The Saskatchewan Quarter Horse Association is an organization affiliated with the Canadian Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Association. SQHA's objectives are to promote and encourage the development and improvement of the Quarter Horse Breed.
The 2016 AQHA Level 1 Championships will now be in the spring: the SmartPak AQHA West Level 1 Championships will be April 20-24 at the South Point Equestrian & Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Nutrena AQHA East Level 1 Championships is slated for May 4-8 at the Governor James B. Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the newly added AQHA Central Level 1 Championships April 13-17 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
The SmartPak West, AQHA Central and Nutrena East will all offer AQHA’s core and over-fences classes; the AQHA Central will be the only show to offer cattle classes. View the show-by-show class list for 2016.
For 2016 only, AQHA has also changed the qualifying rules. To be eligible to enter the 2016 Level 1 Championship, an exhibitor must:
- Be Level 1 eligible in the class they wish to enter as of January 1, 2015.
- Be an AQHA member at the time of entry and at the time of the 2016 Level 1 Championships.
- If a competitor graduated out of Level 1 in the 2015 show season, he or she is still invited to enter the event.
- If you win a Level 1 championship in 2015, you cannot show in that same class at future Level 1 Championships, including the 2016 Level 1 Championships. However, you can still show in that class at AQHA shows (excluding the Level 1 Championships) until you meet the point level. You can still show at the Level 1 Championships in any other class(es) for which you are still Level 1-eligible. Learn more about AQHA Rule SHW245.3 in the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations.
Thank you for making the 2015 SQHA Show Season a great success! Year end award winners now posted!
It is with heavy hearts we must share with SQHA members the passing of Sheldon Soderberg. He passed away peacefully April 18, 2015 with his family at his side.
Sheldon was a highly respected AQHA judge, a world class trainer, an amazing teacher and a loving husband and father. He trained many AQHA champions and Superior champions. Sheldon, his family and customers always supported our SQHA Shows and we very much enjoyed their presence and competition they brought to our shows. Sheldon will be greatly missed.
On behalf of SQHA, our deepest sympathies go out to his wife Cindy, and two children Lindsay (Kyreon) and Wayne.
2014-2015 SQHYA RAFFLE WINNERS
1st - 2014 AQHA DUN COLT
WINNER: TYLER FEHR
2ND - JD KIDS TRACTOR
WINNER: JOAN KARPINSKI
3RD - THE RIDER STORE GIFT CARD
WINNER: JACE EHNISZ
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Coalmine Creek Quarter Horses - Ian & Melanie Burns, Moose Jaw
South Country Equipment, Moose Jaw
JPM Farms - Jean Paul & Marlene Monvoisin, Gravelbourg
Congratulations to Lloyd Turner of Shamrock, SK for being awarded the AQHA 50 Year Breeder's Award. Lloyd was one of only nine breeders to receive this award in 2014, and the only Canadian! To watch the Banquet from Amarillo, click here (note: fast forward to 50:30 to see Lloyd's presentation and speech). More information about Lloyd and the other breeders will be featured in the January and February issues of The American Quarter Horse Journal. Congratulations Lloyd on this prestigous award!!
While many of the AQHA Shows nation-wide have been seeing a decrease in overall numbers throughout the last few years, SQHA shows have been growing! Our shows in 2014 were bigger than they have been in the past 15 years. But we can only do this with the help of our sponsors!
2015 SQHA Sponsorship Form