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Roy Frank of Alberta Recognized as an AQHA Cumulative Breeder at the 2024 Convention

Roy Frank of Parland County, Alberta, has bred and registered over 350 American Quarter Horses since 1969.

 

Each year, the American Quarter Horse Association honors breeders who have dedicated their livelihoods to maintaining the integrity of the American Quarter Horse breed. These horsemen, horsewomen and their families see their biggest accomplishments and proudest moments in the horses they breed.

It is all about the mares for Roy, and his band of broodmares has allowed him to carry on the foundation his dad started building years ago. With hopes of passing it on to the next generation, Roy has raised quality American Quarter Horses that have had success in the team penning and rodeo arenas.

Over the years, few things have brought greater joy to Roy and his family than looking onto a pasture full of American Quarter Horse foals and watching them grow into successful performance horses.

AQHA is proud to recognize the 2023 50-year Cumulative and Legacy Breeders at the AQHA Breeder Recognition Banquet, presented by Teton Ridge, during the 2024 AQHA Convention. The banquet is slated for 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where AQHA will recognize the 2023 50-Year Cumulative Breeders, 50-Year Legacy Breeders, 75-Year Breeders, 2023 American Performance Horseman top breeders, AQHA Best Remuda winner, AQHA Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year and Top Money-Earning Ranching Heritage Breeder of the Year. View the list of breeders who will be recognized.

For additional questions about the AQHA Breeder Recognition Banquet, email breeders@aqha.org.  

For more information on the 2024 AQHA Convention, visit www.aqha.com/convention.

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AQHA news and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more information visit www.aqha.com/news or tune into our Podcast, “Let’s Talk AQHA.”

Click to view 2015 CTV coverage of the twin foals bred by Roy Frank
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AQHA News Youth News

AQHYA Launches Find Your Program

Photo credit: Shannon M. Vroegh.

February 9, 2024 | News and Publications , News and Publications , Youth , Youth , About AQHA | Young Horse Development program participants , American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA)

 

The American Quarter Horse Youth Association has launched a new tool that will help families discover what programs best fit their needs and interests. The Find Your Program tool is a short and simple questionnaire that guides people to programs they are eligible for or could be interested in, depending on their answer to each of the four questions.

Whether you are a current member looking to be more involved or a non-member trying to decide where to begin your journey with the American Quarter Horse, let the Find Your Program tool show you where to start. Found your passion? Now, find your program!

Learn more about AQHYA at www.aqha.com/youth.

AQHA news and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more information visit www.aqha.com/news or tune into our Podcast, “Let’s Talk AQHA.

 

 

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Ontario-bred SNOW MOOSE voted AQHA’s 2023 Canadian Champion Race Horse

Snow Moose with his humans (from left to right) Jessica Pascoe, Glen Young, Milena Kwiecien, Brian Bell and Jason Pascoe. Photos by New Image Media
AJAX DOWNS, January 18, 2024 –  The popular grey gelding SNOW MOOSE, one of Ajax Downs’ top Quarter Horses of 2023, was voted Canadian Champion at the American Quarter Horse Association’s annual Racing Champions Awards on January 17 at Heritage Place Sale Company in Oklahoma City OK.
 
Owned and bred by Milena Kwiecien of Burlington, ON, Snow Moose won five of nine starts as a 3-year-old last year including the QROOI Derby and the Ontario Bred Derby. The son of Seperate Interest – Favorite Pearl by Favorite Cartel was disqualified from two other victories including the $48,000 Alex Picov Championship in which he was placed third.
 
Snow Moose, trained by Jason Pascoe of Pontypool, earned $54,672 in 2023; four of his victories came with leading rider Brian Bell aboard another with jockey JB Botello.
 
“This is an honour, especially for a small breeder like myself,’ said Kwiecien at the awards ceremony. “This is very much a family affair. He owes his name to my Mom, who we call Moose. He was born on a cold, March day [March 6] and pulled out from his mare by myself and my sister [Anna Rosiak]. And my grandmother made our silks.”
 

There were 10 nominees from Ontario and Alberta for the Canadian Champion Award which is for the top Canadian foaled horse of a racing year and a panel of industry members throughout North America does the voting.

 

The Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario and Ajax Downs host its 2023 Awards Banquet to honour its champions on February 24, 2024 at the Ajax Convention Centre.

 
You can watch the entire AQHA Racing Champions Ceremony here.
 
