MQHA State Show set for March 15-18
MQHA's signature set of shows takes new date, same location
State Show Committee has announced new dates for the State Show, March
15-18 in Winona, Minn. (These dates were previously held for the TQ
Circuit at the same location.) The committee is excited to continue
MQHA's tradition of its affiliate-sponsored set of shows to start off
the spring season. The format is expected to remain the same with four
split/combined shows and four sets of points. More details will be
posted here and on MQHA's Facebook page.
Tack Swap, clinic to feature Whitney Lagace
annual Tack Swap and Clinic will feature AQHA Professional Horsewoman
and World Champion Whitney Lagace of Connecticut. Set ofr Saturday,
Feb. 24, 2018 at U of M's Leatherdale Equine Center, the sale will
begin at 10 AM and the Clinic starts at 11:30 AM. Rachel Mottet of
Purina will give a horse nutrition presentation at 11 AM. Lagace will
cover trail, horsemanship and showmanship. Check-in for tack sales is 6
to 8 PM Friday and 7 to 9:30 AM Saturday. Click on the flier at right
for a PDF. For more information, contact Kelly Manner, 218.969.8970, firstname.lastname@example.org
MQHA 4-H Boot Camp registration now open for 2018
popular 4-H Boot Camp is scheduled for June 12-14, 2018 at R&J
Arena in Verndale, Minn. The camp introduces 4-H members to new
knowledge in Showmanship, Trail, Equitation, Western Pleasure,
Horsemanship, English Pleasure and Games. Instructors include Theresa
Fleener, Della Crydermann, Neal Melton, Bill Bormes, Mary Fradenburgh
and NDSU Equine Instructors and Equine Team Members. A WSCA show on
June 15 follows the camp. Registration is limited and costs $225. Some
scholarships are available. For complete information and registration
form, click on the Boot Camp poster to the right or click here. Additional information: Meg Sax, 320-761-3990.
Award choices announced for 2017 MQHA year-end awards
MQHA Awards Chair and Vice President Kelly Manner is
sending award letters to all 2017 MQHA award winners, based on the MQHA
Point System. When you receive your award letter, CLICK HERE to see your award choices. For further information on the Odio Sweatshirt choices, CLICK HERE. DEADLINE is December 18. To order your award, CLICK HERE to print out the return form. For questions, please contact Kelly.
Remember, if you can't pick up your award at the Banquet, you must have
someone pick it up for you, or make arrangements with Kelly to ship at
your expense. Please send in your photo for the Directory by Dec. 20 to email@example.com and make sure your horse's name is in the file name.
Renew your MQHA membership today
Make sure you don't miss out on all the
benefits of being a member of MQHA by renewing your annual membership
today. Newsletters will end with your March issue if you don't renew by
March. Plus, you will be eligible for year-end awards, Business Partner
discounts, and have a voice in your association. Click here to download a 2018 membership form.
Take part in MQHA’s Recreational and Open Show Program
Do you participate in non-MQHA shows, events and activities with your
American Quarter Horse? Then join the Minnesota Quarter Horse
Association’s Recreational and Open Show program, where you can earn
awards for your involvement with your American Quarter Horse.
How it works:
Track points for exhibiting your registered AQHA horse in non-MQHA
events (4-H, WSCA, etc.) as well as participating in a variety of other
recreational, educational and volunteer activities.
• Between 1 and 9 points per horse show class (see program enrollment form for details)
• 5 points for every volunteer activity with MQHA
(Help at a MQHA show, committee membership, Tack Swap volunteer)
• 5 points every time 100 hours is achieved in the AQHA Horseback Riding Program
• 2 points for every organized equestrian event where
horse and handler participate – example: Clinics, organized trail
rides, exhibitions, MQHA Boot Camp, etc.
• 2 points for every MQHA show you attend as a spectator/supporter
Then submit your point total for activities and competitions spanning
from Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 and you’ll receive a trophy and a medal based on
whichever level you achieve:
• Bronze level: 25-49 points
• Silver level: 50-99 points
• Gold level: 100+ points
For an enrolment form, click here. For 2016 award winners, click here.
Point system and All-Around awards explained to MQHA exhibitors
The MQHA point system and All-Around award qualifications are explained in detail for exhibitors. For an explanation of the point system, click here. For All-Around qualifications, click here.
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.
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.