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Canadians at the 2022 Run For A Million in Las Vegas

CQHA’s 2nd Vice President, Brad Bowie was the voice of the 2022 Run For a Million, presented by Teton Ridge, the richest event in the history of Reining.

When he wasn’t keeping the crowed entertained and informed from the announcer’s booth or hanging out with the best reiners in the world along with some of the cast and crew of Taylor Sheridan’s hit show Yellowstone, he found the time to talk with a couple of the Canadians at the event who were there competing.

CQHA is pleased to present the following interviews with:

Danny Tremblay originally from Quebec is an NRHA Million Dollar Rider, past winner of the Run For a Million Shoot Out, and Run For a Million qualifier who’s clients have won the non pro at the event two years in a row now.

Jade Whitemarsh hales from Alberta and is coming home with some bragging rights after scoring a 216.50 to secure 6th place in the TRFAM Non Pro Championships with North Sail Solitaire a 2013 Canadian bred  stallion by Topsail Whiz and out of Solitary Gunner by  Colonels Smoking Gun. Jade and the family raised chestnut earned a purse of $5,208.88USD for their run.

 

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2022 Nith River Round Up’s Shannon Adams Memorial Roping

Submitted by Dani and Chad Beechey, Hosts and Organizers.
 
While it may have been dusty, one thing is clear… we had an awesome weekend at NR Round Up for our Shannon Adams Memorial Roping.
 
We had a total of 770 breakaway, tie down and team roping runs over the weekend, and a lively Saturday night dinner & dance with an awesome band (Paul Wainwright & The Book Ends) to round out a beautiful weekend on the ranch under the stars, followed by an outstanding cowboy breakfast on the back lawn on the Sunday morning .
 
We put the spotlight on brand new ropers once again this year with our Green as Grass Breakaway Class (slower stock) and our Green as Grass Team Roping Class (where you partner a brand new roper with a seasoned volunteer to rope slower stock). We also had a really competitive tie down class, awesome ladies breakaway, incredible youth breakaway, open & open 3D breakaway and a really fun 3 Round Progressive Team Roping on the Sunday to finish off the weekend!
 
But for us, the most meaningful number of the weekend (and the one we are most proud of) is that WE RAISED *$7000* for the Juravinski Cancer Centre inmemory of Shannon Adams. Shannon was a shining light that lives on in her beautiful kids. We hope in some small way this money helps Juravinski to continue to advance the amazing work they do in the battle with cancer. This money raised came from a variety of places; every roper donated (in lieu of arena fees/ office fees), we held an awesome 2 day silent auction, and sold ballots for draw prizes. Additionally many people straight up donated to this great cause.
 
This entire event could not have happened without our INCREDIBLE sponsors always in our corner and the army of volunteers who made it happen through sweat, dust and smiles. Thank you to each one of you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you to every roper who came and all who supported this weekend! Whether it was helping with timers, running the stripping chute, donating to the silent auction or problem solving wherever needed. 
 
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! ♥️
Dani & Chad

Results:

Over $14,000 was paid out in the RAO Progressive on Sunday!
A huge congratulations to our RAO Progressive Team Roping BUCKLE EARNERS:
Champion Header: Jeremy McCulligh
Champion Heeler: Brad Heffernan
Top Lady Team Roper: Emma Rose
Top #2 Roper: Dan Rose
Top #3 Roper: James Davidson
Top #4 Roper: Cody McGonigle
Top #5 Roper: Arturo Gallegos Garcia & Chad Beechey (a tie)
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AQHA Creates New Promo Code for New and Renewing Canadian Members

Dear Canadian Quarter Horse Community,

 

AQHA is excited to announce a membership promotion that will help activate potential AQHA members in Canada.  

 

With promo code CQHA, specifically created for Canada, new and renewing members can save $5 USD on an AQHA membership. Simply share this code with American Quarter Horse enthusiasts in your country, including family, friends, neighbors, youth organizations, and more, and when they enter it into the promo code field of the online AQHA membership application they will save $5 USD on their membership. This is a great opportunity to help grow your affiliate membership and expand the international AQHA family! 

