The American Quarter Horse Association Animal Welfare Grievance Committee periodically meets to discuss animal welfare and unsportsmanlike conduct cases. The committee’s recommendations regarding the violations are then sent to the AQHA Executive Committee for its review and decision. The Animal Welfare Grievance Committee is a subcommittee of the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission, which was established by the AQHA Executive Committee three years ago.
Take Me Riding, an educational portal dedicated to introducing children and their parents to the wonderful world of horses, has released a new online game for children ages 5 to 9. Hoof Stuff allows horse-crazy kids to care for their very own, interactive horse while learning basic horse-care facts.
A major initiative of the Canadian Quarter Horse Association (CQHA) is to co-ordinate and field a team to represent Canada at biennial American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Youth World Cup competitions. Each participating country may select up to five youth team competing riders, two alternate riders and three non-competing youth to represent their country.