2021 Points updated thru Sunflower Circuit

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2021 Shows, Points and Year End Awards Rules

KQHA has modified the rules that control show approvals, awarding of points and requirements for year end awards. You can click on the link below to see the new requirements that will be in place beginning on Jan 1 2021.
2021 Show & Contest Rules



2022 Prairie Classic Dates Announced

It's time to mark your calendars for the Prairie Classic. The 2022 Prairie Classic will be held February 9 - 13 at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City, OK. We are already at work to make the show better than ever. Be on the lookout for more details as they are finalized.



AQHA Experiencing Delays In Processing Results

AQHA is currently experiencing some delays in processing the results for the Prairie Classic. They have been concentrating on the VRH shows and expect to finish up those shortly and begin work on regular shows. This will delay the posting of year end standings while we wait for the results to be completed.

2021 Amy Russell Scholarship Winners Announced



Jodi Banks and Caitlyn Champagne were announced as the winners of the 2021 Amy Russell scholarships awarded at the Salt City Circuit held in Hutchinson, KS March 25 through the 28th. The scholarship honors long time member Amy Russell, daughter of Karen Russell. Amy won many awards while competing as a youth including AQHA Youth Champion with Sho Nuf McCue, AQHA Youth World, Congress and AQHA Honor Role titles. Karen was on hand to present the girls with their scholarships.

Amy Russell Scholarship Winners

Paula Pray Awarded KQHA MVP


Paula Pray has been awarded the KQHA Most Valuable Professional award given by AQHA Professional Horsemans Association to horseman who display the highest level of professionalism in the industry. A longtime member of KQHA Paula came up through the ranks as a youth competing at the Youth World on several occasions. She currently operates a training barn in Louisburg, KS specializing in the hunter-jumper disclipine but she also dabbles in some of the western events having shown in the working cowhorse and ranch riding classes. She is always willing and ready to volunteer at the shows, setting jumps and running gates for us in addition to being a long time sponsor of the youth and amateur associations.

Jeff Mellott Inducted into Hall of Fame at Prairie Classic

Jeff Mellott

Wednesday morning KQHA honored past president Jeff Mellott with induction into the KQHA Hall of Fame. Jeff presented the initial idea of producing the show to the KQHA board of directors along with Chuck Sperry and Craig Cole and was instrumental in the current success of the event. Chuck Sperry presented Jeff with his placque prior to the start of the trail.Thank you Norfleet Photography for the wonderful photos.

AQHA To Waive Qualifying For Open, Amateur World Championships


AQHA has announced that they will again waive qualifying for the Open and Amateur World Championships with the exception of a modified plan for the roping classes. This decision was made after examining the number of shows that would be available to exhibitors during the qualifying period. At this time AQHA plans to resume traditional qualifying for the 2022 championship shows.

With guidance from the AQHA Cattle Advisory Committee and approval from the AQHA Show Council and Executive Committee, AQHA is debuting a pilot program in 2021 for junior heading, senior heading, junior heeling, senior heeling, junior tie-down and senior tie-down, which would allow American Quarter Horses that compete in at least three AQHA-sanctioned events in the respective class during the traditional qualifying period a lower entry fee than American Quarter Horses that do not compete in three AQHA-sanctioned events between August 1, 2020, and July 31, 2021. Additional information will be released at a later date.

2021 Changes To Show Approval Process


Beginning with the 2021 show season a new show approval process will be in place for all AQHA shows in Kansas seeking to have their results count towards KQHA year end awards. Click on the links below to see the letter explaining the process and the show approval form.
Letter From KQHA On New Show Approval Process
KQHA Show Approval Form