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2021/2022 CQHA/AQHA Grant Application

Sadie MacPhail won the CQHA sponsored award for the Overall High Scoring Novice with Sheza Chocolate Kat in the Ontario Amateur Quarter Horse Association's 2021 Challenge. Owned by Kristin Ego of Coldwater, Ontario; Sheza Chocolate Kat is a Canadian bred 2013 bay roan mare. Sired by Good Bars Kat and out of Sheza Frosty Dee by Three Dimension Zip.

CQHA/AQHA GRANT APPLICATION OCT. 1, 2021 – SEPT 31, 2022 (Grant Period)

Application Deadline is May 15, 2022
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pts received after Sept 10, 2022 for approved applications will NOT be reimbursed.

The CQHA’s main purpose is to support and promote the development of the Canadian Quarter Horse industry in Canada and abroad. CQHA also strives to support the hard work of all the Provincial/Regional .

Currently, the AQHA annually allocates Funds to CQHA to be used to support, promote, and develop American Quarter Horse activities in Canada.  The CQHA in turn administers the allocation of these funds in the form of Grant funding to the Provincial and Regional AQHA Affiliates and other events that use AQHA horses to financially assist them in achieving these AQHA objectives in Canada using the Category criteria listed below.

The following pages contain the 3 Categories eligible for Grant Funding as set out by AQHA:

Category 1: Education/Clinics

Examples:

  • Any type of educational event (virtual or in person) that supports AQHA members and promotes AQHA
  • Can be used in conjunction with AQHA Educational Marketplace funding
  • AQHA Professional Horsemen seminars
  • Education or support of registration, transfer, membership or other AQHA business services
  • Travel support for AQHA clinicians
  • Translation of AQHA materials

 Requirements:

  • Clinicians must be current AQHA members
  • AQHA membership mandatory for attendees
  • List of attendees: AQHA/CQHA members to be submitted after event
  • Must complete an event review form (provided by AQHA)
  • AQHA and CQHA signage/banners must be displayed
  • AQHA member service support must be available at event

       Category 2: Competition/Use

Examples:

  • Support for events including, but not limited to: AQHA approved shows or special events, recreational riding events, regional or cultural events where American Quarter Horses are used
  • Funds not to be utilized for AQHA shows with greater than 100 entries (1 entry is a horse and rider combo per class entered)
  • Awards, prizes, or other means of promoting and recognizing AQHA exhibitors or
  • participants via AQHA sanctioned events
  • Sponsorship of activities produced by Non-AQHA Organizations to promote AQHA member/horse participation (prizes, cash awards)
  • Travel support for AQHA judges

 Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate equitable support for all types of American Quarter Horse events/use in country
  • List of attendees: AQHA/CQHA members to be submitted after event
  • AQHA signage/banners must be displayed
  • AQHA/CQHA member service support must be available at event
  • Must complete an event review form (provided by AQHA)

Category 3: Marketing

& Membership Outreach

    Examples:

  • Marketing and promotional materials for purchase
  • Outreach programs/booths at events/fairs designed to engage members and participants
  • Promotion of AQHA/CQHA services and activities through online, print, or other media sources

Requirements:

  • Current AQHA and CQHA marketing materials and signage clearly available and displayed
  • AQHA and CQHA applications other that AQHA website, brochures for AQHA/CQHA service and value to members
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2022 CQHA Race Horse Breeder of the Year

Wesley Oulton is an active participant in Alberta’s Quarter Horse racing industry. In 2021 his AQHRA breeder stats were: 54 starts: 7 wins, 7 seconds, 10 thirds for earnings totaling $170,736CND

He was the breeder of the 2021 (25th Anniversary) Canada Quarter Horse Cup (RG3) Futurity winner: Wave Burner, whom is a fourth generation bred horse from his breeding program. Wave Burner’s great grandmother (A Dare You Dash) participated in the futurity’s inaugural running in 1997.

Owner of the stallion First Timber, he is only one of six stallions with progeny earnings of over $1 Million to stand in Western Canada, all accomplished while standing in Alberta. First Timber has been awarded the AQHRA Champion Sire each year since 2014.

Oulton is an AQHA 40 year breeder who bred and owns AQHA’s  2020 Canadian Racing Champion Eyesa Timber, which also helped him win the 2020 AQHA Canadian Hi-Point Breeder award. Wes has also been awarded the AQHRA Champion Breeder in each year consecutively since 2018.

