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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 loved and cared for his four legged passion.  Bob has not only shown at some of the largest AQHA shows, but he has had his share of winners. Bob’s health seemed to be taking it’s toll on him as it does if we live long enough. He wanted to show his fine horses as long as he could.

Last year, Bob and his loving wife Judy Purks showed at their first Palomino World Championship Show in Tunica, MS. In fact, it was their first time to show their beautiful Palomino at an approved PHBA show. They had such a wonderful time that he was determined to participate again in 2018. As ill as he was, he was determined make the long trip to Mississippi. In July, Judy and Bob headed off to Tunica for the Palomino World Championship Show with his Palomino mare and his Palomino Bred gelding that he was so excited to have in competition. He did get to see his Palomino mare shown, but had to be flown back to Virginia before seeing the gelding shown. Upon his arrival in Virginia he was immediately hospitalized. It was Bob’s last horse show.

Bob may be missed, but many will not forget him and the fine horses he bred and successfully showed.

-Don Coats

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, 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 Structure

  • Total purse divided by the number of entries in all classes.  MORE ENTRIES in the Class means BIGGER PURSE!!!
  • Total purse = Entry Fees added to Majority of $8,000 provided by the Grant from the Virginia Horse Industry board, less approximately $500 for expenses.
  • Classes are placed through sixth place.
  • Twenty percent (20%) of the winnings awarded to Stallion Nominator.

 



Futurity Conditions

Stallions Must Be Nominated for 2018

  • Stallions Nominated in 2018 – All Foals can compete in 2018
  • Stallion Nomination fees are graduated – $100 for one foal to be eligible, $200 for two foals to be eligible and $300 for three or more foals to be eligible.
  • Mare Owners can Nominate Stallions
  • Advertise Stallions and Eligible Foals on VA Bred page of VQHA website.   

Eligibility of Entries – NEW Eligibility for Owners and Exhibitors

  • Futurity Entries must be foaled in Virginia and designated on the registration papers. 
  • NEW – Owners and exhibitors from ANYWHERE may participate with eligible entries.

 

2018 Virginia Bred Nomination Form

2018 Virginia Bred Rules and Regulations

 

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 feature several money added classes, including a Ranch Rail jackpot class based on the highest placing horse shown both days. We are excited to once again be the host show for the Hylton Maiden 3-Year-Old and Over Western Pleasure class. This class is always an exciting one to watch, featuring some of the best horses in the country.

This is going to be a fun show!! We encourage everyone to book your stalls early, this is going to be one you’re not going to want to miss!!

Show Program

Sponsorship Form

Hylton Maiden Entry Form

For stall reservations contact:

Tammi Berri

(423)502-1297

 

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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2017 Spring Breakout / Dave Higgins Memorial Show

March 21, 2017

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 […]

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Make Your Reservations for the VQHA 2016 Awards Banquet!!

March 1, 2017

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 […]

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Last Chance to State Qualify for the 2017 AQHA East Level 1 Championship Show!!!

January 3, 2017

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 […]

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A Note From The VQHA President!!

December 13, 2016

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 […]

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