WMQHA Quarter Horse Shows
May 25-26, 2024
August 10-11, 2024
5 C ARENA, CORVALLIS, MT
Buckle Series Class List
Sat April 27, 2024
Sat June 15, 2024
Sat July 13, 2024
BIG SKY HORSE PARK
2024 REGIONAL EVENTS CALENDAR
Indicates**MQHA Approved Shows**
A. The point system for earning high point awards will be determined by the general membership.
1 Desired changes to the current system must originate and be presented with recommendation for approval from their respective committee meetings (race or show) at the annual convention. These desired changes would then be presented for membership vote at the general convention meeting and voted on by voting members in attendance. Acceptance would require a majority vote of those members present and voting.
2 The accepted systems will be printed in the Standing Rules.
3 No system can be in direct conflict with any other provision of the MQHA Bylaws.
B. In order to accumulate points for an annual high point award, it is the member’s duty to annually submit to the MQHA Point Keeper a copy of the registration certificate of each horse which that member wishes to campaign toward an award AND TO PURCHASE an annual/life back number (show horses only) for each horse. Purchased lifetime back numbers are the ownership of the last owner of record shown on the official AQHA registration papers. A lifetime back may be relinquished by the owner of record and transferred to a family member who is an MQHA member in good standing for a transfer fee of $25 per back number.
1 The last owner (one or more) shown on the registration certificate of that horse must be an MQHA member in good standing and must have paid dues at the time of competition.
2 The exhibitor of any horse being shown toward year-end awards must also be an MQHA member in good standing at the time of competition for any points to count.
3 Should a horse competing for year-end awards be sold any time during the competition year, any/all Open rider points will continue to be accumulated toward year-end awards for that horse. Any/all Youth or Amateur Points will re-start accumulation from the date of sale forward.
4 Dues must be paid in full before compilation of points count. Points will count from the date dues are paid, a MQHA annual/life number is purchased, and a copy of the registration papers is given to the Point Keeper.
5 The MQHA membership must be listed the same as it appears on the AQHA registration certificate.
6 Any discrepancy or dispute will be submitted to the Board of Directors for final determination.
C. An Amateur or Select rider must designate the horse/rider team for which they wish to earn year-end points AND also the division they wish points to be counted in (Amateur or Select). It is the rider’s responsibility to notify the MQHA Point Keeper of the division they choose to ride. An Amateur exhibitor who turns 50 years of age during the show season may choose to continue as an Amateur or opt out to become a Select exhibitor. In the event they choose to show as a Select exhibitor, year-end points will begin from the time they declare themselves to be a Select. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to notify the MQHA Point Keeper of their desire to change divisions.
A. Exhibitors must attend 50% of the shows to qualify for year-end awards with no minimum number of points required.
B. Points from the top fifteen (15) shows will count for year-end totals.
C. A High Point and Reserve will be awarded if a class is offered at least six (6) times during the year.
D. If a class is not offered six (6) times during the year, only a High Point award will be given, and its value will be equivalent to a Reserve award. Horse with highest number of points will be declared a winner.
E. In the event of a year-end awards tie for champion, both winners will receive an award and no reserve award will be given. In the event of a tie for reserve, both reserve winners will receive an award.
F. The awards surcharge on all classes will be $1.00 per entry, per class, regardless of whether or not a class entry fee is charged. MQHA show approval remittance will be due to the MQHA Secretary/Point Keeper no later than 15 days after the last day of the circuit.
G. An AQHA mandatory drug charge per horse per show will be charged and all monies from it sent to AQHA; exception Youth/Amateur Shows according to AQHA Rules and Regulations.
H. Racing awards will be determined by points earned at AQHA approved tracks in Montana. A minimum of ten
(10) points is required to be eligible to win a race award. Points do not count until dues are paid.
I. All results will become final after thirty (30) days of publication of official final standings.
J. MQHA approval charge is $65.00 for a show offering Open, Amateur, and Youth; Open and Amateur; or Open and Youth classes. The approval fee for a Youth or a Youth/Amateur show is $40.00. A check made payable to MQHA for the appropriate amount should accompany this application and must be paid 60 days prior to the first day of the show.Approval fees are nonrefundable.
K. MQHA Year-End awards will ONLY be a choice of monogrammed merchandise offered by MQHA and chosen by the Awards Committee, no cash awards are allowed.
L. MQHA Double Pointed shows: MQHA will allow each circuit that has fewer than 4 judges to have one show that is eligible to be double pointed. This show must be designated at the time that the show is submitted for MQHA approval. Double pointed shows allow the exhibitor to earn double point for that show, but do not count as a double judged show for year-end awards. Members still need to show to 6 judges annually to qualify for year-end awards.