AzQHA programs benefit all horse breeds and disciplines by sponsoring
youth programs, trail rides, show and educational opportunities.
2017 SUN CIRCUIT MOVES TO MARCH
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
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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
2017 SHOW CALENDAR
JANUARY 5-8 ARIZONA NATIONAL LIVESTOCK SHOW Location: Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ Contact: ANLS 602-258-8568 Download show premium http://www.anls.org/p/events/arizona-national-horse-show
JANUARY 11-14 REIN IN THE NEW YEAR SHOW Location: Horseshoe Park, Queen Creek, Az Contact: Kelsey Nichols 661-889-8059 or www.reininthenewyear.com Full slate reining show with 2 days of AQHA ranch riding and ranch trail.
JANUARY 25-29 SAQHA “SHAMROCK” QUARTER HORSE SHOW Location: Horseshoe Park Queen Creek, AZ Contact: Carol Whittaker- 520-907-8286 or www.saqha.org
FEBRUARY 4 AzQHA/AzQHYA YEAR END AWARDS BANQUET & HALL OF FAME Location: Carefree Resort Inn- Contact: AzQHA office 623-869-8037 download invite- 17-awards-banquet-invite
MARCH 4-12 AZ SUN COUNTRY CIRCUIT QUARTER HORSE SHOW Location: Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ Contact: Doug Huls- 480-390-6867 or www.suncircuit.com
MARCH 18 &19 AzQHA/ AQHA TRAIL CHALLENGE Location: TBA Contact Carol Belmore-email firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL 8 &9 AzQHA/ AQHA TRAIL CHALLENGE Location: TBA Contact Carol Belmore- email email@example.com
MAY 6 AzQHA NO BLING CIRCUIT #2 (Open classes added 2 SHOW ARENAS) Location: Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ Contact: Dana Yingling 480-239-5381
MAY 13 &14 AzQHA/ AQHA TRAIL CHALLENGE Location: TBA Contact Carol Belmore- email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.sonoitafairgrounds.com/qha/
JULY 6-9 WWW.WESTERNSTATESCHAMPIONSHIP.COM
JULY TBA TALL PINES QUARTER HORSE SHOW Location: Flagstaff, AZ Contact Garrett Cooper email- email@example.com
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 www.azfallchampionship.com
DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE – Contact each show to confirm. 2017 YOUTH QUALIFYING: DATES START MAY 1, 2016 & END APRIL 31, 2017
NOMINATE FOR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
The nomination committee for the Hall of Fame needs your help in nominating inductees to the AzQHA Hall of Fame. Go online to www.azqha.org 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!