Saskatchewan Quarter Horse News Update

SQHA Harvest Gold Charbonneau Photography

Halter Class during SQHA's Harvest Gold Show & Futurity. Photo Credit Charbonneau Photography

SUBMITTED BY NIKKI BEATTY, SQHA SECRETARY

With the holiday season wrapped up it soon will be time to start preparing for next year’s show season! The Saskatchewan Quarter Horse Association is planning some EXCITING new changes for the 2012 show season- the new show dates will be May 18-21 and July 12-15 (pending AQHA approval). Both shows will have a split combined format, double judged the first two days and triple judged the last two days! In addition to these changes, SQHA shows will now offer NSBA approved classes and continue to host NRHA ancillary classes.  The July show will also feature a NRHA Derby with both open and non pro divisions. Both shows will be held at Moose Jaw Exhibition Grounds. Watch the SQHA website (www.sqha.org) for more updates!!

The SQHA Raffle held at this year’s Canadian Western Agribition was a huge success! Congratulations to Elise Desjarials of Pilot Butte SK for winning the weanling colt and Rory Martin of Saskatoon for winning the Traeger Pellet Grill. A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by to learn more about SQHA and to buy raffle tickets and to all our volunteers who helped work the booth.

SQHA will be hosting their Annual General Meeting and Awards Banquet in Regina on Saturday, January 28th. The AGM will be held at Wascana Rehab Center, 2180 23rd Avenue, at 1:30 pm and the Awards Banquet will be at Tony Romas, 4450 Albert Street South, with cocktails starting at 6:30 pm.  We have several director positions available so we encourage everyone who wants to be involved to attend the AGM!!

SQHA will have a booth set up at the first annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo at Saskatoon Prairieland Park February 18-19, 2012. Make sure to stop by and say hello and learn more about our awesome association!!

On April 27-29, 2012 SQHA will be hosting a Doug Huls clinic in Regina. Doug Huls is a renowned all around trainer from Phoenix, AZ. The clinic will be limited to 12 riders, please contact Sandi at 306-781-2589 for more information.

Congratulations to some fellow SQHA members who have achieved much success this past fall! Congratulations to Josee Monvoisin and Certainly Ima Zip on their Reserve Championship in Youth Performance Halter Mares at the AQHA Region 2 Championship Show in Rapid City, SD. Congratulations to Karen Linnell and BMQ Times A Ticking on their Reserve Championship- All Around Amateur at the Region 2 Show as well. Karen also earned her AQHA Open Championship on “Ben”! And finally, congratulations to Lee Isaacson-Sliva and Too Hot To Duplicate for placing 5th in the NA HUS and 7th in the AM HUS at the Quarter Horse Congress and 13th in the AM HUS at the AQHA World Show!!!

Congratulations as well to Angela Bigler who will have a new mount for the 2012 Show Season. Best of luck to you & “Henry”!

As always, I love hearing news from our members- feel free to contact me Nikki Beatty (jnb960@mail.usask.ca), with any news you have!

 

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