IQHA Queen Contest Requirements
Awards for Horsemanship, Knowledge and Interview Winners!
- Queen to be crowned at the IQHA State Show in June
- Automatic contestant at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in October
- Contest format similar to the one used at the Congress
- Candidate must have a sponsor or sponsors. The sponsor fee is $75.00. Fee must accompany application. A candidate may have multiple sponsors to meet the $75.00 fee.
- Candidate must be 18 years old on January 1, and not over 25 years old, single, never married, annulled, divorced, or a single parent.
- Candidate must complete all categories of The Official Application and it must be postmarked by April 1.
- PREVIOUS QUEEN CONTEST WINNERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENTER.
- Candidate must be current member of AQHA and IQHA and a resident of Indiana.
- Candidate may ride any AQHA Indiana-owned horse whose owner is a member of IQHA.
- Candidate will be required to make a poster with her name and 8x10 photo and her sponsor's name(s) to be displayed at the Queen's booth at the State Show.
- Candidate must submit a color photo (any size) with her application to be used for publicity in the State Show program and the IQHA Journal.
- Candidate must exhibit in, or participate in the running of at least 3 IQHA shows or events during the one- (1) year period prior to the start of the State Show competition.
- Queen will automatically be on next year's IQHA Queen Committee, unless she competes again.
- Candidate must compete in all categories of the Contest
1. Oral Interview - 40% (3 judges)
2. Written Test - 40% (Questions from AQHA and IQHA Rule Books)
3. Horsemanship - 20% (3 Judges to divide their scores between pattern and rail work)
4. Please note that in all categories of multiple judges, their scores will be totaled and averaged
- Queen will represent Indiana at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio in October.
- The Queen is also
scheduled for the following appearances:*
* Tentative Schedule - more events
may be added
- State Show
- IQHA Summer ShowNovice Shows
- IQHA Awards Banquet
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