To learn more about how to join the affordable First Line Racing Syndicate and enjoy owning a share in your first racehorse, contact the QROOI at:
 
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2023 Canadian AQHA Select Amateur Show Leaders

These are the Unofficial Canadian select amateurs who placed in the top 50 of their respective classes and divisions for 2023.

Point totals may change as show results are verified. The 2023 Show Leaders List will be official on January 25, 2024. Please head to AQHA.com for the official results

Amateur Select Rookie Show Leaders 2023

Horsemanship 15th – Shannon E Peacock

Best Be Dressed

Bentley, AB

Horsemanship 23rd – Sandra L Drennan

Actin On Impulse

Emo, ON

Western Pleasure 42nd – Sandra L Drennan

Actin On Impulse

Emo, ON

Hunter Under Saddle 20th – Susan Manning

VS Check My Impulse

Richmond Hill, ON

Ranch Riding 4th – Leslie S James

Montana Magnum

Brentwood Bay, BC

Showmanship 15th – Lorraine Soulliere

Kauai Coastline

Comber, ON

Showmanship 19th – Susan Manning

VS Check My Impulse

Richmond Hill, ON

 

Amateur Select L1 Show Leaders 2023

Performance Halter Mares 2nd – Catherine A Chovance

Made The Big Time

Smithville, ON

Performance Halter Mares 6th  – Heather Huber

Reliable Mechanic

Surrey, BC

Performance Halter Mares 15th – Barry N MacEachern

 

Rock Cruiser

Ellershouse, NS

Showmanship 3rd – Johanne Fenwick

Chicks Dig Chocolate

Dryden, ON

Showmanship 45th  – Angela Geddes

Hezamargaritamachine

Scotch Settlemen, NB

Showmanship 47th  – Jacqueline Anne Woods

Vs Shes A Flatliner

Cambridge, ON

Reining 24th – Dr Ian Q Whishaw

Midnite Whiskey

Lethbridge, AB

Reining 29th – Llana Malmberg

MM Golden Eldorado

Blackie, AB

Western Riding 29th – Andy Hellqvist

Blazing Hot Money

Surrey, BC

Western Ridning 39th – Vickie Lee Mackenzie

OHK Krosby Krymsun

Nova Scotia

Western Ridning 39th – Jody D O’Neill

Lite Sleeper

Caistor Centre, ON

Western Riding 50th – Nina Conners

Sudden Sign Of Faith

Patricia, AB

Trail 29th – Stephanie Burns

Only A Machine

Navan, ON

Trail 33rd  – Stephanie Burns

Invite Me If Its Hot

Navan, ON

Performance Halter Mares 4th – Maralynn Rehbein

Whitney Pine

Grand Forks, BC

Performance Halter Mares 22nd  – Barry N MacEachern

Hot Persuit

Ellershouse, NS

Horsemanship 20th – Johanne Fenwick

Chicks Dig Chocolate

Dryden, ON

Horsemanship 34th – Tammy Lynn Cochrane

Willy Wanna Win This

New Market, ON

Horsemanship 46th – Darryl M Murphy

Lopin Good All Night

Corner Brook, NL

Western Pleasure 20th – Lorraine Soulliere

Kauai Coastline

Comber, ON

Halter Geldings 2nd – Sarah McCoy

So Bloomin Lazy

Rockwood, ON

Equitation 13th – Jody L Peardon

Zippn Down The Range

Abbotsford, BC

Equitation 20th – Vickie Lee MacKenzie

OHK Krosby Krymsun

Nova Scotia

Equitation 35th – Anita C Newbigging

Landing Gear

Mount Bridges, ON

Equitation 35th – Shannon E Peacock

Best Be Dressed

Bentley, AB

Equitation 41st – Tammy Paquette

Baileys Invited

Murillo, ON

Equitation 47th – Andrea Tessier

Famous Sonny Dee

Weyburn, SK

Hunter Under Saddle 20th – Annie Gagnon

RL Knows Best

Shipshaw, QC

Hunter Under Saddle 39th – Juliette Bond

Krymsuns R Real Good

Ammon, NB

Hunter Under Saddle 42nd – Tammy Paquette

Baileys Invited

Murillo, ON

Ranch Riding 42nd – Mary-Ann Jensen

JT Haunted Jose

Rumsey, AB

 

