Australian Quarter Horse Association - Becoming an Affiliate
AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP with the AQHA
There are many advantages in becoming an AQHA Affiliate. Following is valuable information that you will need to read, to determine if your Association is eligible to apply for Affiliation with the AQHA.
Our Affiliate membership year runs from 1st August to 31st July each year, the same time frame as a Financial Member of AQHA.
HOW TO APPLY
Simply forward to our office the:
- Affiliate Application,
- Affiliate Membership Form,
- Affiliate Hazard & Risk Management Forms;
- A list of a minimum of 15 financial AQHA members,
- Your clubs Certificate of Incorporation,
- Your clubs Constitution,
- and latest Profit & Loss statement.
We will ask for feedback from your three closest AQHA Affiliates, asking if they have any objection to the Application.
This information is then forwarded to the Board of Directors, who assesses each application, individually on its merits.
PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE
The AQHA Public Liability Insurance Policy is currently provided by Affinity insurance and covers all AQHA Affiliates for public liability.
The current annual Affiliate Membership fee is $1,285.00 Payment will be required prior to your Affiliation being approved and you receiving the related benefits.
Should you require any further information please contact the AQHA via email or by phoning 02 6762 6444
Affiliate Application Forms are available from home/forms
OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR AFFILIATES
To aid and encourage, where possible, the Affiliate to reach its objectives;
To offer advice and help when requested;
To give approval in accordance with AQHA Rules & Regulations to run “Approved Shows”.
To supply the Affiliates with a copy of each Magazine published by the AQHA.
To advertise the Affiliates sanctioned events.
To always supply the Affiliate with an updated Rule Book;
To supply the Affiliate with promotional material for distribution at a Field Day/Promotional Event;
To offer space, where available, in the AQHA magazine at no charge, for reports from Affiliates.
To offer the Affiliate the opportunity to fulfil the Entitlement Program (as outlined below);
YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE AQHA AND IT’S MEMBERS
- To adhere to the professional standards of the AQHA and to work to further its goals and objectives;
To ensure the welfare of the Quarter Horse is paramount and that at all times the horse is treated with dignity, respect and compassion;
To conduct all affairs in relation to the Affiliate with integrity, sincerity and accuracy in an open and forthright manner; and
To instil confidence among clients and the public in the Quarter Horse industry, avoiding any action conducive to discrediting it or the membership of the Quarter Horse Industry.
- To abide by AQHA Policies at all times
To co-operate with and aid in every way possible the promotion of AQHA;
To generate growth in your membership;
To provide approved AQHA events for AQHA members;
To encourage new memberships into your club and the AQHA;
To provide programs for beginners as well as the experienced horse person;
To maintain a Membership base of at least 15 financial members of the AQHA;
To forward a copy of all Newsletters to the AQHA on a regular basis;
To forward a copy of all Minutes of all Meetings to the AQHA on a regular basis;
To forward a copy of an Audited Profit & Loss report annually to AQHA; and
Implement and forward annually, a thorough Risk Management & Hazard Identification Plan and if the venue named in the submitted Risk Management & Hazard Identification Plan is changed then a new Risk Management & Hazard Identification Plan will be required.
If the Affiliate conducts three or more “A” or “AA” shows (or combined “A” and “AA”) per show year then a subsidy will be granted to the Affiliate to use for Show Approvals, purchase of merchandise, ribbons or trophies. The credit must be used within that show year.
State Shows – Subsidy to an Affiliate running a State Show
(a) If the State show offers prize money to the value of $3,000 or more then the Affiliate will receive a subsidy from the AQHA.
(b) If the State show offers prize money up to and including $2999 then the Affiliate will receive a subsidy from the AQHA.
(c) If the State show offers a minimum of $1,500 prize money on the AmQHA events on the program then the Affiliate will receive a subsidy from the AQHA.
(d) If the State show offers no prize money or Jackpots on the AmQHA events on the program then the Affiliate will receive a subsidy from the AQHA.
(e) If the State Show employs a USA Judge then the Affiliate will receive a subsidy from the AQHA.
(f) If the State Show employs a Oceania Judge, who must judge AmQHA classes, then the Affiliate will receive a subsidy from the AQHA.
(g) If the State Show employs an Australian Judge then the Affiliate will receive a subsidy from the AQHA.
(h) If the State show swabs a horse then the Affiliate will receive a subsidy from the AQHA towards vet fees (maximum of 3 tests).