More Ways To Earn Hours

As long as you're in the saddle, you're earning hours toward recognition through the AQHA Horseback Riding Program.

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Every time you saddle up to ride, whether you're at your 4-H county fair, practicing at home for the next show or just spending time horseback, you can earn hours for the time you spend riding, pleasure driving or doing ground activities, including training, showing and/or exercising (does not include grooming, feeding or health maintenance). 

It's easy to earn rewards:

Enroll in the AQHA Horseback Riding Program before you take your next ride, then start logging your hours toward great Horseback Riding Program recognition:

Here are some fun ways you can log Horseback Riding Program hours:

  • On trail rides
  • Training your horse while horseback
  • 4-H horse shows
  • AQHA shows (both in the show pen and in the warm-up pen!)
  • Therapeutic riding
  • Working on a ranch

Long story short: Any time you're in the saddle, you should be tracking your hours toward HBR recognition!

It's easy to enroll in the AQHA Horseback Riding Program:

  • AQHA, AQHYA and Amateur members, enroll in either the American Quarter Horse or the All-Breeds division of the Horseback Riding Program. (You may enroll in both divisions).
  • Pay the one-time enrollment fee per division.
  • Log the hours you spend in the saddle.  (Riding pleasure driving or doing ground activities including training, showing and/or exercising (does not include grooming, feeding or health maintenance).
  • Log your hours online or mail to AQHA regularly. The more often you submit your hours, the more quickly your rewards will roll in! All hours must be received by December 31 of each year.  Time should be in hour / 1/2 hour increments.