 

There are many benefits to having an AQHA membership and here are just a few: 

  • A digital subscription to The American Quarter Horse Journal. We’re celebrating the western lifestyle, and the many ways our members rely on their American Quarter Horses to have fun or get work done. 
  • Access to special programs supported by AQHA grants like Quality Samples, Educational Marketplace Clinics, and the Youth Excellence Seminar.
  • Take advantage of our Special World Show Qualifying process, show advisor and lease program
  • The rush of competition and the thrill of victory. Whether it’s ranch riding, jumping, barrel racing – or anything else – AQHA competitions are a valuable experience that create lifelong memories. 

Be sure to share information about the discount via email, or post on social media, so we can spread the word about the endless benefits of joining AQHA!

 

Sincerely, 

 

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Jamie Hughes 

AQHA Director of International Activities

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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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Alberta Quarter Horse Launches New Youth Program for 2022

New Alberta Youth Quarter Horse Association  Initiative for 2022

Do you know an Alberta youth that has been wanting to try showing at QHAA shows that has never showed at them before?

Yes? Well the QHAA has the answer! They have developed a program just for them!


Alberta Youth Quarter Horse Association (AYQHA) and Quarter Horse Association of Alberta (QHAA) is offering a new program for youth that have never showed at QHAA shows but want to give it a try.

One selected youth per show in the 2022 show year will be selected to have show fees covered by QHAA and to be connected with a trainer (chosen by AYQHA and QHAA). The youth will get two lessons from that trainer and will get stalled with the trainer at the show. The trainer will help the youth out as much as they can at the show. The youth will be responsible for having own transportation, accommodations, tack and proper show clothes.


Interested youth can become eligible by submitting a video or written essay explaining what this opportunity means to them and what their goals are in the horse industry. The youth will also provide a video of them riding the horse they wish to show.

For more information please email ayqha.info@gmail.com .
Please note*

    • This is not open for any previous youth of AYQHA.
    • To show in AQHA classes the horse must be a registered quarter horse.
    • Youth must have a valid AQHA membership as well as a QHAA (AYQHA) membership this is at the expense of the youth.
    • To show in all breed classes no registration or AQHA membership is required, however QHAA membership is.

Selected youth will be told what show they get to attend, Canadian National Quarter Horse Show is not one of the options. Please understand that this is a one time opportunity, one a youth has been selected, they may not be considered again.

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AQHA International Invites You to the 2022 AQHA Canadian and European Summits

Re-posted from the AQHA website: Connect with fellow AQHA members and affiliates in your region by attending a membership summit in Manitoba, Canada, or Vienna, Austria.

The AQHA International Department is excited for the upcoming 2022 AQHA Canadian and European Summits. An AQHA International Membership Summit is conducted every other year for each membership region. During the summit, AQHA provides updates on Association business activities that are most impactful for international members, as well as updates regarding international member programs that add value to engagement with AQHA and its affiliates.

Topics of discussion during the summits include, but are not limited to, international department-specific and general AQHA news, task force updates, rule changes, funding structures, educational seminars and any other information that’s pertinent to the region.

In addition to the business summits, AQHA International hosts an educational day on a topic important to the region, such as judge education, show steward education or show management.

Summits are free for current AQHA members or $55 USD for non-members.

2022 AQHA Canadian Summit
AQHA International is pleased to invite our Canadian provincial affiliates and AQHA members to attend the 2022 AQHA Canadian Summit, March 25-27 in Brandon, Manitoba.

This event will take place at the Keystone Centre. Click here to reserve your spot for this event! Please RSVP by February 1, 2022.

AQHA is happy to offer a discounted rate with the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Brandon, Manitoba. Click here to reserve your room by February 25, 2022.

Tentative Summit Schedule:

  • March 25 – Evening Reception
    • Join us for the Brandon Wheat Kings vs. Prince Albert Raiders hockey game! Purchase your tickets now for $25 to sit in the American Quarter Horse Viewing Lounge in the Keystone Centre.