Breeder of two nominees for 2021 AQHA Canadian Racing Champion: O First Sweet Heart and Wave Burner, the extent and acclamation of Wes’ breeding program is seen through Wave Burner. This gelding is a fourth-generation product. His grandmother was bred to one of the first stallions Wes stood in Alberta, El Rey Burner, producing the own daughter Sass N Dass. After a successful racing career, she was bred to First Timber and produced a daughter, First Prize Sass,  Wave Buner’s dam. The Gelding won the the Canada Cup Quarter Horse Futurity in a remarkable time of 20.4 seconds in 6″ of mud on the Century Mile Track.

Wes Oulton has spent years both developing and advancing the sport of Quarter Horse Racing in the Province of Alberta and North America.  He has volunteered countless hours on various boards and committees, including Horse Racing Alberta, Alberta Running Quarter Horse Association, and the AQHA.

First Timber continues to stand in Canada as the highest money earning Canadian Quarter Horse Stallion in Canadian history, proudly owned by Wesley Oulton and standing at Rolling O Ranch.

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2022 CQHA Performance Horse Breeder of the Year

Sandy Land Stables - Barry Foote

Barry Foote established Sandy Land Stables in 1980 with the vision of breeding quality AQHA Quarter Horses using a well bred band of brood mares and importing semen from the top Quarter Horse stallions in the world. Progeny from his breeding program are now showing internationally in both Western and English events. 

It has been proven that it takes great mares to consistently produce world caliber foals. The mares assembled by Sandy Land Stables are of that quality and are now producing third generation fillies who are being added to the band.

A member of AQHA for 40 years contributing to the production of top quality quarter horses and supporting the breed in many ways, through support and sponsorship of local quarter horse shows as well as sponsoring and attending the QHAA hosted Canadian National Quarter Horse Show in Red Deer, AB where many of his horses have had a great deal of success over the years including many National and Reserve National Championships and Futurity Champions. 

Barry has repeatedly supported and hosted 4-H members by offering up his facility for club events as well as giving clinics and lessons to youth and adults. He has always been a large supporter of youth involvement and education with horses.  Giving riding lessons from his facility every winter for many years teaching all levels of youth and adults from people who had never ridden before to those competing at quarter horse shows. Barry thoroughly enjoys helping people achieve their goals and abilities with their horses. 

One of the first mares Barry Foote started his breeding program with was Katies Solo a daughter of Swift Solo. Katie was an appendix quarter horse who Barry showed successfully to get her AQHA papers. 

Foote, being presented the Trophy Buckle for the 2022 CQHA Performance Breeder of the Year on March 26, 2022 by CQHA President, Dr. Gilles Seguin at the AQHA / CQHA Canadian Summit and Awards Banquet in Brandon, MB.

Katie went on to raise many foals who went on to compete with the best in the world. Barry Foote purchased Dynamically Designed when she retired from showing. She had an incredible show career winning multiple Canadian National Championships and Canadian National Superhorse titles under the guidance of Dean Ross. ‘Maggie’ went on to produce many more Canadian National Champions, Reserve Champions, and World Show qualifiers. Barry purchased ‘I’m Poppin Hot’ at the AQHA World Show sale and she has been

one of his top producing mares. She produced a filly “I’m Poppin Good” who has gone on to produce AQHA Champions and significant point earners. 

Barry Foote bred a stallion So Dignified who was by Diversified out of Katie Solo. Jigger sired many babies in the area including a Manitoba Superhorse 50/50 Futurity Champion. Barry Foote also stood working bred stallion Zans Hot Spur and between the two stallions and his mares consigned foals to local futurities including the Manitoba Superhorse 50/50 futurity. 

Barry bred Only Invitational who was purchased and taken overseas to Germany where he has been the number one Quarter Horse stallion in that Quarter Horse market and was the leading halter sire in the World for a time. 

Barry has utilized shipped semen as well as embryo transfer processes to successfully breed his mares over the years. Barry is well respected by everyone involved in the horse world locally and internationally. 

Barry’s current mare band includes daughters of Invitation Only, Machine Made, Too Sleepy to Zip, Zippos Mr Good Bar, RL Best of Sudden, No Doubt I’m Lazy, and VS Code Red. Barry has some of the best top quality bred mares in all of Canada. Barry has plans to breed to LL Cool Bay and Machine Made this spring. 

Barry Foote has shown one of his yearlings in the Gold Rush Futurity lunge line class at the Canadian National Quarter Horse show every year which he has won or taken reserve championships multiple times. Barry has also shown in the states winning lunge line classes there as well including the Emerald Futurity. 

Barry’s breeding program is well respected and he showcases his horses with confidence and people are always excited to see the baby’s he brings out. 

Barry has dedicated his life to producing the best bred Quarter Horses without ever receiving any recognition and there isn’t anyone more deserving of the Performance Horse Breeder of the Year award then Barry Foote. 

