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Racing Challenge Enrollment Fee

January 26, 2015

Act fast to enroll your horse in the Bank of America Racing Challenge by March 15 to take advantage of huge savings.

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Enroll your race horse today in the Bank of America Racing Challenge.

In an effort to help our customers enroll in the Bank of America Racing Challenge at affordable rates, AQHA is offering 2-year-old enrollments at $2,500 through March 15, 2015. After March 15, the fee increases to $8,000.

All registered American Quarter Horses are eligible to be enrolled into the Racing Challenge. The nominator must be the recorded owner or lessee at time of enrollment. Owners participating in the Racing Challenge must be current AQHA members in good standing to enroll a horse in the program and to compete in any Challenge race(s).

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Foals Bred by Cooled Transported and Frozen Semen

December 16, 2014

What you need to know to get your specially bred foal registered.

horse in stallWith modern advances in science, we can now breed a mare to a stallion without them ever being in the same pasture. They don’t even have to be on the same continent! Semen can be cooled or frozen and shipped virtually anywhere. Read on for AQHA’s rules regarding mares bred by cooled transported and frozen semen. Read the rest of this entry »

Stallion Directory

December 2, 2014

Use the free online directory of AQHA Incentive Fund-nominated stallions.


Mare owners also have the opportunity to peruse through Incentive Fund-nominated stallions in the free online AQHA stallion directory at (AQHA photo)

It’s a competitive world out there. To give your upcoming foal a leg up on the competition, start with a sire nominated to the American Quarter Horse Association Incentive Fund.

For a foal to be enrolled in the AQHA Incentive Fund, the foal’s sire must first be nominated to the program. To make life easier on mare owners, the December, January and February editions of The American Quarter Horse Journal feature a list of all current Incentive Fund-nominated stallions, as well as a special advertising section spotlighting just those American Quarter Horse stallions.

Mare owners also have the opportunity to peruse through Incentive Fund-nominated stallions in the free online AQHA stallion directory at

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Hall of Fame Nominations

November 17, 2014

Learn how to nominate a horse or person to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.

Find out how to nominate a deserving horse or person to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of stopping by AQHA Headquarters in Amarillo and visiting our gorgeous American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, then you’ve realized the majesty and awe of walking among legends.

From prolific horses like Three Bars (TB) and Poco Bueno to industry leaders like Scoop Vessels and Carol Rose, the stories of the best of the best are alive within the walls of our Hall of Fame. I consider it a treat spending time at the Hall of Fame, perusing the artifacts, photos and records of each Hall of Fame inductee. (In case you didn’t know, AQHA members get in FREE, so make sure Amarillo is on your must-see travel list!)

Induction into the Hall of Fame is one of the highest honors bestowed by the American Quarter Horse Association. Have you ever wondered how these individuals were chosen?

Anyone can nominate a person or horse to the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame. Here’s how:

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AQHA Deadlines to Remember

November 3, 2014

Get the scoop on two important AQHA deadlines – foal registrations and stallion breeding reports.

Make sure you are prepared for your next foaling with these 10 fundamental tips. Journal photo

The AQHA Customer Service team is here to help you with all of your AQHA business needs and questions.

AQHA customer service representatives are asked hundreds of questions each day and receive about 45,000 phone calls each month. That’s a lot of interactions with our valued AQHA members!

One of our biggest functions in customer service is reminding people of important deadlines for completing AQHA business.

Here are a few dates you won’t want to forget about:

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Horse Industry Scholarships

October 27, 2014

If you’re college bound, apply for a Foundation scholarship by December 1.

Scholarship photo.ashxAt AQHA and the American Quarter Horse Foundation, we know that supporting our youth is paramount. After all, they’re the future of our great horse industry.

Luckily for our college-bound AQHA and AQHYA members, the Foundation provides financial assistance through general, racing, career path and state or regional scholarships. These horse-industry scholarships help ensure a bright future for many of our AQHA and AQHYA members each year and foster future leaders and ambassadors of the American Quarter Horse.

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How To Register an Older Horse

October 21, 2014

AQHA makes it affordable to register your older American Quarter Horses. Find out how easy it is to get a set of papers for everyone in your pasture.

No matter your Quarter Horse’s age, AQHA strives to make the registration process easy. Share this post on Facebook!

AQHA makes an attempt to encourage early foal registration by setting weanling fees low. If you have a horse that is aged and unregistered, it can seem like quite a feat, financially and otherwise, to file the paperwork. But AQHA’s older-horse registration fees are meant to lighten your load. In the past, AQHA members paid $550 for a 36-month-old horse and $1,000 for horses that were 48 months old or older. You now only pay $400 for horses 36 months old and $500 for horses 4 years old and older. (Note: A $5 fee is added to all registrations not completed online.)

AQHA Horse Registration Fees

  • Weanlings = $30
  • Late Weanlings = $60
  • Yearlings = $150
  • 2 Year Olds = $300
  • 3 Year Olds = $400
  • 4 Year Olds and Older = $500

Because the registration process is the same at any age, the first step is to get a registration application. You will complete the application the same way you do for a weanling. The only problem we see people encounter is locating the breeders for the appropriate signature and, in some instances, DNA.

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AQHA Transfers – The Multiple Transfer Process

October 14, 2014

Learn how to navigate a multiple transfer to get your new horse into your name.

Holding Your Reins.

You’ve found the perfect horse. Now it’s time to get him transferred into your name. AQHA can help! Share this post on Facebook.

Owning an American Quarter Horse is an amazing experience. The experience begins with the purchase of your horse and the completion of a transfer report. This report is a vital step in maintaining the overall value and integrity of your horse.

The good news is that AQHA’s transfer process can be quick and painless!

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Make Your AQHA Membership Work for You

October 10, 2014

These AQHA corporate partners give you an extra bang for your membership buck.

A discount on select Ford and Lincoln vehicles is just one of many AQHA member benefits we want to make sure you're enjoying.

A discount on select Ford and Lincoln vehicles is just one of many AQHA member benefits we want to make sure you’re enjoying.

We get asked a lot what comes with your AQHA membership. AQHA works hard to provide many discounts and awesome freebies, plus wonderful programs and even the award-winning America’s Horse magazine. All these member benefits are possible because of support from our generous corporate partners. So, who are these awesome partners, and what are the benefits you get from them?

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Investment Incentive

October 7, 2014

AQHA’s Incentive Fund program is a sound investment for your horse hobby or business.

We encourage you to check out – and enroll your foals in – the AQHA Incentive Fund.

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 »

AQHA Membership Card Replacement

September 22, 2014

Learn how to get a replacement AQHA membership card.

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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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Upgrade Your AQHA Membership

September 15, 2014

Add amateur status to your membership in a snap.

Amateur showmanship exhibitors at the EMO/PCQHA Novice Championship.

Exhibitors in amateur showmanship put on their game faces. (Pamela Britton-Baer photo)

Want to compete in AQHA’s amateur division at AQHA events? A general or life membership can be easily upgraded to an amateur membership so you can show in amateur classes.

To upgrade your membership, print and complete the amateur membership agreement portion of the AQHA membership application and mail or fax the application to AQHA.

Upgrading a general or life membership to amateur status for one year is $10. Upgrading for three years is $20.

Note that an amateur membership has to be renewed at least every three years.

Heading to a horse show soon and need to act fast? You may also upgrade your membership at an AQHA-approved show. There is an additional $5 fee for upgrading a membership at a show.

Membership upgrades cannot currently be processed online.