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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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2020 Team Canada

Team Canada Wins the Silver
at the 2020 AQHA Virtual Youth Would Cup

CQHA is very proud of the skill and determination our 2020 Team Canada members put fourth this year, when the international event was forced to reinvent and host itself on a virtual platform!
Their dedication to the spirit of the Youth World Cup, could not be stopped by a world pandemic, and their resilience and team work paid off!
On behalf of the CQHA community Congratulations TEAM CANADA you did an amazing job!
To our official Team Coach, Della Cryderman, and all the other Canadian coaches and horse owners who took the time to perfect patters and film them, your support of OUR team is very much admired and appreciated.
To our Team Manager, Karen Westerback, thank you for organizing and submitting videos as well as supporting the team throughout the whole process.
To the team sponsors, and parents, thank you for believing in our youth and supporting their dreams and efforts to excel as equestrian athletes on the world stage.
Look for future blog posts  coming from each team member which will individually highlight each of our members and their accomplishments!
Visit the AQHA Virtual Youth World Cup Facebook Page to see more of the event coverage, the winning runs, and the full placings of each class; Click here: http://ow.ly/tMqH50COT2q
TeamCanada2020
Holly Carter
Abby Schaap
Talissa Gervais
Brianna Carr
Ellie Gerbrandt
Amber Zabel
Kamyl Mathieu

Holly Carter: 18 year old Holly Carter, from Regina Saskatchewan, began showing in the Grassroots classes at provincial quarter horse shows in 2014. Her passion for the all-around competition helped strengthen her horsemanship skills as both an English and Western rider. Competing in western Canada between 2015 and 2019, Holly earned multiple Circuit and All-Around Youth, Novice Youth and Open Awards from SQHA (Saskatchewan), QHAA (Alberta), and MQHA (Manitoba), and holds 2018 Canadian National Championship titles in hunt seat equitation and open green trail, as well as reserves in trail, equitation and horsemanship. Holly is a 2019 AQHYA World Show Qualifier in showmanship, horsemanship, hunt seat equitation, trail and western pleasure. When not around horses, Holly enjoys designing and sewing her own show clothing, downhill skiing, and trail running with her dog. She is committed to her academics and had the honour of being selected as her high school’s 2019 Schulich Leadership nominee. Currently attending Baylor University in Waco, Texas, Holly is studying Health Science and is a proud member of the NCAA equestrian team. Holly is very excited for this opportunity to represent Team Canada as an alternate rider!

Abby Schaap: 17 year old Abby Schaap from Midland Ontario is thrilled to representing Canada for the second time, this time as a rider. Abby is ecstatic to be traveling and competing in the Netherlands especially as she has family from there. Being on Team Canada has been a dream of hers since she started riding quarter horses. Abby has been riding horses since she was 2. She started out on a Shetland pony and when she out-grew her pony, she moved on to a larger pony and began showing in the jumper classes. Abby eventually out grew this pony as well, and moved on to a quarter horse and fell in love with them. After watching her aunt show at the quarter horse circuits, she too wanted to begin showing, both in English and western. Abby now shows her horse Riley, whom she got as 2 year old and is now 7. Her success in the show pen has earned her OQHA awards, multiple high point award and circuit awards, and multiple all-round awards with Ontario Area 3. She has also had success placing top 10 in the showmanship and equitation at the AQHA East Level 1 Championships and most recently by being a finalist at the Built Ford Youth World Show in hunt seat equitation. Outside of riding horses Abby enjoys boating, camping and spending time with friends. Abby is very proud to be representing Canada as rider at YWC 2020!

Talissa Gervais: From Bienfait Saskatchewan, is thrilled to be joining YWC Team Canada as an alternate rider. Talissa has been riding horses for as long as she can remember. She enjoys competing in the all-around events and has proudly earned herself an AQHA championship and multiple Canadian National Championships and she is a multiple AQHYA World Show qualifier. Talissa has enjoyed competing at the Quarter Horse Congress in trail, showmanship, and horsemanship. She has also successfully shown at the Level 1 Championship Show in Las Vegas where she was a finalist and top ten earner in western riding in 2019. When Talissa is not riding, she is playing basketball on the high school senior girls’ team and on the local club basketball team. She has a true love for all sports. Talissa is looking forward to the experience the Youth World Cup journey is going to give her in The Netherlands!

