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AQHA Horseback Riding Program - Quarter Horse Division

Earn horseback riding points - and great prizes - while you enjoy the trails with your registered American Quarter Horse.

The AQHA Horseback Riding Program's Quarter Horse division, sponsored by SmartPak and Professional's Choice, is designed to reward AQHA and AQHYA members who spend time riding American Quarter Horses.

Enroll in the Horseback Riding Program's Quarter Horse division today, and earn great rewards for the time you spend in the saddle.

Members of AQHA's Horseback Riding program will receive a full-year's family registration to RideAlert. RideAlert is a 24/7 emergency ID and support service for horses, riders, and their families.

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Qualifications and Rules for the Quarter Horse Division:

Once you enroll in the Quarter Horse division, sponsored by SmartPak and Professional's Choice, simply log the hours you spend riding your American Quarter Horse. As you move up through 15 thresholds - from 25 to 5,000 hours - you earn attractive awards and the opportunity to purchase jackets reserved exclusively for higher-hour award recipients. The awards series culminates at 5,000 hours with a Montana Silversmiths silver buckle customized for the Horseback Riding Program.

  • Must maintain AQHA, AQHYA or Amateur membership.
  • One-time $35 enrollment fee.
  • Log hours riding or pleasure driving American Quarter Horses on official log sheets.
  • May ride more than one American Quarter Horse; rider does not have to own the horse.
  • The horse(s) must be registered with AQHA. The registered name and registration number of the horse must be listed on the log sheet.
  • Separate log sheets must be used for each horse, and a minimum of one log sheet must be submitted annually to maintain enrollment in the program.
  • Please remember that the deadline to turn in your hourly log sheets is December 31 of the current year.
  • One AQHA membership is equal to one enrollment. If both members of a joint account would like to participate in the Horseback Riding Program, one of the two will need a separate membership.  
  • AQHA reserves the right to make any changes in the awards that are given. Awards are not retroactive. Some award item patterns and colors may vary.

Enroll in the AQHA Horseback Riding Program's Quarter Horse division today, and watch the rewards roll in!

Log Your Hours

There are two ways to log your hours. Log frequently to receive rewards sooner!

  1. Download the American Quarter Horse Hourly Log Sheet and mail to AQHA by December 31 each year. To receive your awards sooner, send your log sheets every month or log your hours online.
  2. Submit or view your hours online. Use the AQHA or AQHYA membership ID number you entered on the Horseback Riding Program enrollment form and your personal identification number.

Rewards

U.S. Quarter Horse Division

 Enrollment  bumper sticker
  • AQHA Horseback Riding Program bumper sticker  
 25 Hours  
  • Enrollment patch 
  • Professional's Choice bucket strap
 50 Hours  
  •  $25 gift card from SmartPak
 100 Hours  hat
  •  Logoed baseball cap
 250 Hours  shirts
  • Horseback Riding Program shirt
  • 250-hour patch 
 500 Hours  
  • $25 gift card from SmartPak 
  • Professional's Choice bucket strap 
  • 500 hour patch 
 750 Hours  
  •  $50 gift card from SmartPak
1,000 Hours     
  •   Professional's Choice folding feeder
 1,500 Hours  
  • $50 gift card from SmartPak 
  • 1,500-hour patch
 2,000 Hours  
  •  Professional's Choice front saddle bag
 2,500 Hours  
  • $50 gift card from SmartPak 
  • 2,500-hour patch
 3,000 Hours  
  •  Professional's Choice rear saddle bag
 3,500 Hours  
  • $50 gift card for SmartPak 
  • 3,500-hour patch
 4,000 Hours  
  •  Professional's Choice saddle pad
 4,500 Hours  
  • $50 gift card from SmartPak 
  • 4,500-hour patch
 5,000 Hours  
  • Montana Silversmith buckle 
  • Certificate of Completion 

International Quarter Horse Division

 25 Hours
   
  • Enrollment patch 
  • Professional's Choice bucket strap
 100 Hours
 
  • Professional's Choice bell boots
  • Horseback Riding Program shirt
 250 Hours
 
  • 250-hour patch
  • Professional's Choice hay bag
 500 Hours
 
  • 500-hour patch
  • Professional's Choice bucket strap with tote
1,000 Hours
 
  •  Professional's Choice Sports Medicine boots
 1,500 Hours
 
  • 1,500-hour patch
  • Professional's Choice front saddle bag
 2,500 Hours
 
  • 2,500-hour patch
  • Professional's Choice trailer caddy
 3,500 Hours
 
  • 3,500-hour patch
  • Professional's Choice rear saddle bag
 4,500 Hours
 
  • 4,500-hour patch
  • Professional's Choice saddle pad
 5,000 Hours
 
  • Custom Montana Silversmiths belt buckle
  • Certificate of completion
  

Jean Jacket

Horseback Riding Program participants can purchase the exclusive Horseback Riding Program denim jacket to display your achievement patches. Call the AQHA Recreational Riding department at 806-376-4811 to order your jacket.

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