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


2017 Sun Circuit Bigger Than EverIMG_7236

One word summarizes the March Arizona Sun Country Circuit: More.The show had more entries than ever in its 44 year history with nearly 18,500 AQHA class entries and 21,479 over all entries. More classes, more horses, more sunshine, more arenas and more prizes resulted in more points, more smiles and more happy exhibitors. Once again, Arizona Quarter Horse Association has managed to take a wildly successful show and make it even better. The quality of the competition was outstanding, and the atmosphere exuded fun.
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Sanderson Ford sanderson_ford-2

The Arizona Quarter Horse Association and Sanderson Ford are excited to announce that AzQHA members will now be receiving a $500 discount when purchasing a new Ford from Sanderson Ford. This discount is in addition to the Ford Motor Companies $500 discount for members of American Quarter Horse Association. Sanderson Ford is the official auto and truck dealer of AzQHA.



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.






Upcoming EventsIMG_0100

download-17 show calendar updated 0315



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

APRIL 28-30     AzRCHA -SHERRI GILKERSON MEMORIAL – WORKING COW HORSE SHOW                                                                                                      Location Horse Shoe Park, Queen Creek,AZ Contact- Allison Walker show secretary -937-725-1423

MAY 6             AzQHA NO BLING CIRCUIT #2  (Open classes added 2 show arenas)                                                                                                                                         Location: Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ Contact: Dana Yingling 480-239-5381 may 6th No Bling Classes Updated, may 6 no bling entry form, may 6 no bling rules

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!