Committee Reports

The American Quarter Horse Association cancelled the 2020 AQHA Convention, due to rapidly escalating health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the cancellation of the convention, 11 of the AQHA Standing Committees met via Skype, Microsoft Teams and conference calls to discuss rule-change proposals and other business-related items that were on their respective agendas. Committee reports and recommendations are being presented to the Executive Committee in April, with the exception of the reports from the AQHA Studbook and Registration and Nominations and Credentials committees.

According to AQHA bylaws, only the AQHA Board of Directors can pass registration and bylaw rules in person at an AQHA convention. Therefore, agenda items for these two committees must wait until the 2021 AQHA Convention. AQHA will notify individuals who submitted agenda items for these two committees that the items will carry over to next year’s convention, unless the Association is notified otherwise by the individual who originally submitted the agenda item.

The AQHA Executive Committee met April 8 via conference call to review the rule-change recommendations from seven AQHA standing committees. Those reports are available below. Recommendations from the amateur, judges, ranching and show committees will be presented to the Executive Committee on April 16. Approved agenda items for these committees will be available once finalized.

To learn more about how rules are made and changed at AQHA, watch this video. To submit a rule-change proposal for the upcoming year, visit our Rulebook page.