Youth sponsoring WSCA Open Show
Quarter Horse Association members are sponsoring a WSCA Open Show June
29 for a fundraising activity. The show starts at 8 AM at Rainbow
Saddle Club Arena in Northfield, Minn. For more information and a
complete showbill, click here.
Helping out at Corporate Challenge
MAQHA volunteers Julie Bernick, Mary Ebnet and Brenda Stevermer.
Minnesota Amateur Quarter Horse Association's Corporate Challenge
had a very successful show May 24-27, with almost 6,700 entries. AQHA
Amateur Showmanship had the highest number of class entries at 40;
Novice Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation had 30; Senior Trail had 28.
MQHA Boot Camp set for June 18-21, 2013
highly successful Boot Camp for 4-H members is set for June 18-20, with
a Fun Show following on June 21. The camp will be at R&J Arena,
Verndale, Minn. Trainers include Jenna Mickelson for Trail; Anne
Anderman for Horsemanship; Jason Hagberg for Showmanship; Jay Barnett for Western Pleasure, Alan Rieke for Hunter Under Saddle,
Bonnie Minor for Equitation and Mary Fradenburgh for Games. For a Boot
Camp flier, click here. For a complete information packet, click here.
July Newsletter cover is available
July 2013 cover of the MQHA
Newsletter is available. This issue is widely distributed at the AQHA
Region Three Championships. Also, the August cover is still available
and will be distributed at the AQHA Youth World Championship Show. To
get your business or your horse on the cover, contact Vickie Kettlewell.
Donations help with equine legislative issues
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.
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. Membership cards have been mailed
to paid 2013 members. 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.
MQHA honors volunteers, Hall of Fame
Nanik, Roxanne Whitman, Bonnie Minor, Mercedes Perez and Vickie
Kettlewell were honored at the MQHA Convention and Banquet January 19
in Morton, Minn. Pictured at left are Jerry Nanik receiving his Hall of
Fame award from Jim Charpentier, and Bonnie Minor receiving her
Volunteer of the Year award from Butch Wohlin and Jane Rocheleau.
Roxanne Whitman, who passed away last year, was also inducted into the
Hall of Fame. Vickie Kettlewell was also named a Volunteer of the Year
for her work with the Minnesota Youth Quarter Horse Association.
Mercedes Perez was named Youth Volunteer of the Year. Congratulations
to all the year-end award winners. The Joni's Ponies portrait was won
by Jay Barnett. Bonnie Minor won the Heads and Tails game, and donated
her winnings back to the Youth.
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
MAQHA Corporate Challenge dates announced
The Minnesota Amateur Quarter Horse
Association's showcase Corporate Challenge is set for May 24-27, 2013
at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. See Calendar page for show information and a link to the show packet.
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.