2 National Director Positions Open For Kansas
We have been informed by AQHA that we will have open 2 spots on the AQHA national board. Applications for consideration are due on February 1, 2017. There are some work and travel obligations with these positions as the person(s) will be required to sit on committees and attend meetings which may be at their own expense. If you are interested in applying please click on the link below for the application which contains additional information.
Prairie Classic to increase to 6 judges in 2017
Thanks to AQHA and Oklahoma Quarter Horse Assocation the Prairie Classic will be changing from a 4 judge 1 special event to 6 judges starting in 2017. The dates will be February 8 - February 12, 2017. With this change Hope In The Heartland will either be a 4 judge or 5 judge show beginning in 2017.
Wyndham Garden Offers Special Prairie Classic Rate
The Wyndham Garden Hotel is offering exhibitors at the Prairie Classic special rates. Click on the link below to book rooms directly.
Directors Meeting January 20, 2017
Location: Capitol Plaza Hotel Dining Room
Banquet To Be Held Jan 21 at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, KS
The KQHA annual meeting and awards banquet will be held Saturday January 21, 2017 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka located on the grounds of the Kansas Expocentre. Youth and amateur meetings will be held in the morning with the annual meeting being held prior to luncheon and the awards presentations. A luncheon reservation form will be mailed to all members shortly. Please make plans to attend as we need all of our members input on our organization. For more inforamtion about the event venue click on the link below.
AQHA REGION 8 CHAMPIONSHIP HORSE SHOW & QUARTER HORSE SHOWS
AQHA LEVEL 1 (NOVICE) CHAMPIONSHIP HORSE SHOWS
Let It Ride Moves to April For 2017
Let it Ride will be moving from May to April 27 - 30th, 2017 in Topeka at the Kansas Expocenter. This will be the last weekend for national qualifying for the 2017 Youth World show in OKC. Additional details will be posted shortly.
Hope In The Heartland Moves Dates For 2017
Hope In The Heartland will be changing dates for 2017. The show will move to September 28 - October 1, 2017 at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. This move should takes us off of the Iowa futurities and the show in Springfield , IL. In addition the number of judges will change from 6 to 4 with a 5th judge pending.
Scholarship Winners Announced
KQHA is pleased to announce the following winners of the 2016 Scholarships. Each student will receive $2065.00 towards their college education. Congratulations to Macy Putnam, Hayley Waddell, Christine Rosa and Regan Mosier.
Alan Hinds Elected as Region 8 Director For AQHYA
KQHYA member Alan Hinds from Lawrence, KS was elected to a Region 8 director position during the YES Conference held in Amarillo, TX July 14, 2016.
AQHYA national officers and regional directors play a major role in the youth association by planning events, participating in community service projects and spreading the word about American Quarter Horses, youth activities and AQHYA. They also represent AQHYA throughout the year at functions and events nationwide.
Throughout the year, the officers and directors network with horse enthusiasts throughout the industry to ensure a successful future for the industry. AQHYA officers and directors set goals to grow youth involvement in every aspect of the equine world, uphold the integrity of the breed and work toward ensuring the future of the industry.
Amy Russell Scholarships Awarded
Hayley Waddell, Regan Mosier and Christine Rosa have been awarded Amy Russell scholarships for 2016 at the Salt City Circuit held in Hutchinson, KS. Long time KQHA member and Amys mother Karen Russell presented the awards to the lucky winners. KQHA would like to thank those providing the scholarships for providing this assistance to 3 very deserving winners.
Karen Russell presenting Hayley Waddell with the Amy Russell Scholarship
Changes Made To Hall Of Fame
This program honors individuals and horses that have made significant contributions to the KQHA and have had an impact on the Quarter Horse breed. The Hall of Fame award serves as a lasting tribute to outstanding individuals in the Quarter Horse industry.
Persons nominated may be living or deceased and must have been permanent residents of Kansas for at least five years. Individuals must be (or have been, if deceased) in good standing with KQHA. Horses nominated must have been bred in Kansas or owned by a Kansas resident for at least five years. Horses nominated must be deceased.
Nominations are due to the President June 1. Past Presidents and current members of the Board of Directors will vote on all nominations that are put forward by July 15. Each Past President can vote for one person and one horse each year. To be inducted, a person or horse must get votes from at least 50% of the returned ballots.
Inductees will be honored appropriately.
It's Time To Renew Your Membership
All memberships expire on January 31st.
Reminder: Membership dues must be paid prior to the show that you want points to begin at. In order for points to count, both the exhibitor and owner of the horse/horses must be paid. Open points are kept on the horses; amateur& youth on the horse rider combination.
Youth have additional requirements to fulfill for eligibility.
Photos courtesy of the Wright Focus(www.wrightfocus.com)