Woodstock, Ontario – February 25, 2021 – Being close to our customers has always been our top priority. We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Canadian Quarter Horse Association (CQHA). Together we look forward to bringing all CQHA members online support, nutrition education and exclusive offers on our equine products.
For any horse owner, whether they are competing and want the best for their athlete or simply enjoy the company of their equine companion, finding the right product can often be a challenge. They regularly look for products that meet their horses’ requirements. Purina Canada’s offering of feeds and supplements, made in our specialized, drug-free facility in Strathroy, Ontario can meet that demand.
One of the benefits of this national agreement between CQHA and Purina will begin rolling out special offers to members across Canada.
The promotions for 2021 will be offered to provinces at different times between March and June (included). The promotions between provinces may vary dependent on the different distribution abilities, as well as the Purina Equine Nutrition Consultants availability.
The first promotion will be offered in March to CQHA members in Alberta; and will also be offered to members of the Quarter Horse Association of Alberta.
Purina’s product offering provides all horses, no matter where they are in Canada, the premium nutrition they need to stay healthy and bring their best to each trail ride, riding lesson or to the show ring.
About Purina Canada
Purina is owned by Cargill, Inc. who proudly offers the Purina extended brand of feeds through its licensed subsidiaries outside the United States, in locations around the world, including Canada.
Today, Purina is one of the highest equity brands in Cargill’s brand portfolio. Produced and sold on three continents in 13 countries, Purina products are available through an extensive Purina dealer distribution network covering nearly 40,000 points of sales worldwide. Each day numerous horse owners and horses enjoy the benefits of using Purina feed.
As the global leader in providing the highest quality animal feeds, we use the most professional distribution network to deliver innovative solutions through animal nutrition products, programs, and services. For more information about Purina, please visit www.equipurina.ca and contact us via Purina Connect
Saint-Hubert, Québec – 26 février 2021 –
Être proche de nos clients a toujours été notre priorité absolue. Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer notre partenariat avec l’Association Canadienne du Quarter Horse (ACQH/CQHA).
Ensemble, nous sommes impatients de proposer à tous les membres de l’ACQH un soutien en ligne, de l’éducation sur la nutrition du cheval ainsi que des offres exclusives sur nos produits équins.
Pour tout propriétaire de cheval, qu’il soit en compétition et qu’il veuille le meilleur pour son athlète ou bien qu’il apprécie simplement la compagnie de son compagnon équin, trouver le bon produit peut souvent être un défi. La recherche régulière de produits répondant aux exigences de leurs chevaux est constante. L’offre d’aliments et de suppléments de Purina Canada, fabriqués dans notre établissement spécialisé et sans médicaments à Strathroy, en Ontario, peut répondre à cette demande.
L’un des avantages de cette entente nationale entre l’ACQH et Purina est le déploiement des offres spéciales aux membres, partout au Canada.
Les promotions pour 2021 seront offertes aux provinces à des moments différents entre Mars et Juin inclusivement. Les promotions entre les provinces peuvent varier en fonction des différentes capacités de distribution, ainsi que de la disponibilité des consultants en nutrition équine de Purina.
La première promotion sera offerte en Mars aux membres de l’ACQH en Alberta et sera également offerte aux membres de la Quarter Horse Association of Alberta.
L’offre de produits de Purina fournit à tous les chevaux, peu importe où ils se trouvent au Canada, la nutrition de première qualité dont ils ont besoin pour rester en bonne santé et être à leur meilleur lors de chaque randonnée, cours d’équitation ou sur le terrain de compétition.
À propos de Purina Canada
C’est avec une grande fierté que Cargill Incorporée, par le biais de ses filiales internationales, offre la marque de commerce Purina, la plus reconnue à travers le monde en alimentation animale (en dehors des États-Unis).
Aujourd’hui, Purina est une valeur hautement reconnue parmi les plus grandes marques de commerce au monde. Fabriqués et vendus sur trois continents, dans 13 pays, les produits Purina sont distribués par l’entremise de près de 40,000 points de vente Purina à travers le monde. À chaque jour, plus des millions de clients apprécient les avantages des produits et services offerts par la compagnie Purina.
En tant que chef de file international en alimentation équine, nous utilisons un vaste réseau de distribution professionnel pour offrir des solutions innovatrices par les produits, les programmes et les services.
