MQHA Annual Meeting date set for December 8, 2018
The MQHA Annual Meeting and December Board Meeting
will be held December 8, 2018, in the Hutchinson Event Center,
1005 Hwy 15 S, Plaza 15, Hutchinson, Minn. The Board will meet at 1 PM and the General
Membership meeting begins at 3 PM. Members will be voting on proposed
Proposed MQHA Bylaw changes available for review
The changes to the current Bylaws, recommended by the Bylaws Committee, have been drafted and are available for review here.
Please take a moment to review before the Annual Meeting. The biggest
proposed change is the recommendation to reduce the number of Directors
and the number of Districts in the state.
Be sure to VOTE!
Click here to download a PDF of candidate profiles. Ballots will be mailed in early November to all MQHA members. The
positions of President, Vice President and At-Large Directors will be
on the ballot. When you send your ballot in, it's a great time to renew
your membership. 2019 Membership forms will be included with the ballot
mailings. Be sure to mail your ballot so it will be received by
December 7, 2018. Ballots will be counted at the Annual Meeting on
MQHA Rec and Open Show Program adds point category
New for this year in MQHA's Recreational and Open Show Program is adding points for lessons you take with your horse.
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
• NEW! 2 points for every lesson you take with your horse
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.
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.
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.
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.