The spring Spectacular is coming to Claresholm.
The spring Spectacular is coming to Claresholm.
Canada falls under International AQHA rules. That means that Canadians can apply to become an International AQHA Judge. Apply using the International Judge application, and if approved by the AQHA Executive, all of the testing and interviews are online. No need to travel to the United States. The deadline is December for May testing so the next testing for persons applying now will be May of 2022. International Canadian Judges are only allowed to judge within Canada.
Don't forget to get your memberships in, and remember that since 2020 was a bust, 2020 memberships are good for 2021. So if you bought one in 2020 you do not have to buy one for 2021.
After careful discussions with the AQHA Show Council, AQHA Affiliate Advisory Board, affiliates and advisers; an extensive comparison of qualifying data; and evaluating the potential continued effects of the pandemic, the AQHA Executive Committee has waived the traditional qualification requirements for the 2021 AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships and AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals, slated for June 22-27, 2021, at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma; and the 2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show, tentatively scheduled for July 28 - August 8 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.
In September, the AQHA Executive Committee made the decision to move forward with traditional qualifying requirements for the 2021 AQHA championship shows. Since that announcement, the Executive Committee, AQHA staff and Show Council have continued to monitor the situation for each championship show to determine if modifications need to be made due to the pandemic.
Read more information regarding the 2021 AQHA VRH World and AQHA RHC Finals decision. AQHA alliance partner the National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance also made the decision to waive qualifying requirements for the 2021 NRSHA National Championships, which is held in conjunction with the AQHA VRH World.
The AQHA Executive Committee, Show Council and staff will continue to monitor and review the qualifying data for the remaining 2021 AQHA championship shows. The Association will publish the most up-to-date information on AQHA.com.
The AQHA Executive Committee recently voted to approve the recommendation by the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission to add medroxyprogesterone acetate to the list of prohibited drugs, per AQHA Rule VIO401. Beginning August 15, 2021, medroxyprogesterone acetate will be considered a prohibited substance to protect the welfare and integrity of the American Quarter Horse. Medroxyprogesterone acetate is a form of progesterone, which has the potential to enhance performance and lacks therapeutic effects. American Quarter Horses, at all AQHA shows, must be clear of medroxyprogesterone acetate on or before August 15. Medroxyprogesterone acetate takes an extended period of time to clear a horse’s system. Thus, to avoid a positive test, AQHA recommends a minimum 180-day withdrawal time.The penalties for positive medroxyprogesterone acetate tests are as follows:
The penalties referenced above also apply to positive tests of other prohibited drugs. Medroxyprogesterone acetate is also a banned substance by the United States Equestrian Federation. View more information. The health and well-being of the American Quarter Horse is AQHA’s utmost concern. In accordance with AQHA’s mission statement, the American Quarter Horse shall be treated humanely, with dignity, respect and compassion at all times. It is the goal of AQHA to educate members and nonmembers on this issue. For more information on AQHA’s rules related to prohibited drugs or substances, visit www.aqha.com.
EQUINE FINANCIAL FUTURES WEBINAR SERIES
Don't miss the final webinar next Monday: Financial considerations for women in the equine industry - Register now! Have a question? Send it to Info@ontarioequestrian.caGreetings!
Replays are posted, If you missed any of the first 6 webinars:
In the 6th webinar we learned retirement income solutions include a TFSA- do you have one? Dive into the webinar replay at thehorseportal.ca to find out more about strategies to maximize savings in retirement including 11 ways to layer income, life insurance and more.
Each live webinar includes a question and answer period at the end. Participants are encouraged to send questions in advance to Info@ontarioequestrian.ca. Have a question about a replay you watched? Send in that question too!
Many thanks to Sean Jones at Sun Life Financial for donating his time and expertise and thanks to Ontario Equestrian for lending support and the Zoom platform to make this series possible.
Sean Jones is not only an advisor for Sun Life Financial, he is also an avid equestrian and past facility owner. He understands the challenges equine professionals face. Sean’s role at Sun Life involves advising and educating clients on all aspects of financial planning including owning a home, starting a family, education planning, managing your career and preparing for retirement. Sean develops economical, efficient and client-driven plans that are manageable and tailored to meet individual goals.
Financial planning is always important to ensure there is enough green in your bank account to look after your green acres and horse business. Don't miss the last webinar and the raffle draw!
Last webinar Monday Feb 8, 2021 in the evening 7:30-8:30 EST
“The equine industry is full of hard-working, individuals who are dedicated to their labour of love but horse sense alone will not ensure their future,” says Gayle Ecker, director of Equine Guelph, “We are very pleased to offer this important webinar series in partnership with Sean Jones of Sun Life and Ontario Equestrian to help horse people with the business end.”
The partners of this important webinar series have put together a prize package which will be won by one of the registrants of the January and February webinars. The raffle prize will include an online HorsePortal.ca short course, an Ogilvy saddle pad (jumper or dressage) and hat from Ontario Equestrian. The winning participant will also receive a baseline financial plan developed by Sean Jones of Sun Life Financial.
