AQHA Seeking Director of International Activities to Take the Reins

AQHA Seeking Director of International Activities to Take the Reins

Are you ready to make an impact in the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization? Apply today for the role of AQHA Director of International Activities!

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As the largest equine breed registry in the world, the American Quarter Horse Association does business in more than 130 countries, serving roughly 31,000 members and 440,000 registered American Quarter Horses. The director of international activities will be responsible for serving this important sector, which equates to nearly 15% of the Association’s business.

The AQHA director of international activities will oversee the formulation of policies and procedures to provide an overall direction of AQHA’s international activities and functions. This role also serves as a liaison between AQHA and the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) concerning the cooperator contract between AQHA and FAS. Additionally, this role is crucial in maintaining and evolving AQHA’s leading international market position by continuously examining, locating and developing international business relationships.

Other key parts of this role include managing a passionate team that serves international affiliates and members, serving as a member of AQHA’s senior leadership team, regularly engaging with the AQHA Executive Committee, supporting a 60+ person international committee and traveling internationally.

“On behalf of AQHA, we thank Sierra Kane for serving AQHA for nearly five years,” said Chad Pierce, AQHA interim executive vice president, chief legal counsel and chief compliance officer. “During that time, she travelled to every international membership region, supported 36 international affiliate organizations and met with leaders and members from all over the globe to address barriers to trade; organized eight international membership summits and nearly 70 educational clinics; engaged and supported the international committee; secured significant grant funding from the USDA; and helped AQHA realign with the Association’s German affiliate. As the largest equine breed registry in the world, we take great pride in serving our members and their American Quarter Horses. We will work quickly to find the right person to fill the role and wish Sierra the best in her new endeavor.”

If you are interested in this position, please apply online today! Any questions can be directed to

Stay tuned to the AQHA International website and Facebook page for updates and additional information about the upcoming 2022 AQHA South American Racing Summit.

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