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Qualifying for 2020 AQHA World Championship Shows

Following review and approval from the AQHA Executive Committee, the points required to qualify for the 2020 AQHA world championship shows have been announced. Check the world championship show’s page on our website for specific qualification guidelines. CLICK HERE to view the points for 2020  


2019 AQHA World Show Superhorse Contenders

Earning an AQHA Superhorse title takes all the right ingredients – a quality breeding program, an equine athlete with talent and heart, and a solid trainer to bring it all together. It’s much like an experienced bartender mixing an exquisite cocktail. AQHA Professional Horseman Chuck Briggs of Pilot Point, Texas, and owner Nancy Gulick of […]


2020 APHA Executive Committee Nominees

Three APHA members are in the running to fill the APHA Executive Committee Fifth and Sixth Member spots in 2020. Nominees are Kelly Boles-Chapman of Bellevue, Michigan, Lee Ann Hall of Kilkivan, Australia, and Sandy Jirkovsky of Whitesboro, Texas. They will be considered by the APHA Board of Directors for the positions at the 2020 […]


APHA Welcomes Megan McMullen as Director of Youth & Amateur Activities

APHA is pleased to welcome Megan McMullen as the association’s new director of Youth & Amateur activities. In this role, Megan will develop initiatives and direct the planning and implementation of activities that will grow the programs and enhance the Youth and Amateur member experience. She will also assist with show events and activities in […]


AQHA World Show Patterns & Working Orders Released

The much-anticipated working orders and patterns are published for the 2019 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show. The Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show running November 7-23 is the premier event in the equine industry. Competitors must reach a predetermined number of points to secure a spot in each of the classes. Competitors and their […]


AQHA World Show Pleasure Versatility Challenge Purse Set At $50,000

The second Pleasure Versatility Challenge, held in conjunction with the 2019 Lucas Oil World, surpasses previous year purse and is again brought to you by Terry Bradshaw Quarter Horses. The Pleasure Versatility Challenge will be held in conjunction with the 2019 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show. Thirteen athletic 3-year-old American Quarter Horses will be […]


AQHA Executive Committee Modifies Lip Chain Rule

The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee approved the use of a safety lead, which is defined as a leather/leather-like covered chain, in addition to the currently approved lip cord, in designated halter classes beginning January 1, 2020. The current rule, which only allows lip cords in halter classes for stallions age 1 and older, […]


Mike Garner of Video Horse World Passes at 69

Mike O. Garner, 69, of Lakeville, passed away in his home on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Mike was born on December 4, 1949 in Plymouth to the late Charles and Alice (Bryant) Garner. On June 15, 1974, he married Rhonda Baldwin. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Rhonda; their son, Shawn (fiancé Meghan Fellner) […]


Carney Performance Horses Fire Relief Fund

From Sara Torres – CPH client of 16 years In the early morning hours of October 26, 2019, Carney Performance Horses suffered a devastating loss when a fire broke out in the barn. The barn and all 19 horses were gone in a matter of minutes. There was nothing anyone could do to save the […]