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Please see below the officer positions that are currently open.  We also have some director positions that will be open this year. If your not sure what region your located in you can pull up the map on the VQHA website.  If you are a current director and still interested in continuing in your position or if you are interested in one of the open positions please email Laura Boardwine at by Tuesday, June 1, 2021. 

Steve Meadows

Executive Vice President
Connie Christopher

Vice President


Laura Boardwine

Director at Large
David Lamb

Director at Large
Samantha Groves

Director at Large
Clarence Green

Mike Jennings

Director at Large
George Harocopos

Director at Large
Loretta Tozer

Recreational Adviser
Cathette Plumer

Virginia Bred
Sandy Green

Youth Director
Kyle & Amanda Hughes
Beth Gouthro 

Amateur Director
Crystal Speeks

AQHA Director
Steve Meadows

AQHA Director
Mike Jennings

Membership Director:
Cory Balsis

Honorary Director
David Lamb

Honorary Director
Bob Purks

VQHA Regional Directors:

Northern Region
Kevin Babcock

Greater Richmond Area
Kristy Drew

South Central Region
Charlie Rogers

Central Region
Judy Purks

South Western Region
Kyle Hughes, II

Shenandoah Region
Becky Meadows

2021 VQHA Year End Points

April 28, 2021

The point standings for the 2021 VQHA Year End Awards have been updated up through the Martinganza Quarter Horse Show and Futurity. Please check your points. If you notice any errors please notify our our Membership Director Cory Balsis, as soon as possible.

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Youth members are reminded that the deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent to participate on the VQHYA World Show and Congress Team is approaching fast . The 2021 VQHYA Letter of Intent is available here and under forms on the website. All letters must me completed and returned to Kyle and Amanda Hughes no later than March 25, 2021. 

In Memory of Cecilia Hylton

February 16, 2021

Today Ms. Cecilia Hylton was laid to rest. Her loss has been felt by the entire horse industry, especially the Virginia Quarter Horse Association.

Ms. Hylton was an avid supporter of the VQHA and its programs, both financially and by lending her guidance whenever necessary. She brought national recognition to the association with her success in the show ring and leadership in the industry, including the introduction of the Hylton Maiden 3 & Over Western Pleasure Futurity.

Cecilia was a natural leader and her influence extended to the entire horse industry, we are proud to have been her home association. Her success was our success. She never met a stranger and was one of the most down to earth people you would ever meet.  She greeted everyone with a smile and words of encouragement; for that reason, she was the recipient of the 2010 VQHA Sportsmanship Award. An award that she could have won every year if that were possible. In 2014 Cecilia was inducted into the VQHA Hall of Fame, for her work in the association. Ms. Hylton will always be one of the matriarchs of the VQHA family.  

The Virginia Quarter Horse Association would like to wish its sincerest condolences to Ms. Hylton’s family in this difficult time. Her influence will be missed.



The offices of President and Vice President are up for election.

Cory Balsis has offered to process the nominations this year for us so if you are interested in either of these two positions, please email your letter of intent no later than December 25, 2020  to

Cory Balsis at

2020 Virginia Bred Futurity Classes

October 13, 2020

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.  

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A Message from the VQHA Board of Directors:

May 29, 2020

Due to the coronavirus and the impact it is having on our VQHA shows for this year. The Board has decided the following: Memberships: 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.  For those members […]

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The 2020 Spring Breakout Has Been Cancelled

March 18, 2020

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 […]

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You Are Invited To The 2019 VQHA Banquet!!

March 4, 2020

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!!

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Don’t Miss Out on the Benefits of Being a VQHA Member!!

February 19, 2020

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.

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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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