VQHA Annual Banquet 2011

We had a wonderful time at the VQHA Annual Banquet! It was so great to sit down and catch up with everyone.

Congratulations to everyone, we had a GREAT YEAR! 

Claire Dykstra with Mr Pine Bar Diamond

Category II

  • Champion – Novice Amateur Trail
  • Champion – Amateur Trail
  • Reserve Champion – Novice Amateur Showmanship, Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation
  • Reserve Champion – Open Trail, Western Riding
  • Reserve Champion – Novice Amateur Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle


Erin Longworth with Invy Star

Category I

  • Champion – Halter Stallions


Molly VanBuren with Hanks Hobby Horse

Category II

  • Champion – Open Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle
  • Champion – Youth Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle
  • Champion – Novice Youth Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle
  • Reserve Champion – Novice Youth Showmanship, Western Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation
  • Co-Reserve Champion – Youth Halter


Would also like to acknowledge our very own Amy Rogers and Renata Branicki for being the newest Directors and the Youth Advisors for VQHA! Congratulations ladies!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Please enjoy this beautiful heart-felt video made by Kacy Laberge.



Thank you Kacy!

Summer so far

Summer is in full swing and we have had a busy year so far. Congratulations to Amy on her first circuit win at the NHQHA show and Lindsey Slack for her first AQHA all around with Image of Asset. Kacy is having a great first year on the AQHA circuit with Cashing In The Chips. The Big Country earned his first AQHA points in his first AQHA trail class also, Mr Big’s owned by Susan O’Connell. Claire and Molly have had a great year, Claire and her horse Mr Pine Bar Diamond earned the highest trail score of the day for all divisions at the Presidents circuit! Lindsay Wheeler is having a great first season with her 3yr old Sweet Talkin Ruby! Let’s keep up the good work!

Update from the Presidents Circuit in Sorel, Quebec, Canada

Quick update from the John Deer Presidents Circuit in Sorel, Quebec, Canada:

Yesterday was a LONG day from trail to Historical Showmanship.

Big got through big kid trail, and Luka went into her first HUS classes and pinned 2nd, 2 4ths, 6th. Not bad for her first show and only 3 weeks of work! Point earner at her fist show! Way to go Luka!

Kacy, Claire, Molly, Lindsey are doing great.

Paige is enjoying her first AQHA show.

Great job so far Ladies.


We are getting ready for the John Deere – President Circuit in Sorel, Quebec, Canada

John Deere – President Circuit – Here we come!!!!

Dates: 07/21 – 07/24/2011

Place: Sorel, Quebec, Canada
For more information: http://aqqh.ca/

Good luck ladies and horses!

Claire Dykstra with Mr Pine Bar Diamond
Paige Gould with Seek A Hot Blaze
Kacy Laberge with Cashing in the Chips
Erin Longworth with The Big Country and Lukes Very Pretty
Lindsey Slack with Lukes Very Pretty and Image of Asset
Molly Van Buren with Hanks Hobby Horse