Pour plus d’informations sur Purina, veuillez visiter www.equipurina.ca et contactez-nous via Purina Connect.
The owner / trainer team of Charles Stojan and William Leech had a number of achievements to celebrate in 2020.
With Free Thought extending his AQHA world record winning streak to eighteen, and impressive horses that dominated the racetracks in Alberta during the season, such as Stripstreak, Flight Club, and Light Footed, all qualifying for the AQHA’s Bank of America Challenge Championships held October 24, 2020 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In doing so, Stojan was crowned the John Deere Champion Owner of the year and Leech was named the Wrangler Champion Trainer of the year, both very coveted honours in the world of Quarter Horse Racing internationally.
Winning these awards which are part of the AQHA Bank of America Challenge program takes dedication and results earned over a series of races held throughout the year in several different countries.
The horses who help their breeders, owners trainers and jockeys win these awards are enrolled in the lifetime program and earn points and winnings at races held worldwide, which contribute to the annual tally of points which see individuals named to these prestigious awards.
Stojan is a repeat winner of the owner award, he hails from Grande Prairie Alberta. Racing four horses in 2020 in multiple age categories, and collecting points and earnings in Canada and the United States he was awarded a custom belt buckle and John Deere Gator thanks to the AQHA sponsor for his achievements.
2020 Wrangle Champion Trainer of the year, William Leech from Sterling, Alberta faced a whole new set of challenges on the road to achieving this award, due to the Covid-19 world pandemic; for instance there was very limited racing here in Canada, and health and safety protocols at the racetracks meant there were significantly few on track training days. With boarder restrictions put in place by the Canadian government, the trip to New Mexico in October for the Bank of America Championship races was limited to just him and jockey Ricardo Moreno, leaving owner Charles Stojan and his family back at home cheering them on with the rest of Canada.
Congratulations to Charles and William, to their dedicated support team, and the incredible equine athletes who all assisted them in achieving these coveted awards.
Thursday night (January 14, 2021) the AQHA hosted its annual Racing Champion Awards night. The ceremony was held at Heritage Place and livestreamed through AQHA’s website.
Canadian Champion when to freshman EYESA TIMBER. This two-year-old gelding was bred in Alberta and is by First Timber and out of the Mr Jess Perry mare: Eyesa Perry. He raced for owner/breeder Wesley Oulton. His racing career started at Remington Park, Oklahoma where he had two running up performances. He then shipped to Canterbury Park, Minnesota. He broke is maiden in a trial to the MQHRA Stallion Auction Futurity and qualified to the finals. The final was his only start off the board. While competing in the United States he was trained by Durk Perry and ridden by Jose Vega. The gelding then shipped to Alberta, Canada to finish off the season with three consecutive wins: a trial to the Alberta Bred Futurity, the Alberta Bred (RG3) Futurity and the Canada QH Cup (RG3) Futurity. In Alberta he was trained by his owner Wesley Oulton and riding duties were split between Jose Rocha and J.B. Botello. Eyesa Timber’s 2020 season finished with a record of 7 starts: 4(2)-2-0 and earnings of $56,491, racing at distances from 250 yards to 400 yards.
Congratulations to all the connections!!
A summary of the all the 2020 AQHA Racing Champions can be found at 2020 Racing Champions – AQHA
For more information about Quarter Horse Racing in Canada please reach out to AQHA Provincial Racing Affiliates:
Alberta Quarter Horse Racing Association: www.aqhra.ca
Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc: https://qrooi.com
Image: from @Q-Racing
The Canadian Quarter Horse Association would like to acknowledge the below horses that are in contention for 2020 AQHA’s Racing Canadian Champion.
2020 was a challenge year for all aspects of the Equine Industry and we are grateful that racing foraged forward.
The 2020 AQHA Racing Championship Ceremony is at 6pm Central on January 14 at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City. The Ceremony will be aired via live webcast at www.aqha.com/racing
COUNTRYS COMMIN BAC is a 2013 gelding by Country Chicks Man out of the dam Bac To Center (Splash Bac) foaled in Ontario. Owned by Ralph Pearson, bred by Marko Naterer and trained by Don Reid this gelding had a record of 9 starts: 2(1)-0-1 with earnings $27, 964 USD. He won the Ontario Bred Maturity.
