Recreational Riding

AQHA Riding Program

Learn how to earn horseback riding points - and great prizes - while you enjoy the trails with your horse.

The AQHA Horseback Riding Program, sponsored by Drysdales, is designed to reward AQHA and AQHYA members who spend time riding American Quarter Horses and other breeds.

It's easy to earn rewards!

So, start logging your hours toward great rewards! Visit Drysdales to view all they have to offer for the horse enthusiast.

The AQHA Horseback Riding Program is simple:

  • AQHA, AQHYA and Amateur members enroll in either the American Quarter Horse or the All Breeds division of the Horseback Riding Program (you may enroll in both divisions)

  • Pay the one-time enrollment fee

  • Log the hours spent in the saddle

  • Return the log sheets to AQHA or enter your hours online before December 31

  • Earn great prizes.

Qualifications and Rules:

American Quarter Horse Division

Once you enroll in this program, sponsored by Drysdales Western Store, you simply log the hours you spend riding your American Quarter Horse. As you move up through 15 thresholds - from 25 to 5,000 hours - you earn attractive awards and the opportunity to purchase jackets reserved exclusively for higher hour award recipients. The awards series culminates at 5,000 hours with a Montana Silversmiths silver buckle customized for the Horseback Riding Program.

  • One-time $35 enrollment fee.

  • Log hours riding or pleasure driving American Quarter Horses on official log sheets.

  • May ride more than one American Quarter Horse; rider does not have to own the horse.

  • The horse(s) must be registered with AQHA. The registered name and registration number of the horse must be listed on the log sheet.

  • Separate log sheets must be used for each horse, and a minimum of one log sheet must be submitted annually to maintain enrollment in the program.

  • Please remember that the deadline to turn in your hourly log sheets is December 31 of the current year.

Enroll in the AQHA Horseback Riding Program today, and watch the rewards roll in!

All Breeds division

This program recognizes and rewards AQHA or AQHYA members for time spent with any breed of horse. Sponsored by Drysdales Western Store, you simply log the hours on official log sheets to earn a patch and rocker bars. The awards series culminates at 2,000 hours with a certificate of completion.

  • Must maintain AQHA, AQHYA or Amateur membership.

  • One-time $35 enrollment fee.

  • Log hours riding or pleasure driving on official log sheets - one sheet per horse.

  • A minimum of one log sheet must be submitted annually to maintain enrollment in the program.

  • Deadline to turn in your hourly log sheets is December 31 of the current year.

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Enroll

Sign up for the AQHA Horseback Riding Program now to take advantage of these unique activities. Enroll online for either Horseback Riding Program or both.

Logging your hours

To submit or view your hours online, use the AQHA or AQHYA membership ID number you entered on the Horseback Riding Program enrollment form and your personal identification number.