AQHA International Education Marketplace

Formerly known as AQHA International Horsemanship Camps, this program provides as many educational opportunities to as many affiliates and member groups as possible.

The program formerly known as AQHA International Horsemanship Camps, which is one of the longest running AQHA international programs, has now been rebranded as the AQHA International Education Marketplace. This updated program makes funding more accessible to the majority of our international affiliates and members to provide as many educational opportunities to as many affiliates and member groups as possible via a model that is flexible enough to meet the needs of various affiliates and countries.

The AQHA International Education Marketplace will make existing educational program funds available to educational seminar hosts via grant application. Grants range from $2,500 - $5,000 per seminar. With that funding, seminar hosts will select an AQHA Professional Horseman/Horsewoman, trainer, judge, university group, or other industry professional from the United States to implement the seminar. Seminar hosts will have the opportunity to tailor the content of the seminar based on participant level skill, type of seminar (‘hands-on’ vs. lecture) and desired topics.

Educational Marketplace clinics this year have been wildly popular. AQHA has conducted 19 clinics in 2018, sending approximately 30 clinicians to foreign countries. AQHA is proud to have funded these clinics, especially in countries that have never received an AQHA-funded clinic before, such as Israel, New Zealand and South Africa. Other countries that benefited from this grant include Belgium, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland and the UK.

FY19 applications for Educational Marketplace funding will be accepted in three rounds. Round 1: September 1, 2018 - October 31, 2018; Round 2: November 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019; Round 3: March 1, 2019 - April 30, 2019. When applying, please submit a grant application to international@aqha.org. AQHA will be uploading the grant application to the website in October, as well as emailing them to all AQHA international affiliates.

AQHA hopes you take advantage of this additional funding made available to you to host an educational clinic in your country. It is a great opportunity to grow our American Quarter Horse industry around the globe.

Download the International Education Marketplace grant application.