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March 25th Special Member’s Meeting

Friday, March 25, 2022 3:00 PM CDT

Canadian Quarter Horse Assoc is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CQHA Special Member’s Meeting – By-Laws
Time: Mar 25, 2022 03:00 PM Winnipeg

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2022 CQHA Strategic Planning Session

Canadian Quarter Horse Assoc is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CQHA Strategic Planning Sessions
Time: Mar 25, 2022 10:00 AM Winnipeg

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2022 Awards Banquet Virtual Access

Your Virtual Host for the evening will be CQHA Director and International Horse Show announcer Brad Bowie!

Canadian Quarter Horse Assoc is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: 2022 CQHA Awards Banquet
Time: Mar 26, 2022 08:00 PM Winnipeg

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Youth Member From Nova Scotia Authors Children’s Book

An Entrepreneurial Mom and a New Horse Inspire 13 Year Old

Sadie’s Story is available online from Amazon, Chapters Indigo, Target and Barnes & Noble. It is also available in select Chapters, Indigo and Coles stores across Canada. You can learn more about the book and follow Kacey and Nora’s journey on Instagram and Facebook at @feel.good.farm.books

It is no secret to those of us in the horse world that horses and everything that goes with them is expensive. Really expensive. Like so many of us who have horses today, I was once a little girl who dreamed of having a horse someday. But, I always heard the same story from my parents – “horses are too expensive” and “we know that you won’t look after it”. So I grew up riding every horse that someone would let me ride and dreaming of someday owning my own horse. I was always grateful to have friends and relatives who were willing to share their horses with me.

Fast forward to 2018. I was a solo parent to three incredible humans and my youngest daughter, Kacey, who was 10 at the time, started asking if she could have a horse. To make sure it wasn’t just a passing phase, I signed her up for riding lessons with a local coach, Taylor Folkerstma of TF Show Horses (Stewiacke, NS).

Like all first lessons with new riders, Taylor started her on a bomb-proof horse with a lunge line. About 20 minutes into that first lesson, Taylor unhooked the lunge line and had Kacey jogging around the arena on her own. My heart went into panic mode for a few minutes watching my
little girl ride around, controlling a very large animal all by herself, until I saw Kacey’s beaming face … and I knew she was hooked.

Kacey continued to take one lesson a week for the next year but her love for the sport kept growing and she wanted to do more. She wanted to have her own horse to take to shows and to ride more often than once a week. Taylor helped us find the perfect horse, Sadie (Hot Time to Invest), a 2006 AQHA Chestnut Mare. Although we were warned about the stereotypical personality of the chestnut mare, we knew that Sadie was one of the good ones. Sadie was quiet, kind and patient — the ideal first horse for a little girl.

Over the next year, Kacey and Sadie spent a lot of time together. Sadie taught Kacey so much and helped improve her riding skills tremendously. She loved Kacey and would follow her around anywhere, without the need for a lead-line. They bonded the way every horse owner dreams of bonding with their trusted companion.


In February 2021, Kacey and I were at the barn and her coach and mentor, Taylor, said in passing, “you guys should buy Nora”. I had no idea who Nora was so she explained to me that she was a two-year old bay filly from Krymsun Farm named Ms Good Tyme Krymsun and that she was definitely going places. No one had ridden her yet but she had been saddled and had tons of ground work done with her. She was quiet and had a great personality. Because this
conversation happened in front of Kacey (of course) it then became constant begging and pleading from my now 13-year old – “Mom, can we get her?”, “Mom, she is so pretty”, “Mom, pleeeeaaassseeee”.

Again, I am a solo parent and I am also a solo entrepreneur, struggling to make ends meet through a global pandemic, in addition to supporting my son who was battling cancer. I knew that Kacey would benefit so much from going through the process of training a young horse and that it would help take her mind off of what a hard year we were having. But I couldn’t afford the horse and all of the expenses that go with her.

So, I challenged Kacey to come up with a way to help pay for Nora. The next day we sat down and brainstormed ways that teenagers can make money – Google showed us lots of ideas! As we scrolled through the ideas, Kacey had a “lightbulb moment” and said, “Mom, you published a book last year, I could do the same as you! I could write an inspirational children’s book with a horse as the main character!” And, the next morning, Kacey sat down and did just that!

The final product is called Sadie’s Story: It is Okay to be Different. Sadie’s Story uses horses as characters to focus on how it is okay to be different and on the power of the unconditional love between a little girl and her horse. It was adorably illustrated by another young Nova Scotian horse girl, Megan Johnson, making her dream come true of being a children’s book illustrator. It is quickly becoming a favourite for all horse lovers, young and young-at-heart.

