Sixteen Countries Convene for European Summit

Get highlights from the Federation of European Quarter Horse Associations' annual general meeting.

For The American Quarter Horse Journal

2016 European Summit (Credit: courtesy of Pete Kyle)

Pete Kyle (left) and attendees of the 2016 FEQHA General Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany. (Credit: courtesy of Pete Kyle)

The Federation of European Quarter Horse Associations gathered January 31 in Frankfurt, Germany, for its annual general meeting.

In attendance were 16 countries, along with Pete Kyle, the American Quarter Horse Association's chief show officer, who traveled from AQHA headquarters in Amarillo to attend the event.

The group discussed issues that concerned all of the countries, including:

  • Economic impact within the countries
  • The 2016 American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup set for June 23 - July 3 in Australia
  • AQHA international horsemanship camps in Europe
  • Biosecurity at horse shows
  • Judging and show management workshops coming up in April
  • Stewarding at horse shows in Europe

The following items were also decided at the FEQHA General Meeting:

  • Re-election of the FEQHA board 
  • The French Quarter Horse Association (AFQH) offered to organize the 2017 Youth and Amateur Team Cup. The General Meeting approved it and granted the rights to AFQH to organize it.
  • The nominators who paid their fees in full but didn’t show up or left the showground get 50 percent of all fees on the invoice except stable fees back.
  • All nominators who did not pay their fees, get the possibility to pay up to the February 28, 2016, (deadline) the full stable fees and only 50 percent of the other fees. If the payment isn’t made to the deadline legal steps will be taken and a notification will be sent to AQHA.