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A.B.N. 41 000 964 643

An affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association

PO Box 979
Tamworth NSW 2340
Email: qhorse[at]aqha[dot]com[dot]au
www.aqha.com.au

Effective 1st August 2018

MISSION STATEMENT

  • To record, and preserve, the pedigrees of the Australian Quarter Horse while maintaining the integrity of the breed.
  • To provide beneficial services for its Members which enhance and encourage Quarter Horse ownership and participation.
  • To develop diverse educational programs, material and curriculum that will position the AQHA as one of the leading organisations in the Australian Equine Industry.
  • To generate growth of the AQHA membership via the marketing, promotion, advertising and publicity of the Australian Quarter Horse.
SECTION ONE General Regulations
SECTION TWO Horses
SECTION THREE Show & Performance
SECTION FOUR Judging
SECTION FIVE Classes, Equipment & Attire
SECTION SIX Patterns

 

PLEASE NOTE:

By resolution of the Board, these Regulations and Rules shall become effective on and from 1st August 2018, and therefore all Regulations and Rules heretofore in force are hereby repealed. All State and Federal Laws can override our Rule Book. By resolution of the Board, some of the Regulations and Rules have been changed and shall become effective on and from 1 August 2019. (These are shown in bold and italic)

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Attire

English
Hunter In Hand
Judges
Led Trail
Lunge Line
Officials
Pleasure Driving
Ranch Riding
Ranch Versatility
RWD Handlers
Sporting AQHA
Western Attire
Whilst show is not in progress & has not finished
Youth Lead Line
Youth Walk, Jog/Trot

SECTION ONE

A
Alterations to Regulations and Indemnity
Animal Welfare
AQHA Statement
D
Definitions
Disciplinary Action
I
Incidents at Shows
M
Membership
P
Parts of a Horse
Penalties and Restrictions
Professional Code of Ethics
Prohibited Conduct
Prohibited Drugs
Prohibited Equipment
S    
Show Fines & Penalties

SECTION TWO

A
Age of a Horse
American Registration Requirements
B
Brands
Breeding Chart
Breeding Returns Due Dates
C
Characteristics
Colours of horse
Correction/Duplication of Certificates
D
Deregistration
Domestic Semen/Retained Semen Permits
Domestic Embryo Permits
Domestic Oocyte Permits
F
Forebearers
Foundation Recording

G
Gelding Status
General
Genetic Colour Testing
Genetic Disorders

H
HERDA
Horses bred in Australia
Horses not born in Aust. & residing outside Aust.
Horses not Eligible for registration
HYPP

I
IBF Process
Import of Frozen Embryos
Import of Frozen Oocytes
Imported Horses
Imported in Utero or En Route
Imported Semen
Imported Semen Retained Permits

L
Leases
Lodgement of paperwork

M
Mares – breeding
Markings

N
Name of a Horse
Notification of death/disposal of a Horse

O
OLWS

P
Performance Registry
Prefix

R
Refusal of Application
Registration Due Dates

S
Standard of Excellence
T
Transfers

U
Undesirable Characteristics

SECTION THREE

A
Affiliate Entitlements
Amateur and Select Amateur
Amateur and Select Amateur Awards
Annual Awards
Approval
Approved Performance Bodies
AQHA Disclaimer

D
Different types of Show Approval
Disputes Committee
Dressage, Show Jumping, Eventing
    
E
Eligibility Halter Classes
Entry Fees and Records

G
General

H
Hack
Horseback Riding Program
High Point Awards at Shows
Horse Age Requirements

I
Incidents at Shows

M
Miscellaneous Show Rules
Multi-Judged Shows

N
Novice Youth & Novice Amateur

P
Performance Halter
Points Awarded
Points Sliding Scale
Pony Club Points and Awards

R
Ranch Versatility Show
Recording of Points
ROMs and Other Achievements
Racing
Recognised Classes
Ribbons
RWD Awards

S
Show Hunter
Show Officials
Show Approval
Show Results
State and National Shows
Special Events

T
Ties (draws)

V
Veterinarian

Y
Youth
Youth Awards
Youth Lead Line
Youth Walk Jog/Trot

SECTION FOUR

A
Ages and Membership status
Authority

D
Definitions of Types of Judges

G
General

J
Judges at the Event
Judges Attire
Judges Conduct
Judges Conflict
Judges Fees
Judges Placing’s
O
Other approved Judges

S
Seminars

SECTION FIVE

B
Boxing

C
Champion & Reserve at Halter
Cutting

E
English Equipment
English Gaits
English Equipment prohibited for showing

G
General

H
Halter Classes
Halter Equipment
Hunter In Hand
Hunt Seat Equitation
Hunter Hack
Hunter Under Saddle

L
Lameness
Lead Line – Youth only
Led Trail
Lunge Line

P
Performance Classes
Pleasure Driving
Performance Halter

R
Ranch Riding
Ranch Versatility
Reining
Re-runs
Riders with Disabilities

S
Safety Helmets
Showmanship at Halter
Sporting AQHA

T
Trail
Training Equipment

W
Walk, Jog/Trot – Youth only
Western Equipment
Western Equipment prohibited for showing
Western Gaits
Western Horsemanship
Western Pleasure
Western Riding
Working Cow Horse

SECTION SIX PATTERNS

H
Hunter in Hand

L
Lunge Line

R
Ranch Riding
Ranch Versatility Pleasure
Ranch Versatility Reining
Reining
RWD

S
Sporting – AQHA

W
Western Riding
Working Cow Horse