MQHA 2015 Champions and Reserves can choose awards
Chair Brenda Stevermer has announced year-end award choices. If you are
eligible for an award, you received an email from Brenda indicating
your award allocation. Updated award choices are available by clicking here. To order your award (including upgrading), click here for an invoice form.
2016 Directory discounts available
to let people know about your stallion, accomplishments or business?
The annual MQHA Directory cover is available. This edition is the one
MQHA members keep around all year. Special discounts through November 25, click here. For 2016 Directory advertising rates, editorial content and deadlines, click here. To reserve cover space,
contact editor Vickie Kettlewell.
Renew your MQHA membership - don't miss out
you haven't purchased or renewed your MQHA membership, the February
Newsletter will be your last issue. The Newsletter is one of the benefits of
membership, so join or renew now to keep on the mailing list. Click here
to download a 2016 membership form. And please remember to note your
birthdate on the form to be included on the WSCA membership list.
2015 Final Point Standings announced
Final point standings for 2015 are now available, click here for standings.
To be eligible for year-end awards, MQHA memberships must be current at
the time of showing, and a minimum of 10 State points must be earned in
a class in order to be considered for awards.
2016 MQHA Boot Camp now taking registrations
widely popular Boot Camp for 4H kids is set for June 14-16 at R&J
Arena, Verndale, Minn. For information and registration, click here.
The 2016 camp features Trail with Della Cryderman, Western Pleasure
with Jay Barnett, Horsemanship with Bill Bormes, English Pleasure with
LeeAnn Harrison DeMars, Games with Mary Fradenburgh, Showmanship,
English Equitation, and one-on-one sessions with NDSU Equine
Instructors and Equine Team members. An All-Novice Quarter Horse Show
follows on June 18 and 19. Space is limited, so register now.
Minnesota has big Congress winners
MQHA members Lauryn Thune, Susan Wilcox, Lainie DeBoer, Caitlynn Scofield, Kathy Burma, Rachel Nissen, Ellie Schommer, Robin Ochs Beall, Kelly Manner, Lauryn Thune, Mercedes Perez, Katie Bernick, Ashley Johnson, Eric Petersen and Darleen Gargano
are bringing home big Congress news. Lauryn
was the unanimous winner under all judges in Youth Performance Mares
with Fantastic Invitation, and her mare was Reserve Champion Amateur
Performance Mare. Susan (pictured at right with
Bonnie Minor) was a Top Ten finisher in Select Amateur Horsemanship. Lainie, Professional Horsewoman
and National Director, has three Congress Championships with What I
Know Now (Junior Working Hunter, Green Working Hunter and Junior Hunter
Hack), owned by Margaret Roth, and one with Dive (Senior Working
Hunter), owned by Bruce Brown. Kathy and Tejons Shine took Non Pro
Freestyle Reining Champion, 4th in Open Freestyle, 3rd in Amateur Ranch
Riding, 6th in Novice Amateur Reining and 11th in Rookie Reining.
Caitlynn and My Finest Detail placed 6th in NSBA Non-ProEnglish
Yearling Longe Line and 15th in NSBA Open English Longe Line. Congratulations to Kelly and Five A Clock Charlie, 4th in Novice Amateur Showmanship and Finalists in Amateur Equitation; Rachel and Lil Red Coup, 8th in Novice Amateur Showmanship; Ellie and Ima Lady Leprechan, 6th in Novice Youth Horsemanship; Robin and RL Mmm Mmm Good, Reserve Champion SBB 2-year-old Open Western Pleasure Futurity - Limited and 6th in 2-year-old Open Western Pleasure Futurity - Limited/NSBA; Lauryn and Fantastic Invitation, Finalist in Novice Youth Western Riding; Mercedes and Alliwantiseverything were Finalists in Novice Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation; Darleen and Iron, Finalists in Amateur Select Hunter Under Saddle; Katie, 6th Place in Novice Horsemanship; Ashley, Finalist in Novice Horsemanship and Top 15 in Novice Amateur Pleasure; Eric and Lotto Max, 4th Place in NSBA Maturity $10,000 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure Stakes. If
you have Congress winners, let us know so we can add them here.
Minnesota Youth have top placings at Quarter Horse Congress
Three MYQHA members placed in the Top Ten Novice Youth Equitation at Congress. Paige Wacker and Java Mon, right, were Reserve Champions; Alex Beckman and Chip Moves Me, left, placed 5th; Ellie Schommer and Ima Lady Leprechaun, center, were 6th. What a great showing for Minnesota Youth.
Meet your MQHA Board candidates
MQHA members will be voting for three new Board directors. Click here to meet your candidates and don't forget to vote. Ballots will be mailed out with renewal forms prior to the Annual Meeting.
Anne Anderman recovering from accident
Anne Anderman, long-time MQHA member, trainer and AQHA Professional
Horseman, was recently injured in a horse accident. She is recovering
and you can send her a card at: Anne Anderman, 9095 Co. Rd. 139, St
Cloud MN 56301.
Convention, banquet date set for 2016
annual Awards Banquet and Convention has been set for January 30, 2016,
at the Kelly Inn, St. Cloud, Minn. District 7 is hosting. Click here for a Banquet reservation form, and be sure to get your reservation in by January 24th.
Membership Drive offers big prizes
Sign up new MQHA members and win $100! The goal is to add new members by December 31.
Every current member who signs at least five members will be put in a
drawing. (New members will also be eligible after they have paid dues.)
• 1st Prize -- $100 gift card, 1 MQHA Banquet Ticket for 2016, seat at the Leaders Circle Table at the 2016 MQHA Banquet
• 2nd Prize -- $50 gift card, 1 MQHA Banquet Ticket for 2016, seat at the Leaders Circle Table at the 2016 MQHA Banquet
• 3rd Prize -- $25 gift card, 1 MQHA Banquet Ticket for 2016, seat at the Leaders Circle Table at the 2016 MQHA Banquet
Everyone who signs up at least five new members will have a seat at the
Leaders Circle table and be recognized at the 2016 Banquet.
The name of each new member will be placed in a drawing for a $100 gift card.
To be eligible, contestants must include their name at the bottom of
the membership form. New members and contest participants will be
tabulated by the secretary. For more information, contact Greg Booth.
Amateurs vote to merge with MQHA
At the Minnesota Quarter Horse Association convention Feb. 7, members of the Minnesota Amateur Quarter Horse Association voted to
merge with MQHA and establish a committee with a representative on the
MQHA Board of Directors. MQHA President Julie Bernick established the
committee and the Board voted to appoint Brenda Stevermer as its chair.
Amateur members are looking into possible bylaw changes to make the
Help us recognize your acomplishments
Time to celebrate. It’s December and as you
look back on your year’s accomplishments we’d love to hear about them.
Outside of your accomplishments and wins with MQHA, tell us if you or
your horse received an AQHA Superior award or an AQHA Open, Amateur or
Youth Championship, or if you placed at one of the World Championship
shows, East or West Level 1 (Novice) Championship shows, the WSCA Champ
show, or Congress, or maybe you’re on one of AQHA’s lists of leading
point earners. Let us know, we will publish a list and have a
“Bragging Rights” page in the Directory and on the web. Email Greg or Vickie.
Thanks and congratulations!
Donations help with equine
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.
Web site business cards need to be renewed
advertisers need to renew their business card sponsor ads in order for
the cards and links to continue for 2013. Cost is only $100 a year, or
$150 a year for both web site and Newsletter business cards. A free
link to your web site or email is provided with each ad. Help support
MQHA and get your business noticed by more than 2,000 unique visitors
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.