Hope In The Heartland Dinner Information

The exhibitor dinner is scheduled for Friday night and will be a Grilled Pork Chop with a Caramelized onion glaze, roasted potatoes and green beans. Drinks and dessert will also be provided.

Reserve Your Cattle Now!

If you will be showing in any cattle classes at the show please send us an email at cattle_res@kqha.com before 9/24/18 with the class name and the number of horses you will be entering. This will ensure that we have fresh cattle for everyone.


Scholarships Awarded to KQHA Members

KQHA is pleased to announce the following winners of 2018 scholarships. Each person received $1665.00.

Breckyn Rowely - Washburn
Brynn McCracken - Arkansas
Kinsey Griffith - K-State
Alan Hinds - K-State
Collin Champagne - K-State


Pre-Entries For Hope In The Heartland Available


Ranch Horse Versatiity, Reining, Working Cow Horse, Ranch Riding Entry Form

All Other Classes

Mail pre-entries to:
Peggy Pickford - 6707 SW Aylesbury Rd. - Topeka, KS 66610


EMail Change For Points Secretary

Dotty Kester has changed her email address to kesterdk2@gmail.com. Please make a note of this change if you need to contact her about membership or points information.


State Fair Show Adds 2nd Day & New Events


The State Fair Show in Hutchinson has added a 2nd day and some new events in response to the added interest in the Versatility Ranch Horse classes. Sunday September 9th will be the traditional horse show with the Ranch Horse Versatility show to be held on Monday September 10th. Included in the Monday schedule will be 2 new events, a ranch horse futurity and derby. For more information click on the link for the showbill below.

State Fair Showbill



Billy Allen Inducted to AQHA Hall of Fame


Billy Allen was born into a family of farmers who had working horses, not show horses. He grew up dreaming of being a world champion roper and rodeoed for a while, but in his mid-20s, he started training horses instead. Since he started roping in AQHA, Allen has earned 11 world championships in halter, heading, heeling, reining and working cow horse. In 1976, Allen campaigned three different horses to year-end high-point titles in reining, tie-down roping and team roping. In addition to training horses, Allen established Billy Allen Feed Co. Allen is a 30-year breeder and a longtime judge who taught at the judges seminars. He is a past president of the Kansas Quarter Horse Association and was inducted into the KQHA Hall of Fame in 2005.



Amy Russell Scholarship Application Available

Once again the Amy Russell Memorial Scholarship is available to seniors graduating in the spring of 2018. In order to be eligible you must have shown at the Salt City Circuit in 2017 and again in 2018. To apply click on the link below for the scholarship application. When completed print and send to Sue Nickel, P.O. Box 512, Scott City, KS 67871

Amy Russell scholarship fund application



Alan Hinds Selected For AQHYA Youth World Cup


Youth World Cup Logo

Alan Hinds has been selected to represent the United States in the upcoming AQHYA Youth World Cup to be held in College Station, Tx from June 28 to July 8th.

The American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup is an international event held every two years and hosted by different countries. The 2012 Youth World Cup was held in Kreuth, Germany, the 2014 Youth World Cup was hosted by Bryan/College Station, Texas, and the 2016 Youth World Cup was held in Tamworth, New South Wales.

American Quarter Horse youth competitors from around the world will flock to Bryan/College Station, Texas, June 28 to July 8, 2018, for an international showdown. View the tentative schedule of the 2018 Youth World Cup.

Throughout the competition, each country will ride for gold medals in cutting, reining, horsemanship, ranch riding, trail, western riding, hunt seat equitation, hunter under saddle and showmanship.

The Youth World Cup is more than just a competition – it offers a chance for international American Quarter Horse enthusiasts to learn from the industry's leading riders and trainers.

While at the event, five youth plus one coach and manager from each country will take part in educational seminars, discipline clinics, leadership training and competition. Five additional youth from each country are invited by each international affiliate to attend the education and leadership portion of the week's events and to cheer on their teammates.

To level the playing field, competing Youth World Cup team members do not show their own horses. The host country provides each team's horses for clinics and competition. AQHA relies heavily on AQHA Professional Horsemen and owners to supply this event with the best American Quarter Horses around.


2018 Prairie Classic Sponsors

OKC Tourist & Visitors Bureau
Michael & Justine Tidwell
Capital Quarter Horses
Knabenshue Performance Horses
Berryhill Quarter Horses
Campbell Show Horses
Walquist Quarter Horses
Robin Frid Quarter Horses
BE Show Horses
Becky George Show Horses
Keller Performance Horses
T & L Quarter Horses
Tate Oakley Quarter Horses
Diamond R Ranch
Phil & Sherri Tearney
Voge Quarter Horses
Dry River Ranch




Changes Made To Hall Of Fame


This program honors individuals and horses that have made significant contributions to the KQHA and have had an impact on the Quarter Horse breed. The Hall of Fame award serves as a lasting tribute to outstanding individuals in the Quarter Horse industry.

Persons nominated may be living or deceased and must have been permanent residents of Kansas for at least five years. Individuals must be (or have been, if deceased) in good standing with KQHA. Horses nominated must have been bred in Kansas or owned by a Kansas resident for at least five years. Horses nominated must be deceased.

Nominations are due to the President June 1. Past Presidents and current members of the Board of Directors will vote on all nominations that are put forward by July 15. Each Past President can vote for one person and one horse each year. To be inducted, a person or horse must get votes from at least 50% of the returned ballots.

Inductees will be honored appropriately.






Logan Western

Photos courtesy of the Wright Focus(www.wrightfocus.com)