AQHA Convention

We invite you to attend AQHA's 2016 annual Convention and make a difference in your association.

AQHA is an organization that works for our members. Each spring, AQHA holds a convention to review AQHA rules and policies.

The 2016 AQHA Convention is March 11-14, 2016, at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Use the form below to register for Convention.

Or, if you prefer, download a PDF registration form that you can mail in.

Hotel Information

Book your room at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas by February 18. Book online or at 866-791-7626. Mention Group Code AQH0306 for the rate of $125/night for single/double rooms.

Abbreviated Schedule

Friday, March 11

  • 8:30 a.m. - noon: Equine Industry Small Business Workshop, brought to you by: the Certified Horsemanship Association, Merial and the Professional Horsemen's Council
    All professional horsemen and small business owners are encouraged to attend!
    • 8:30 – 9 a.m.: Certified Horsemanship Association 101 – Learning & Teaching Styles
      Presented by Christy Landwehr, CHA
    • 9 – 10 a.m.: Equine Law 101 – Important Legal Tips all Professional Horsemen Need to Know
      Presented by Yvonne C. Ocrant, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
    • 10:15 – 11 a.m.: You’re Just Minutes from Digital Fame & Fortune
      Presented by Kimberly Brown, Associate Publisher/Editor EquiManagement and Stable Management
    • 11 – noon: The Winning Difference: Simple Ways to Gain Profitability – Rebecca Peskin, Merial

  • 1 - 5 p.m.: Industry Issues Town Hall Meeting
    • AQHA members are invited to weigh in on hard-hitting issues:
      • The State of the Horse Industry: What are the key opportunities and threats facing our industry?
      • The Power of Perception: What can you do to affect public opinion of our horse and our industry?
  • 5:30 - 7 p.m.: President's Reception

Saturday, March 12

  • 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Membership General Meeting
  • Noon - 1 p.m.: Board of Directors' Meeting and Luncheon
  • 1:30 - 5 p.m.: Committee Meetings
  • 5:30 p.m.: PAC Reception
  • 6:30 p.m.: Awards Presentation Banquet

Sunday, March 13

  • 8 a.m. - noon: Committee Meetings
  • Noon - 1:30 p.m.: AQHF Benefit Luncheon
  • 1:30 - 5 p.m.: Committee Meetings
  • 6 p.m.: Hall of Fame Banquet

Monday, March 14

  • 9 - 11 a.m.: Membership Business Meeting
  • 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.: New Board of Directors' Meeting and Luncheon

Committee Reports

View the 2015 committee and council reports.

Show Management Workshop

An AQHA Show Management Workshop will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 14 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Bring your laptop and a copy of any entry forms you have utilized and would like to share with others.

Convention Prices

  Prior to 1/31 After 1/31
Convention Registration $150 $185
Awards Banquet Ticket $75 $100
Hall of Fame Banquet Ticket $75 $100

2016 Commemorative AQHA Pin
(Optional - Benefiting AQHF)

$50 $50
AQHF Benefit Luncheon (Optional) $50 $50



Convention Registration Form

Convention registration includes admission to the President's Reception and three continental breakfasts. Convention registration is required to attend open committee and general membership meetings.

Convention Attendee Information

Only one member badge issued per ID.
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Registration Information

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Rule Change Proposals

Rule change proposals are due December 31 of each year. Read rule change proposal writing guidelines.

Download a rule change proposal form in PDF or Word format, then submit to:

Attn: Rule Change Proposal
1600 Quarter Horse Drive
Amarillo, TX 79104

Future AQHA Convention Dates

Dates and locations subject to change.

  • March 11-14, 2016, South Point Casino & Spa, Las Vegas
  • March 17-20, 2017, Grand Hyatt, San Antonio
  • March 2-5, 2018, Hyatt Regency Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida