AQHA Professional Horsemen's Crisis Fund

The AQHA Professional Horsemen’s Crisis Fund was created to assist professionals in time of need.

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Assistance awarded from crisis funding will be based on proven financial need arising from sudden and demonstrable hardship or disaster of a severe and unexpected nature or from serious physical illness. Such distributions shall be limited to the relief of the poor and distressed or the underprivileged. Therefore, before a distribution can be made, there must be evidence of proven financial need.

To be eligible for crisis fund assistance, applicants must be an AQHA member in good standing. Applicants must also be a member of the AQHA Professional Horsemen’s Association. In evaluating evidence of financial need, consideration shall be given to the following criteria:

  • Recipient’s annual gross family income
  • Recipient’s annual net family income
  • Number of children or other dependents comprising the family of the recipient
  • Availability of insurance
  • Alternate sources of income or support available to the recipient
  • Severity of the disaster, hardship or illness

The Professional Horsemen’s Crisis Fund Program will be adminstered through the Professional Horsemen’s Association. Recipients will be selected by the Professional Horsemen’s Council.

How to Apply

Download the Crisis Application Form

Or, request an application by contacting:

Charlie Hemphill
Senior Director of Shows and New Events
American Quarter Horse Association
PO Box 200
Amarillo, TX 79168
(806) 376-4811 ext. 4340

Ward Stutz
Senior Director of Breed Integrity
American Quarter Horse Association
PO Box 200
Amarillo, TX 79168
(806) 376-4811 ext. 4707