Contests

Ride of Your Life Contest

January 30, 2014

We want to hear the story of the ride of your life aboard an American Quarter Horse.

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Join us on Facebook to enter the Ride of Your Life contest. Click the photo to enter!

AQHA members, tell us about the “Ride of Your Life” in 400 words or less, and we might feature your story in an upcoming issue of America’s Horse magazine.

Did your horse take you on a ride that was memorable, meaningful or life-changing? Whether he took you to the top of a mountain peak, rode you through a fear or helped you achieve something you never thought you would, we want to know about it. Read the rest of this entry »

Dude Ranch Vacation Winner

January 13, 2014

AQHA congratulates Horseback Riding Program member Bonnie Earnhardt, winner of the Dude Ranch Vacation Sweepstakes.

AQHA member and Horseback Riding Program member Bonnie Earnhardt and her American Quarter Horse Diamonds Tiger Step.

AQHA and the Dude Ranchers’ Association have awarded the trip of a lifetime to one lucky AQHA member and Horseback Riding Program member: Bonnie Earnhardt of Mebane, North Carolina.

Chosen by random draw during a sweepstakes hosted on the AQHA Facebook page in December, Bonnie and a guest will enjoy a week stay at Colorado Cattle Co. & Guest Ranch in New Raymer, Colorado. Her prize package includes lodging, meals, horseback riding and other ranch activities.

The sweepstakes was open only to AQHA Horseback Riding Program participants.

“We still can hardly believe our good fortune!” Bonnie said. “I keep pinching myself. This is a lifelong dream for both of us, and something we never thought we would be able to do. I signed up for the Horseback Riding Program because I think it’s a great motivator to get out and ride.”

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Win a Dude Ranch Vacation

December 16, 2013

AQHA Horseback Riding Program participants: enter today to win a dude ranch vacation in Colorado.

Visit AQHA’s Facebook page for your chance to win a Dude Ranch Vacation of a lifetime.

AQHA has partnered with the Dude Ranchers’ Association to give one lucky member of the AQHA Horseback Riding Program the vacation of a lifetime and a unique opportunity to log riding hours in Colorado.

One member of the AQHA Horseback Riding Program will win a week stay for two at Colorado Cattle Company & Guest Ranch in New Raymer, Colorado. The prize package includes lodging, meals, horseback riding and most ranch activities while at the dude ranch. Package value is $4,500. The winner is responsible for travel to and from the dude ranch.

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America’s Horse in Art Sweepstakes

October 30, 2013

Enter for your chance to win a print of the signature piece from the America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale.

Win a print of this signature piece by western artist Earl Kuhn.

If you’ve visited the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum recently in Amarillo, you’ve had the pleasure of seeing the dozens of stunning art pieces on display and for sale during the America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale, taking place through November 16, 2013.

This is your chance to take home one of those pieces – for free!

Through November 16, 2013, enter for your chance to win a print of the America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale’s signature piece, “Pancho and Lefty,” created by western artist Earl Kuhn.

This 20-by-30-inch commemorative print retails for $45 and will make a great addition to your home, office or barn!

Here’s how to enter:

Must be 18 or older and a resident of the United States to enter. Winner will be announced in late November.

Enter today to win this gorgeous piece of artwork. Then visit the America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale website to peruse the artwork and see which pieces are still available for purchase. The America’s Horse in Art Show & Sale benefits the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum and its efforts to chronicle and preserve American Quarter Horse history.

2014 Calendar Contest Winners

September 18, 2013

Take a look at the winning photos from the 2014 AQHA Calendar Contest.

The 2014 AQHA Calendar was created with AQHA member-submitted photos and will be available in time for Christmas shopping.

The 2014 AQHA Calendar was created with AQHA member-submitted photos and will be available in time for Christmas shopping.

The American Quarter Horse Association announces the winning photos to be featured in the 2014 AQHA Calendar. Hundreds of photos were submitted by AQHA members from across the globe during a recent Facebook contest. This is the third year AQHA members have contributed photos to the annual calendar.

The theme of the 2014 calendar is youth and American Quarter Horses. The contest took place on AQHA’s Facebook fan page.

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AQHA Calendar Contest

June 24, 2013

Your photo could be featured in AQHA’s 2014 wall calendar.