Amateur Select L2 Show Leaders 2023

Horsemanship 33rd – Dr Carole Joubert Gaboury

The Gab Machine

Mascouche, QC

Horsemanship 39th – Johanne Fenwick

Chicks Dig Chocolate

Dryden, ON

Western Pleasure 1st – Linda Berwick

Deja Whoo

Clarence Creek, ON

Ranch Riding 2nd – Cindy Jean Routledge

Spot The Impulsions

Hamiota, MB

Showmanship 24th – Johanne Fenwick

Chicks Dig Chocolate

Dryden, ON

Western Riding 2nd – Dr Candice Hall

Made By J

Black Creek, BC

Western Riding 3rd  – Dr Candice Hall

Made A Uturn

Black Creek, BC

 

Amateur Select L3 Show Leaders 2023

Working Cow Horse 37th – Lauren Boychuk

Smart Magic Rebel

Medicine Hat, AB

Horsemanship 15th – Sharon J Forbes-Hanks

Lopin Makes Me Lazy

Morden, MB

Horsemanship 45th – Robert Rivait

Shez Paidtobe Sleepy

Severn, ON

Horsemanship 50th – Johanne Fenwick

Chicks Dig Chocolate

Dryden, ON

Western Pleasure 15th – William W Cox

Sleep N The Moonlite

Brantford, ON

Western Pleasure 37th – Linda Berwick

Deja Whoo

Clarence Creek, ON

Western Pleasure 43rd – Darryl M Murphy

Lopin Good All Night

Corner Brook, NL

Western Pleasure 48th Cathy Perron-Lapalme

Lazy Lopin Version

Wickham, QC

Equitation 6th – Sheryl Chillson

Take A Chance Onn Me

Brockville, ON

Equitation 9th – Sharon J Forbes-Hanks

Lopin Makes Me Lazy

Morden, MB

Equitation 39th – Jody L Peardon

Zippn Down The Range

Abbotsford, BC

Equitation 49th – Kim Allen

Shorty Max

Mulmur, ON

Hunter Under Saddle 5th – Sheryl Chillson

Take A Chance Onn Me

Brockville, ON

Hunter Under Saddle 8th – Susan McGillivray

Right Hott

Hagersville, ON

Hunter Under Saddle 45th – Nicola Jean Young

Agood Zipper Is Wise

Sherwood Park, AB

Ranch Trail 34th – Gary Odlum

Truizm

Pilot Mound, MB

Ranch Trail 37th – Cindy Jean Routledge

Spot The Impulsions

Hamiota, MB

Performance Halter Geldings 15th – Tammy Paquette

Baileys Invited

Murillo, ON

Performance Halter Geldings 23rd – Johanne Fenwick

Chicks Dig Chocolate

Dryden, ON

Performance Halter Geldings 26th – Jody L Peardon

Zippn Down The Range

Abbotsford, BC

Showmanship 25th – Robert Rivait

Shez Paidtobe Sleepy

Severn, ON

Showmanship 27th – Johanne Fenwick

Chicks Dig Chocolate

Dryden, ON

Showmanship 47th – Cathy Perron-Lapalme

Lazy Lopin Version

Wickham, QC

Showmanship 50th – Sharon J Forbes-Hanks

Lopin Makes Me Lazy

Morden, MB

Cutting 14th – Deborah Harrison

Lil Playin Cat

Spruce Grove, AB

Western Riding 14th – Dr Candice Hall

Made By J

Black Creek, BC

Western Riding 36th – Ben Debrouwer

Good To Be Macho

Blenheim, ON

Western Riding 46th – Dr Candice Hall

Made A Uturn

Black Creek, BC

Performance Halter Mares 18th – Jody D O’neill

Lite Sleeper

Caistor Centre, ON

Performance Halter Mares 24th – Tracy Mills

Questionably Dressed

Rocky View County, AB

Performance Halter Mares 24th – Robert Rivait

Shez Paidtobe Sleepy

Severn, ON

Performance Halter Mares 31st – Maralynn Rehbein

Whitney Pine

Grand Forks, BC

Performance Halter Mares 36th – Cynthia D Glover

Lazy N Shy

Elgin, ON

Performance Halter Mares 38th – Roberta James

All Dress Up

Lashburn, SK

Working Western Rail 27th – Rhonda Leigh MacKenzie

Wrangler Warning

Selkirk, MB

Equitation Over Fences 22nd – Mike De Brouwer

Oh Mirror Mirror

Blenheim, ON

Halter Geldings 4th – Lynn Flowers

Ima Gunner Kid

Clinton, ON

Halter Geldings 12th – Colleen McFadden

Virtual Tees

Navan, ON

Halter Geldings 17th – David Loveless

He Is The Exception

Steeves Mountain, NB

Halter Geldings 18th – Patricia L Odlum

Truizm

Pilot Mound, MB

Halter Geldings 49th – Laura Louise McArthur

Yellowstoane

Mulmur, ON

Limited Cowboy Mounted Shooting 2nd – Don Litvak

Peponita Oak Flo

Settler, AB

Halter Mares 7th – Colleen A Wieringa

An Awesome Intention

Emo, ON

Halter Mares 47th – Sandy E Kirtzinger

Lookin Confidential

Hay Lakes, AB

 

