Media Releases

National Equine Economic Study Released

Posted on February 6th, 2024

Slot Champions Crowned During WQHA State Show and Cheesehead Classic

Posted on October 26th, 2018

Posted on September 22nd, 2016

WQHA District Meetings will be held on Wednesday, October 5th at 6:30 pm. 

District 1 – Location Pending, watch your mail for more information

District 2 – Machine Shed, 220 N. Fox River Drive, Appleton

District 3 & 4 – MJ Stevens, 5260 Aurora Rd, Hartford (Just off of Hwy. 41)

District 5 & 6 – Moys Restaurant,  3 N Wisconsin St., Elkhorn


Your input is needed on:

· District Directors, Regional VP & Officer nominations for 2017

· Nomination for AQHA National Director

· Discuss Moving the Annual Meeting to being held Sunday morning after the Banquet

· Discuss any other needed Bylaw Changes

· 2017 Show Schedule Suggestions (limited facility dates open)     

· 2017 Year End Award Requirements, Show & Contest Rule Changes


Save the Dates:

WQHA 2016 Annual Meeting:

Tues., November 1st, 6:30 pm at FDL Holiday Inn & Convention Center


WQHA Awards Banquet & Convention:              

January 28th & 29th,  Best Western Premier Waterfront – Oshkosh



If you are unable to attend, please contact one of the Directors from your District:

District 1 - Kay DeBoer

715.652.2944 or


District 1 - Zoe Miller

715.532.9981 or


District 2 - Cindy Tousey

920.598.0601 or


District 2 - Michele Andrade

262.332.1500 or


District 2 - Rhonda Spratto

920.203.5504 or


District 3 -  Jim Ramthun

262.707.0240 or


District 3 - Robert Schmitz

920.251.7710 or


District 4 - Danyelle Gabbert

920.213.7549 or


District 5 - Brenda Lindvall

608.437.3455 or


District 5 - Keri Smith

608.835.5847 or


District 6 - Linda Berg

262.363.8205 or


District 6 - Sara Hauer

262.206.2904 or

2nd Annual WQHYA’s Nutrena feed bag fashions help raise funds for Wisconsin Youth Association!

Posted on July 26th, 2016


 The Nutrena® feed team, again teamed up with the Wisconsin Quarter Horse Youth Association (WQHYA) at the Cap Gun Circuit held in Madison, WI to help raise funds for the youth association. Youth members were charged with creating “feed bag fashions” using recycled Nutrena® feed bags and highlighting them as part of a fashion show held in conjunction with the Saturday night exhibitor’s party. 

Ride with us in Eminence, MO: June25 - July 2

Posted on April 11th, 2016
Join the American Quarter Horse Association from June 25 to July 2 for a week of fun at Cross Country Trail Rides in Eminence, MO. Participate in a ranch riding and trail challenge clinic, compete in a trail challenge and take advantage of the onsite AQHA booth. 

Feedbag Fashion Show 2015

Posted on July 20th, 2015

WQHA Boasts Expanded Facility for 2015 Shows

Posted on January 30th, 2015
A statewide effort saw two pavilions added to the Alliant Energy Center Campus, home to three Wisconsin Quarter Horse Association shows.
The New Holland Pavilions

Be Part of Alliant Energy Center History

Posted on March 18th, 2014
Please find attached an exciting opportunity to be part of history as Alliant Energy Center get ready to open it new Livestock Pavilions. This is a limited one time offering so don't miss your chance to be on the wall of fame.

AQHA 2014 Show Management Workshops

Posted on February 4th, 2014
Improve your next AQHA-approved horse show with effective management techniques.

AQHA Professional Horsemen Member

Posted on January 9th, 2014
The AQHA Professional Horsemen Association is an elite group of trustworthy horse experts.
Wisconsin AQHA Professional Horsemen Amy & Cody Marx

Board Of Directors Meeting Agenda - Jan. 12, 2014

Posted on January 6th, 2014
Wisconsin Quarter Horse Association
Board of Directors Meeting Agenda

Mid West Horse Fair Western Pleasure Clinic

Posted on December 30th, 2013
David Dellin is currently looking for participants for his 2014 Midwest Horse Fair clinics.
Western Pleasure Clinician & Judge

AQHA Equipment Rules Effective Nov. 1st

Posted on September 19th, 2012
A dedication to putting the American Quarter Horse first has led the AQHA Executive Committee to make changes in AQHA rules as far as equipment use at all AQHA-approved shows and approve a structure of fines and penalties that will be assessed to violators of these rules.
AQHA's equipment rules put the horse first. (Journal photo)

Ranch Horse Pleasure Class Debuts in Wisconsin

Posted on September 17th, 2012
The newest AQHA approved class, 'Ranch Pleasure' made its Wisconsin debut at the WQHA State Show in Oshkosh over the Labor Day Weekend.

Novice Championships

Posted on July 27th, 2012
SmartPak and Nutrena are the title sponsors of the 2012 AQHA Novice championship shows; additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.

AQHA Introductory Shows

Posted on July 27th, 2012
AQHA features a special format of shows - introductory shows - to allow exhibitors to get their feet wet in AQHA competition.

