2023 AQHA Convention Voting Rights

2023 AQHA Convention Voting Rights

View important convention information and voting requirements for the 2023 AQHA Convention.

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The 2023 AQHA Convention is rolling into Fort Worth, Texas, February 24-27 at the Omni Hotel. The convention is a chance for breeders, trainers, owners and horse lovers to talk about issues affecting the industry and discuss proposed changes to the way AQHA does business. 

There are a couple of items regarding the convention that you should know:

  • To have voting rights at the 2023 AQHA Convention, you must be registered for convention, attend convention to vote in person and be an AQHA member at least 60 days prior to the first day of the 2023 convention.

  • Committee meetings are open to registered convention attendees and are conducted in two sessions – an “open discussion” session in which non-committee members can join in the discussion and a “committee member discussion” session in which the discussion is limited to committee members only. Occasionally, a meeting moves into a “committee members only” session per direction of the committee or chairperson.

Per AQHA Bylaws Article III, Section 1(a), the number of elected directors is determined by an annual allocation formula based on the number of active AQHA numbered and Appendix horses as of September 30 of the preceding year. View the list of each director’s current status – if they are seeking re-election or will be elevating to director emeritus or director-at-large status at the 2023 AQHA convention.

AQHA members are always welcome to share their views and comments regarding issues that affect or pertain to AQHA with AQHA directors. A list of your directors and their contact information can be found here

Don’t forget that AQHA members have until December 31, to submit items for the 2023 convention. Learn more about submitting a rule-change proposal.

The tentative convention schedule and registration information are available at www.aqha.com/convention.

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