ASQHA Mentor Program
Have a question? Not sure how to get started? We can help! ASQHA Board members are available to act as a mentor to any member in need of assistance at our shows and clinics.
The purpose of a mentor is to guide you through your show experience in order to make it less
stressful and more fun. Consider contacting a board member in your area and asking them to
mentor you this season.
Possible topics include:
• What to expect at your first show or clinic
• Who to ask if you have a question
• Forms and Paperwork: Entry forms, recording, EIA, membership, stalls, etc.
• Show preparation: When you can arrive, when you can lunge, warm up, what you should bring, what to
• Parking and Stalls: Where to park, how to reserve a stall
A mentor is not a coach, trainer, groom, or show official. They are a volunteer and are here to guide you through the process.
Horseback Riding Program
ASQHA is excited to announce a new opportunity for people to be rewarded for enjoying their American Quarter Horse. We are now offering a Horseback Riding Program, modeled after the successful AQHA program.
Similar to the national program, our State-level Program will require participants to be ASQHA/ASQHYA members, and to pay a small enrollment fee.
Riders will log the number of hours they spend riding, be they trail rides, lessons, parades, training, or other such activities. Competitive activities, such as horse shows, fairs, and competitive endurance riding, will count. All breeds are welcome.
At the end of the year, awards will be given to the Youth and Adult riders in both the AQHA and Other Breed divisions who accumulate the most hours over the course of the year. Lifetime Benchmark awards will also be given when riders reach a certain number of hours.
If you would like more information, please contact Christina Worker, Recreational Coordinator, at (907) 456-2341, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.