Learn more about the annual AQHA convention and how you can be more involved with the decision-making processes of your Association.
February 14, 2017
One of the great things about AQHA is that it is governed by our members. Each spring, AQHA members gather for the annual AQHA convention to discuss AQHA rules and policies, review member-submitted rule changes, appoint new AQHA directors, induct new members into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and present year-end awards.
While this event is a lot of fun, with entertaining banquets and social events, AQHA convention is an important opportunity for the AQHA Executive Committee and board of directors to hear the ideas and suggestions of our valued membership.
Have you ever wondered, "Who makes AQHA rules?" The answer is not anyone who works at AQHA headquarters in Amarillo. Rules are proposed and discussed and passed by AQHA members. And any member can potentially change our Association.
Rule changes are handled through the 12 AQHA committees, which meet at convention. You can check out the schedule to see exactly what topics are up for discussion. Have an opinion about an item being discussed? Contact your state national directors and let them know. Better yet? Get involved with your state affiliate!
Everything you need to know about AQHA convention is conveniently located on our AQHA convention webpage and includes hotel information, schedule, special events and pricing.
You can register online for AQHA convention. You may register on-site, but banquet tickets are limited.
Can't attend? The American Quarter Horse Journal covers AQHA convention with blogs and Twitter updates.
The Journal will keep you updated on:
- The newly elected AQHA Executive Committee
- Awards banquet highlights
- Hall of Fame banquet highlights
- News from the membership meeting
- Photos and other highlights from the event
Follow the Journal at @AQHAJournal on Twitter. You'll also want to follow AQHA on Facebook.
We look forward to seeing you at the next AQHA convention. We'll also help you plan ahead! View a list of upcoming AQHA convention dates.