AQHA members, this is your chance for your American Quarter Horse to be featured in the 2014 AQHA wall calendar! Submit your photo today on Facebook.

AQHA members, this is your chance for your American Quarter Horse to be featured in the 2014 AQHA wall calendar! Submit your photo today on Facebook.

From The American Quarter Horse Association

The American Quarter Horse Association is holding its third annual contest to fill the pages of the 2014 AQHA Calendar, which will again feature photos submitted by AQHA members.

For 2014, our calendar’s theme will be: youth and American Quarter Horses.

AQHA members can submit their favorite photo of their American Quarter Horse and/or their favorite youth through the Photo Contest tab on AQHA’s Facebook page. Read the rest of this entry »

Win a Topsails Rien Maker Model Horse

March 26, 2013

Five Breyer models of Topsails Rien Maker, the all-time leading reined cow horse, are up

for grabs in AQHA’s March Facebook sweepstakes.

Enter by March 29 for your chance to win one of these Breyer model American Quarter Horses.

Enter by March 29, 2013,  for your chance to win one of these Breyer model American Quarter Horses.

Who wouldn’t want to a chance to own Topsails Rien Maker? The all-time leading money earning reined cow horse, Topsails Rien Maker is the mount of three-time World’s Greatest Horseman Russell Dilday.

Now, you have the chance to own the 14-year-old stallion!

With help from our friends at Breyer Animal Creations, AQHA is hosting a Quarter Horse Model Sweepstakes on the AQHA Facebook page March 4-29, 2013. Five winners will be chosen randomly from the sweepstakes; each will receive a Breyer portrait model of Topsails Rien Maker. The sweepstakes, is open to U.S. residents 13 years and older. To enter, simply “Like” the American Quarter Horse Association on Facebook and enter the Quarter Horse Model Sweepstakes.

The five winners will be announced in early April. For official contest rules, view the AQHA Facebook Sweepstakes tab.

By legendary sire Topsail Cody and out of Jameen Gay by Toby Gay Bar, Topsails Rien Maker has long been one to watch in the reined cow horse arena. Bred by Stellato Revocable Trust of Redding, California, Topsails Rien Maker is now owned by Russell Dilday and Kevin Cantrelle. “Slider,” as the stallion is known around the barn, boasts winnings of more than $340,000, making him the all-time leading money earner in the sport

of reined cow horse. He exemplifies the traits needed in a top-level cow horse: cow sense, athleticism, versatility and heart.

Slider’s top feat came with owner-trainer Russell Dilday of Porterville, California, when the duo won the World’s Greatest Horseman competition not once, but three times. Slider is the event’s only three-time winner, and Russell is the only rider to have won three times, as well. The World’s Greatest Horseman, governed by the National Reined Cow Horse Association, comprises four events: herd work, rein work, steer stopping and cow work. Teams are judged on their ability to separate and cut a cow, perform a reining pattern, stop a steer by roping its horns

and work a single cow in the arena. All four events hail from the skills necessary to perform real ranch work.

Enter the Quarter Horse Model Sweepstakes today on AQHA's Facebook page!

Topsails Rien Maker’s model is also available for sale at www.BreyerHorses.com. For more updates on Breyer model releases, be sure to “Like” Breyer Model Horses on Facebook.

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Journal Subscription Sweepstakes

February 13, 2013

Like us on

Facebook for your chance to win a one-year subscription to The American Quarter Horse Journal.

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Enter for your chance to win one year of The American Quarter Horse Journal.

AQHA announces the latest sweepstakes on our Facebook page: a chance to win a one-year subscription to the award-winning American Quarter Horse Journal.

Five winners will enjoy the Journal in their mailbox each month, plus the digital edition, which is accessible via computer and tablet devices.

The Journal Subscription Sweepstakes ends February 22, 2013, so hurry for your chance to win.

It’s easy to enter:

Anyone 18 or older may enter to win. Five winners will be randomly chosen to win one-year digital subscriptions to the Journal. If a winner already has a current Journal subscription, an additional year will be tacked on to their existing subscription.

See the Facebook sweepstakes tab for official rules.

Winners will

be contacted in late February and announced on our Facebook page.

The American Quarter Horse Journal is the world’s largest single-breed monthly publication. The Journal has served the industry as the most valued resource for critical news, timely information and insightful articles for more than 60 years.

