Code of Ethics

Learn more about the AQHA Professional Horsemen, including the code of ethics they agree to.

Best To Be Me and AQHA Professional Horseman Luke Castle of Wayne, Oklahoma; owned by Lea Ann Koch of Oswego, IllinoisAQHA Professional Horsemen Code of Ethics

We the members of the American Quarter Horse Association of Professional Horsemen in carrying out our role of providing service to the American Quarter Horse industry, recognize the need to do so in a professional manner, and to deal with the public and our colleagues with the highest degree of integrity. Therefore, we have set forth the following creed which shall govern our endeavors to fulfill our obligations:

  • To adhere to the professional standards of the American Quarter Horse Association and to work to further its goals and objectives.
  • To ensure that the welfare of the American Quarter Horse is paramount and that every American Quarter Horse shall at all times be treated humanely and with dignity, respect and compassion.
  • To conduct all business affairs with integrity, sincerity and accuracy in an open and forth right manner.
  • To act with integrity in financial dealings with clients, other professionals and the public. In this regard, any horse shown by my spouse, client or child will be economically owned as prescribed by applicable rules.
  • To fully disclose to customers the actual sales price and commissions involved in the sale or purchase of a horse.
  • To not charge or receive a monetary commission, or other remuneration constituting a commission from both the buyer and seller of a horse.
  • To handle our business and operations in a manner which promotes the image of the American Quarter Horse industry.
  • To instill confidence among clients and the public in the American Quarter Horse industry, avoiding any action conducive to discrediting it or membership in the American Quarter Horse Association.

Become a Professional Horseman

Membership in the American Quarter Horse Association of Professional Horsemen is a privilege, not a right, and Professional Horsemen are subject to continual review of the Professional Horsemen’s Council and/or the AQHA Executive Committee. 

If you would like to become an AQHA Professional Horseman, download and complete the application.

AQHA Professional Horsemen's Crisis Fund

Learn about the AQHA Professional Horsemen's Crisis Fund, established to help professsionals in time of need.

List of Professional Horsemen

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