AzQHA Awards Scholarships at the Arizona Fall Championship

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.  The programs are designed to encourage youth membership and reward excellence. In order to qualify for these scholarship awards, youth must be AzQHYA members and show at two of the three AzQHA No Bling Shows. Scholarship funds earned by exhibitors are kept in a restricted account by AzQHA until the student graduates from high school. Then, the funds are paid directly to the college, trade school or university that student attends. The Interscholastic Scholarship Show offered 5 classes in Horsemanship and 3 in Reining. Riders compete on horses they have never ridden before and they are not given any time prior to the class to get to know their [...]

By |2020-10-13T22:29:42+00:00September 30th, 2019|Events, Shows|Comments Off on  AzQHA Awards Scholarships at the Arizona Fall Championship

AzQHA 2018 Award Celebration

Arizona Quarter Horse Association Celebrates Its Members’ Accomplishments At A Fun and Festive Awards Dinner. Arizona Quarter Horse Association exceeded expectations with their 2018 Year End Awards Celebration for AzQHA, Arizona Stock Horse Association and Arizona Reined Cow Horse Association members on February 2, 2019. The festivities were held at Los Cedros USA, a unique horse facility and event venue in Scottsdale. Reminiscent of a Moroccan citadel, Los Cedros is a mix of ancient design and modern flair that provided an exotic and casually elegant setting for the evening. About 260 people attended this special celebration event. Enormous hand-hewn timber doors ushered guest into the lush courtyard where dinner, drinks, fun and friends were enjoyed. Members were greeted with goodie bags from Farnam and photo ops resembling a red carpet premier. Dinner was provided by area gourmet food trucks, and everyone enjoyed sampling goodies from one, or all of [...]

By |2020-10-13T22:29:43+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Events|Comments Off on AzQHA 2018 Award Celebration

Sun Circuit Keeps On Growing

Arizona Sun Circuit slotted into a perfect weather window March 2-10 in Scottsdale. Exhibitors and horses from all across the US and Canada flocked to Arizona for a hefty dose of sunshine and to scoop up copious amount of points, awards and cash. Growth of this show continues to explode. A total of 27,150 class entires encompassed everything from jumping to roping and included a range from Level 1 exhibitors to World Champions. That figure includes 21,750    AQHA class entries and 4,028 NSBA entries, along with NRHA, NRCHA, Versatility Ranch Horse, Color Breed and All-Breed classes. Both stall counts and entries were up about 15% over last year. Most days saw continuous action in 7 arenas. Class sizes were very large across all disciplines and some creative reorganization was required to keep things on schedule. Arizona Quarter Horse Association CEO and Sun Circuit director Doug Huls credits the [...]

By |2020-10-13T22:29:43+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Events|Comments Off on Sun Circuit Keeps On Growing
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