Learn more about the Journal and what you’ll find in this month’s issue.

Buck Brannaman DVD Sweepstakes

December 17, 2012

“Like” AQHA on Facebook for your chance to win your very own copy of the “7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman” DVD series.

This month only, AQHA is giving away two copies of the “7 Clinics with Buck Brannaman” DVD series. “Like” us on Facebook between December 3 and December 31, 2012, to enter to win the DVD set.

All AQHA Facebook fans who are U.S. residents, 18 or older, are eligible for the Buck Brannaman DVD sweepstakes. Read the rest of this entry »

AQHA WeatherBeeta Sweepstakes

October 22, 2012

AQHA members, enter for your chance to win a WeatherBeeta Genero medium horse blanket.

Weatherbeeta-Genero Blanket SweepstakesDays are getting shorter. Nights are getting longer.

So, your American Quarter Horse needs a new blanket!

Enter the AQHA WeatherBeeta Facebook Sweepstakes to win your Quarter Horse a brand new Genero medium horse blanket.

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Guess That Horse

October 3, 2012

AQHA's Guess That Horse contest takes place every Wednesday at 1 p.m. CDT!

Congratulations to Diane for being the first person to correctly identify Aristocratic Page!

Aristogcratic Page was a 1987 sorrel gelding by Page Impressive and out of the Smooth Town mare, Ima Town Starlet. He was bred by Mr. and Mrs. Greg Walen of Clements, California. He was third in the AQHA Justin Rookie of the Year Amateur 50 & Over division in 1992 and he sired one foal, Only Cat In Town.

Think you can guess a horse's identity by its picture, points or pedigree? Then try you hand at today's Guess That Horse contest, sponsored by Quarter Horse Outfitters!

Today's winner will receive a “AQHA Best Remudas Award Winners” DVD courtesy of Quarter Horse Outfitters!

Here's how the contest works:

  • When the page is live, 10 hints will be posted- one at a time- every few minutes on this page.
  • Tip: Refresh your browser periodically for new hints.
  • Please post your guesses in the “comments” box below.
  • The first person to correctly identify the American Quarter Horse wins  the prize. Read the rest of this entry »

Guess That Horse

September 26, 2012

AQHA's Guess That Horse contest takes place every Wednesday at 1 p.m. CDT!

Can you guess this horse?

Congratulations to Diane for being the first person to correctly identify Krog's Dode. Krog's Dode was a 1970 sorrel mare by Leo 3 and out of the Kee McCue Fe mare, Kee's Jo. She was bred by Louie Krogman of White River, South Dakota and competed in AQHA youth events with two different riders. She won AQHA championships in 1974 and 1975. She also earned an AQHA Superior in halter in 1974 and a Superior in western pleasure in 1975.

Think you can guess a horse’s identity by its picture, points or pedigree? Then try your hand at today’s Guess That Horse contest, sponsored by Quarter Horse Outfitters!

Today’s winner will receive a “Low-Stress Colt Starting with Curt Plate” DVD courtesy of Quarter Horse Outfitters!

Here’s how the contest works:

  • When the page is live, 10 hints will be posted — one at a time — every few minutes on this page.

  • Tip: Refresh your browser periodically for new hints.
  • Please post your guesses into the “comments” box below.
  • The first person to correctly identify the American Quarter Horse wins the prize.
  • The winner will be announced after all the hints are given. Participants must provide a valid e-mail address to be eligible for the prize.

Get more help with your guesses! Consult AQHA records for pedigrees, show records and much more.

Hint #1: This horse was a sorrel mare.

Hint #2: This horse competed in AQHA youth events with two different riders.

Hint #3: This horse traces back to Little King, Leo and Little Jim Fe.

Hint #4: This horse won AQHA championships in 1974 and 1975.

Hint #5: This horse earned an AQHA Superior in halter in 1974 and a Superior in western pleasure in 1975.

Hint #6: This horse was born in South Dakota.

Hint #7: This horse was bred by Louie Krogman of White River, South Dakota.

Hint #8: This horse had one foal by Silver Deller.

Hint #9: This horse was out of a Kee McCue Fe mare.

Hint #10: This horse was by Leo 3.

This contest is now closed.

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