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MQHA 2015 Champions and Reserves can choose awards
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
Need 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
If 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

2016 Boot CampMQHA's 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
Susan WilcoxMQHA 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
youth congressThree 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
MQHA's 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 committee permanent.

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 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.

Web site business cards need to be renewed
MQHA 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 each month.

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.

MQHA Open Show Program offers awards

Do you show in open shows with your Quarter Horse? If you're a member of MQHA, or want to join, you can be eligible to receive year-end awards. Check out the Open Show Program on the Membership Page.

Welcome New Members!


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