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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.

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 Friday night. We would like invite everyone to come out to the show and help us kick off the 2017 show season.

2017 Show Program

2017 Class List

Thursday/Friday Patterns

Saturday/Sunday Patterns

Thursday Trail Patterns

Saturday Trail Patterns

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 ceremony starting around 8:00 pm. Reservations for this event are due by Friday, March 17, 2017, but you can also pay at the door. We look forward to seeing everyone there!! 

Click Here for the reservation form. 


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 Laura Boardwine prior to Monday, January 16, 2017. This is the last chance to get signed up for the show.

Include in your email:

Your name.
Your horse’s name.
Class or classes that you will be entering.

** In order to complete your application, please send Laura a copy of the rider’s AQHA Youth/Amateur Membership Card and a copy of the horse’s AQHA Registration Papers. This includes members whose names appear below.

Exhibitor NameHorse Name
Cole, Morgan Choc Out My Lope
Cook, RachelIt's All Bout Tonite
Davis, Gillian VS Red Solo
Fitzgerald, Leslie Rawhides Rylee
Formeck, Samantha Vital Sign Version
Groves, Megan Vital Sign Version
Lubershkoff, Kira Repeated Dreams
Nicely, Shay KR Just A Spark
Rogowski, SueFinal Attribute
Smith, BethBronzed Initation
Streetman, MicheleCoosamotion
Trible, SueJust Smile And Wave
Trible, Sue In Wimpy's Steps
Vesely, Caroline Havanna Royal
Walker, AllysonThe Midnight Loper
Wilson, Grace Bueno Summer Starlet

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 a members annual meeting.  We have one proposed bylaw change.  It has been suggested to add 2 honorary directors which would be voted into position by the VQHA board.  These honorary directors would have full voting rights.  We have the Hylton Maiden class scheduled for Saturday Evening Mar 25th.  It was decided by the VQHA board to cancel the “The Classic” for purely financial and logistical reasons.   Please spread the word and tell everyone about our shows, trail rides and youth activities.  All future events are posted on our website.   We will need every one’s support.

VQHA memberships run Jan to Dec each year.  To be considered for year-end awards horses must be nominated each year. For example: A 3-year membership or even a “life member” is still required to nominate their horse/horses each year.  Also, if an open rider (trainer) shows a member’s horse that trainer must be a VQHA member for points to count.  The nominating fee assists each year in providing great year end awards.  I’m excited that Cory Balsis is our new Membership Director and Pamela Dyson will be handling our points.  Please thank them for stepping up and engaging these difficult tasks.  Our membership and nominating forms are all on our VQHA website.

I wish to thank our members for their generous support.  I appreciate all the VQHA board members for their selfless hard work.  I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope to see everyone soon.  I am always available to members.  Let’s grow this association.

Mike D Stoher, II
Virginia Quarter Horse Association
804-572-8284 cell

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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The Points Are In!!

October 19, 2016

The 2016 Final Points Standings have been posted. If you nominated your horse to participate in the 2016 Year End Awards Program, 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 […]

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AQHYA Survey

October 11, 2016

The AQHYA has sent an email to all Youth Members asking to complete a survey. This survey is for the Youth to share who they are and what they would like to see in the future from AQHYA. This is better to serve our membership and get to know them on a more personal level. […]

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The Annual Region Five Coat Drive is Underway!!

September 21, 2016

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 […]

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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 […]

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AQHA Most Valuable Professional Nominations!!

September 14, 2016

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 […]

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Open VQHA Board Positions for 2016-2017

August 24, 2016

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– […]

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VQHA Breeders Futurity Show Sponsors

August 15, 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 […]

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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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