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November 16, 2015

Check off your end-of-the-year AQHA to-do list!

palomino quarter horse foalThe end of yet another year is closing in, and everyone is in a mad rush to meet deadlines and complete paperwork. In the midst of holiday travels, those deadlines can be hard to keep track of! Read below to see a few of the most common year-end deadlines and a few others that are coming up.

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AQHA Incentive Fund

October 12, 2015

Whether you’re showing horses, breeding horses or both, AQHA’s Incentive Fund program provides a return on your investment.

For all of you who breed show horses, buy show horses or just plain get out there and show horses, AQHA’s Incentive Fund program is an excellent way to show your AQHA pride and get a return on your investment. Read the rest of this entry »

Changing Your Horse’s Name

September 8, 2015

Changing your Quarter Horse’s registered name is a simple process, but only some horses are eligible.

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Find out how to change your horse’s registered name. Journal photo.

Have you purchased an American Quarter Horse but aren’t too thrilled with his registered name? AQHA Customer Service gets many requests for changing a horse’s name. The process is simple, as long as your horse meets certain criteria.

To change your horse’s name, submit submit a name change form, his registration certificate and the $55 name change fee ($95 for non-members).

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AQHA Membership Card Replacement

August 3, 2015

Learn how to get a replacement AQHA membership card.

Want to attend AQHA shows? Make sure your AQHA membership card is always with you!


Every AQHA member is sent a membership card. This card contains all of your membership information and is your ‘golden ticket’ to receive a lot of awesome discounts through AQHA’s Corporate Partners. It serves as the ultimate membership renewal notice – hard, plastic and difficult to destroy – it has your expiration date printed on it. This seems like such an inconsequential subject, but AQHA receives several phone calls each day with questions about membership cards. They also make up a big part of the e-mail we receive.

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Update Your AQHA Information

July 27, 2015

AQHA makes it easy to update your information, so you can continue to get important updates about your membership.

Moving is enough of a hassle, and everybody has to change emails now and then. AQHA makes it easy to update your contact information with us, so you can continue to get important updates about AQHA and your membership.

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Horse Identification Methods

July 20, 2015

How to record a non-race tattoo number or microchip with AQHA.


If you’re considering a lip tattoo as a means of permanent identification for your horse, AQHA is happy to add the tattoo information to his record.

Lip tattoos have been around for many years and have been used primarily for race horses. With the popularity of microchipping as another means of permanent horse identification, we want to make sure you’re comfortable with the process of adding lip tattoo and microchip information to your horse’s AQHA record.

Both of these identification methods are an excellent choice in recovering your horse in the event it is separated from you. And AQHA does its part by recording the information from lip tattoos and microchips on horses’ permanent records.

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Spotlight on Members Plus

July 13, 2015

Learn more about AQHA Members Plus, a free program that helps you save big on John Deere, Sherwin-Williams and Office Max products.

One of the many discounted items included with your AQHA Membership is Sherwin-Williams paint.

What’s a ranch, or a farm for that matter, without a Deere in the barn? Actually, what is a suburban garden shed without one, too? Add office supplies and an itch to paint something, and you have AQHA’s Members Plus Program. AQHA has teamed with John Deere, Sherwin-Williams and Office Max to provide AQHA members deep discounts on the products you need.

  • John Deere — Eligible members receive as much as 23 percent off of select John Deere equipment.
  • Sherwin-Williams — Receive preferred pricing — up to 40 percent off paint and other products — by opening your AQHA member account at Sherwin Williams.
  • Office Max — You’ll receive discounts on general supplies, furniture, custom printing and special orders.

Sign up for AQHA Members Plus for FREE to start receiving discounts from these generous companies. And visit our AQHA membership page to learn more about how your AQHA membership can save you hundreds of dollars each year.

AQHA Papers in a Hurry

June 15, 2015

Need your AQHA paperwork fast? We have rush services available for transfers, registrations and much more.

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Entered in a last-minute show but need the papers on the horse you just purchased? AQHA can expedite services for you!

By AQHA Customer Service Representative Priscilla Ramirez

It’s a common scenario for AQHA Customers: You entered into a last-minute show or race and need a quick turnaround time on the horse you just purchased.

A typical turnaround time in the AQHA office for a transfer is seven to 10 business days, but delays can occur during our busiest time of the year from November through February.

But if you’re in a big hurry, a special handling service is available on transfers, registrations, duplicates and corrections. The cost for expedited processing is listed below and provides a two- to three-day processing time. Please note all information must be included in order to process the work. Missing items such as signatures, photos or DNA testing will cause a delay in the rush process. You must write “RUSH” on the outside of the envelope to ensure special handling, or the AQHA mailroom will send it on for regular processing.

Prices for Rush Services at AQHA
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Free Corrections

June 8, 2015

It’s easy to make minor changes to your horse’s AQHA Registration Certificate.

Hannah Blaeser, of La Mesa, New Mexico, and Look At This Asset were crowned the performance halter geldings reserve world champions at the 2010 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.

AQHA will update your horse’s registration certificate.

It can take up to a year for a horse to completely shed out to determine the color; however, we encourage you to go ahead and submit your foal’s AQHA registration application to avoid late fees. Your foal’s color can be changed on its papers later if you might have guessed incorrectly.

AQHA is happy to correct many changes to your horse’s registration certificate. Corrections can be made to a certificate free of charge within the first 12 months of your horse’s age or 6 months of the issue date of the certificate, whichever gives you the most time. If corrections are not submitted within this time frame, a Corrected Certificate must be provided. All corrections must be submitted by the current recorded owner.

Here are the corrections AQHA makes for our members, free of charge:

  • color
  • gender
  • gelding to stallion
  • markings
  • scars or brands

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AQHA Show Schedule

June 2, 2015

This online resource is available to help you find the upcoming event nearest to you and your American Quarter Horse.

Find an AQHA show show using the online show schedule

Find an AQHA show near you, no matter what your competition level may be. Journal photo.

AQHA designed a show program that’s enjoyable for every level of rider and their American Quarter Horse, from Rookie competitors to weekend warriors. With fun and exciting new classes like ranch horse pleasure and boxing, an AQHA show is the perfect venue to test your skills with your American Quarter Horse.

But before you can pack your polo wraps, chaps and shined-up steed, you first need to find an AQHA show near you. Read the rest of this entry »

AQHA Registration Certificate Photo

May 26, 2015

Learn the benefits of adding a photo to your American Quarter Horse’s registration certificate.

AQHA Registration Certificate photo

Get help with taking a great photo of your American Quarter Horse. Download AQHA’s “Picture This” brochure.

Since the introduction of AQHA’s new registration certificate, submitting photos of your horse has been an ever-increasing inquiry at AQHA. Many members aren’t aware of the procedure behind the photo certificate. We want you to know your options.

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AQHA Member Benefits

May 19, 2015

Our membership site walks you through all the benefits you receive through your AQHA membership.

Member DiscountIn today’s economy, AQHA members are making great efforts to spend their money wisely.

Many of you have made sacrifices: You’re carefully selecting the horse shows and trail rides closest to home. You’re holding off on that new saddle you want. You’re packing your lunches and banding your own manes.

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