Get your time in the Banquet spotlight
The deadline is near and we need your photos. Everyone is welcome to be a part of the 2015 Banquet slide show. Send your MQHA Proud photos, winner photos, and candids to Vickie Kettlewell for inclusion in a multi-media show.
MQHA Banquet set for February 7 in Willmar
annual MQHA Awards Banquet and meetings have been set for Feb. 7, 2015
at the Willmar Conference Center in Willmar, Minn. The Valentine-themed
banquet will feature entertainment, multi-media presentations and fun
for members. A silent auction will raise funds for the banquet and scholarships, and there will be a wine auction fundraiser. A few rooms are still available as of Jan. 8, 2015 at the Best
attached to the Conference Center complex. Rooms are $99; it is
recommended that reservations be made soon. Call
320. 235.6060 for reservations. Banquet tickest are $30 for adults, $15
for children under 12. PDF reservation form at right, make checks payable to MQHA. Information: Butch and Judy Wohlin,
320.796.5404. Silent Auction donations: Sue Fisher. For a reservation form, click here.
MQHA Tack Swap & Clinic set for Feb. 28
Johnson of AQHA's Team Wrangler will be the clinician for MQHA's annual
clinic February 28th at Simon Arena, Cannon Falls, Minn. The annual
Tack Swap is from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at Simon Arena. The clinic, 10:30 AM
to 3 PM, is free for observers, and open to 10 riding participants for
a $100 fee.
Tack Swap check-in is Friday, February 27th from 4 to 7 PM, and 7 to
8:30 AM February 28th. Check-out and pick-up begins at 3:30 PM February
28th. There is a 13 percent commission on all items. Lunch will be
available at the arena. For Tack Swap information call Jane Rocheleau, 952.469.3287 or 612.720.1030 (cell). For Clinic info, contact Tony Anderman, 320.266.1659.
Amateurs vote to explore merger with MQHA
Members of the Minnesota Amateur Quarter Horse Association voted at their annual meeting December 6 in Monticello, Minn., to
proceed with steps to possibly merge with parent association MQHA. If
the associations merge, the Amateurs would keep a separate checkbook
and would be established as a full committee of MQHA, Brenda Stevermer
explained. The MAQHA Corporate Challenge would be managed with a
subcommittee of Amateurs. MAQHA and MQHA invite your input on the
proposed merger. Contact Brenda Stevermer, email@example.com, to voice your opinion or ideas. Further discussion and action may be taken at the Feb. 7, 2015 meetings in Willmar.
elected MQHA President Julie Bernick congratulates retiring Executive
Secretary Gloria Enger at Gloria's Roast and Toast, Dec. 6 in
Help us recognize your acomplishments
Time to celebrate. It’s December and as you
look back on your year’s accomplishments we’d love to hear about them.
Outside of your accomplishments and wins with MQHA, tell us if you or
your horse received an AQHA Superior award or an AQHA Open, Amateur or
Youth Championship, or if you placed at one of the World Championship
shows, East or West Level 1 (Novice) Championship shows, the WSCA Champ
show, or Congress, or maybe you’re on one of AQHA’s lists of leading
point earners. Let us know, we will publish a list and have a
“Bragging Rights” page in the Directory and on the web. Email Greg or Vickie.
Thanks and congratulations!
Bonnie Minor named to Team Wrangler
AQHA Professional Horseman Bonnie Minor,
past president of MQHA, has been named to AQHA Team Wrangler. Other
team members for 2015 are Teddy Johnson, Gary Roberts, Tyson Furlong,
Rob Meneely, CR Bradley, Josh Little, Keith Miller, Marty Simper, Jody
Ramer, Randy Jacobs, Rick Leek, Brent Tincher, JD Yates, Jillian
Bergstresser, Bobby Lewis, Whitney Legace, Genevieve Miller and GR
Team Wrangler is a program sponsored by Wrangler. The team is made up
of the top AQHA Professional Horsemen in the world. MQHA member and
National Director Lainie DeBoer has also been a member.
MQHA Boot Camp gearing up for 2015
popular Boot Camp is in the works for June 16-18, 2015, at R&J
Arena, Verndale, Minn. Trainers include Anne Anderman, showmanship;
Jenna Mickelson, trail; Stephanie Lynn, equitation; Jay Barnett,
western pleasure; Bill Bormes, horsemanship; LeeAnn Harrison-DeMars,
hunter under saddle; Mary Fradenburgh, games; Don Gunderson, halter
demonstration; and instructors from North Dakota State University. The
three day event will be followed by an All-Breed Fun Show June 19, and
the All Novice Quarter Horse Show June 20-21. For a Boot Camp flyer, click here. For a Boot Camp registration form, click here.
Renew your MQHA membership - don't miss out
you haven't purchased or renewed your MQHA membership, the February
Newsletter will be your last issue. The Newsletter is one of the benefits of
membership, so join or renew now to keep on the mailing list. Click here
to download a membership form. And please remember to note your
birthdate on the form to be included on the WSCA membership list.
Donations help with equine
you know that AQHA has a political action committee for horse-related
political issues? The AQHPAC represents the horse industry's voice in
the political process. You can donate to the fund, click here for a downloadable form.
Web site business cards need to be renewed
advertisers need to renew their business card sponsor ads in order for
the cards and links to continue for 2013. Cost is only $100 a year, or
$150 a year for both web site and Newsletter business cards. A free
link to your web site or email is provided with each ad. Help support
MQHA and get your business noticed by more than 2,000 unique visitors
members can now use their new membership cards to get discounts at
participating business partners. Deals include substantial discounts on
good and services, plus other great offers. There are several new
participating businesses, so be sure to check it out. Click here for an updated
list of participating businesses.