Equestrian Sports and Activities

From equestrian sports, leisure activities and fitness to professional equestrian activities and services and ranching, there are a wide array of opportunities with American Quarter Horses.

May 24, 2022 | News and Publications , Get Started with Horses
AQHA shows allow even the experienced AQHA member to try something new, plus develop horsemanship and exhibitor skills.
May 23, 2022 | News and Publications , Ranching
Legendary trainer Don Murphy shares advice on training cow horses.
May 23, 2022 | News and Publications , Barrel racing
The side pot is open to AQHA members riding registered American Quarter Horses.
May 23, 2022 | News and Publications , Grooming
Customize the forelock to flatter your halter horse’s head.
May 22, 2022 | News and Publications , Get Started with Horses
Are you game for some fun ways to test your horse and improve your riding ability?


Guide to Showing American Quarter Horses
Get the most out of showing your American Quarter Horse with this handy guide.
Training Your Horse for a Better Relationship with Curt Pate
Horseman Curt Pate outlines his top 10 training tips: spook proofing, catching a horse, calming a nervous horse, proper flexion, ground work, appropriate tack and much more.
Vaquero Horse Training Tips
Learn the keys to vaquero horsemanship and the gear essential to vaquero training, including the snaffle bit, hackamore, two-rein and spade bit.
Competitive Horse Judging Manual
Develop a keen eye and a talent for judging horses.
The Need for Speed: Barrel Racing and Pole Bending
Fine tune your barrel racing and pole bending patterns with training tips, exercises and drills from expert horsemen.