring Breakout / Dave Higgins Memorial Show

January 26, 2018

This year the Spring Breakout / Dave Higgins Memorial Show will be held April 20-22, 2018. We listened to our exhibitors and pushed the show date back this year, with hopes of better weather than in years past. Once again we will be featuring 6 judges and VQHA points will count double. The show will […]

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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!!

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Make Reservations for the VQHA Year End Awards Banquet Today!!

December 29, 2017

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 […]

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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 […]

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2017 End of Summer Showdown Results!!

November 10, 2017

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 […]

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Virginia Bred Program and Futurity Changes

August 11, 2017

NEW STALLION NOMINATION FEES For 2017 Anyone Can Nominate A Stallion • Easier For more Owners to Participate   NEW – STALLION NOMINATION FEES *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 […]

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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–  Mike@vaquarterhorses.com

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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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