Canadian National Championship Show Results


The Canadian National Championship Show, held in Red Deer, AB and hosted by the Quarter Horse Association of Alberta is well-attended by our fellow B.C. competitors!  We couldn't be more proud to bring you some of the highlights of this show!  If you have show news to share with us, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Taylor Wilson & Coastin In My Sleep

Reserve Performance Gelding Open Halter

Reserve Performance Gelding Youth Halter

Canadian National Champion for Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle

Canadian National Champion for Youth Western Pleasure

Futurity winner for the Shannon Burwash Memorial Non-Pro Western Pleasure Futurity

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Good Grief Grover and Gord McEachen finished up at the Canadian Nationals in Alberta with impressive accomplishments.

 Undefeated in Novice Amateur, Select Showmanship and Western Pleasure winning those divisions All-Around Trophies

They were Reserve in Novice Amateur Western Riding and Select Horsemanship.  Congrats Gord!

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 Katrina Mulford & Zippos Star Shuttle bring home three Canadian National titles with belt buckles and an overall 14-18 Reserve National All Around!

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Stephanie Conti brings home Reserve Canadian National Champ in Amateur Western Pleasure and Novice Horsemanship

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Randy Kitigawa with Obsession - Canadian National Champion in Amateur Weanling Fillies and Reserve Champion in the Open Division and the Futurity

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President's Report September 2014


Hope this finds everyone winding up a great summer with lots of your favourite equine activities. Record high temperatures and lots of sunshine have made for a good summer for most. Our thoughts and concern go out to those who were adversely affected by the fires around the province. It was a scary time for many
but I have not heard of any major tragedies affecting large numbers of animals. I hope that will continue to be true to the end of the year.


Genetic Testing for American Quarter Horses


Thanks to decades of research, we now know that defects in inheritable genes are responsible for some of the diseases that afflict some American Quarter Horses. The effects of these diseases are wide-ranging, from mild and manageable to severe and terminal. Passing these diseases on to successive generations often causes unnecessary suffering and also leads to financial losses for breeders.

Canadian AQHA Director-At-Large "Jim" Fleming Passes

James Keith Fleming
July 7, 1935 - August 18, 2014
Langley, BC -- August 29, 2014. We regret to announce the passing of Jim Fleming, who served as an AQHA director beginning in 1986, elevated to director-at-large in 2006, and served on AQHA's Stud Book and Registration and Hall of Fame Selection Committees. Jim had a long career in the Alberta oilfield. In 1979, he began breeding and showing American Quarter Horses and established Image Quarter Horses,


Horse-Showing Standards, Part 1

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By AQHA Professional Horseman Shane Dowdy in The American Quarter Horse Journal

I ask the same basic things of all of my horses, from within their individual ages and experience levels. I want my horses to relax and “give” both face and body to the signals of my hands and legs.



Haynet Design & Forage Consumption


It’s no secret that horses in modern management situations can benefit from slowed forage intake, which mimics feral horses' natural foraging tendencies. But do these slow feeders really work? A group of University of Minnesota researchers recently put two slow-feed haynets—one with medium-sized and one with small-sized openings—to the test to find out. 




BCQHA 2014 Calendar


Calendar of Events for BCQHA



August 9 - 10, 2014

Duncan QHA - Back to Basics Circuit - Cowichan Valley Fair Grounds, Duncan, BC

August 14 - 17, 2014

Region 1 Scholarship Show

 August 29 - 31, 2014

LMQHA Evergreen Futurity/Stakes Gala


September 12 - 14, 2014

SCQHA Fall Circuit

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