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William Holliday

In Memoriam

With great sadness, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Quarter Horse Association (CQHA) advises
that friend and board mentor, William (Bill) Holliday age 64, of Goodwater Saskatchewan, passed away
on September 29, 2020. Bill is survived by his wife Jayne Hunter, his daughter Lauren, son Marshall, and
his animal companions: Cooper, P.J. and Buster. Bill was a good and honorable man. He was loving and
devoted to his family. He remained a steadfast friend. He was an accomplished lawyer and fine rancher.


Bill served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors of CQHA. Bill’s contributions to our
organization have been invaluable. He drafted the CQHA’s Constitution and subsequent By-Law
amendments; applied for CQHA’s trademarks; submitted annual not-for-profit returns to Industry
Canada; maintained the official CQHA Minutes Book and Corporate Seal at his office in Weyburn. Bill
was a generous corporate sponsor of the 2008 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup held in
London, Ontario. Preserving the history of Quarter Horses in Canada and promoting the working ranch
horse sector of the industry were two of Bill’s highest priorities as a director.

A private gathering was held at Bill’s ranch house to honor and remember him. Should family and
friends wish, charitable donations may be made in his memory to the Weyburn and District Hospital
Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to RD Family Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Weyburn, SK
1-888-848-0333). Expressions of sympathy to the family may be sent to the website at
www.rdfuneralchapel.com “Honouring Life and Celebrating Memories”

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Proposed Changes to the Bylaws of the Canadian Quarter Horse Association

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Canadian Horse Journal Partners with CQHA

Working Together to Represent Canada’s Quarter Horse Community

Updated: October 30, 2020

If you are a Canadian who owns or breeds Quarter Horses, there is no better time to join the Canadian Quarter Horse Association (CQHA), now offering free memberships to all Quarter Horse owners and breeders in Canada.

Now, among the many exciting initiatives planned for 2021, and thanks to an exciting new partnership with Canadian Horse Journal (CHJ), CQHA members are eligible for select benefits including reduced subscription rates to Canadian Horse Journal (CHJ), Canada’s award-winning national horse magazine published by Horse Community Journals Inc (HCJ).

Within the Canadian horse community, the CHJ-CQHA partnership represents a growing trend of like-minded horse people working together to strengthen and promote our industry. Every month, more than 100,000 Canadians rely on HCJ’s multimedia platforms to deliver the industry news they need and the content that connects them to their equine interests and passions. This powerful communication vehicle will now include the latest CQHA news, promotions, resources for breeders and owners, programs such as “Q Horse Heroes” — recognizing Canada’s unsung heroes within the community — contests and special offers.

Quarter Horses are one of the world’s most versatile horses, and you will find them at virtually every horse barn and horse event in Canada, no matter the discipline. As of 2019, the tally of Quarter Horses in Canada was 242,516, representing more than one-quarter of the total Canadian herd. With over 13,000 members in Canada, and now by partnering with Canadian Horse Journal, CQHA is making exceptional strides to represent, educate, promote, and grow their association.

Become a CQHA member today, at www.cqha.ca.

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New Learning Opportunity for Equine Caregivers and Professionals