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2023 Canadian AQHA Amateur Show Leaders

These are the Unofficial Canadian Amateurs who placed in the top 50 of their respective classes and divisions for 2023

Point totals may change as show results are verified. The 2023 Show Leaders List will be official on January 25, 2024. Please head to AQHA.com for the official results

Amateur Rookie Show Leaders 2023

 

Equitation 22nd – Melanie Grace Booth

Machine Maker

Orillia,ON

Amateur L1 Show Leaders 2023

Performance Halter Geldings 5th – Johanna MacMullin

Find Your Drive

Toronto, ON

Showmanship 25th – Kendra D Rowswell

Western By Dezign

Battleford, SK

Showmanship 29th – Shelby L Devet

No Doubt Chex Me Out

Ponoka, AB

Showmanship 32nd – Rachel Grace Devet

Aintnothinboutyou

Ponoka, AB

Showmanship 46th – Taiya Dawn Parry

Justa Lady Star

Naughton, ON

Showmanship 50th – Audrey E Hoeg

Hey Green Eyes

Amherst, NS

Reining 21st – Monique Anne O’Sullivan

Smart Lookin Gun

Rocky View, AB

Reining 41st – Jillian Smith

High Powered Pepto

Minburn, AB

Western Riding 4th – Jen Penny

Suddenly Deliteful

Fort McMurray, AB

Western Riding 6th – Sarah Black

Made To Sizzle

Simcoe, ON

Western Riding 19th – Talissa Rae Gervais

Ima Code Breaker

Bienfait, SK

Western Riding 24th – Craig Cunningham

More Radiant

Burlington, ON

Barrel Racing 6th – Jessica Poulin

Go Boumboum Gold

Bromont, QC

Barrel Racing 9th – Amy Newman

Eyes That Tell

Frankford, ON

Barrel Racing 11th – Charlsea Fiske

Jailhouse Rockinic

Middleton, NS

Trail 22nd – Jen Penny

Suddenly Deliteful

Fort McMurray, AB

Trail 38th – Kharli D Friske

Her Final Secret

Ariss, ON

Trail 38th – Alyssa Lessard

Dancin In Damoonlite

ST Victor, QC

Trail 40th – Julie Tremblay

Shake Your Boom Boom

Mascouche, QC

Performance Halter Mares 5th – Shelby L Devet

No Doubt Chex Me Out

Ponoka, AB

Horsemanship 11th – Craig Cunningham

More Radiant

Burlington, ON

Hunter Hack 28th – Christine Elizabeth Debrouwer

Oh Mirror Mirror

Blenheim, ON

Working Hunter 14th – Christine Elizabeth Debrouwer

Oh Mirror Mirror

Blenheim, ON

Western Pleasure 4th – Craig Cunningham

Beyond Doubt

Burlington, ON

Western Pleasure 34th – Leanne P Rapley

Hes Made By Moonlite

Lasalette, ON

Western Pleasure 45th – Shelby L Devet

No Doubt Chex Me Out

Ponoka, AB

Halter Geldings 3rd – Leanne P Rapley

Hes Made By Moonlite

Lasalette, ON

Equitation 32nd – Kristina Hakala

Invite The Hot Ones

Chelmsford, ON

Equitation 37th – Karen Bischop

Jerry Lee Lopin

Saskatoon, SK

Equitation 41st – Mykaila Dawn Reece

Never Better Baby

Eckville, AB

Equitation 43rd – Danielle Bannerman

Keeping Sundi Good

Kincardine, ON

Hunter Under Saddle 1st – Kelly Jean Sparks

My Best Thinking

Harley, ON

Hunter Under Saddle 29th – Kristina Hakala

Invite The Hot Ones

Chelmsford, ON

Hunter Under Saddle 34th – Meagan Fahlman

Southern Couture

Dilke, SK

Western Pleasure 21st – Kiara O’Donnell

Really Good Martini

Shelburne, NS

Equitation 28th – Mallory McKewen

PSU Hadme From Hello

Burford, ON

Showmanship 24th – Katie Anne Thompson

Gettin Bizy

Barrie, ON

Western Riding 15th – Talissa Rae Gervais

Ima Code Breaker

Bienfait, SK

Trail 7th – Craig Cunningham

More Radiant

Burlington, ON

Trail 12th – Sarah Black

Made To Sizzle

Simcoe, ON

 