Registration is open for the remaining webinars! Remember to submit your questions for the next webinar Advanced Retirement Planning or any questions from the last webinar on building wealth. Questions submitted in advance will be anonymous and answered in the Q&A section at the end of the webinar.
Information about the Equine Financial Futures webinar series and registration details are available at https://thehorseportal.ca/webinars/.
In the past memberships were confusing. They kind of went with the horse, sometimes the exhibitor. Families with multiple horses paid a lot.
Starting in 2020 your QHAA membership is simply on the person, show as many horses as you want.
And remember you do not have to be a QHAA member to show. But, to save money by using the all inclusive fee, or to be eligible for all of those cool year end awards you do want a membership.
Here is the new rule:
a. A $60 individual QHAA membership is required from the owner and the exhibitor to be eligible for year end awards in AQHA classes.
b. QHAA memberships are required from the owner to be eligible for the all- inclusive show fee.
c. Owner and exhibitor must be QHAA members for QHAA stake or QHAA futurity classes.
d. QHAA memberships are not required for partner association classes (NSBA futurity classes, NRHA, ABRA, etc.) Most Gold Rush futurity classes do not require a QHAA membership because they are NSBA.
The Supreme Halter Champion is a non AQHA class. The determination of the winner will be as follows:
Westerner Park, Red Deer, AB
August 21 - 25, 2019
Moore Equine Veterinary Center 1 - Pleasure Driving - Open
Leslie McCleave 2 - Pleasure Driving - Amateur
Alberta Vet Centre 3 - Showmanship At Halter Youth - Level 1
3R - Showmanship At Halter Youth - Rookie
46 - Trail 13 And Under - Youth
Barry Foote/Sandy Land Stables 4 - Showmanship 13 And Under - Youth
27 - Select Western Horsemanship - Amateur
34R - Reining Amateur - Rookie
50 - Trail 14-18 - Youth
The Massie Family 5 - Showmanship 14-18 - Youth
36 - Junior Reining - Open
153 - Small Fry Trail - Walk/Trot 9 & Under (Non AQHA)
WEI's Western Wear 6 - Showmanship At Halter Amateur - Level 1
6R - Showmanship At Halter Amateur - Rookie
Haffner Family 7 - Select Showmanship At Halter - Amateur
38 - Reining - Amateur
65 - Select Hunter Under Saddle - Amateur
72 - Hunt Seat Equitation Youth - Level 1
72R - Hunt Seat Equitation Youth - Rookie
Kerri Sparrow 8 - Showmanship At Halter - Amateur
Lethbridge Dodge Chrysler Jeep 9 - Two-Year-Old Western Pleasure - Open
76 - Select Hunt Seat Equitation - Amateur
The Devet Family 10 - Western Pleasure Open - Level 1
29 - Ranch Riding - Open
White Rose Embroidery 11 - Western Pleasure Youth - Level 1
11R - Western Pleasure Youth - Rookie
39 - Reining - Youth
77 - Hunt Seat Equitation - Amateur
Manitoba Quarter Horse Association 12 - Western Pleasure 13 And Under - Youth
49 - Trail - Amateur
The Lehmann Family 13 - Western Pleasure 14-18 - Youth
37 - Select Reining - Amateur
45 - Trail Youth - Level 1
45R - Trail Youth - Rookie
Bitz Show Horses 14 - Junior Western Pleasure - Open
Kathy's Show Equipment 15 - Western Pleasure Amateur - Level 1
15R - Western Pleasure Amateur - Rookie
59 - Hunter Under Saddle Open - Level 1
70 - Walk Trot Hunt Seat Equitation Youth - Level 1
Ranch By Design 16 - Select Western Pleasure - Amateur
67 - Senior Hunter Under Saddle - Open
71 - Walk Trot Hunt Seat Equitation Amateur - Level 1
Empire Oilfield 17 - Western Pleasure - Amateur
Justin Burwash/Super 8 Cochrane 18 - Senior Western Pleasure - Open
Sparkle & Shine Show Design - Shannon Peacock 19 - Walk Trot Western Pleasure Youth - Level 1
62 - Hunter Under Saddle 14-18 - Youth
Zoetis Canada 20 - Walk Trot Western Pleasure Amateur - Level 1
26 - Western Horsemanship Amateur - Level 1
26R - Western Horsemanship Amateur - Rookie
28 - Western Horsemanship - Amateur
30 - Ranch Riding Amateur - Level 1
30R - Ranch Riding Amateur - Rookie
44 - Trail Amateur - Level 1
44R - Trail Amateur - Rookie
63 - Junior Hunter Under Saddle - Open
75 - Hunt Seat Equitation Amateur - Level 1
75R - Hunt Seat Equitation Amateur - Rookie
Moore Equine Veterinary Centre 21 - Walk Trot Western Horsemanship Youth - Level 1
