AzQHA programs benefit all horse breeds and disciplines by sponsoring
youth programs, trail rides, show and educational opportunities.




The Arizona Quarter Horse Association announces today that the Sun Circuit show will be moving to March 4th thru the 11th in 2017. The show has experienced scheduling difficulties at the West World facility in January due to the premier auto auction, Barrett-Jackson, occurring at the facility in the same time frame. After many difficult discussions in regards to the ongoing conflict at the facility the Sun Circuit Over Sight Committee recommended the change to the board, who, then approved. READ FULL ARTICLE


Watson’s Hat Shop

Watson’s Hat Shop is proud to be the official hat shop of AzQHA.  Get a 10% discount  on a hat purchase up to a maximum of a $250.00 discount to AzQHA members.  WatsonsHatshop



AzQHA Awards

2016 Year-end Award Banquet February 4, 2017 at Carefree Inn, Carefree, Az. 4:00 open bar and hors d’oeuvres, General meeting at 5:30pm, Dinner/awards start at 6:00pm.  AzQHA awards 6 Saddles to the Year End All-Around high-point horses in the following divisions: Open (Jr or Sr), Amateur, Select, Novice Amateur, Youth 18 & Under, and Novice Youth, with other awards for All-around winners down to 5th place. Special awards are awarded to No Bling -Single Day Show and Trail Challenge winners. We also present awards to AzQHA and AzQHYA Year End Champions  in each class with awards through third place. AzQHA welcomes Arizona Reined Cowhorse members who will be joining in our celebration and adding their year end awards into our awards program.  Our AzQHA inductees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame so its a great time to come join the fun and visit with friends and other AzQHA members.   17-awards-banquet-invite

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JANUARY 5-8     ARIZONA NATIONAL LIVESTOCK SHOW                                                        Location: Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ Contact: ANLS 602-258-8568 Download show premium                                                                                                

JANUARY 11-14      REIN IN THE NEW YEAR SHOW  Location: Horselovers Park  Queen Creek, AZ Contact Kelsey Nichols 661-889-8059 or 

JANUARY 25-29    SAQHA “SHAMROCK” QUARTER HORSE SHOW                                                                                                                                                   Location: Horseshoe Park Queen Creek, AZ Contact: Carol Whittaker- 520-907-8286 or

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FEBRUARY 4  AzQHA/AzQHYA YEAR END AWARDS BANQUET & HALL OF FAME                                                                                                                     Location: Carefree Resort Inn- Contact: AzQHA office 623-869-8037  17-awards-banquet-invite

FEBRUARY 11     AzQHA NO BLING CIRCUIT #1                                                                                                                                                                               Location: Horse Lovers Park, Phoenix, AZ Contact: Dana Yingling 480-239-5381 feb-class-schedule   feb-2017-entry-form                                           feb-2017-no-bling-rules

MARCH 4-12        AZ SUN COUNTRY CIRCUIT QUARTER HORSE SHOW                                                                                                                                             Location: Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ Contact: Doug Huls- 480-390-6867 or

APRIL 15        AzQHA/ AQHA TRAIL CHALLENGE                                                                                                                                                                                             Location: Sonoita, Az Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Contact Jamie Smith -385-395-0043 or

MAY 6             AzQHA NO BLING CIRCUIT #2  (Open classes added 2 show arenas)                                                                                                                                         Location: Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ Contact: Dana Yingling 480-239-5381

MAY 12 &13       AzQHA/ AQHA TRAIL CHALLENGE   – Free Trail Challenge Clinic on 12th                                                                                                              Location: American Ranch , Prescott , Arizona  Contact Carol Belmore- email or Laurel Denton or Nancy Gillett

JUNE 8-11        SONOITA QUARTER HORSE SHOW                                                                                                                                                                                          Versatility Ranch Horse will run with other AQHA classes on Saturday and Sunday- two double judged shows split combined.                                         Location: Santa Cruz County Fair Grounds, Sonoita, AZ Contact Karen Siefer, Show Manager 520-425-6393 download premium at


 JUNE 30-JULY 9          THE CELEBRATION SHOW (Includes the Western States Championship classes)                                                     Location: Las Vegas- southpoint equestrian center – 10 judges – ALL SHOWS ARE AzQHA APPROVED FOR YEAR END AWARDS. or

JULY TBA       TALL PINES QUARTER HORSE SHOW                                                                                                                                                                   Location: Flagstaff, AZ Contact Garrett Cooper email-

SEPT 2              AzQHA NO BLING CIRCUIT #3                                                                                                                                                                                Location: Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ  Contact: Dana Yingling 480-239-5381

SEPT 21-24           ARIZONA FALL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW                                                                                                                                                                              Location: Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ Contact: Doug Huls 480-390-6867 or

DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Contact each show to confirm.                                                                                                                                                                                  2017 YOUTH QUALIFYING: DATES START MAY 1, 2016 & END APRIL 31, 2017


The nomination committee for the Hall of Fame needs your help in nominating inductees to the AzQHA Hall of Fame.  Go online to click on about us and you will see the tab for the nominee form.  You can nominate a person or a horse.  So if you know of someone or a horse that should be in the AzQHA Hall of Fame for 2017 let us know!