Brianna Carr: Joining team Canada’s rider roster for 2020 is 16 year old Brianna Carr from Calgary, Alberta. As an NRHA competitor, Brianna has been competing in reining events across North America for eight years. She has shown successfully throughout Western Canada and has qualified and shown at the North American Affiliate Championships in Oklahoma. In 2018 she earned the title of Youth 14-18 reserve champion and multiple top ten placings in the Rookie classes at the NAAC in Oklahoma. While Brianna has focused on reining she has also trained and shown in all-round events. When not showing, Brianna keeps herself occupied in the horse world by lending a helping hand to all those around her as well as practicing and striving for improvement. Brianna is looking forward to this incredible opportunity of bringing her skills and experience to Team Canada in the Netherlands in 2020.

Ellie Gerbrandt: 16 year old Ellie Gerbrandt from Roberts Creek British Columbia is thrilled to be returning to Team Canada as a rider for the 2020 Youth World Cup. Ellie competes in the all-around events at top level shows throughout the US. Ellie has earned top 10 placings at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in hunt seat equitation and showmanship, as well as top 15 in horsemanship. She was the gold medalist in hunt seat equitation at the 2018 Youth World Cup earning the title of World Champion. Over the years she has won many circuit championships and all around awards including some from the Arizona Sun Circuit and the Level 1 Championship Show (west). Outside of showing Ellie enjoys helping out at the local retirement home and giving back to the community. She is looking forward to meeting new people, having fun with her team members, and learning many new things!

Amber Zabel: 17 year old Amber Zabel from Caledon, Ontario has been riding for 12 years. Horseback riding is an extremely big part of her life and she is thrilled for the opportunity to take part in her first Youth World Cup as a rider. Besides showing Quarter Horses, Amber enjoyed eventing for 3 years in her early teens. She has also tried cutting and reining to broaden her experience in the horse world. In 2018, Amber was Reserve Champion in hunter under saddle at the Level 1 Championship Show and she had top 10 placings at Congress. She has been a proud member of the OQHYA (Ontario) NYATT team for the All American Quarter Horse Congress for 4 years in a row. Her most recent accomplishments include placing top 5 at the Congress in the Level 1 14-18 trail and in the NYATT hunter under saddle and placing top 10 in the 15-18 Youth hunter under saddle this year. Amber has earned 2 youth superiors on her show horse Sleepy Monn and is striving to complete as many superiors as she can before her youth career comes to an end. Aside from being busy with her horse life, Amber plays on her school volleyball team, has counselled at horseback riding camp, and has volunteered at a therapeutic riding center. She has been on the OQHYA board, starting as a director and working her way up to her present position of being the OQHYA President. Amber is looking forward to traveling to The Netherlands to compete with Team Canada.

Kamyl Mathieu: 18 year old Kamyl Mathieu, from Sorel-Tracy, Quebec is thrilled to be joining Team Canada as a rider. Kamyl has been riding horses since she was 4 years old and started showing when she was 6. She is an all-around rider who especially loves and excels in showmanship, horsemanship and hunt seat equitation. Kamyl has qualified two times for the AQHA Youth World Show and achieved her superior in showmanship. Most recently she was thrilled to show her horse for the first time at the All American Quarter Horse Congress this past month. Kamyl has been fortunate to have had the opportunity to ride and show many horses and has developed her riding skills by doing so. Not only is Kamyl an accomplished rider, she is also a top student. She is also proud to have been a part of a 2017 volunteer experience where she went to Ecuador to help the members of a community there. Being a member of Team Canada has been a goal for Kamyl and she is excited to be bringing her skills to Team Canada as we travel to the Netherlands.

