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MQHA State Show begins this week
Join us this week for MQHA's traditional annual State Show at the Minnesota Equestrian Center in Winona, Minn. Full set of classes, circuit awards, and fun! Online reservations, patterns and online entries available at: www.thesingquarters.com

Stalls are still available. No hookups are available.

Hunter Hack, Open/Amateur/Youth, has been added. Shows Friday and Saturday.

Early Arrival - Not before 6:00 pm on Tuesday May 16th. $20 charge per stall and $20 charge per hook-up for early arrival.

Northwest Saddle Club Show is oldest in Minnesota
The Northwest Saddle Club offers the 64th Annual Quarter Horse Show, the oldest in the state, June 10 at 8 AM. Extras include a silent auction and pancake breakfast. Judges are
Gayle Lampinen and  Tom Crowley. Shows are approved AQHA and  MQHA. See the Calendar page for more information.

Special ad rates offered for Corp Challenge Newsletter,
back cover available
The MQHA Newsletter is offering special rates and exposure for its June-July edition, which will be widely distributed at MAQHA Corporate Challenge. The back cover ad is available. Exhibitors, breeders, trainers, vendors
Corp Challenge ads and services can get the word out in this issue, which will feature stories, columns, news, and will be the official program for the shows. Reserve your ad space now by contacting Vickie Kettlewell. Deadline is May 5 for booking ads, May 15 for ad copy. This is a full-color issue.

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 2017 membership form.

Registration open for 2017 MQHA 4H Boot Camp
2017 Boot Camp Flier
Popluar learning sessions feature mulitple disciplines, more

MQHA's 2017 Boot Camp, an intensive three-day program for 4-H members, features sessions on Showmanship, Trail, English Equitation, Wester Pleasure, Horsemanship, English Pleasure and Games. The 2017 event is set for June 13-15 at R&J Arena, Verndale, Minn. The training days are followed by a fun show on June 16. Instructors include Theresa Fleener, Della Crydermann, Leah Boucher, Neil Melton, Bill Bormes, LeeAnn Harrison DeMars, Mary Fradenburgh, and NDSU Equine Instructors and Equine Team Members. Space is limited. Clinic sessions, stall, bedding, all meals and snacks are included in the registration cost of $225. For complete information and forms, click here.

Take part in MQHA’s Recreational and Open Show and 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 legislative issues
Did 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.

MQHA members have discount advantage
Current MQHA 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.

Welcome New Members!


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