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MQHA needs you: Board positions, leaders
The MQHA Nominating Committee is seeking members to serve as President, Vice President and Board At-Large members for 2017. You don't need to show to serve with MQHA, just bring your enthusiasm and passion for Quarter Horses. Interested? Contact committee chair Vickie Kettlewell to throw your hat  in the ring.

Open Show, Recreational Riding Program reinstated
MQHA's Open Show and Recreational Riding Program was reinstated by the Board at the August 10, 2016 meeting. Participants can earn trophies and medals. Cost will remain the same, $10 per year, and participants must be MQHA members. Those joining this year will have their memberships carry over to 2017. Program coordinator is Lindsey Buhrmann. Watch this space for further details.

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.

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