AzQHA programs benefit all horse breeds and disciplines by sponsoring
youth programs, trail rides, shows and educational opportunities.
We invite you to get involved with our many events and volunteer 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.
Latest News From AzQHA
Year End Points Standings
Point standings and details are available on line. View Points
AzQHA Welcomes Heidi Lane as New Secretary
AzQHA is excited to welcome our new Association Secretary, Heidi Lane, to the team. Heidi brings over 20 years of experience in every facet of the horse business and is well know for her ‘go the extra mile’ work ethic.
In addition to helping the membership with all their show, points and administrative needs, Heidi will be the secretary for all the AzQHA shows. Reilly Dhaliwal will continue with the organization as the Youth Advisor.
The EMO Celebration June 29 – July 9, 2023
South Point Equestrian Center, Las Vegas, NV
*THE CELEBRATION IS NOT AN AZQHA APPROVED SHOW*
The six judge EMO Celebration offers AQHA open, amateur, select, youth and novice (level 1), NSBA Futurity classes plus cattle, ranch and reining classes. There is no qualifying for the EMO AQHA Celebration.
Arizona Fall Championship – September 20-24
West World, Scottsdale AZ
AzQHA October Fest Show – October15
Sun Circuit Smashed Records….Again
The 50th Anniversary Sun Circuit sure didn’t disappoint! It was our largest show ever with AQHA entries up nearly 20% over last year and saw NSBA entries grow by 42%. The NRCHA portion of the show was like its own world with record obliterating numbers of runs.
Long a favorite of veteran exhibitors and a Bucket List show for hundreds more, Sun Circuit blew away expectations. Class sizes were large, awards were prolific, payouts were lucrative, events were memorable and the fun was infectious.
The show went all in on awards this year. There were 36 saddles, Rod Patrick boots, saddle pads, trophies and gift certificates from Woods, CR Ranch Wear and Cinch waiting for exhibitors in the Awards booth. But the true highlight was twelve 50th Anniversary EZ Go golf carts parked in front of the Show Office that were awaiting to be awarded as high point prizes on the last days.
Exhibitors also won thousands of dollars from the ARHFA Futurity, NSBA Futurities, $10,000 Snippity Snap 4 & 5 YO Trail, $7500 Added Nothin But Nett 5 and under Maiden Stakes Western Riding, $5,000 Farnam L1 Open Ranch Horse Stakes, Cow Horse spectaculars, Golden Cowboy competition and 2D jackpots.
Check out the action and around the rings photos on the Sun Circuit Facebook Page
Sun Circuit Turned 50!
Look back across the years on our Sun Circuit History Page
Youth Fund Raiser Saddle Raffle
Winr a custom Don Leson saddle valued at $22,000 . Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100.
Drawing will be held at the end of the 2024 Sun Circuit. You need not be presennt to win.
AzQHYA members will be on site at Arizona shows selling tickets. You can also buy tickets on line. Scan the bar code below or use the Ticket Sales Link to purchase tickets on line.
Custom saddle will be built to winner’s size specifications. Winner to be responsible for cost of add-ons such as extra silver etcetera
- All Proceeds Benefit AzQHYA
- A huge thank you to Donn Leson for donating this fabulous saddle. lesonsaddles.com
It’s Time to Renew your AzQHA Membership
We now have a quick and easy way to keep your membership up to date. Use the ON-LINE MEMBERSHIP FORM
AZ Quarter Horse Youth Association
HAVE YOU EVER DREAMED OF SHOWING AT THE AQHA YOUTH WORLD SHOW?
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 Reilly Dhaliwal 623-869-8037 for details or learn more on our Youth Page.
NEED MONEY FOR COLLEGE?
Each year, the Arizona Quarter Horse Association offers multiple scholarships 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 Reilly Dhaliwal at 623-869-8037
AzQHA Awards over $21,000 in Scholarships
The Arizona Quarter Horse Association awarded over $21,000 in scholarship funds during the AZ Fall Championship Show. It was the sixth year that the organization held their innovative ASCENT scholarship competitions on the last day of the prestigious show. See award winners