DOUBLE CRUISE is a 2017 gelding by Bd Cruiser out of the dam Eye Cruise (Eye Take Time) foaled in Alberta. He raced for owner/breeder/trainer Tom Kenway with a record of 6 starts: 2(2)-2(1)-0 and earnings of $28,418 USD. He won the Alberta Bred Derby and the Canada QH Cup Derby
EAZY STREET a 2017 gelding by Mighty B Valiant out of Easily Holland (Holland Ease) bred in Ontario. He raced for owners Carol & Jamie Robertson, breeder Buylaine Paquin and trainer Bryn Robertson. From 7 starts he had a record of 2- 2(1)-1(1) and earnings of $25,934 USD. He was second in the Picov Derby and third in the Ontario Bred Derby.
EYESA TIMBER a 2018 gelding by First Timber out of Eyesa Perry (Mr Jess Perry) foaled in Alberta. A record from 7 starts of 4(2)-2-0 and earnings of $56,491 USD. He raced for owner/breeder/trainer Wesley Oulton, winning the Alberta Bred (RG3) Futurity and Canada QH Cup (RG3) Futurity.
FIESTY ICON a 2012 gelding by Sugarman Perry out of Fiesty Spirit (Special Effort) foaled in Ontario. Raced by owner/trainer Richard Kennedy and bred by Picov Cattle Company. He earned $45,197 USD from 9 starts 3(2)-3(1)-2. He was 1st in the Ontario Sire Stakes Maturity, 1st Alex Picov Memorial Championship and 2nd Ontario Bred Maturity.
HAD TO BE RELENTLESS a 2018 Ontario foaled gelding by Hes Relentless out of Had To Be Fandango (Hadtobenuts). He raced for owner/breeder Carol & Jamie Robertson and trainer Bryn Robertson. A record of 1-4(1)-1(1) from 6 started earning $35,190 USD. He was 2nd in the Alex Picov Memorial Futurity and 3rd in the Ontario Bred Futurity.
HANOVER HILL CHALSEE a 2017 Ontario foaled filly by Make Out Artist out of Secret Sugarwoman (Sugarman Perry). She raced for owner/breeder Picov Cattle Co and trainer Richard Kennedy. She won the Ontario Bred Derby and had a record of 4(1)-1-2 from 9 starts earning $38,236 USD.
JESS CAROLINAS AWARD a 2017 filly by Winners Award out of Jess Carolina (Feature Mr Jess). She raced for owner/breeder Rick Crispi and trainer Tom Dunlap. In 8 starts she earned $35, 474 USD
ONE KOOL DYNASTY a 2017 filly by Fdd Dynasty out of One Kool Bud (Strawflyin Buds). Bred in Ontario by William “Bill” Taggart, owned by Belinda Taggart and trained by Carol McIntyre she earned a record of 4(1)-3(1)-1(1) from 10 starts and earnings of $47,454 USD. She was 1st in the Princess Derby, 2nd Ontario Bred Derby and 3rd Picov Derby.
TWIXT OF FATE a 2018 Ontario bred gelding by Streakin Six Cartel out of Eyesa Quick (Eyesa Special). Racing for breeder Gary McNichol, owner Richard Wincikaby and trainer Michelle Woodley. He earned $28,489 USD from 4 starts with a record of 2(1)-1-0. He won the Ontario Bred Futurity.
Ontario images provided by New Media Images (Clive Cohen) and Alberta images by Coady Photography (Ryan Haynes).
Stat source: Equibase
Each year, AQHA awards the top American Quarter Horses in the racing industry at the AQHA Racing Champions Ceremony. The Champions ballots for each equine category are determined by a collection of criteria. Some automatically make the ballot based on earnings. Others are nominated and voted onto the ballot by the AQHA Racing Committee. Members of the Champions Selection Subcommittee then meet to review the finalists and cast their ballots to determine each champion. Ballots for Breeder, Owner, Trainer and Jockey of the Year consist of the individuals with the best overall placing according to money earned, races won and performance in graded stakes. Winners are likewise chosen by the Champions Selection Subcommittee. More details on the AQHA Selection Process can be found here.
Individual voting results will be made public at the AQHA Racing Champions Ceremony on January 14 at Heritage Place in Oklahoma City.
The AQHA Racing Champions Ceremony is sponsored by Bank of America, John Deere, Nutrena, Wrangler, Adequan® and Heritage Place.
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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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.
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.