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MQHA's new Recreational and Open Show program:
Earn awards for activities with your American Quarter Horse
Do you take part in non-MQHA shows, events and activities with your American Quarter Horse? Then join the Minnesota Quarter Horse Association’s Recreational and Open Show program, where you can earn awards like trophies and medals for your involvement with your American Quarter Horse.
How it works:
Track points for exhibiting your registered AQHA horse in non-MQHA events  (4-H, WSCA, etc.) as well as participating in a variety of other recreational, educational and volunteer activities. You can find the complete details at mnqha.com/recreation . For a PDF form, click here.
•    Between 1 and 9 points per horse show class (see program enrollment form for details)
•    5 points for every volunteer activity with MQHA (Help at a MQHA show, committee membership, Tack Swap volunteer)
•    5 points every time 100 hours  is achieved in the AQHA Horseback Riding Program
•    2 points for every organized equestrian event where horse and handler participate – example: Clinics, organized trail rides, exhibitions, MQHA Boot Camp, etc.
•    2 points for every MQHA show you attend as a spectator/supporter
Then submit your point total for activities and competitions spanning from Jan. 1-Oct. 31, 2016 and you’ll receive a trophy and a medal based on whichever level you achieve:
•    Bronze level: 25-49 points
•    Silver level: 50-99 points
•    Gold level: 100+ points
Enroll today: New member special
If you’re already a member of MQHA, you don’t need to do anything at this time. Just track and submit your points, as well as a check made out to “MQHA” to program coordinator Lindsey Buhrmann by Nov. 15, 2016.
However, if you’re not yet a member of MQHA, join today by completing and mailing in the the 2016 Membership application at mnqha.com/membership.
•    The cost to become a new member is $40. Please add the $10 Recreation and Open Show fee to your total, for a total payment of $50. Checks should be made out to MQHA.
•    Write “Recreation” on your membership form so we know you’ve enrolled and paid for participation in the program – that way in November all you need to do is submit your points.
•    Your MQHA membership will be good up through 2017, and comes with a number of perks and discounts, including saddle club membership for WSCA in 2017. You will, however, need to pay an additional $10 in 2017 when you participate in the Recreational and Open Show program.   
If you plan to participate in Amateur or Youth MQHA/AQHA events you will also need to pay an additional $15 and note this on the membership form.

FuturityNorthstar Futurities and Shows draw exhibitors from several states

MQHA's Northstar Futurities and Shows attracted exhibitors from Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and elsewhere. Dane Larson, left, enjoyed a ride on Zans Rancho Pep, shown by his father Keith Larson in Dally Team Roping - Heeling.

Photo: Theresa Laron

Bonnie Minor receives 2016 CC Humble Award
Photo: barH
Bonnie Minor (center) received the Humble Award at the 2016 Corporate Challenge. The award was created to recognize an individual who is "friendly, greeting others with a smile and 'good luck,' encouraging to new and old exhibitors, willing to lend a helping hand and has a personality that embodies humbleness and kindness." The trophy was sponsored by Susan Wilcox.

Lainie DeBoer named Professional Horsewoman of the Year
AQHA's Professional Choice Professional Horsewoman of the Year is one of the most prestigious honors in the equine world. At the AQHA Convention March 12, Lainie DeBoer, Forest Lake, Minn., was honored with that title by her peers. Lainie has given generously of her time, expertise and enthusiasm, to both MQHA and AQHA. For the full story, click here.
Minnesota National Directors at the AQHA Convention in Las Vegas: From left, Gloria Enger, Kelvin Childers, Mary Ebnet, Lainie DeBoer, Dr. Roland "Butch" Wohlin.

MQHA awarded $10,000 grant for Boot Camp

MQHA was awarded a $10,000 Bank of America Grant for Boot Camp, it was announced at the AQHA Convention in Las Vegas. MQHA was one of 3 (along with South dakota) to be awarded one of the grants.

Point system and All-Around awards explained to MQHA exhibitors
The MQHA point system and All-Around award qualifications are explained in detail for exhibitors. For an explanation of the point system, click here. For All-Around qualifications, click here.

Futurity rules, entry forms now available online
Rules and entry froms for the 2016 Northstar Futurities, open and non-pro, are now available for download on the Futurity Page or by clicking here. For an entry form for the MSSA 2-year-old Western Pleasure class, click here.

Donations help with equine legislative issues
Did you know that AQHA has a political action committee for horse-related political issues? The AQHPAC represents the horse industry's voice in the political process. You can donate to the fund, click here for a downloadable form.

MQHA members have discount advantage
Current MQHA members can now use their new membership cards to get discounts at participating business partners. Deals include substantial discounts on good and services, plus other great offers. There are several new participating businesses, so be sure to check it out. Click here for an updated list of participating businesses.

Welcome New Members!


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