And, of course, Nora (Ms Good Tyme Krymsun) and Kacey are now teammates and are working hard to get ready for western pleasure shows this summer. In addition to working with Nora, Kacey spent the summer of 2021 learning more about reining and had the opportunity to show at her first reining show on our friend’s horse, Henry (Twistology), owned by Dr. Laura Buckland. And she also learned about liberty, horsemanship and how to connect with your
horse. She is passionate about learning everything she can about horses and is fortunate to have some amazing mentors.

‘Kacey hopes that this story helps other young horse lovers dream big and find creative ways to try to make those dreams come true. And, as her mom, I am thrilled to be watching her live her dreams, which were once my dreams that I never got to live.

Submitted by Karen Dean (Facebook and Instagram — @karendeanspeaks)

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2022 CQHA Awards Banquet

Saturday, March 26, 2022 6pm CDT
Keystone Center - Assembly Hall,
Brandon, Manitoba

Join the Canadian Quarter Horse Association the evening of Saturday March 26, 2022, during the 2022 AQHA Canadian Summit to honour the recipients of the 2022 Canadian Quarter Horse Association’s Annual Awards.

Founded in 2020, the CQHA Awards program strives to acknowledge the talented horses and horse people Canada produces. The CQHA awards pay tribute to our country’s industry and legacy  by highlighting individuals and groups that are essential to the prosperity of the Quarter Horse breed in this country.

Please join us!

The Canadian Quarter Horse Association’s Special Events and Awards committees have worked diligently over the past several months to facilitate an awards banquet evening to celebrate the Canadian Quarter Horse Community, and honour some of the top horses and horse people in Canada.

The evening will be hosted in person and virtually, giving Canadians a unique opportunity to truly unite in celebration across the vast landscape which is our home and native land.

The Keystone Center’s exclusive in-house culinary caterers will be preparing a delicious sit down dinner featuring:

pork tenderloin with apple cranberry stuffing, spinach and berry salad, double stuffed potatoes, honey dill carrots and vanilla berry crème brulee.

The menu is offered as Regular, Gluten Free or Vegetarian.

The cost per plate is $25 for adults and $10 for children under age 12.

Please use the form below to book your tickets. Payment information will be sent to you once we have received your booking. 

We look forward to seeing you in Brandon!

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Dr. Gilles Seguin Named Chair of Equestrian Canada’s Division C

Gilles Seguin

To learn more about Equestrian Canada’s governance structure please click here: https://www.equestrian.ca/about/governance

February 28, 2022 – – Equestrian Canada announce the nine (9) Category C, National Equine Affiliate Organizations (NEOs) voting Members for Equestrian Canada for 2022 (April 1 to March 31, 2023).

CQHA’s 2022 president Dr. Gilles Seguin was selected as a voting member and also elected to chair the Division C committee.

Category C consists of National or Regional organizations that represent a particular area of equine interest where these organizations are not represented by another category of membership. The number of NEOs Affiliated with EC may change from year to year as each applies to EC on an annual basis. There are three types of Affiliate ; Industry Affiliate, Breed Associate Affiliate and Special Interest Affiliate each type has different criteria by which they join EC.

The nine (9) Category C Members with voting rights are designated according to the Category C Terms of Reference (TOR).

Canadian Quarter Horse Association

Dr. Gilles Seguin (Chair)

Standardbred Canada

Dan Gall

Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society

Caitlin Grguric

Canadian Sport Horse Association

Charlotte Nagy

Canadian Hanoverian Society

George Millet von Platen

Canadian Morgan Horse Association

Nancy Kavanagh

Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association

Janice Tyndall

Canadian Hackney Society

Faith Robillard

Canadian Arabian Horse Registry

Joshua Schildroth

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AQHA Appoints New Canadian Directors

Five new Canadian provincial AQHA directors were elected during the 2022 AQHA Convention in Las Vegas February 26- 28, 2022.
CQHA would like to congratulate:
  • CQHA President, Dr. Gilles Seguin representing Quebec.
  • Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc., President, Bob Brodstock, representing Ontario.
  •  CQHA Breeder’s Committee member, Ryan Fleetwood, representing Alberta.
  • CQHA member, Bob Hawkins, representing Alberta.
  • CQHA Director, Andy Hellqvist, representing British Columbia.
The AQHA national and international directors are your elected representatives within AQHA, your local connection to AQHA leadership.
Do you have ideas, feedback or an opinion that needs to be expressed?
 
AQHA members are encouraged to contact their directors and can do so by emailing CQHA at admin@CQHA.ca

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