IQHA Professional Horseman Award
Do you know a trainer that goes above and beyond….that should be recognized by the Indiana Quarter Horse Association. Nominate them for the IQHA Professional Horseman Award. This new award will be presented at the 2023 IQHA Awards Banquet in January.
Mission Statement: To promote interest in the American Quarter Horse and to represent membership. To achieve the mission, the association seeks to:
- Encourage humane care
- Promote the breed
- Adhere to the rules of AQHA
- Promote youth and adult activities and events.
Just what is an American Quarter Horse? If you have ever seen a horse in one of rodeo's timed events, been along for work on a ranch or watched a Western on the big or small screen, 9 times out of 10 you have seen an American Quarter Horse.
These heavily muscled, compact horses could run a short distance over a straightaway faster than any other horse, and the fastest were called Celebrated American Quarter Running Horses by English colonists in the 1600s. In 1940 a registry was formed to preserve the breed which officially became the American Quarter Horse.