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Show Management Workshops

Improve your next AQHA-approved horse show with effective management techniques.

Want to learn the ins and outs of show management and how to hold an AQHA-sanctioned show?

Become a more effective show manager/secretary by attending AQHA's show management workshop. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity where you will learn effective management techniques you can use at AQHA-approved shows!

Patti Carter-Pratt, AQHA's executive director of shows, and Melynda Ackley, AQHA's director of competition administration, will teach this in-depth workshop, which will take a deeper look into marketing, promoting, organizing, and managing AQHA shows.

AQHA workshop registration fees are non-refundable. A show management workshop must have at least 30 attendees registered.  If registrations are less than 30 (21 days prior to the scheduled workshop), the workshop will not be held.  Registration refunds will be given to those who have paid their registration prior to the workshop deadline, if AQHA does not hold the workshop due to the lack of registered attendees.

Show Management 101 Workshops are for those that are new to show management.  This special workshop will be held prior to AQHA's Show Management Workshop and offers details of holding an AQHA sanctioned show and learning the ins and outs of show management.


Winnipeg, Manitoba
May 10-11, 2014

AQHA’s Executive Director of Shows, Patti Carter will teach this in-depth seminar. You will take a deeper look into marketing, promoting, organizing, and managing AQHA shows.

The Show Management Workshop will be held Saturday, May 10 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm and Sunday, May 11 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Victoria Inn. Bring your laptop and a copy of any entry forms you have utilized and would like to share with others.

Registration for this workshop is $175. Fees are payable to: Manitoba Quarter Horse Association. Get your reservation in early as Space is limited. Reservations to attend this workshop must be booked in advance by completing the registration form or by contacting Patricia Odlum by email by May 5.

Victoria Inn
1808 Wellington Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phone:  1-877-842-5667
$135 Per night (Canadian)
24 hour complimentary airport shuttle

Please indicate Manitoba Horse Association when making reservations. Reservations must be made by May 5, 2014 to receive this rate. Reservations made after May 5, will be based on space availability and at at Hotel's prevailing rates.


Please keep in mind Rules SHW100 thru SHW130 for show managers and secretaries in the 2014 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations:

SHW100.14. AQHA SHOW APPROVAL  One of the individuals designated on the show approval application as show manager or show secretary for approved shows and special events must have attended an AQHA show management seminar within five years preceding the date of the scheduled show.
SHW100.15  Alliance approved managers and secretaries are not required to attend a show management seminar in order to hold an AQHA alliance event.
SHW127. SHOW OFFICIALS  Show officials are defined as any person performing the duties of a show manager, steward, ring steward or show secretary and must have a current AQHA individual membership. Any reputable person may act in the capacity of show official who can furnish proof that he/she is capable through ability or experience.
SHW128.1 SHOW MANAGER  Show managers shall be the person in charge of the AQHA-approved show, but may not serve as show secretary, ring steward or serve in any other capacity which might interfere with their effectiveness as manager.
SHW128.2  Must be at least 18 years of age.
SHW130. SHOW SECRETARY  The Show Secretary may not hold the position of show manager or ring steward at a show at which he/she serves as show secretary.
SHW130.1  Accurately maintaining and recording both entries and show results, including verifying exhibitor and horse eligibility