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.

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Sun Circuit Continues to Grow

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 hard working staff, “I think our arena managers did an excellent job accommodating the increases in entries. They kept things moving along, maintained the arenas well and handled the logistics when they had to relocate classes.”

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AzQHA Members Save at Sanderson Fordsanderson_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.

Sanderson has a fondness for the Equine and Agricultural industries. Recently Sanderson sponsored the Cave Creek Rodeo and now as a show of support for the Arizona Quarter Horse industry they have become a Silver Sponsor of the Arizona Sun Circuit. Sun Circuit is the American Quarter Horse Associations largest Quarter Horse Circuit. With great sponsors like Sanderson Sun Circuit’s future successes seem unlimited.


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.