AQHA International Educational Marketplace

Formerly known as AQHA International Horsemanship Camps, this program provides as many educational opportunities to as many affiliates and member groups as possible.

The program formerly known as AQHA International Horsemanship Camps, which is one of the longest running AQHA International programs, is rebranded as the AQHA International Educational Marketplace. This updated program makes funding more accessible to international affiliates and members to provide as many educational opportunities as possible via a model that is flexible enough to meet the needs of various countries and membership regions.

The AQHA International Educational Marketplace will make existing educational program funds available to educational seminar hosts via grant application. Grants range from $2,500 - $5,000 per seminar. With that funding, seminar hosts will select an AQHA Professional Horseman/Horsewoman, trainer, judge, university group, or other industry professional from the United States to implement the seminar. Seminar hosts will have the opportunity to tailor the content of the seminar based on participant level skill, type of seminar (‘hands-on’ vs. lecture) and desired topics.

Even amid the continued global pandemic, AQHA International Educational Marketplace clinics in program year 2020-2021 were very successful. AQHA supported 16 educational clinics, allowing for 13 U.S.-based clinicians to develop and publish virtual clinics through an online learning platform. Countries that experienced the benefit of this grant in 2021 included Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Panama, Slovenia and Spain. 

AQHA International Educational Marketplace clinics can be hosted in-person or virtually for the 2021-2022 program year. AQHA International is happy to work with international affiliates to bring educational clinics to countries, either in-person in the classroom or arena, or virtually in the comfort of members’ own homes.  If you are interested in learning more about a clinic that will be organized by the affiliate in your country, please visit the AQHA International Educational Marketplace Listings page. 

Program year 2021-2022 applications for AQHA International Educational Marketplace funding will be accepted in three rounds. When applying, please submit a grant application to international@aqha.org.

  • Round 1: November 4, 2021 – January 31, 2022
  • Round 2: February 1, 2022 – April 30, 2022
  • Round 3: May 1, 2022 – July 31, 2022  

AQHA International is hopeful that you will take advantage of this funding made available to host an educational clinic in your country. It is a great opportunity to grow our American Quarter Horse industry around the globe!

If you have any questions about this program, please email international@aqha.org.

Download the International Education Marketplace grant application.