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.

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.  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

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

The AZ Fall Championship

September 22-26, 2021

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Sun Circuit
March 5 – 13, 2022

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