International Education Marketplace
AQHA International Educational Marketplace
The program formerly known as AQHA International Horsemanship Camps, which is one of the longest running AQHA International programs, has now been rebranded as the AQHA International Educational Marketplace. This updated program makes funding more accessible to the majority of our international affiliates and members to provide as many educational opportunities to as many affiliates and member groups as possible via a model that is flexible enough to meet the needs of various affiliates and countries.
The AQHA International Education 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.
Educational Marketplace clinics this year have been wildly popular. AQHA has granted funds for 20 clinics in 2020, allowing for 26 clinicians to travel to foreign countries to teach clinics. AQHA is proud to fund these clinics which provide a hands-on benefit to having an AQHA membership. Countries that will benefit from this grant in 2020 include Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Due to the impact of global travel restrictions caused by coronavirus (COVID-19), all educational marketplace clinics will now take place virtually through October 2020. AQHA International is working with international affiliates to bring educational clinics to the comfort of member’s own homes. If you are interested in learning more about a clinic that will be organized by the affiliate in your country, please check out the AQHA International Educational Marketplace Listings page.
Fiscal Year 2021 applications for Educational Marketplace funding will be accepted in three rounds. Round 1: June 1, 2020 - September 1, 2020; Round 2: September 2, 2020- December 1, 2020; Round 3: December 2, 2020 - March 1, 2021. When applying, please submit a grant application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AQHA hopes you take advantage of this additional funding made available to you to host an educational clinic in your country. It is a great opportunity to grow our American Quarter Horse industry around the globe.