Ford AQHYA World Online Auctions
The American Quarter Horse Association is hosting two online auctions during the 2022 Ford AQHYA World Championship Show.
The AQHA Professional Horsemen’s Council online auction is July 31 – August 4 and will raise money for the Guy Stoops Professional Horsemen’s Scholarship Fund. AQHA Professional Horsemen are offering lessons and virtual sessions.
The AQHA Political Action Committee will host an online auction July 29 – August 2 to help raise money to contribute to campaigns of the members of Congress who support the horse industry.
About the Scholarship Fund
AQHA Professional Horseman Guy Stoops was a talented third-generation horseman. His grandfather was a cavalry instructor during World War I and his father was an avid hunter-jumper and three-day eventer. After Stoops was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in 2003, he was posthumously named AQHA Professional Horseman of the Year.
Stoops believed strongly in giving back to fellow professional horsemen through education and he supported the AQHA Professional Horsemen program since its inception. The Guy Stoops scholarship was founded in 2004 in his memory and has awarded scholarships totaling over $95,000to 26 children. Stoops’ legacy and dedication to AQHA lives on through the scholarship fund and through the Professional Horsemen and their families it impacts.
About AQHA Professional Horsemen
The AQHA Professional Horsemen Association is a professional organization composed of an elite group of trustworthy horse experts. To become an AQHA Professional Horseman, these horsemen and -women must agree to adhere to the professional standards of AQHA and to work in a professional manner to further its goals and objectives. Check out more information on AQHA Professional Horsemen.
About AQHA PAC
AQHA PAC was founded in 2005 by the AQHA Public Policy Committee and is one way AQHA makes an impact in Washington, D.C. AQHAPAC, a separate entity from the Association, relies on individual contributions for funding. In turn, it makes contributions to political candidates who support AQHA and horse industry issues. AQHA PAC is a way for AQHA members to raise money to make a greater financial impact with candidates.
Having the ability to successfully fight for the rights of America’s horse-owning public is critical. Our issues are as diverse as the people who own horses. Favorable tax legislation, disaster relief for horse owners, land-use issues, veterinary care and medication topics, interstate race wagering and simulcasting, and proactive animal welfare are just some of the areas in which AQHA PAC makes a difference.
AQHA PAC’s efforts, combined with strong grassroots efforts of AQHA members like you and other horse owners at the state level, help keep horse activities one of the most robust industries in the United States, with a direct economic effect on the U.S. of $50 billion annually.
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