AQHA End-of-the-Year Deadlines

AQHA End-of-the-Year Deadlines

Check off your end-of-the-year AQHA to-do list!

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Note: Updated May 3, 2024

When end of yet another year is closing ineveryone is in a mad rush to meet deadlines and complete paperwork. In the midst of holiday travels, those deadlines can be hard to keep track of! Read below to see a few of the most common year-end deadlines.


The deadline for American Quarter Horse Foundation scholarship applications is January 15. The Foundation scholarship program has provided more than $6.3 million in financial assistance to more than 1,100 American Quarter Horse Youth Association members since its inception in 1976!

Rule-Change Proposals

AQHA is an organization that works for its members. That means members have the chance to make a difference and submit items to be considered by AQHA standing committees at the next spring's AQHA convention.  AQHA members have until December 31 to submit rule-change proposals.

Stallion Breeding Reports

Stallion breeding reports are due November 30. Your stallion breeding report can be submitted by mail, fax, email or online. AQHA will accept a postmark for stallion breeding reports. We will also accept a fax, email or online submission that is completed before midnight.

  • Stallion filing fee: $75

  • Fee per mare bred: $10

  • Late fee: $50

Here's a step-by-step guide for submitting an online AQHA stallion breeding report.

Foal Registration

If you have a spring foal, it's probably time to get the paperwork ready to submit to AQHA to receive the cheapest fee schedule for the foal. The first age deadline for foals is at 7 months from the day of birth. If you had a foal born in May, the fee will go up on the 7-month birthday in December. June foals are due in January. You can mail or email your registration applications to AQHA even if you are missing information. AQHA locks in the registration fee from the time the application is received, and the fee won't change, no matter how long it takes to complete the process.

  • Weanlings: $50

  • Late weanlings: $75

  • Yearlings: $170

  • 2 year olds: $300

  • 3 year olds: $400

  • 4 year olds and older: $500

For a step-by-step guide for registering your foal, please see AQHA Registration.

Horseback Riding Program Hours

AQHA Horseback Riding Program hours are due on December 31. Horseback Riding hours can be submitted online, by fax or mail. If you are mailing your hours to AQHA, a postmark is acceptable to meet the deadline. The rider must be logged into AQHA Member Services with his/her username and password to file online. 

Renew Your Membership

Don't forget to renew your membership! AQHA members receive hundreds of dollars in AQHA corporate partner discounts every year, plus other perks of membership, like The American Quarter Horse Journal, the library of premium e-books and eligibility to show in AQHA eventsJoin or renew today.

AQHA Mailing Address
P. O. Box 200
Amarillo, TX 79168

AQHA Membership Services Phone Number
(806) 376-4811

AQHA Member Services Fax Number
(806) 349-6411