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
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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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
News Member News Breeder News

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.

News Member News Breeder News

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.