  • March 26 – Business Summit Day and Canadian Quarter Horse Association Awards Banquet
  • March 27 – Education Day
    • Topic: Equine Health Management

2022 AQHA European Summit
To our friends, affiliates and members in Europe, we hope you and your families are safe and well during this escalated period of the pandemic. AQHA International is optimistic about hosting an in-person AQHA European Summit in Vienna, Austria, in April 2022, in conjunction with the Federation of European Quarter Horse Associations (FEQHA).

AQHA will continue to monitor international travel restrictions. If travel and limited group meeting restrictions stay in place, AQHA will investigate modifying the 2022 AQHA European Summit to a virtual format. An update will be shared in early 2022 as to whether this event will take place in person or virtually.

Stay tuned to the AQHA International website, social media and newsletters for updates and additional information about the upcoming summits in the European and Canadian membership regions. 

If you have any questions, please contact international@aqha.org.

AQHA news and information is a service of the American Quarter Horse Association. For more news and information, follow @AQHA on Twitter and visit www.aqha.com/news.

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2022 AQHA Show Rule Changes

Decembr 3, 2021 - Amarillo, TX

Each year, the American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee reviews and approves rule changes from the AQHA Show Committee, which are approved by the AQHA membership and AQHA Board of Directors at the annual AQHA Convention.

Committee recommendations are reviewed for feasibility based on a variety of criteria, including but not limited to available resources, budget constraints and necessary computer programming. Careful consideration, discussion and debate are devoted to each item at the time of approval. AQHA is excited to implement these member-driven rule changes, which were voted on at past AQHA conventions and had been on hold for computer programming. The Association has made great strides this year to complete the necessary programming to implement these rule changes that enhance programs and events for our members around the world. All rules are effective January 1, 2022.
  1. Ranch riding has moved from achievement Category 2 to achievement Category 5. Read more about achievement categories.
  2. Horses entered in performance halter without a Performance ROM or Racing ROM must also show in a performance class at the same show. Read more information.
  3. Horses entered in Versatility Ranch Horse conformation must also show in two VRH performance classes at the same show in the same division.
  4. Exhibitors competing at 2022 AQHA events may not cross-enter their horse in the following classes:
    • AQHA reining and Versatility Ranch Horse reining
    • AQHA trail and either AQHA ranch trail or Versatility Ranch Horse trail
    • AQHA western pleasure and Versatility Ranch Horse ranch riding
    • Versatility Ranch Horse amateur and youth classes and the corresponding Limited or Rookie Versatility Ranch Horse amateur and youth classes
    • Walk/trot or walk/jog classes and the corresponding lope/canter classes by exhibitor
Learn more about the Association’s rules and regulations in the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations. The 2022 AQHA Rulebook will be available soon on AQHA.com!
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Big Weekend of Action for Racing Quarter Horses in Alberta

The CQHA Breeder’s award for the  Canadian breeder who consigned the highest selling horse was Ralph Danard of Stony Plain, Alberta.

Danard bred and consigned Hip #1 HOTT CORONA which was also the sale’s highest selling yearling.

The weekend started off with the AQHRA Canada Quarter Horse Cup Sale on Friday. Originally there were 27 Lots consigned but only 16 yearlings and 3 aged horses passed through the sale’s ring.

The sale started out strong as Hip 1 HOTT CORONA (Obsessed With Corona x Im Hott Ur Nott (Tres Seis) maintained the top bid at $15,500. The brown stallion was consigned by Ralph Danard and purchased by Dale Zukoswki.

Hott Corona is an Alberta Bred and Alberta Sired offspring as his sire; Obsessed With Corona who stands in Alberta at Danard’s Running Quarter Horses and Paints.

Hip 9 and 22 both brought the second highest bid of $12,000. Hip 9: Northfork Boss, a gelded son of Jd Wagon Boss was bought by partnership Gehring/Stockwell/Wills from consignor Glenn Wills. Hip 12: O Seeyalater, a daughter of AQHA Champion Sire First Timber was bought by Jeff Rath from consignor Wesley Oulton.

Saturday saw Hortons Real Deal prevailed over Eyesa Timber in a blanket finish for the Alberta Bred Derby. Racing for owner/breeder Charles Stojan, Hortons Real Deal has now won four races in a row, pushing his 2021 earnings to nearly $30,000 USD. William Leech trained and Ricardo Moreno was the jockey. Third was Bright Foo Fighter.