Stacy Huska/Excel Supplements 22 - Walk Trot Western Horsemanship Amateur - Level 1
25 - Western Horsemanship 14-18 - Youth
43 - Trail Open - Level 1
53 - Western Riding Amateur - Level 1
Treliving Family 23 - Western Horsemanship Youth - Level 1
23R - Western Horsemanship Youth - Rookie
Quarter Horse Association Of Alberta 24 - Western Horsemanship 13 And Under - Youth
32 - Ranch Riding Youth - Level 1
41 - Walk Trot Trail Amateur - Level 1
54 - Western Riding Youth - Level 1
54R - Western Riding Youth - Rookie
60 - Hunter Under Saddle Youth - Level 1
60R - Hunter Under Saddle Youth - Rookie
61 - Hunter Under Saddle 13 And Under - Youth
68 - Walk/Trot Youth Hunter Under Saddle - Level 1
69 - Walk/Trot Amateur Hunter Under Saddle - Level 1
151 - Small Fry Western Horsemanship - Walk/Trot 9 & Under
Anne Banman 31 - Ranch Riding - Amateur
48 - Select Trail - Amateur
April & Stan Wooster 33 - Ranch Riding Youth
Barry Foote/ Sandy Land Stables 34 - Reining Amateur - Level 1
57 - Western Riding - Amateur
Jones Boys 35 - Reining Youth - Level 1
35R - Reining Youth - Rookie
Cinda & Richard Sander 40 - Senior Reining - Open
Bangsund Farms Ltd 42 - Walk Trot Trail Youth - Level 1
Stan & Bonnie Quance 47 - Junior Trail - Open
150 - Small Fry Showmanship - Walk/Trot 9 & Under (Non AQHA
Patti Wood Show Horses 51 - Senior Trail - Open
Conti Show Horses 52 - Western Riding Open - Level 1
Stacy Muska/Excel Supplements 53R - Western Riding Amateur - Rookie
Barb Stewart St 55 - Western Riding - Youth
Lethbridge Dodge Chrysler Jeep / Barb Stewart 58 - Western Riding - All Ages
Hi Pro Feeds 64 - Hunter Under Saddle Amateur - Level 1
64R - Hunt Seat Equitation Amateur - Rookie
154 - Small Fry Hunt Seat Equitation (Non AQHA)
Lisa Schiestel Show Horses 66 - Hunter Under Saddle - Amateur
The Hankins Family 73 - Hunt Seat Equitation 13 And Under - Youth
The James Family 74 - Hunt Seat Equitation 14-18 - Youth
Clients of Colton Ross Training Centre 152 - Small Fry Western Pleasure - Walk/Trot 9 & Under (Non AQ
Pat Ross Training Centre 155 - Small Fry Hunter Under Saddle - Walk/Trot 9 & Under (Non
Diane Simons & Rick Lee 210 - Leadline - 6 Yrs & Under (Non AQHA)
Thank you to our sponsors!!!!!
Weanlings Colts, Geldings & Fillies (non NSBA) $1000 Kirtzinger Quarter Horses
Yearling Colts, Geldings & Fillies (non NSBA) $1000 QHAA
Sheldon Soderberg Memorial 2 Year Old Western Pleasure – Open – NSBA $1000 Soderberg Quarter Horses
Shannon Burwash Memorial Non Pro Western Pleasure – All Ages - NSBA $1000 Burwash Quarter Horses
3 Year Old Western Pleasure – Open - NSBA $1000 Excel Performance Therapy
Ranch Riding – All Ages – Open –NSBA $1000 Boehringer Ingelheim
4 Year Old & Over Western Pleasure Maturity – Open – NSBA $1000 My Sleepy Valentine
Yearling Longe Line – Open – NSBA $1000 Lorrie Kadylo and Lyle Jackson
Yearling Longe Line – Non-Pro – NSBA $750 QHAA
3 Yr Old Hunter Under Saddle – Open – NSBA $1000 Mechanic and Sandra Morgan Quarter Horses
All Ages Hunter Under Saddle – Non-Pro - NSBA $1000 Southside Dodge Red Deer
4 Year Old & Over Hunter Under Saddle Maturity – Open – NSBA $1000 Empire Oilfield
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The North American Equine Ranching Information Council (NAERIC)
— Voice of the Equine Ranching Industry —
NAERIC is a non-profit association of equine ranchers that serves its members, the horse industry and general public as an agribusiness resource by providing the latest information and research on all aspects of the equine ranching industry—including equine ranch management, horse care, breeding practices and innovative marketing programs.
For more information on NAERIC registered horses, and to search specific horses go to http://www.naeric.org
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There was a concurrent NSBA show during the futurities and the regular show. This means you could show your other breed horse in the NSBA classes. Everyone welcome :).
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The benefits of membership start with knowing that you are supporting the Quarter Horse, the Youth, and the Amateurs that share your passion. And, you save money at shows and clinics. You can win stuff too.
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