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

Arizona Quarter Horse Association is an affiliate of the AQHA which serves to promote and encourage American Quarter Horse ownership and participation throughout the state of Arizona. We invite you to get involved with our many events and volunteer opportunities.

Thought you couldn’t afford it? Not so! The Arizona Quarter Horse Association pays for all participating Arizona Quarter Horse Youth members’ stalls and entries each year at the World show. Call AzQHYA Youth advisor Connie Hay 623-869-8037 for details or learn more on our Youth Page.

Each year, the Arizona Quarter Horse Association offers multiple scholarships to its Youth members. In 2017 and 2018 AzQHA awarded $26,700 to its Youth members. Youth members  can start earning money at any age which will be held in an account and paid to the college of the youth’s choosing.

Learn more about the Scholarship Programs or contact Connie Hay at 623-869-8037

Latest News From AzQHA

Arizona Quarter Horse Producing Two Back-To-Back Circuits This Fall

With so many horse shows canceled in 2020, the enthusiasm for expanding the Arizona Fall Championship is enormous and the timing couldn’t be better. The popular show held September 26-29 at WestWorld in Scottsdale will be followed by The Pinnacle Circuit which runs October 1-4. Exhibitors have the opportunity to show at one or both. Its a great way to get 10 AQHA shows in just one trip. Read More


AzQHA’s Appreciation Circuit

Join us in December for this 3 judge weekend show with FREE BBQs, FREE Clinics
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The Arizona Fall Shows
10 AQHA Shows

AZ Fall Championship
Pinnacle Circuit October

September 25 – October 4

View our complete calendar of events

Sun Circuit
February 27 – March 7, 2021

It’s not just a horse show….it’s an equine extravaganza!

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Sun Circuit’s Diversity Draws Even Larger Numbers in 2020



It was apparent from any vantage point that the 2020 Arizona Sun Circuit was even bigger than last year: more trailers, more stalls, more horses in the arenas. The 9 day equine extravaganza was held February 29 through March 8th at the expansive WestWorld facilities in Scottsdale Arizona. The show’s reputation for providing a tremendous diversity of classes along with a superlative experience continues to draw exhibitors of every level from all over the country, and the world. Sun Circuit concluded just before a cascade of horse show cancellations due to the coronavirus sweeping the nation. Read Full Article

AzQHA Awards over $18,000 in Scholarships

The Arizona Quarter Horse Association awarded over $18,000 in scholarship funds during the AZ Fall Championship Show this September. It was the third year that the organization held their innovative ASCENT  scholarship competitions on the last day of the prestigious show.

See the full list of Scholarship Recipients



Thank You To Our Sponsors

Standlee Premium Western Forage

Arizona Quarter Horse Association is proud to welcome Standee as a sponsor. Since 1981, Standlee has grown and manufactured the highest quality sun-cured western forage products. Check out their complete line of baled and bagged forage products and other fine products.

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.