About AQHA

The American Quarter Horse Association, located in Amarillo, Texas, is the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization.

bay horses on T4 Ranch (Credit: Bee Silva)

Welcome to AQHA

History and Facts

Learn about the history of AQHA and the American Quarter Horse.

The history of AQHA and the American Quarter Horse are as vast and colorful as our favorite horse is versatile. Learn about how the American Quarter Horse came to be, and meet some of the people who were instrumental in the establishment of the breed and the organization of AQHA as an organization committed to preserving breed integrity.

AQHA Directories

Learn more about the organizations and people who help AQHA.

Governance and Convention

Learn more about the annual AQHA convention and how you can be more involved with the decisions-making processes of your Association.

AQHA Annual Reports

Read annual reports from past years.


Read about employment opportunities available with the American Quarter Horse Association.

Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at our FAQs to see answers to common questions about AQHA business, membership and more.

AQHA News and Blogs

Keep up with the latest news and blogs from AQHA.

AQHA is committed to bringing you the latest news from our AQHA Headquarters and the horse industry. Plus, we've got helpful blogs to teach you more about your favorite horse topics, such as horse training, horse health, youth involvement, horseback riding and much more.

Top Resources

AQHA Rulebook
Access the official AQHA Rulebook electronically or in print.
AQHA Mission Statement
AQHA's role in preserving the integrity of the breed is expanding on a daily basis.
AQHA Convention
Learn more about the annual AQHA convention and how you can be more involved with the decision-making processes of your Association.
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