Congratulations to those trainers who were nominated to be Alberta's Most Valuable Professional. Congratulations to Pat Ross for winning!. Alberta is lucky to have a group of Professionals that uphold the ethical standards of our industry and work hard to support our youth and amateurs. The list of Alberta trainers that are deserving of this award is long and not limited just to those nominated.
The Alberta Nominees were:
We are excited to formally invite you to attend the inaugural AQHA Canadian Summit, hosted February 14-16, 2020, in Saskatoon! All current AQHA members are invited to attend. The AQHA Canadian Summit will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Quarter Horse Association (CQHA) annual general meeting, as well as the Saskatchewan Equine Expo. Please see below for a tentative agenda.
An AQHA summit is conducted every other year for each membership region. Topics of discussion during the summit include but are not limited to international department specific and general AQHA news, task force updates, rule changes, funding structures, educational seminars and any other information that’s pertinent to the region.
At the summit, AQHA, in partnership with the Canadian Quarter Horse Association, is also pleased to provide judge education on February 16th. Please note that the judging seminar and summit day are available to attend free for current AQHA members.
Friday, February 14 CQHA Annual General Meeting - 5:30 PM
*Reception begins at 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 15 Business Summit Day - 8:00 AM
Sunday, February 16 Judge Education Day - 8:00 AM
We hope that you will join us in Saskatoon for the inaugural AQHA Canadian Summit this February! If you have any questions or are interested in a full itinerary or hotel information, please contact email@example.com.
Please submit your RSVP for the AQHA Canadian Summit to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 16, 2019.
Dr. Anna Morrison – Chief International Officer
Charlie Sokolov – Executive Secretary to Chief International Officer
Sierra Kane – Director of International Activities
Ashley Baller – Manager of Multilingual Resources and Communication
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:
Did you know that the AQHA executive has directed shows to line up Grand and Reserve Grand winners in front of the judge(s)?
Did you know that halter horses can now be show with the new "safety lead"? And that it is mandatory that judges inspect the gum area for inflammation?
Nominate a deserving person today.
Canadian AQHA Ranch Horse Breeder of the Year
Canadian AQHA Performance Horse Breeder of the Year
Canadian AQHA Best Remuda of the Year
Canadian AQHA Trainer of the Year
Canadian AQHA Youth Of the Year
Rising Star Award
Leadership Development Award
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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