2021/2022 CQHA/AQHA Grant Application


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Sadie MacPhail won the CQHA sponsored award for the Overall High Scoring Novice with Sheza Chocolate Kat in the Ontario Amateur Quarter Horse Association's 2021 Challenge. Owned by Kristin Ego of Coldwater, Ontario; Sheza Chocolate Kat is a Canadian bred 2013 bay roan mare. Sired by Good Bars Kat and out of Sheza Frosty Dee by Three Dimension Zip.

CQHA/AQHA GRANT APPLICATION OCT. 1, 2021 – SEPT 31, 2022 (Grant Period)

Application Deadline is May 15, 2022
pts received after Sept 10, 2022 for approved applications will NOT be reimbursed.

The CQHA’s main purpose is to support and promote the development of the Canadian Quarter Horse industry in Canada and abroad. CQHA also strives to support the hard work of all the Provincial/Regional .

Currently, the AQHA annually allocates Funds to CQHA to be used to support, promote, and develop American Quarter Horse activities in Canada.  The CQHA in turn administers the allocation of these funds in the form of Grant funding to the Provincial and Regional AQHA Affiliates and other events that use AQHA horses to financially assist them in achieving these AQHA objectives in Canada using the Category criteria listed below.

The following pages contain the 3 Categories eligible for Grant Funding as set out by AQHA:

Category 1: Education/Clinics


  • Any type of educational event (virtual or in person) that supports AQHA members and promotes AQHA
  • Can be used in conjunction with AQHA Educational Marketplace funding
  • AQHA Professional Horsemen seminars
  • Education or support of registration, transfer, membership or other AQHA business services
  • Travel support for AQHA clinicians
  • Translation of AQHA materials


  • Clinicians must be current AQHA members
  • AQHA membership mandatory for attendees
  • List of attendees: AQHA/CQHA members to be submitted after event
  • Must complete an event review form (provided by AQHA)
  • AQHA and CQHA signage/banners must be displayed
  • AQHA member service support must be available at event

       Category 2: Competition/Use


  • Support for events including, but not limited to: AQHA approved shows or special events, recreational riding events, regional or cultural events where American Quarter Horses are used
  • Funds not to be utilized for AQHA shows with greater than 100 entries (1 entry is a horse and rider combo per class entered)
  • Awards, prizes, or other means of promoting and recognizing AQHA exhibitors or
  • participants via AQHA sanctioned events
  • Sponsorship of activities produced by Non-AQHA Organizations to promote AQHA member/horse participation (prizes, cash awards)
  • Travel support for AQHA judges


  • Must demonstrate equitable support for all types of American Quarter Horse events/use in country
  • List of attendees: AQHA/CQHA members to be submitted after event
  • AQHA signage/banners must be displayed
  • AQHA/CQHA member service support must be available at event
  • Must complete an event review form (provided by AQHA)

Category 3: Marketing

& Membership Outreach


  • Marketing and promotional materials for purchase
  • Outreach programs/booths at events/fairs designed to engage members and participants
  • Promotion of AQHA/CQHA services and activities through online, print, or other media sources


  • Current AQHA and CQHA marketing materials and signage clearly available and displayed
  • AQHA and CQHA applications other that AQHA website, brochures for AQHA/CQHA service and value to members

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