Awards Banquet Moves to Salina for 2016
The KQHA annual meetings and awards banquet will be held January 23, 2016 at the Salina Country Club. This year the format will change to a dinner rather than a luncheon. As soon as more details are available they will be posted here.
Final Point Standings Now Posted
The final points standings are now posted under The Latest News. Please take a moment to review them. Youth desiring to be eligible for year end awards must complete the following items:
Work at School’s Almost Out Circuit or Pay $100
Sell Sponsorships: at least $100
Bring Baked Goods for 2 of 3 Bake Sales (PC, Topeka, SOA) or provide goods for Silent Auction at Schools Almost or Pay $100
If you have qustions about the standings please contact:
Memberships & Point Tabulations - Dotty Kester
14390 118th Rd - Hoyt, KS 66440
Phone (785) 224-3972 or Email Address: email@example.com
Changes Made To Level 1 Championships
AQHA recently announced changes to the Level 1 Championships . The 2016 SmartPak AQHA West Level 1 Championships will return to the South Point Equestrian & Events Center in Las Vegas, April 20-24. The 2016 Nutrena AQHA East Level 1 Championships is slated for May 4-8 at the Governor James B. Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, North Carolina, with the newly added 2016 AQHA Central Level 1 Championships April 13-17 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
For 2016 only, AQHA has also changed the qualifying rules. To be eligible to enter the 2016 Level 1 Championship, an exhibitor must:
- Be Level 1 eligible in the class they wish to enter as of January 1, 2015.
- Be an AQHA member at the time of entry and at the time of the 2016 Level 1 Championships.
- If a competitor graduated out of Level 1 in the 2015 show season, he or she is still invited to enter the event.
- If you win a Level 1 championship in 2015, you cannot show in that same class at future Level 1 Championships, including the 2016 Level 1 Championships. However, you can still show in that class at AQHA shows (excluding the Level 1 Championships) until you meet the point level. You can still show at the Level 1 Championships in any other class(es) for which you are still Level 1-eligible. Learn more about AQHA Rule SHW245.3 in the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations.
Level 1 eligibility is determined on a class-by-class basis. Exhibitors are encouraged to use the online level verification system at www.aqha.com/leveling to determine if they are Level 1-eligible in a particular class.
Kansas Horse Bowl Team Wins Reserve Championship At Youth World
Pictured from left to right are members of the AQHYA World Reserve Champion Horsebowl team, Karsen Smith, Rachel Brown, MaRyka Smith, Rachel Peterson, and Ryanne Ewell. This team of friends met while competing against each other at the Kansas State Horsebowl contest and wanted to work together. Sponsored by the Kansas Quarter Horse Association, they made the trip to Oklahoma City in August and after several rounds of tough competition, secured the Reserve Champion title. After the contest, the team and their coaches, Allesa Ewell and Lisa Smith, visited the backside of Remington Park Racetrack. They met with the head trainer of Caldwell Training Stables, and enjoyed watching the Thoroughbred horses exercise, touring the barns and asking questions.
KQHYA Congratulates the 2015 Serrault-Gorthy Scholarship Winners
All three of these young ladies will be attending Kansas State University in the fall of 2015, and exact amounts of their scholarships will be announced in the fall. Additionally, we congratulate Bayley Reiswig on being the winner of an $8000 AQHA Foundation Scholarship! We are proud of our youth and their accomplishments!
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)