Prairie Classic to increase to 6 judges in 2017


Thanks to AQHA and Oklahoma Quarter Horse Assocation the Prairie Classic will be changing from a 4 judge 1 special event to 6 judges starting in 2017. The dates will be February 8 - February 12, 2017. With this change Hope In The Heartland will either be a 4 judge or 5 judge show beginning in 2017.


Scholarship Winners Announced


KQHA is pleased to announce the following winners of the 2016 Scholarships. Each student will receive $2065.00 towards their college education. Congratulations to Macy Putnam, Hayley Waddell, Christine Rosa and Regan Mosier.


World Champions Named


Congratulations to the following Kansas exhibitors on being named 2016 Adequan Select World Champions.

Team Penning
Screen Sherman
Exhibitor – Kathy D Reist-Hermann, Syracuse, KS
Owner – Kathy D Reist-Hermann, Syracuse, KS

2 Year Old Stallions
World Champion - Gotta Naughty Streak
Exhibitor: Barbara Hoffer, Auburn, KS (SS)
Owner: John & Barbara Hoffer, Auburn, KS

Aged Stallions
World Champion - Arent I Pretty
Exhibitor: Barbara Hoffer, Auburn, KS (SS)
Owner: John & Barbara Hoffer, Auburn, KS

Western Horsemanship
World Champion - Hooked Up N Hot
Exhibitor: Karen Zarda, Olathe, KS
Owner: Karen Zarda, Olathe, KS

Hunter Hack
World Champion – Do You Got Zip
Exhibitor:  Pamela Meltzer, Olathe, KS
Owner:  Pamela Meltzer, Olathe, KS


Select World Logo

Kansas Exhibitors Excel At Select World


Ford Tough Youth World


Abbi Demel Crowned World Champion

Congratulations to Abbi Demel on her win today in the Western Horsemanship at the Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show.


Alan Hinds Elected as Region 8 Director For AQHYA


2016 AQHYA Officers

KQHYA member Alan Hinds from Lawrence, KS was elected to a Region 8 director position during the YES Conference held in Amarillo, TX July 14, 2016.

AQHYA national officers and regional directors play a major role in the youth association by planning events, participating in community service projects and spreading the word about American Quarter Horses, youth activities and AQHYA. They also represent AQHYA throughout the year at functions and events nationwide.

Throughout the year, the officers and directors network with horse enthusiasts throughout the industry to ensure a successful future for the industry. AQHYA officers and directors set goals to grow youth involvement in every aspect of the equine world, uphold the integrity of the breed and work toward ensuring the future of the industry. 

KQHA Members Win All Around Trophies at OKC

Congratulations to KQHA members Stephanie Manhart and Marty Oltjen on their placings in the All Around competition at the Central Novice Championships. Individual class winners will be recognized shortly.

Farnam Reserve All-Around Amateur
: Stephanie Manhart, Park, Kansas
Horse: Hoo Wants To Dance
Owner: Stephanie Manhart
Breeder: Karen L. Howe-Misko, Plano, Texas

Farnam Bronze All-Around Select
Exhibitor: Martha Lou Oltjen, Robinson, Kansas
Horse: Cant Be Caught, 2010 sorrel gelding by Investing Wisely-Aprils Good Bar by Zippos Mr Good Bar
Owner: Martha Lou Oltjen
Breeder: Machelle H. Haus, Fischer, Texas


Amy Russell Scholarships Awarded


Hayley Waddell, Regan Mosier and Christine Rosa have been awarded Amy Russell scholarships for 2016 at the Salt City Circuit held in Hutchinson, KS. Long time KQHA member and Amys mother Karen Russell presented the awards to the lucky winners. KQHA would like to thank those providing the scholarships for providing this assistance to 3 very deserving winners.


Hayley Waddell
Karen Russell presenting Hayley Waddell with the Amy Russell Scholarship




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.





It's Time To Renew Your Membership


All memberships expire on January 31st.


Reminder: Membership dues must be paid prior to the show that you want points to begin at. In order for points to count, both the exhibitor and owner of the horse/horses must be paid. Open points are kept on the horses; amateur& youth on the horse rider combination.

Youth have additional requirements to fulfill for eligibility.





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