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Horseback Riding Program

August 19, 2013

The AQHA Horseback Riding Program is rewarding participants with new prizes.

The Horseback Riding Program is a way for AQHA to reward members who simply enjoy riding horses.

The Horseback Riding Program is a way for AQHA to reward members who simply enjoy riding horses.

It’s a rare scenario when you can get rewarded for doing something you actually love to do. Wouldn’t it be great if you could earn great prizes just for riding your horse? Well, with the AQHA Horseback Riding Program, you can!

The Horseback Riding Program is rewarding participants with bigger and better prizes. With the support of AQHA’s corporate partners, riders have the chance to earn Professional’s Choice products, Drysdales gift certificates, a Montana Silversmiths belt buckle and much more.

The Horseback Riding Program is a way for AQHA to reward members who simply enjoy riding, whether they own a horse, lease a horse or take lessons. The program is open to all breeds and riders of all skill levels. Once enrolled, riders simply log their hours either online or via log sheets and watch the prizes roll in. Plus, all participants have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive AQHA-logoed denim jacket.

The Horseback Riding Program is a great way for recreational riders to be rewarded for doing what they love. The majority of AQHA members already spend a lot of time in the saddle, and this is a way AQHA can reward them for their dedication to riding!

The Horseback Riding Program has two divisions, the American Quarter Horse division and an All-Breeds division. People of all ages, skill levels and riding backgrounds can participate. Rewards are based on time spent in the saddle, regardless of the number of horses ridden. AQHA members can log hours when taking riding lessons, trail riding with friends, or simply riding around the backyard; it all counts toward great prizes.

AQHA membership offers you a variety of ways to get involved with the various programs and events AQHA has to offer. Whether you thrive in the show ring or are looking for a trail buddy, AQHA membership offers something for everyone.

The AQHA Horseback Riding Program is simple:

  • AQHA, AQHYA and amateur members, enroll in either the American Quarter Horse or the All-Breeds division of the Horseback Riding Program. You may enroll in both divisions.
  • Pay the one-time enrollment fee.
  • Log the hours spent in the saddle.
  • Return the log sheets to AQHA or enter your hours online before December 31. (Hours entered after December 31 cannot be entered online.)
  • Earn great prizes.

Reward List

American Quarter Horse Division

  • Bumper sticker – enrollment
  • Enrollment patch, Professional’s Choice bucket strap – 25 hours
  • $25 Drysdales gift certificate – 50 hours
  • Logoed baseball cap – 100 hours
  • 250-hour patch and logoed T-shirt – 250 hours
  • 500-hour patch, $25 Drysdales gift certificate, Professional’s Choice bucket strap – 500 hours
  • $50 Drysdales gift certificate – 750 hours
  • Professional’s Choice folding feeder – 1,000 hours
  • 1,500-hour patch, $50 Drysdales gift certificate – 1,500 hours
  • Professional’s Choice front saddle bag – 2,000 hours
  • 2,500-hour patch, $50 Drysdales gift certificate – 2,500 hours
  • Professional’s Choice back saddle bag – 3,000 hours
  • 3,500-hour patch, $50 Drysdales gift certificate – 3,500 hours
  • Professional’s Choice saddle pad – 4,000 hours
  • 4,500-hour patch, $50 Drysdales gift certificate – 4,500 hours
  • Montana Silversmiths belt buckle, certificate of completion – 5,000 hours

All-Breeds Divison

  • Enrollment patch, Professional’s Choice bucket strap – 25 hours
  • Logoed baseball cap – 50 hours
  • 100-hour patch, logoed shirt – 100 hours
  • $25 Drysdales gift certificate – 250 hours
  • 500-hour patch, $25 Drysdales gift certificate – 500 hours
  • 750-hour patch, $25 Drysdales gift certificate – 750 hours
  • 1,000-hour patch, Professional’s Choice folding feeder – 1,000 hours
  • $50 Drysdales gift certificate – 1,500 hours
  • Professional’s Choice back saddle bag, certificate of completion – 2,000 hours

Participants can purchase the exclusive Horseback Riding Program denim jacket to display your achievement patches. Call the Recreational Riding department at (806) 376-4811 to order your jacket.

And to learn more about the Horseback Riding Program, be sure to visit www.aqha.com/riding or call AQHA Customer Service at (806) 376-4811.