Amateur L3 Show Leaders 2023

Western Pleasure 27th – Sarah Black

Made To Sizzle

Simcoe, ON

Western Pleasure 32nd – Talissa Rae Gervais

Ima Code Breaker

Bienfait, SK

Western Pleasure 46th – Amy Walls

Moonlites Hot Baby

Yarmouth, NS

Equitation 48th – Amber Zabel

Sleepy Monn

Grimsby, ON

Hunter Under Saddle 7th – Amber Zabel

Sleepy Monn

Grimsby, ON

Performance Halter Geldings 9th – Madison Holmes

Bruce Wayne

Westville Road, NS

Performance Halter Geldings 30th – Jen Penny

Suddenly Deliteful

Fort McMurray, AB

Performance Halter Geldings 35th – Cale Thompson

Where I Come From

Barrie, ON

Performance Halter Geldings 47th – Caitlyn C Malyk

Willy Southern

Clive, AB

Showmanship 23rd – Katie Anne Thompson

Gettin Bizy

Barrie, ON

Showmanship 45th – Cale Thompson

Where I Come From

Barrie, ON

Showmanship 48th – Shelby L Devet

No Doubt Chex Me Out

Ponoka, AB

Western Riding 26th – Jen Penny

Suddenly Deliteful

Fort McMurray, AB

Western Riding 42nd – Talissa Rae Gervais

Ima Code Breaker

Bienfait, SK

Western Riding 49th – Sarah Black

Made To Sizzle

Simcoe, ON

Trail 49th – Sarah Black

Made To Sizzle

Simcoe, ON

Performance Halter Mares 12th – Jessie J Godin

RL Best Version Yet

Murillo, ON

Performance Halter Mares 44th – Talissa Rae Gervais

Ima Code Breaker

Bienfait, SK

Halter Geldings 6th – Jacinthe Plourde

Virtually Cool

St Denis De Brom, QC

Halter Geldings 28th – Katie Anne Thompson

Gettin Bizy

Barrie, ON

Halter Geldings 35th – Lucas Alcock

Coastin For A Kiss

Leaskdale, ON

Halter Mares 2nd – Jacinthe Plourde

Xtremely Virtuous

St Denis De Brom, QC

Halter Mares 20th – Liane Nelson

Struttin N My Pearls

Hopewell Cape, NB

Halter Mares 50th – Stephanie E Power

CFB Im Finallyinvitd

Lakeville, NS

Halter Mares 50th – Scotlynn Nicole Haw

UC Im Awesomely Good

Stratton, ON

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2023 Canadian Youth AQHA Show Leaders

These are the Unofficial Canadian Youth who placed in the top 50 of their respective classes and divisions for 2023

Point totals may change as show results are verified. The 2023 Show Leaders List will be official on January 25, 2024. Please head to AQHA.com for the official results