Team Coach: Della Cryderman has been breeding, training and showing Quarter Horses for over thirty years and presently owns and operates a equine training facility. Her focus for Cryderman Training Stables is to prepare horses and their exhibitors for national and international competition. While the majority of the horse/rider combinations whom she coaches show at American Quarter Horse circuits, she also coaches several dressage and jumping horses/riders. Cryderman has travelled and shared her knowledge with riders who have committed to furthering their skills, and given many clinics ranging from first time riders to numerous youth and amateurs who became AQHA Superior Award winners, AQHA Champions, AQHA Versatility Champions, All-American Congress and AQHA World Show finalists. Cryderman’s daughter, Jessie Godin was a gold-medalist member of Team Canada while competing at the Youth World Cup hosted by Australia in 2004. Della coached Jessie to 4th place in Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation during the 2016 AQHA World Championship Show. Cryderman served as President of the Thunder Bay Quarter Horse Club for 15 years and as President of the North Superior Quarter Horse Council for 10 years.

Team Manager: Karen Westerback has been involved with Quarter Horses for approximately 20 years and competes as an amateur on AQHA show circuits in Canada and the U.S. She has achieved two AQHA Amateur Superior Awards and is an AQHA Amateur Champion. Westerback is employed as a Youth Services residential worker for youth who are at risk with the law, helping to develop therapeutic plans for release from custody. She has served her local Quarter Horse associations over the years as Secretary, Vice-President and Youth Advisor, and has been actively involved in major fund-raising events and organizing. In the past year, she has acquired a new role as a ring steward for several large AQHA show circuits including the Minnesota Corporate Challenge and the Bob Yanz Masters and now serves as the President of the North Superior Quarter Horse Association.

 

Thank You to our Team Sponsors:

Ranch By Design Western Wear and Tack 
Bar T5 Trailers and Tack
Big Rock Arena
Step Right Premium Equine Geed
David Gilbert-Sobeys Okotoks
myOrthodontist Okotoks
Kimes Ranch
Amanda Drake
Apple Saddlery
Bennett Dunlop Ford
Bushwakker Brew Pub
CAA – Saskatchewan
Canad Inn Brandon  
Capital GMC – BUICK – CADILLAC
Carole Conn –  One Pro Series 3 in 1 Therapy Blanket Maintenance treatment
Comfort Inn & Suites Moose Jaw
Cowtown – Regina
Coyotee Flats Equine Therapy – Vibank SK
d3H Hotels
Deja Vu Cafe – Moose Jaw
Dianne Warren –  Canadian Author
Dr. Larry Hanson / Sherwood Animal Clinic
Dr. Sylvia Vantomme
Glacier Glass 
Globe Theatre
Great Canadian Oil Change – Regina
GreenHawk Saskatoon
Hilton DoubleTree Regina
Keegan Burt / Keep It Cool Air Conditioning
Laser Quest Regina
Graham Halter Horses / Lisa Graham
Lowe’s Regina
Metro Pet Market
Novus Auto Glass Regina
Olson Goldsmiths
Peavey Mart Regina
Princess Auto – Regina
Pure Country 92.7FM – iHeartRadio  
Red Head Equipment
Regina Pats
Regina Running Room
Regina Symphony Orchestra
Sandi’s Show Tack / Sandi Hebig
Saskatchewan Polytechnic
SaskPower
SaskTel
SGI Canada
Sherwin-Williams E Quance St, Regina
Sobeys – South Albert, Regina
Soma Salon & Spa
South Country Equipment
Sport Chek Regina – Southland Mall
SUDS Full Service Car Wash
TD Greystone Asset Management
Tempo Car & Truck Wash – Regina
The Fixx Hair Salon
Tracy Olson / Farmer’s Own Organic Flax Oil
Tranquility Equine Massage / Courtney Penner
Wheat Country Motors
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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 December 1, 2021 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 31, 2021.

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 .