Welcome to the website of the AQHA UK

The American Quarter Horse Association UK

We are a registered charity dedicated to promoting the Quarter Horse in the UK. We maintain the Breed Registry for the UK, as well as holding events and shows around the country and much more.  Please join us in celebrating this beautiful equine breed.

Sales Pages

If you wish to advertise please send in the wording and up to two photographs to info@aqha.uk.com To visit the advert page click here Adverts are free for members to advertise their own horses, tack and equipment.


Please note that the address for passports and registrations is:

AQHA UK, Oakridge Arena, Swinderby Road, Collingham, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 7NZ

Please make sure you write AQHA UK on the envelope to ensure it arrives in the correct office.  

  Please read all the relevant information regarding latest legislation on the Passport pages

Become a Member and get a Passport

Being of member of the American Quarter Horse Association of the United Kingdom brings many benefits for those interested in the Quarter Horse.



Latest guidance on travelling to Europe

Latest News - Guidance for travelling equines out of the United Kingdom after 29 March 2019.Further to our update of the 28 January 2019, Defra have now published detailed guidance on travelling horses abroad including Ireland and France were TPA...

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Travelling to Europe after 31st March

AQHA- UK has received the following communication from the British Equestrian Federation regarding post Brexit issues related to travelling horses to Europe.  We would like to assure you that AQHAUK are engaged on your behalf along with other UK Equine ID...

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Youth Squad Manager

AQHA UK would like to invite applications for the post of our Youth World Cup Squad Manager. Details of the role and its responsibilities are contained in the attached document. Those interested should email their CV to AQHA UK by Tuesday 27th November...

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European Amateur and Youth Team Cup

Many people have been asking recently about the status of the European Amateur and Youth Team Cup event scheduled to be held next year.  Whilst at the beginning of the year the event seemed to be organisationally well underway it has become...

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Registration 2018 Foals – URGENT!

New legislation means that you MUST notify the AQHAUK office about your 2018 foals. Even if you do not yet have your US registration papers, you have to send details of the foal, dam and sire, and date of birth.  If you do not do this you could incur...

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It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the death of long time member of the AQHA UK Peter Schwenk.  Peter set up and ran the Association’s first website alongside the forum “Campfire”. He was actively involved in organising...

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Congratulations to Stephen Brain and Mocca Gota Lota Cool on winning

Supreme Champion 2018


Supreme Champion: Stephen Brain and Mocca Gota Lota Cool, First Reserve:  Lucy Adams and Yankee Cashier, and Second Reserve: Lee Rutter and Gunnawantme!


Photo below:  Emmelleff Photography                

Artwork: Debbie Burns

THANK YOU to all our Sponsors of the 2018 Youth World Cup Team!

AQHA UK would like to thank all the sponsors who responded to the article about our Youth Team in the Equestrian Trade News earlier this year. The seven teenagers pictured will be heading to Texas at the end of June to compete against 18 other countries in the AQHA Youth World Cup 2018. They will ride in a number of disciplines, both western and English, on American Quarter Horses provided by the host nation. They have coaching and clinics from top US and International trainers in the run up to the competition, using that time to get to know their horses, before taking on the rest of the world!

We have followed up a number of exciting offers and are pleased to say that this team will be flying the flag for a number of UK and international companies.

Ariat Europe will be supplying their FEI team polos, light weight jackets and western boots. In addition, some of the riders competing in the English classes will be sporting the Ariat Heritage Field boots, breeches and show jackets. Our thanks to Melanie Selman. www.ariat.com

The polos and jackets are currently with Staroak Designs Ltd (Penny Connah) who will be printing these up with our AQHA UK logo, names and ‘Youth World Cup 2018’. Staroak will be sponsoring the team caps to match the Ariat kit with some added bling for the girls. www.staroakdesigns.com

Shires Equestrian have supplied each team rider with a fantastic set of luggage which includes the Team Shires holdalls, hat bags, grooming kit bags and garment bag. Thank you to Chairman Malcolm Ainge. www.shiresequestrian.com

Teamrider will be supplying a red, long sleeved shirts which will be embroidered and used at the opening and closing ceremonies. Many thanks to Linda Titherley for all her help. www.teamrider.co.uk

The team from The Riding Habit met up with our youth team at the Fenland Show to measure up and fit Uvex lightweight helmets. Many thanks to Lucia and Jamie Wilson. www.theridinghabit.co.uk

Thank you to LG Leatherworks who have provided the Team with gorgeous premium black leather belts. lgleatherworks.com

Belvoir Rug Company are making up 7 of their ‘Honsie’ rugs. These lightweight rugs which include a hood will keep the show horses clean in the run up to the competition and work well even in hotter climates. Director Richard Ellis is arranging for the rugs to be made up in suitable UK colours. www.belvoirrugcompany.com

We would like to say a huge thank you to top US designer Kevin Garcia. Our Youth Team will be wearing show apparel at the AQHA Youth World Cup 2018 by Kevin Garcia. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Kevin Garcia has been in the show world for over 25 years and has designed some unique and stunning outfits for the show pen for everyone from Small Fry to World Champion winners. Watch this space to see how our Youth Riders will sparkle! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kevin-Garcia-Originals/

British Airways have also agreed to waive excess baggage allowances so we can take all the extra kit we need, including all the kit provided by the above sponsors.

We would also like to thank emmelleff equestrian photography for their great photo of our team. www.emmelleff.co.uk

So, a HUGE THANK YOU for all your help and we wish the Youth Team the very best of luck in Texas.

Sandra Loder 

Youth Director AQHA UK