Free online training is the latest initiative out of the gate to raise awareness about Canada’s standard of care for horses, ponies, donkeys and mules
(10 SEPT 2020 Cochrane, AB, Canada) – The Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada (HWAC) has launched an online training program in an effort to increase awareness around nationally developed guidelines for the care and handling of equines.
“This new video series provides a timely refresher about management and welfare practices for the animals in our care,” says project coordinator Mikki Shatosky. “Be it housing, health management, transportation or other animal husbandry practices, there are requirements and recommendations that must be part of our everyday routines.”
Structured around the 10 sections of the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Equines, the video series includes the latest science based information on equine care.
“The online program is designed for participants to work through sections at their own pace,” adds Shatosky. “The modules vary in length from five to 40 minutes each for more in-depth topics such as health management and husbandry practices.”
Recognizing differing learning goals and priorities, HWAC offers two convenient training options. Participants can choose to explore individual components and move through training units on the HWAC website at no cost. Those looking for a more structured approach and certification may opt to access the training via the HWAC learning portal for a fee of $25. The latter path includes testing upon course completion as well as a certificate.
In addition to the informative videos, HWAC has developed a number of tailored assessment checklists to assist owners, custodians, industry specialists and professionals. The content will inform and educate authorities involved in welfare inspections, cruelty investigations and aid in determining outcomes for accepted standards of care.
“The intent of our support tools is to provide access to the latest information while encouraging the highest quality care,” she adds. “Not only do our checklists prompt owners to ask key questions before a care arrangement is established, they also facilitate continuous improvement within the industry itself.”
Established in 2008, HWAC has a proven track record of working within the equine sector to educate and promote humane care, handling and welfare of equines throughout their lifetime. The Alliance includes provincial equine organizations, farm animal care groups and other segments of the animal agriculture industry.
“Anyone who has experienced the joys of equine knows it is a great privilege and enduring responsibility,” she adds. “These are special connections that often last for many years, so it’s important to confirm your practices are keeping pace with evolving care and handling techniques.”
Visit www.horsewelfare.ca/equine-code-training for more information and to begin training.
The Equine Code of Practice Awareness and Education initiative is managed through the Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada and funded through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership’s AgriAssurance Program – a federal, provincial, territorial initiative.
Contact: Mikki Shatosky 403-870-8784 design@declercq.ca
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Quick Reminder

For more information about Foundation scholarships, call 806-378-5029 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central, Monday through Friday, or email foundation@aqha.org.

The deadline to apply for an American Quarter Horse Foundation scholarship is December 1, 2020.

The deadline for 2021 American Quarter Horse Foundation scholarship applications is December 1, 2020. Applicants wishing to obtain scholarship funding from the Foundation for the 2021-22 academic year can download the scholarship guidelines for a complete list of criteria and requirements.

The Foundation awarded scholarships totaling more than $420,000 to 159 students for the 2020-21 academic year. Since its inception in 1976, the Foundation scholarship program has awarded more than $8.5 million in financial assistance to more than 1,500 young horse enthusiasts and industry members.

Click here to learn more.

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Nominations are Open

Please read Guidelines and Procedures for Election of Directors for CQHA Board of Directors on CQHA Website before completing this application form. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

  • Must be received in the AQHA office on/before October 23, 2020 
  • Type or print in blue or black ink, or complete electronically using Microsoft Word; may not be altered or amended; and must be four (4) pages only. 
  • Utilize the space(s) provided; additional attachments will not be provided to the Nominations Committee. 
  • Submit a photo with your application; photo will not be returned. 
  • Letters of recommendation should be sent directly toCQHA from the providing referee, individual, etc. and received prior to November 1, to be provided to the Nominations Committee CQHA.  
  • Unless otherwise indicated by applicant, application is submitted for Elected Director position created by a vacancy or new opening per Director allocation.
Any questions regarding the eligibility or requirements for becoming an CQHA Director should be directed to Dr Wayne Burwash Chair Nominations Committee:

PHONE:
EMAIL:
List the AQHA or provincial/international Affiliate(s) or any association involving Quarter Horses you are or have been a member or officer of:
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AGM 2021 Notice

Annual General Meeting 2021

NOVEMBER 24, 2020 | 7:00PM

This is a VIRTUAL MEETING

The 2021 Canadian Quarter Horse Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been set for Tuesday November 24, 2020 at 7 pm EST. and will be held via virtual meeting using ZOOM with the CQHA Board of Directors and the CQHA members. Our objective is to reach as many Quarter Horse members of the Quarter Horse Community as possible.

As you know, the AGM follows a very specific agenda. Therefore, the community is encouraged to tune in to the AGM via CQHA Website Livestream for viewing privileges. CQHA encourages the Canadian Quarter Horse community to get involved. Become a CQHA member it is easy to do and free and will give access to the AGM deliberations and other CQHA programs. Your membership will provide you with the right to vote. More details and related documents will be published in November.

Dr. Gilles Séguin
President CQHA/ ACQH

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Completed Nomination packages must be received in the CQHA office or submitted online on/before October 23, 2020.

Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to CQHA from the providing referee, individual, etc. and received prior to November 1, to be provided to the Nominations Committee CQHA.

Any questions regarding the eligibility or requirements for becoming an CQHA Director should be directed to Dr Wayne Burwash Chair Nominations Committee telephone: (403) 807- 7022 or email: wburwash@burwash.ca .