Lainie DeBoer takes Huntfield Derby titles
AQHA Professional Horsewoman Lainie DeBoer won
both championships at the National Quarter Horse League Huntfield Open
Derby finals November 16. She rode Regal Tequila to the low open
championship and Dive in the regular open finals. Lainie is an MQHA
Board member and AQHA National Director.
Minnesotans have World Show winners
MQHA member, Professional Horsewoman and National Director Lainie DeBoer
rode Only Royal Blue to the AQHA World Championship in Senior Working
Hunter in Oklahoma City. A Minnesota-bred horse, BMQ All That Glitters,
won the Progressive Working Hunter World Championship; the mare was
bred by Annette Kamphaus of Nevis, Minn. Lisa Anderson-Peck placed 14th in Amateur Hunter Under saddle. Let us know if you have a placing you want to add to this list.
Meet your MQHA Board, Officer candidates
Ballots have been mailed to all current MQHA members for the upcoming
election. Be sure to vote and send your ballot in by December 6, 2014.
Ballots will be counted, and winners announced, at the Annual Meeting.
For Board candidate profiles, click here. For Officer candidate profiles, click here.
2015 MQHA Directory covers available
to advertise your horse, your business, your stallion, your success?
The 2015 MQHA Directory cover and back cover are available now. This is
the issue that everyone keeps around all year.
2015 MQHA Directory Reminders, Pricing and Deadlines:
Full page BW $180
Full Page Color $365
Half page BW $100
Half page color: $185
Cover is available for $1,000
Back cover is available for $575 (full back cover with accommodation for mailing label area and postage)
Ads must be booked by Dec. 1 and must be in hand by Dec. 8.
Editorial content needs to be received by Dec. 10.
Year-end photos due
by Dec. 5 (if you are a Grand or Reserve year-end winner you are
invited to submit a photo to be displayed in the Directory). Photos can
be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MQHA Banquet set for February 7 in Willmar
annual MQHA Awards Banquet and meetings have been set for Feb. 7, 2015
at the Willmar Conference Center in Willmar, Minn. The Valentine-themed
banquet will feature entertainment, multi-media presentations and fun
for members. A block of rooms is available to MQHA members at the Best
Western Plus, attached to the Conference Center complex. Rooms are $99; it is recommended that reservations be made soon. Call
320. 235.6060 for reservations. Information: Butch and Judy Wohlin,
MQHA Boot Camp gearing up for 2015
popular Boot Camp is in the works for June 16-18, 2015, at R&J
Arena, Verndale, Minn. Trainers include Anne Anderman, showmanship;
Jenna Mickelson, trail; Stephanie Lynn, equitation; Jay Barnett,
western pleasure; Bill Bormes, horsemanship; LeeAnn Harrison-DeMars,
hunter under saddle; Mary Fradenburgh, games; Don Gunderson, halter
demonstration; and instructors from North Dakota State University. The
three day event will be followed by an All-Breed Fun Show June 19, and
the All Novice Quarter Horse Show June 20-21. For a Boot Camp flyer, click here. For a Boot Camp registration form, click here.
MAQHA seeks Board, Officer candidates
Minnesota Amateur Quarter Horse Association is looking for candidates
to run for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary,
Treasurer and Board Members. If you're interested, please contact Russell Carlson or Brenda Stevermer. MAQHA needs you.
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 membership form. And please remember to note your
birthdate on the form to be included on the WSCA membership list.
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.