Come celebrate with us......
1st Place: 16" seat Bob's Custom Saddle with silver conchos
2nd place: Harris Custom Made Silver Show Headstall
3rd place: Big D Hooded Winter Blanket
Entries for these great prizes will be compiled during the course of the Claresholm Range Round up, Chinook Circuit and Wildrose Show Circuit.
Every class entered during these shows will have an entry made into the draw for the above prizes. The more you show....the more chances you have to win!!!!
Each time a horse is shown in a class, the owner's name will be entered in the draw barrel!
The draw will be made during Futurity Friday at the Canadian National Quarter Horse Show in August between the halter and futurity classes.
So make your plans now to show with the QHAA on our 50th Anniversary celebration...you could be the winner of one of these great prizes.
In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Quarter Horse Association of Alberta a contest is being held.
This contest will culminate with the following awards:
1st place: Bob"s Custom made Saddle with silver conchos
2nd place: Harris Custom made Silver Show Headstall
3rd place: Big D hooded winter blanket
Entries for these great prizes will be compiled during the course of the Claresholm Range Round Up, Ponoka Chinook Circuit and Wildrose Circuit.
Every class entered during these shows will have an entry made into the draws for the above prizes. The more you show.....the more chances you have to win!!
For the open classes, the owner of the horse will have their name entered. For the Amateur and Youth classes the name of the exhibitor riding the horse will be entered.
The draw will be made during the Exhibitor party on the Friday of the Futurity Day of the Canadian National Quarter Horse Circuit between the Halter classes and the Futurities.
So make your plans now to show with the QHAA.....you could be the winner of one of these great prizes.
This is a great association with a wonderful history.....come celebrate with us!!!
The AQHA Leveling Program has been implemented in 2013. The Leveling Program is optional for AQHA classes when applying for your shows. The QHAA Board of Directors voted to not level its early shows for 2013. Based on advice from AQHA contacts that are very familiar with our shows in Alberta and because the program is so new the board felt it was in our best interest to wait on leveling at this time. The board wished to wait for any kinks in the program to be worked out before we applied it to our QHAA shows. But look for leveling in Alberta in the future. We will keep you all posted on our decisions on this item. If you have any questions regarding leveling in Alberta, please contact President Diane Gallant. Click here for her contact information. She will be happy to chat with you about this or any other questions you might have for the QHAA. We thank you for your patience and your interest in our 2013 show program! To learn more about the leveling program from AQHA click here
Our 2012 Year End Awards have been posted on our site. Congratulations to all the great horses and exhibitors that were the recipients of the beautiful buckles and reserve awards.
Congratulations also to our Sportsmanship Award recipient winner:
Ken Grayston "Heart & Soul" award recipient:
What a great evening it was, special thanks to our banquet and awards "helpers", Kate Bamford, Diane Gallant, Melissa Izon, Cheyenne Izon, Deb Salmon and Steve Schiestel(announcer).
We advanced our time for this event and used the Holiday Inn South in Red Deer for the first time. The central location continues to work out great for our members.
Thank you to Sherri Soppitt who organized the silent auction for the evening and she posted our donors on the QHAA face book page, but a little repetition is good when it comes to thank you's.
The donors were:,Cheryl Smythe, Betty Ann Vivian, Chris Miller, Rich Zenner-Miller, Sandy Kirtzinger,
And the people that supplied the cash to purchase-the successful bidders were:
Leslie McCleave, Pat Russell, Deserie Armstrong, Jennifer Gallant, Chris & Rich Miller,
Thanks everyone; your support goes right back into the Association.
A really fun part of our evening....well really fun for one person at each table that had a special chair....they received a basket of goodies....A Large Basket! All of these baskets, and you can get an idea of how many tables were involved by a photo below, were donated by "Stan & Bonne Quance". Stan and Bonnie wanted to give back randomly and this was a great way to share in the evening! They are always the unofficial "hospitality stall" at our shows!
Click here for all the results from the evening
CINDA SANDER(right), Sportsmanship Award. Diane Gallant, QHAA President presenting.
High Point Award Buckles at the 2012 Banquet
Diane Gallant, Ken Grayston,Heart & Soul award recipient, Kelsie Grayston presenting.
Michelle Desjarlais Memorial award, Hi Point Performance Gelding winner, Sharon Marshall
A good crowd at the Year End and Awards Banquet 2012 @ the Holiday Inn South, Red Deer
Michelle Desjarlais Memorial award, Hi Point Mare winner, Heather Haseloh
Congratulations to John and Gail Muirhead of Camrose. The Muirheads bred and raised the AQHA World Show Champion of the Weanling Colt class, "Its Gameday". Its Gameday is by Mr Touchdown Kid and out of JGM Sierras Sequel. The Muirheads have been showing halter horses in Alberta for many, many years. They hauled this colt south to be fit for the World Show and subsequently sold him. It is great to see an Alberta bred do so, so well!