Youth Rookie Show Leaders 2023

Showmanship 26th – Cendryn Generoux

Kruzen For Cash

Kitchener, ON

Horsemanship 24th – Cendryn Generoux

Kruzen For Cash

Kitchener,ON

Ranch Riding 6th – Emily Firth

Viper Cat

Aldergrove, BC

Youth Level 1 Show Leaders 2023

Performance Halter Geldings 4th  – Cendryn Generoux

Kruzen For Cash

Kitchener, ON

Performance Halter Geldings 8th – Emily Firth

Reliable Mechanic

Aldergrove, BC

Showmanship 17th – Tylar Randall Gray

OHK Pininfor Krymsun

Lake George, NS

Showmanship 36th – Cendryn Generoux

Kruzen For Cash

Kitchener, ON

Showmanship 44th – Taylor MacMullin

Find Your Drive

Toronto, ON

Western Riding 27th – Mackenzie E Landry

One Tuff Red Head

Paris, ON

Western Riding 39th – Gillian Merkley

RW Get It On

Prescott, ON

Barrel Racing 20th – Madison Lehman-Ionson

Chuy

Drumbo, ON

Trail 25th – Tylar Randall Gray

OHK Pininfor Krymsun

Lake George, NS

Trail 49th – Emily Yates

The Hot Moonlite

North Bay, ON

Performance Halter Mares 23rd – Kirsten Glassel

Moonlite Maid

Langley, BC

Horsemanship 33rd – Gillian Merkley

RW Get It On

Prescott, ON

Western Pleasure 46th – Adelynn Fisher

Kiss This Machine

Amherst, NS

Equitation 31st – Tylar Randall Gray

OHK Pininfor Krymsun

Lake George, NS

Equitation 41st – Gillian Merkley

RW Get It On

Prescott, ON

Hunter Under Saddle 21st – Morgan G Corkum

Blazin To The Blues

Yarmouth, NS

Hunter Under Saddle 25th – Gillian Merkley

RW Get It On

Prescott, ON

Hunter Under Saddle 31st – Hailey Olson

Gota Wear My Silks

Mayfield, SK

Hunter Under Saddle 34th – Erin Nicole Duquette

Itsa Afterhoursthing

Glencoe, ON

Hunter Under Saddle 49th – Claire Sophia Little

Song Of Tha South

Stilesville, NB

Youth Level 2 Show Leaders 2023

Equitation 10th – Hailey Olson

Gota Wear My Silks

Maryfield, SK

Ranch Riding 1st – Hailey Olson

Im N Slow Motion

Maryfield, SK

Showmanship 22nd – Hailey Olson

Gota Wear My Silks

Maryfield, SK

Trail 13th – Abigail Parker-Spratt Dunlevy

Surely A Good Cowboy

ORO-MEDONTE, ON

Youth Level 3 Show Leaders 2023

Working Cow Horse Boxing 17th – Ariana De Jong

Petroboonsmal

Langley, BC

Western Pleasure 35th – Cole A Corkum

Moonlites Hot Baby

Yarmouth, NS

Western Pleasure 46th – Hannah Marie Perkins

VS Money Line

Havelock, NS

Equitation 49th – Gillian Merkley

RW Get It On

Prescott, ON

Hunter Under Saddle 31st – Kaidyn Sandi Goodwin

Straight Up Blue

Tusket, NS

Hunter Under Saddle 35th – Morgan G Corkum

Blazin To The Blues

Yarmouth, NS

Performance Halter Geldings 27th – Hannah Marie Perkins

VS Money Line

Havelock, NS

Performance Halter Geldings 47th – Gillian Merkley

RW Get It On

Prescott, ON

Performance Halter Geldings 50th – Kaden Tyler Bell

Dressed Tobe Smooth

Prince Albert, SK

Showmanship 37th – Hannah Marie Perkins

VS Money Line

Havelock, NS

Showmanship 38th – Jessica Spilman

A Sleepy Sensation

Fredericton, NB

Showmanship – 50th – Gillian Merkley

RW Get It On

Prescott, ON

Reining 24th – Ariana De Jong

White Chocolat Chunk

Langley, BC

Reining 43th – Ariana De Jong

Petroboonsmal

Langley, BC

Barrel Racing 16th – Alexis Weaver

Dash Ta Fortunes

Chatham, ON

Trail 50th – Tylar Randall Gray

OHK Pininfor Krymsun

Lake George, NS

Performance Halter Mares 15th – Claire Sophia Little

Song Of Tha South

Stilesville, NB

Performance Halter Mares 41st – Mackenzie E Landry

One Tuff Red Head

Paris, ON

Halter Mares 16th – Carly C Weagle

Absolutamente

Belnan, NS

Halter Mares 21st – Stella Taylor

Shes A Dream Machine

Welchtown, NS

Halter Mares 35th – Jolianne Labbe

Ridge Onegood Pepper

Levis, QB

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New AQHA Awards for National & Provincial National High School Rodeo Assoc

AQHA Top Event Horse awards will be presented at both the NJHFR and NHSFR, plus American Quarter Horse of the Year awards at state, provincial and national finals.
In 2024, AQHA Top Event Horse awards will be presented at the National Junior High and National High School Finals Rodeos. Top American Quarter Horses will continue to be recognized with Horse of the Year awards at the state, provincial and national finals in both the male and female divisions. (Credit: courtesy of NHSRA)

The American Quarter Horse Association continues grow to its awards program that recognizes AQHYA members riding registered American Quarter Horses in National High School Rodeo Association competition.  

