Our annual banquet took place in February at the Holiday Inn Williamsport with a good time had by all thanks to the hard work and planning of Patty Beaver. The open and amateur year end awards were phenomenal thanks to Patty and her ability to get the most bang for the buck. The youth did a great job picking the youth year end awards, I’m sure no one walked away disappointed. In addition to the youth year end awards, their budget allowed them to give a KQHYA hoodie to all point earners. The evening included a meal and basket auction. The basket auction was a huge success and worthy fundraiser with the baskets being donated by the directors.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Our annual elections were held at the combined board/general membership meeting that took place at the Holiday Inn Williamsport. Our new officers are Brian Egan, President; Reed Sibley, Vice President; Patty Beaver, Secretary; Rochelle Mausteller, Treasurer. A complete list of officers & directors can be found at the Officer/Directors tab of this website. A complete list of meetings can be found at the Event Schedule tab of this website. Each officer and director is committed to working for the KQHA members and making KQHA better than it’s ever been! Please feel free to contact any officer or board member to offer your ideas or assistance.
HUGE CHANGES COMING OUR WAY!!!!
The most exciting news to come to KQHA was when AQHA approved a 5 judge circuit to be held in Centre Hall on June 15-19, 2011 with an indoor arena expected to be completed by this time. The SHOWDOWN begins with a novice show on the 15th, then moves onto a 5 judge AQHA show through the 19th. We are offering circuit awards for every class at the novice show along with clinics by Jonathan Meiller & Connie Sibley.
The show then moves on to the AQHA portion and offers circuit awards for each class, all around awards, and a Skeeters Work Saddle where one entry from each class will be put into a raffle to win the saddle. Unique to our show we are having a SHOWDOWN TRIFECTA, this is awarded to the horse who earns the most points in Trail, Halter and either Western Pleasure
or Hunter Under Saddle. A special award will be offered for the TRIFECTA.
KELLY GRAPHICS has been contracted to be our official show photographer, she brings with her a nationally recognized resume of photos and advertisements.
TREAS HORSE TRAILERS will sponsor our HOEDOWN AT THE SHOWDOWN for a fun filled get together June 17th.
We have a long list of tack and food vendors committed to our show.
We hope this change will bring a fresh look to KQHA and the SHOWDOWN will become one of the most desired circuits on the east coast. To be part of this exciting change, please contact any officer of board member. We want to make this show #1 and that will require a lot of hard work from everyone in KQHA. At this time we are seeking announcers and ringmasters for the SHOWDOWN, so if that is your talent please let us know.
With this news, KQHA will not longer hold the fall show, though an open show is being considered. If this is something you would like to volunteer your time to please step forward.