Just for you, from Quarter Horse Outfitters!

Posted on July 27th, 2012
Cool New Arrivals for the HOT Days of Summer!

AQHA members can save and stay up to date on the industry’s most trusted publication!

Posted on July 27th, 2012
The American Quarter Horse Journal has been the world's largest single-breed publication and for more than 60 years AQHA members have trusted the Journal to provide news on critical issues, and current events.

AQHA Members can take advantage of savings on exclusive horse health products

Posted on June 19th, 2012
The old the expression as "healthy as a horse" refers to horses being a symbol of robust health. Now AQHA members can live by this cliché when you take advantage of several discounts, on horse health related products from AQHA Corporate Partners.

Wisconsin Horse Council

Posted on June 1st, 2012
The Wisconsin Horse Council will be hosting their annual end-of-the-year  Championship Challenge Open Show on September 8, 2012 at Heartland Stables in Custer, Wisconsin.

Thank You!

Posted on June 1st, 2012
Dear WQHA,

Thank you for the invitation to use my horse as a representative of the WQHA and the Quarter Horse Breed

Remembering a Special Pair

Posted on May 18th, 2012
Jack Bound and Pixys Showdown are Together Again

Pixys Showdown (Pixys Tailwind X Hills Red Bird) was born on June 20, 1979, more than 32 years ago, at Tom and Carol Klamrowski's Horseshoe Springs Ranch in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

WQHA Scholarship News

Posted on May 18th, 2012
The Wisconsin Quarter Horse Association Scholarship program is supported and funded by donations within the Association and also from generous donations from the Community.

Letter from the WQHA President

Posted on May 15th, 2012
Straight from the Horse's-er-President's Mouth…

Taking the Reins

Posted on May 15th, 2012
The Midwest Horse Fair® is pleased to announce the creation of a second event to be held at the Alliant Energy Center on August 17 and 18, 2012:

The PRCA Rodeo Returns

Posted on May 15th, 2012
The Friday night rodeo, which has been a Midwest Horse Fair® favorite for many years, will again return for the 2012 event.

Al Dunning-Horsemanship Expert

Posted on May 15th, 2012
Al Dunning will be at the 2012 Midwest Horse Fair®. Al has owned and operated "Almosta Ranch" in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1970.

Leonard Berryhill-AQHA World Champion

Posted on May 15th, 2012
Leonard Berryhill will be performing at the 2012 Midwest Horse Fair®.

2012 Midwest Horse Fair

Posted on May 15th, 2012
Offering Something for Everyone!

A Special Thank You from the WQHA Awards Banquet

Posted on May 15th, 2012
A Special Thank You goes out

With Sympathy - Bonniewell Star

Posted on May 15th, 2012
April 30, 1983 - January 6, 2012
Bonniewell Star

Gary & Sally Rudolph's Show Mare

Posted on May 15th, 2012
Gary and Sally Rudolph's good show mare 'Absolut Interest' foaled early Friday morning March 9th…

New Filly - Diane Miller

Posted on May 15th, 2012
Congratulations to Diane Miller on a New Arrival

Scott Kohlmann Receives the Bill Goggins Award

Posted on May 15th, 2012
In 1989 WQHA member Bill Goggins was killed in an automobile accident shortly before that year's awards banquet.

Nikki Schultz Receives President's Award

Posted on May 15th, 2012
At the Awards banquet in January Joe Spak had the honor of recognizing a member whose actions contributed to the enhancement and advancement of WQHA last year.

Panel Test for 5 Genetic Diseases

Posted on May 15th, 2012
To help breeders make informed decisions, AQHA is now offering a panel test for five genetic diseases

AQHA Show Rule Change

Posted on May 15th, 2012
Changes are announced regarding the number of horses a competitor may show at an AQHA-approved show.

2012 Novice Championship Shows

Posted on May 15th, 2012
AQHA corporate partners Nutrena and SmarkPak, are the title sponsors for the 2012 Nutrena AQHA Eastern and the SmartPak AQHA Western Novice championship shows

2012 Regional Championships

Posted on May 15th, 2012
The 2012 AQHA Regional Championships are gearing up with Regions One through Ten having submitted their show dates and locations.

Leveling Program

Posted on May 15th, 2012
AQHA announces the point ranges for leveling program classes held at two test shows in 2012.

AQHA Animal Welfare Commission

Posted on May 15th, 2012
Recognizing that animal welfare is the single-most important issue facing the equine industry today, the American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee has appointed the 12-member AQHA Animal Welfare Commission, which met February 6-8, 2012 in Dallas.

Award Recognition Concepts

Posted on May 15th, 2012
On March 1, 2012, Awards Recognition Concepts (ARC) took over as the official provider of AQHA's trophies and awards.

Congratulations Tom Gruszynske and CK Clu Kid

Posted on May 15th, 2012
With a great year of showing in 2011 Tom Gruszynske and 'CK Clu Kid' have earned the American Quarter Horse Association Rookie of the Year Award for the state of Wisconsin and were top ten at the Amateur select World Show.