In 2024, AQHA Top Event Horse awards will be presented at the National Junior High and National High School Finals Rodeos. Top American Quarter Horses will continue to be recognized with Horse of the Year awards at the state, provincial and national finals in both the male and female divisions. Across the awards, the AQHA-NHSRA Horse of the Year program presents awards and cash valuing over $20,000!  

To nominate a registered horse for any – or all – of these awards, participants must: 

  • Have a current AQHYA membership

  • Compete on a registered American Quarter Horse at an NHSRA-sanctioned rodeo, 

  • Note which horse they will be riding for the events they qualified for (the NHSRA member does not have to be the recorded owner of the horse, according to AQHA records), and 

  • Nominate horses in the NHSRA membership system by April 1, 2024. 

Points will be tracked by the name of the horse and the contestant riding that horse. Awards will be given out at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo, which is slated for June 23-29 in Des Moines, Iowa, and the National High School Finals Rodeo, scheduled for July 14-20 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Full program rules are available on the NHSRA website.  

If you do not have a current AQHYA membership, you can join or renew at www.aqha.com/membership-form using code NHSRA to receive a 12-month AQHYA membership for only $19. 

To learn more about NHSRA, visit www.nhsra.com.  

AQHA news and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more information visit www.aqha.com/news or tune into our Podcast, “Let’s Talk AQHA.” 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Canadian- Bred Named AQHA Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year

Photo courtesy of PRCA

By Lane Karney for The American Quarter Horse Journal 

The Canadian contingent of steer wrestlers has long been a force in professional rodeo, but it’s their horsepower that reigns over the Horse of the Year history books. Two-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world champion steer wrestler Lee Graves’ Rocks Eye Opener, aka “Jesse,” won the award in 2007 and 2009. The Cassidy family’s famous RTR Little Willy, or “Willy,” took top honors in 2008. And Curtis Cassidy’s Dashin Haze, “Tyson,” struck for three consecutive titles from 2020-2022. Again in 2023, the Nutrena Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year, presented by AQHA, goes north of the border, this time recognizing two-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo bulldogger Tanner Milan’s Eds Famous Bar, “Eddie,” as the best in the business.

“I don’t know what the hell it is in the water, but I think because the horses up here are started (in the steer wrestling) in the wintertime in smaller indoor arenas, it takes a tough horse to keep trying and running that hard. You go through so many that don’t make it, but these tough ones, like Willy, Tyson and Eddie, are gritty and tough,” says Tanner, who calls Cochrane, Alberta, home. “When they keep trying that hard, then you take them to the bigger arenas, I think it helps them.”

Eddie is a 2013 brown gelding by EMW Noah Famous One and out of Hortons Kim Bar by Mr Horton. He was bred by Janet Patriquin of New Sarepta, Alberta.

Tanner’s journey with Eddie started early in the spring of 2020, when he first tried the “reject” barrel-racing-turned-heading-horse in a third event.

“They had run barrels on him, and (Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer and Calgary Stampede steer wrestling champion) Lee Laskosky was heading on him. He was too strong to head on, and Jordan Holland had probably run 20-25 (bulldogging) steers on him. When COVID hit and Houston got cancelled in 2020, we went to Arizona, hoping the California rodeos were still going to happen. They had Eddie there, and after the first steer I ran on him, I knew I had to own him,” Tanner says.

Although Tanner felt that Eddie was special from the start, getting to the point of being voted the Horse of the Year by the top 25 steer wrestlers in the world wasn’t without some trials and tribulations. 

“He started out really good and was going great. I think I overmounted him a little early, and he got a little hot in the box. It was a long process of a lot of slow work on that front, but as far as bulldogging went, from scoring and reading the cow in the field, he has been a natural. There are still times when his wires will cross, and he’ll jump out of the box. But you ride him back in, and he’s back to normal,” Tanner says. “Eddie scores outstanding and runs a nice pattern. He really puts you behind the horns and tries so hard every time.”

Eddie played a significant role in 2023 steer wrestling accolades at the highest level, including carrying world No. 1 Dalton Massey to the win at RodeoHouston and the likes of Cassidy, 2023 NFR first-timer Stephen Culling, Mike McGinn, J. D. Struxness and Tanner all to the pay window. Dalton and Stephen both plan to ride Eddie at this year’s NFR. Tanner will be on hand for the hazing duties and also to accept Eddie’s Nutrena Horse of the Year, presented by AQHA, award.