The Gowers of Lloydminister, AB, had a double header in the Senior Trail. They purchased two horses before the Congress and Wow!! they were... one...two in the class when the results were read. Now, those folks know how to chose their horse purchases! "Design By Leaguer", a black gelding was first and "She Made It Happen", a bay mare was second. It's certain that we will hear lots on win news by the Gowers with these fine horses in the future.
Patti Seiller our board member in charge publicity has been doing a great job of updating our Facebook page. For more on the news of the World and Congress success stories by our good Alberta horses and owners go to our Facebook page.
Oct 2012 Laura McAllister, Alberta trainer shows "SUDDEN PERSUASION" to first place in All American Quarter Horse Congress $10,000 Limited Horse Maturity Western Pleasure Stake class, Congratulations to April Wooster of Luseland, SK - Owner
Story in the Equine Chronicle http://www.equinechronicle.com/world-news/mcallister-roberts-win-limited-div-of-10000-limited-and-maturity-non-pro-western-pleasure-stakes.html
New AYQHA Executive for the 2013 Year
The Spruce Meadows TELUS Battle of the Breeds outcome was.....more
Alberta Bred Wins the World
Mackenzie Grimshaw...of Louisiana...but formerly of Alberta as won the Youth World in Oklahoma City.
Mackenzie, daughter of Jason and Pan Grimshaw, granddaughter of Bob and Barb Grimshaw won the Working Cow Horse and placed ninth in the Heeling. She is quite "the cowgirl"....but, it sort of runs in the family. Jason has won the World in Jr Working Cow Horse and Pam has won the World in Amateur Working Cow Horse. Her grandfather, Bob has won the Paint World in Working Cow Horse as well.
Alberta congratulates Mackenzie! 2012
Alberta Bred Wins the Buckskin World Show
Maureen Johnson, of Redcliff, and her Alberta bred mare Miss Kissin Kate by The Ultimate Smoke won World Champion Select Horsemanship and Reserve World Champion Senior Hunter Under Saddle at the ABRA (Buckskin) World Show. She also received many top 5 placings with her mare and her gelding Dazzlin Addiction. Congratulations Maureen we are all proud of you! 2012
Youth World Cup 2012
The Youth World Cup has wrapped up in Germany and Canada is 4th in the overall standings out of
15 countries represented. This is awesome.....they even were ahead of the "perpetual winner" in the past, USA. Click here for the overall standings click here for the individual standings
Congratulations Team Canada!
Battle of the Breeds
The Quarter Horse team is a go for the Spruce Meadows Battle of the Breeds. Doriz Heintz of High River, AB is the coordinator of the team. She reported that along with herself the team will consist of Brenda Clemens, Moose Jaw, SK, Lataya Prato, Abbotsford, BC and Jordon Wilson, Okotoks, AB. Alberta has had a consistent showing in the top 4 of 9 or more teams for several years now.....so of course, we are really hoping for a win this year.
No pressure LOL! Good Luck ladies!
Canadian National Chili Cook Off Competition
Dust off your chef's hat and dig out Grandma's best chili recipe and enter to win some great prizes and a chance at the title of CNQHS Chili Cook Off Champion. The Chili cook off will be a part of a welcome dinner for the Canadian National Quarter Horse Show to be held
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 @ 6:30pm
(please deliver chili entries by 6pm - heated if possible)
Categories may include:
Best Trainer Chili
Best Man-made Chili
Best Vegetarian Chili
Bring your chili in a crock pot with a serving utensil and a written description.
All condiments, buns and utensils will be provided by the QHAA
Bring Your Own Beverage
Judging will be done by everyone who attends
Great prizes and the prestigious title of
CNQHS Chili Cook Off Champion.
This is your Association...let's join together to make it better than ever!
Entries will be accepted at the door but advance notice would be greatly appreciated....just send a note to Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there! 2012
The AQHA manned a booth at the Calgary Stampede's 100th Anniversary event for the very first time. AQHA members could register foals for a reduced rate and transfer horses at reduced rates as well. These things and the multitude of questions that the Charlie Hemphill and the rest of the AQHA gang answered kept them very busy while they were here. Charlie said that "it had been just great and the "Stampede" was likely to see them back". Even Executive Director, Don Treadway was up to Calgary for one day to see the show! With more AQHA horses and AQHA members in Canada than any other province and rated 4th among all states, provinces and countries, Alberta proved to be an area that AQHA needs to show up to!
The Canadian Quarter Horse Association had their promotional banner(pictured with AB AQHA director, Wayne Burwash on Right) along side the AQHA's and handed out Canadian information as well.