Show Management Workshops

Improve your next AQHA-approved horse show with effective management techniques.

Want to learn the ins and outs of show management and how to hold an AQHA-sanctioned show?

Become a more effective show manager/secretary by attending AQHA's show management workshop. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity where you will learn effective management techniques you can use at AQHA-approved shows!

AQHA Staff will teach this in-depth workshop, which will take a deeper look into marketing, promoting, organizing, and managing AQHA shows.

AQHA workshop registration fees are non-refundable. A show management workshop must have at least 30 attendees registered.  If registrations are less than 30 (21 days prior to the scheduled workshop), the workshop will not be held.  Registration refunds will be given to those who have paid their registration prior to the workshop deadline, if AQHA does not hold the workshop due to the lack of registered attendees.



January 11, 2018; 8am - 4pm

Scottsdale, AZ

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Scottsdale

10801 N 89th Place

(480) 310-2332

Contact Brent Goss for hotel room reservations

Be sure to let Brent know you are attending the AQHA Show Management Workshop

Workshop Registration form




January 27-28, 2018

63741 Aschaffenburg, Germany

Given in German Language

Hotel Olive Inn Rodgau

Details and Registration Form



February 17-18, 2018

Holiday Inn Express, London Stansted

Given in English Language

Details and Registration Form



March 6-7, 2018

Jacksonville, FL

Hyatt Regency Riverfront

Details to be determined and posted here once finalized



March 17-18, 2018


Given in English Language

This will be AQHA/APHA combined Show Management Workshop

Details to be determined and posted here once finalized



May, 2018

Amarillo, TX

Offered In-Person and by Webcast

Details to be determined and posted here once finalized



Please keep in mind Rules SHW100 thru SHW130 for show managers and secretaries in the 2017 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations:

SHW100.14. AQHA SHOW APPROVAL  One of the individuals designated on the show approval application as show manager or show secretary for approved shows and special events must have attended an AQHA show management seminar within five years preceding the date of the scheduled show.
SHW100.15  Alliance approved managers and secretaries are not required to attend a show management seminar in order to hold an AQHA alliance event.
SHW127. SHOW OFFICIALS  Show officials are defined as any person performing the duties of a show manager, steward, ring steward or show secretary and must have a current AQHA individual membership. Any reputable person may act in the capacity of show official who can furnish proof that he/she is capable through ability or experience.
SHW128.1 SHOW MANAGER  Show managers shall be the person in charge of the AQHA-approved show, but may not serve as show secretary, ring steward or serve in any other capacity which might interfere with their effectiveness as manager.
SHW128.2  Must be at least 18 years of age.
SHW130. SHOW SECRETARY  The Show Secretary may not hold the position of show manager or ring steward at a show at which he/she serves as show secretary.
SHW130.1  Accurately maintaining and recording both entries and show results, including verifying exhibitor and horse eligibility.