2014 AQHA Convention

We invite you to attend AQHA's annual Convention and make a difference in your association.

Convention Coverage, brought to you by The American Quarter Horse Journal

2014-15 AQHA Executive Committee

2014 AQHA Executive Committee

The 2014-15 AQHA Executive Committee was elected at the AQHA Convention in New Orleans.

2013-14 AQHA President Johne Dobbs and her family

AQHA President Johne Dobbs' Convention Speech

Read 2013-14 AQHA President Johne Dobbs' speech from the 2014 AQHA Convention in New Orleans.

AQHA Executive Vice President Don Treadway Jr.

Don Treadway Jr.'s Convention Speech

Here is the AQHA Executive Vice President's speech from the 2014 AQHA Convention in New Orleans.

Johne Dobbs and Family Sing

AQHA President Johne Dobbs, her sisters and their mother sing "Ragtime Cowboy Joe" on March 8 during the Awards Banquet at the 2014 AQHA Convention in New Orleans..

American Quarter Horse Foundation benefit raises $150,000

2014 Foundation Benefit Luncheon

The American Quarter Horse Foundation raises $150,000 at a benefit luncheon at the 2014 AQHA Convention.

Tony Patterson

Meet AQHA Member Tony Patterson

Tony Patterson took the helm of the Louisiana Quarter Horse Breeders Association in January.

American Quarter Horse Political Action Committee Reception

2014 AQHA PAC Reception

The AQHA Political Action Committee raises about $30k at a reception during 2014 AQHA Convention.

AQHA Professionals of the Year Named

Clark Parker, Kelley Roberts and Robert Meneely are honored at the 2014 AQHA Convention in New Orleans.

AQHA Directors Ralph Seekins, Lance Treptow and Stan Weaver

AQHA Executive Committee Candidates

Three AQHA directors have been nominated for the 2014 AQHA Executive Committee.

AQHA past presidents

2014 AQHA Convention AQHAProud

AQHA members showed their AQHA pride by allowing us to "frame" them at the 2014 AQHA Convention.

2014 AQHA President's Reception

2014 AQHA Convention President's Reception

AQHA members jazz it up at the 2014 AQHA Convention President's Reception.

AQHYA President Austin Halvorson

AQHYA President on the 2014 AQHA Convention

2014 AQHYA President Austin Halvorson talks about participating in the 2014 AQHA Convention.

How AQHA Rules Get Changed

As the 2014 AQHA Convention is upon us, it’s time to review how rules get made at AQHA.

How AQHA Directors are Elected

It’s not all dining and dancing at the 2014 AQHA Convention; there's business to be done.

AQHA is an organization that works for our members. Each spring, AQHA holds a convention to review AQHA rules and policies.

The 2014 AQHA Convention is March 7-10, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans.

See future AQHA Convention dates.

Tentative Schedule

7 p.m. – President’s Reception, presented by Zoetis

8:30 – Noon – Membership General Meeting
Noon – Board of Directors’ Luncheon & Meeting
(Required Attendance – Directors only)
2 – 5 p.m. – Committee Meetings
7 p.m. – Awards Presentation Banquet

8 a.m. – Noon – Committee Meetings
Noon – 1:30 p.m. – AQHF Benefit Luncheon (View PDF Flier)
2 – 5 p.m. – Breed Forum, hosted by Stud Book and Registration Committee
2 – 5 p.m. – Committee Meetings
6 p.m. – Hall of Fame Inductions Banquet

9 – 11 a.m. – Membership Business Meeting
11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – New Board of Directors’ Luncheon & Meeting
(Required Attendance – Directors only)
AQHA New Directors Briefing
(Immediately following New Board of Directors’ Luncheon & Meeting) 

Register for Convention

Pre-registration is closed. You may register onsite in New Orleans.

Reserve Your Rooms

For reservations, call 888-421-1442 and advise you are attending the AQHA Convention at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

Reserve by February 21, 2014, to receive the group rate.

Rates: Single $199 or Double $219

Year-end Awards Bio Forms

High Point Bio Form - Complete Online - Print
Equestrians with Disabilities Exhibitor Bio Form - Complete Online - Print
Equestrians with Disabilities Horse Bio Form - Complete Online - Print
Youth High Point Bio Form - Complete OnlinePrint 

2014 Committee Agendas

Rule Change Proposals

Download a rule change proposal form (PDF) (Word document), then return to:

Attn: Rule Change Proposal
1600 Quarter Horse Drive
Amarillo, TX 79104

Rule change proposals are due December 31 of each year.

Future AQHA Convention Dates

Dates and locations subject to change.

  • March 7-10, 2014, Hyatt Regency, New Orleans
  • March 6-9, 2015, Omni Hotel, Fort Worth
  • March 4-7, 2016, South Point Casino & Spa, Las Vegas
  • March 17-20, 2017, Grand Hyatt, San Antonio
  • March 2-5, 2018, Hyatt Regency Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida