Dorn Parkinson – August 5, 1946 – July 8, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dorn Parkinson. The AzQHA family extends our heartfelt condolences to the entire Parkinson family. Dorn was an AzQHA Past President and the current and long standing Treasurer of our association. Additionally he served as an AQHA Director and was an AQHA Director Emeritus. He leaves an enduring legacy and will be missed by many.
Sun Circuit Smashes Records
The 2021 Scottsdale Arizona Sun Circuit exceeded all expectations while delivering the biggest horse show in its 47 year history. The 9 day equine extravaganza was held February 27 through March 7th at the expansive WestWorld facilities in Scottsdale, AZ. A perfect storm of pent up desire to show, a tremendously diverse slate of classes and a destination worthy location drew exhibitors from all corners. Read Full Article
Unprecedented Turn Out For Arizona’a Fall Shows
If you build it, they will come. Arizona Quarter Horse Association followed the call and doubled the size of its already popular AZ Fall Championship. In so doing, exhibitor dreams became reality. After months of missing a slew of prestigious events, the horse show community converged at WestWorld in Scottsdale for The Cinch AZ Fall Championship and Pinnacle Circuit from September 25 – October 4, 2020. With 20,245 AQHA entries, along with NSBA, NRCHA and non-affiliate entries, the total of 26,094 nearly tripled the numbers the Fall Championship posted last year.
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AzQHA Awards over $14,000 in Scholarships
The Arizona Quarter Horse Association awarded over $17,000 in scholarship funds during the AZ Fall Championship Show October 2020. It was the forth year that the organization held their innovative ASCENT scholarship competitions on the last day of the prestigious show. See award winners