Australian Quarter Horse Association - Amateur Division




From the beginning

At the 1997 AQHA National Show a meeting was convened for Amateurs. At this meeting a group of interested amateurs volunteered and later formed the committee of the Amateur Division of the AQHA.

The Amateur Division is very committed to working towards servicing the needs of all Amateurs by organizing and subsidizing such things as Training Clinics, Video Library and Sponsorship of Amateur Events.

In conjunction with the AQHA Board the Amateur Division is liaising with members nationwide to promote incentives aimed at encouraging and supporting both new and current members.

The AQHA’s monthly Quarter Horse Magazine has an Amateurs section with up-to-date news and information from the Amateur Division.

The Events

Being an Amateur gives the person an extra benefit of competing in classes provided strictly for them, as well as being able to compete in open classes.
Amateurs can compete in a wide range of events including:

Hunt Seat Equitation
Hunter Under Saddle
Hunter Hack
Western Horsemanship
Western Pleasure
Western Riding

























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