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
  1. 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.
  2. Candidate must be 18 years old on January 1, and not over 25 years old, single, never married, annulled, divorced, or a single parent.
  3. Candidate must complete all categories of The Official Application and it must be postmarked by April 1.
  4. PREVIOUS QUEEN CONTEST WINNERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENTER.
  5. Candidate must be current member of AQHA and IQHA and a resident of Indiana.
  6. Candidate may ride any AQHA Indiana-owned horse whose owner is a member of IQHA.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Queen will automatically be on next year's IQHA Queen Committee, unless she competes again.
  11. 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
  12. Queen will represent Indiana at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio in October.
  13. The Queen is also scheduled for the following appearances:*
    • State Show
    • IQHA Summer ShowNovice Shows
    • Congress
    • IQHA Awards Banquet
    • Clinics
  14. * Tentative Schedule - more events may be added

Thank you to the following Queen Sponsors:

Headley Quarter Horses
Indiana Quarter Horse Assn
An Equine Production
Dr. Duane and Beverly McDavitt
Brenda Sharp
Valerie Dauwe
Rhinestone Lipgloss
Dale Hamilton Quarter Horses
Northside Trailer Sales
Basic Equine Gut Health
Shadow Trailer World of Indiana
Cowpokes
Indiana Quarter Horse Amateur Association
Taz Bellar

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