October 2011

Mary Huddleston of Farmville, Virginia is not your regular teenage girl. She just placed sixth at the Congress in the Novice Youth 14-18 Hunter Under Saddle with her horse, Assets In A Artbeat (Ralphie), and she also maintains straight A’s in school. While, these accomplishments may seem exceptional for anyone–that is not the only thing that makes this young girl an inspirational young lady. Mary is also in a fight for her life trying to overcome her second bout with a rare type of bone cancer known as Ewing’s Sarcoma.

Huddleston, remarkably, has been unable to ride her horse since July due to her recent hip replacement surgery. The doctors told her that she couldn’t ride for six months to a year, but she told her doctors that she was going to show at the Congress no matter what. And she did!

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Saddle-up for a fun Poker Trail Ride to benefit LMVRS, one of the last ALL volunteer squads in the area! Ride to be held at the beautiful Pleasant Grove Park in Palmyra, Virginia located off of Route 53.
Pleasant Grove Park – Saturday – Nov. 19th
Start Time: 10:00AM

For more information call 434-960-1220 

Entry Cost: $30 per person/horse regardless of rider’s age.
This includes Pleasant Grove’s $8.00 fee and homemade Chili (both meat and vegetarian) chips and water or soda.
Second hand available for $5 (same horse/rider)
There are prizes for the best and worst hand.
Non riders may eat for $8.00.
Current negative Coggin’s a must!
Helmets required for juniors & encouraged for all riders.
No camping.


Courtney Sturgill was crowned the 2011 All-American Quarter Horse Congress Queen last night. It was the culmination of a lot of hard work by Courtney and this was just reward. Congratulations Courtney. Everyone here at the Virginia Quarter Horse Association is proud. Safe travels back home with all that loot!

Since the second year of the All American Quarter Horse Congress, an accomplished horsewoman has represented the Congress and in turn, the Quarter Horse industry. Candidates for Congress Queen must represent a state, regional or provincial Quarter Horse association and have the signature of their association’s president or vice president on their contest application.



Here’s the link, check it out.

Online Registration Form Link


Ballot packages will be mailed on or before October 10, 2011.  If you don’t receive a package by October 20, 2011, notify the President or Secretary and another package will be issued.

The following is a list of the unopposed slate of candidates for the term of 2012 – 2013.
• President        –    Steve Meadows
• Vice President –    Up for election
• Director at Large #1 –  Open
• Director at Large #3 – Cory Balsis
• Northern Neck Region – Open
• Shenandoah region – Lucas Cash
• South Central Region – Dave Higgins
• South Western Region – Kyle Hughes II

There will be an election for the office of Vice President of VQHA, the candidates are Brian Felts and Greg Ralph.

All ballots must be returned in pre-addressed envelopes post marked no later than November 1, 2011.