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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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Competition Licenses

May 27, 2014

In the quest for point payback, an AQHA Incentive Fund competition license must be filed every year.

Sun Circuit Quarter Horse Show

There’s a great way to earn renumeration for earning AQHA points – it’s called the AQHA Incentive Fund. (Journal photo)

Between training, shoeing, feeding, grooming and hauling, the costs all add up before you even get to an AQHA show. But what if there was a way to receive remuneration for every AQHA point earned? Wait – there is a way! It’s called the AQHA Incentive Fund, and when it was created in the early 1980s, putting money in owners’ and breeders’ pockets was exactly what the founders had in mind.

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AQHA Horseback Riding Program

May 19, 2014

Earn rewards for what you love doing most – riding your horse!

AQHA’s Horseback Riding Program rewards you for doing what you love – saddling up and riding. Whether you are exclusive to the American Quarter Horse or also ride other breeds, you can participate in this fun and rewarding program. Read the rest of this entry »

Free Corrections

May 13, 2014

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 may 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
  • date of transfer

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Update Your AQHA Information

April 28, 2014

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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