“It’s pretty awesome. To be honest, I didn’t expect it to happen this soon. Everybody who rode him this year was a big part of it. A big thank you to Curtis for the hazing horse, ‘Mission,’ that’s beside him. Curtis sent me the hazing horse, and that’s huge. The haze horse has to run as hard or harder than the bulldogging horse. He’s the quarterback of the whole situation to let the bulldogging horse shine,” Tanner says. “I just want to thank everybody who rode Eddie and voted for Eddie.”

Cassidy’s Dashin Haze was voted this year’s reserve steer wrestling horse of the year. Clayton Hass’ Be Dun By Three, or “Benz,” who finished reserve in 2020, 2021 and 2022, finished third in the 2023 voting.

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2023 Canadian Finals Rodeo Champions

CQHA would like to congratulate the CFR on another outstanding season!

We are pleased to share with the CQHA community that three of this year’s top CFR horses are Canadian-bred! Proving that the diversity in Canada’s production of top performing Quarter Horses spans every event in the breed’s repertoire.

Congratulations to the owner, breeders, and riders of these talented equine athletes!

2023 Ladies Barrel Racing Champion: Canadian-bred SR Boots on Fire & Lynette Brodoway – Brooks, AB Photo Credit: CovyMoore.com

Congratulations to Canadian-bred SR Boots on Fire, “Cowboy,” and Lynette Brodoway from Brooks, Alberta! They are the 2023 Canadian Rodeo Finals Ladies Barrel Racing Champions.

Sired by Root Beers Boots and is out of JDS Wind River by Sun Wind And Fire, the 2014 chestnut gelding is was bred by Douglas & Carol Schaffer of Bassano, Alberta and is owned by Ken & Lynette Brodoway.

The team’s fastest time was 13.61 seconds, and the overall championship earned them a cheque for $ 72,831 CDN.

Steer Wrestling Champion Canadian-bred Dashin Haze "Tyson" & Scott Guenthner Photo Credit: CFR/Chantelle Bowman (Wildwood Imagery)

Congratulations to Canadian-bred Dashin Haze, “Tyson,” and Scott Guenthner from Provost, Alberta; they are the 2023 Canadian Rodeo Finals Steer Wrestling Champions.

The 2005 brown gelding, sired by Royal Quick Dash and out of Sheza Special Chick by Chicks Beduino, was bred by Darren and Marilyn Pollitt of Shady Lane Stables in Edmonton, Alberta. Tyson is owned by Curtis Cassidy, also of Alberta. “Tyson” was named CQHA’s 2022 Horse of the Year!

The team’s aggregate run count was 32.9 seconds, earning them a cheque for $73,326 CND.

Canadian-bred CQ Badgers Thor, “Bullet,” and Shaya Biever from Claresholm, Alberta; they are the 2023 Canadian Rodeo Finals Ladies Breakaway Champions. photo credit: Billie-Jean Duff

Congratulations to Canadian-bred CQ Badgers Thor, “Bullet,” and Shaya Biever from Claresholm, Alberta; they are the 2023 Canadian Rodeo Finals Ladies Breakaway Champions.

The 2007 black gelding, sired by JBS Badges Patric and out of Cheyenita by Chics In The Male, was bred by Dave Cuming of Crossfield, Alberta.

The team averaged 7.6 seconds on three runs, earning them a cheque for $32,441 CND.

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AQHA Rule-Change Canadian show Approvals

Per the 2023 AQHA Convention, starting on January 1, 2024, the Canadian and International show approval deadline will change.

International countries, excluding Canada, must submit show approval applications 60 days prior to the show. For example, if you have a show planned for January 2024, you will need to submit your show approval application in November 2023.

If you are in Canada, you will need to submit your show approval application 120 days prior to the Canadian show. For reference, November 3, 2023, would be the deadline for a March 2, 2024, show.

 

The 2024 AQHA Rulebook states:

SHW763.1 To obtain tentative AQHA-approval, application must be submitted a minimum of 120 days prior to the event on forms either provided by or acceptable to AQHA, stating the date and location of the desired events along with the show approval fee.

 

SHW763.1.1 Regarding International Shows (excluding Canada),

show approval applications must be submitted a minimum of 60-days prior to the first date of the proposed show.

Failure to submit your completed show approval application on time, will result in a late fee up to $1,000 USD and subject to denial. We encourage you to share this information with anyone in your country that might deem it beneficial.

SHW105.1
$200 – 90-119 days prior to show date
$400 – 60-89 days prior to show date
$1,000 – less than 59 days prior to show date and subject to denial.