14 Mar 2018
The American Quarter Horse Association UK recently celebrated its 40th Year. It is a registered charity dedicated to promoting the Quarter Horse in the UK, being the USA’s first AQHA affiliate; it is now also affiliated within Europe. We hold the Breed Registry for the QH in the UK and are approved by DEFRA as a Passport Issuing Office for equine passports.
In our Mission Statement AQHA.UK aspire to:
Although the AQHA.UK and QH are often associated with western riding and tack, amongst our members we have owners and riders who compete with their QH in a wide range of other events, as the versatility and temperament of the QH lends itself to endurance, cross country, polo and polocrosse, show jumping and ‘Le Trec’, as the rich breeding heritage gives strength, nimbleness and speed. AQHA.UK also supports a “Get On and Ride” (GOAR) award scheme for those members who like to ‘ride the trail’. At our shows there are a wide range of in-hand classes and ridden classes in both western and in English tack and attire.
Please visit our excellent website at: www.aqha.uk.com to learn more about our QH breed and horses and find out what membership can do for QH owners. Here there is information about our shows, clinics and events, especially if you are interested in coming along to a show to see our fantastic horses and riders in action, to meet members of AQHA.UK and perhaps speak to a member of Council about our Association. We have members throughout the UK, Scotland and Wales who show and compete regularly. Members often compete successfully in Europe and each year some qualify for the World Show held in Oklahoma. AQHA.UK’s Youth and Amateur Teams have the opportunity to complete internationally.
AQHA.UK is pleased to join with other equine associations, societies and groups as a member of The Showing Council and to both support and contribute to its work.
Association’s address: AQHA.UK, Oakridge Arena, Holme Farm, Swinderby Road, Collingham, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 7NZ
Tel: 07544 262747
Mrs Frances Neil & Mrs Ruth O’Reilly