Sunday featured two Quarter Horse races. The first was the Donalda Cochrane Memorial which was won by first time starter Our Storm Chaser for owner/breeder Barry & Janice Sather, trainer Misael Moreno and jockey Diego Benitez. Smokin Ziva was second and Vinnie The Streak third. After gate delays in the feature race the Alberta Bred (RG3) Futurity was finally run. Destello De Luna nosed out O First Sweet Heart. Winning owners were Jane Leech and Haley Moreno, trainer William Leech and jockey Ricardo Moreno. Wave Burner finished third.

Photo Credits:
Hott Corona/Our Storm Chaser >>Julie Brewster
Destello De Luna/Hortons Real Deal >> Ryan Haynes, Coady Photo CtM

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EOQHA Hosts AQHA Virtual Clinics

Pre-Registration is required, and will close:
October 12th at 11pm EST.

Ranch Riding & Western Riding with Dr. Pipkin

The Eastern Ontario Quarter Horse Association is proud to be presenting Canadian AQHA members the opportunity to attend two virtual seminars presented by AQHA & multi carded judge Dr. John Pipkin.

Two separate seminars will be offered from October 15th to 28th: Ranch Riding & Western Riding.

You are invited to sign up for both, or which ever one you would prefer. Both seminars are being offered on AQHA’s virtual learning platform, and can be accessed at anytime during the duration that they are running.

Your AQHA membership number is required in order for you to complete the registration process.

Please use the in platform “discussion” option to submit any questions you may have for the clinician Dr. Pipkin, in place of live Q & A .

These virtual seminars are  made possible through the AQHA / CQHA Grant program which promotes AQHA & CQHA membership while recognizing the Quarter Horse breed’s participation in events outside AQHA sanctioned events & programs.

About Dr. Pipkin

John Pipkin has been an approved judge for over 30 years, and currently has judge’s cards with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), American Paint Horse Association (APHA), National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA), National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA), and World Conformation Horse Association (WCHA). He has judged over 478 total shows in 11 different countries and 33 states, and 17 World Championship shows including 13 AQHA World, 4 APHA World, 3 International Championships, and other major AQHA, APHA, NRHA, NSBA, WCHA shows.

 

Pipkin is currently the Director of Equine Industry Program and a Regents Professor of Animal Science at West Texas A&M University where his duties include coaching the Horse Judging Team, and supervising the Equestrian and Ag Science Competitive Teams, in addition to teaching, research, an administrative responsibilities. The judging teams he has coached have won 148 (127 at WTAMU) National or World Champion or Reserve Champion titles including the All-American Quarter Horse Congress, AQHA Collegiate World, and NRHA Championships multiple times; and Equestrian Teams under his direction have won 51 National Champion or Reserve Champion titles, including the IHSA Western National Champion team.

Dr. Pipkin was a nominee for the 2019 and 2020 AQHA Don Burt Professional Horseman of the Year. He has trained and shown professionally in Halter, Reining, Working Cow Horse, Western Pleasure, Western Riding, and Trail, and other classes. Pipkin works closely with several Equine and Breed Associations where he works with the rules and/or judges committees. He is a National Director for AQHA, currently serves on the AQHA and WCHA Judges Committees, and has served as Chair of AQHA’s Judges, and Show and Professional Horsemen Committees, and Show Council.

He is currently a Director and President of the National Horse Judging Team Coaches’ Association. He has been appointed as a Regents Professor and received the Teaching Excellence award from the Texas A&M University System, the Magister Optimus and University Teaching Excellence awards at WTAMU, and numerous Texas A&M System Regent’s resolutions and WT President’s Silver Buffalo awards; was inducted into the Texas Tech Department of Animal & Food Sciences Hall of Fame; and has over 150 publications, given over 100 invited professional presentations, chaired or been a member of over 70 graduate student committees, and secured over $5 million in donations, grants, and gifts.

His wife, Kenda, has also judged for AQHA, NRHA, NRCHA, and NSBA. He and Kenda live in Amarillo, and have two sons, John Luke and Joshua.