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New AQHA rule changes announced...

Three AQHA Showing Rules Modified

AQHA modifies rules regarding lip chains and behavior in halter horses, and the number of horses allowed to be shown by an exhibitor in individual worked classes at all of AQHA’s world shows, and adds a “shootout round” to individually scored classes.

Read more on these modifications:
The shootout round is really a great idea, more exhibitors have a chance to get into the finals at the world shows. Check it out!

New Date for AZQHA July "NO-BLING" Show


There's a new date for the AzQHA NO BLING show in July.

It's now scheduled for the evening of Friday, July 8th at Westworld.

It's a No Silver Show-- no chaps, no hunt coats. Bring your work tack and a nylon halter.

More info is on the AzQHA site.

Also on the site is a nice article on EHV-1. Some good info.

Here's the link:


Stay cool and stay hydrated!

New pic in the Winner's Circle- take a look!

Check out the beautiful photo (by Paula Anderson) of Vicki on Glenda's horse, Angel.

I just posted it in our Winner's Circle on the website!

Here's the link:

Thanks for the photo Vicki! You guys look terrific!

EHV-1 update

Thought you all might want to see the most recent EHV-1 numbers from the government.

Click on this link to open a pdf of the USDA information. This has state by state info and also even shows the newest numbers in blue for ease of reading.

To sumarize:

* A total of 84 confirmed EHV-1 or EHM cases have been reported in 10 states (AZ, CA, CO, ID, NM, NV, OK, OR, UT, WA)

* Of the 84 confirmed EHV/EHM cases, 58 cases are horses that were at the Ogden, Utah event.

* There are 12 horses associated with this incident that are dead or have been euthanized.

* There are 2 newly identified premises with suspect or confirmed cases identified this reporting period - one is in California and one is in Utah.

Please keep up with the measures you are taking to keep your herd safe and alll will be fine. There is no need to get all worried, as long as your property or barn is taking appropriate measures. If you want to know more about any AQHA or APHA shows and cancellations, please check their websites for more information.