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Foundation Scholarships

August 25, 2014

Apply for a Foundation scholarship by December 1.

Young, college-bound horsemen and women are the future of our industry, and we are proud to offer them a variety of scholarship opportunities that can help them achieve their dreams.

The American Quarter Horse Foundation provides financial assistance to members of the American Quarter Horse Association and/or the American Quarter Horse Youth Association through general, racing, career path and state or regional scholarships.

Eligibility of applicants is based on the individual criteria and requirements provided for each scholarship offered. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, financial need and American Quarter Horse involvement, as well as applicant’s outstanding leadership and communication skills. The deadline to apply is December 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Auto-Renewal Program

August 18, 2014

Learn how to enroll in the AQHA Auto-Renewal Program, and let us take care of your membership and Journal renewals.


We make it easy to keep your membership and Journal subscription current. Enroll in Auto-Renewal today!

Since 2008,  AQHA has offered an Auto-Renewal program for memberships, The American Quarter Horse Journal and American Quarter Horse Foundation donations. It’s part of our ever-increasing efforts to modernize your Association. AQHA also uses less paper through the Auto-Renewal program, so to auto-renew is to be eco-friendly!

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Horse Identification Methods

August 12, 2014

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.

This gives AQHA additional resources for looking up a horse in our database. We can identify the record of a horse by: Read the rest of this entry »

Exhibitor Records

August 4, 2014

Keep track of your exhibitor record easily through AQHA Member Services.

The mental challenge of horse shows.

AQHA makes it easy to keep track of your exhibitor record. Journal photo

At AQHA, we know many of you work hard hauling from show to show, earning points with your American Quarter Horse in your favorite events. But do you know exactly how close you are to a major milestone – or even to qualification at an AQHA World Championship Show? And, do you know how your competition is stacking up?

AQHA Member Services offers records to help you determine how many points you’ve earned in each of your classes. And, if you’re an AQHA member, you can access them FREE using your monthly $10 in AQHA online records.

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AQHA Deadlines to Remember

July 28, 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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AQHA Member Benefits

July 22, 2014

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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The AQHA Facebook Connection

July 15, 2014

Take these two easy steps to outsmart Facebook and make sure you see all of AQHA’s great posts.

Youre not catching all of our Facebook posts? Weve got an easy fix to help you hear us loud and clear

What’s that? You’re not catching all of AQHA’s Facebook posts? We’ve got an easy fix to help you hear us loud and clear.

Facebook has become a lot like my kids. Thanks to its new algorithm, it has developed selective hearing.

Take, for instance, these two messages:

  • “Who wants ice cream?”
  • “Time to do your homework.”

It’s no secret which of the two messages my kids will hear and which they’ll accidentally ignore.

But if I posted both messages to Facebook today, there’s no telling which message – if any – followers would see. Why? Because Facebook’s complicated new algorithm makes it harder than ever to get our messages to the people who need them. Facebook wants us Read the rest of this entry »

AQHA Records and Pedigrees

July 8, 2014

Learn how to easily order AQHA records and pedigrees online.

Mixer Horse

AQHA members receive $10 in free records research each month. Log in to AQHA Member Services to choose from numerous pedigree and record options.

AQHA’s online records are a great resource for our members, whether you’re a recreational rider or a professional. AQHA records aid in buying, selling or breeding your American Quarter Horse, as well as keeping up with performance points.

The best part about AQHA’s online records system is that you don’t have to call and wait for the records you need! Read the rest of this entry »

AQHA Show Schedule

June 24, 2014

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 »

Replacement vs. Duplicate Certificate

June 16, 2014

Find out the differences between a replacement AQHA registration certificate and a duplicate certificate.

AQHA has certain policies regarding lost or damaged registration certificates. And there’s a big difference between duplicating and replacing! The main difference is money. And we’re all looking for ways to save money these days. A replacement certificate requires the old certificate and a $15 fee. A duplicate certificate requires a form, pictures, current membership and a $30 fee. So when can you replace rather than duplicate? Read the rest of this entry »

AQHA Registration Certificate Photo

June 10, 2014

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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Appendix vs. Quarter Horse

June 3, 2014

Learn the difference between the AQHA Appendix and Quarter Horse registries.

2012 Amateur Hunter Hack world champion Art Of The Deal is an Appendix Quarter Horse by Artful Investment and out of Skamokawa(TB).

In a previous post, Thoroughbred Recording, we explained how to list a Jockey Club-registered Thoroughbred on AQHA records for breeding purposes. But what happens once the foal is born? Because AQHA is a breed registry, how does a horse that is not completely Quarter Horse get registered and differentiated from full-blooded Quarter Horses?

AQHA has created a special registry and numbering system for these Quarter Horse-Thoroughbred crosses. These horses are considered Quarter Horses, but are named for the registry system created for them — Appendix. They are denoted with Appendix Certificate on the top of the registration certificate in blue (if you have an older-style certificate, it may have a gold border). Their registration numbers also begin with an X.  AQHA has registered more than 600,000 Appendix horses to date.

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