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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.

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2015 MQHA Directory covers available
Want 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 mqhanews@sunupranch.com.

MQHA Banquet set for February 7 in Willmar
The 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, 320.796.5404.

MQHA Boot Camp gearing up for 2015
boot campMQHA's 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
The 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
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 membership form. And please remember to note your birthdate on the form to be included on the WSCA membership list.

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.

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