AQHA Media Names Grand-Prize Winner

One lucky reader is going on the trip of a lifetime to the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

The American Quarter Horse Association

The 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is December 1-10 in Las Vegas. (Credit: PRCA/Larry Smith)

Every month this summer, AQHA Media gave away a great prize to new and renewing subscribers, as well as readers who shared their impressions and opinions of the Association’s magazines. In addition to the monthly drawings, AQHA Media also offered a grand-prize trip for two to the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Winning the grand-prize trip to the NFR is Vickie Etchinek of Crescent Valley, Nevada. Etchinek and her daughter will enjoy three days and two nights in Las Vegas, travel for two, two premium seats for one NFR performance, hotel accommodations and dinner for two at a top restaurant.

“I’d like to thank AQHA for putting on the contest,” Etchinek said. “We’re going to have a great time!”

Picking up monthly prizes this summer were:

  • June: pair of Justin AQHA full-quill ostrich boots – Rick Belcher of Bloomington, Indiana
  • July: pair of Joey Jemison custom chaps – Darrel Brown of Tonkawa, Oklahoma
  • August: a year of SmartPaks – Lynn Tancig of Britt, Iowa
  • September: 100X Master Hatters premium felt hat – Gary S. Miller of Canby, Oregon 

About the Magazines

Published since 1948 and one of the most respected equine magazines, The American Quarter Horse Journal is the flagship AQHA publication. Its primary focus is AQHA programs and competition. If you are breeding or showing at AQHA-approved shows, the Journal is a must-read. The Journal brings its readers hands-on training articles; insightful features tackling health, horse-show trends and breeding topics; Hall of Fame and 50-year breeders; inspirational stories about fellow amateurs, youth, professionals, owners and breeders; official show coverage from AQHA’s leading events, such as the regional, Level 1 and world championship shows; plus critical news and timely information, keeping you abreast of the what’s going on within your Association.

The Ranch Horse Journal is a quarterly magazine dedicated to the American Quarter Horse ranch horse and ranch horse competition. Subscribers can look forward to training tips, horse health and business insights, coverage from ranch horse competitions and sales, plus stories about legendary horses, ranches and horsemen.

The Performance Horse Journal is a bi-monthly magazine dedicated to reining, cutting, roping, barrel racing and other timed events. Subscribers will enjoy training insights, profiles on performance-horse breeders, articles covering health, breeding and management topics, as well as official coverage from AQHA's world championship shows.

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