To promote the ownership and use of the American Quarter Horse for pleasure, work and exhibition. HQHA will organize and sponsor events for all levels of Western and English riding to improve horsemanship and training techniques for all equestrians.
All ages, horses of any breed
The Hawaii Quarter Horse Association welcomes participants of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you are a novice or expert rider, a kid or a grandparent, there are events you will enjoy. You don't need to own a registered Quarter Horse. There are open classes for any breed of horse. Members willingly offer tips and information to assist each other. There is competition, but it is friendly and fun. Compete with others at your own level.
Events for everyone - slow to fast
Western and English classes are offered. Halter, trail, showmanship, cutting, reining, horsemanship, western pleasure, western riding, hunter hack, equitation over fences, hunter under saddle, hunt seat equitation, Several great trail rides are scheduled throughout the year.
Shows are held at various locations around the Big Island. Honokaa, Hilo, Parker Ranch in Waimea and Kona are used.
Business and social meeting are held which facilitate communications and fellowship between members and the board. An annual awards banquet is held to pass out prizes and buckles for each category of competition. Great food and camaraderie is enjoyed by all.
Training and Clinics
From time to time HQHA hosts clinics and training sessions for horsemanship and specific disciplines.
HQHA Youth Association
A diverse group. Some have quarter horses, some have other breeds and some don’t have any horses at all. Activities include the shows, trail rides and arena play days. There are educational meetings at veterinary clinics, visits from equine professionals and the kids have even learned how to make their own horse treats
Not a member? Join today!
Whether you are just a horse lover or you just love to compete, there is a place for you in HQHA. Don’t own a horse, but still want to be around horses? There’s always a need for help at the shows and perhaps you will get a chance to assist a competitor with their mount. An extra hand at grooming and tacking up is always welcome. Dues and entry fees are nominal. Membership Form
Sponsorships are sought to enable HQHA to serve the equestrian community on the Big Island. These enable us to fund youth programs and training.
HQHA ienjoys significant business and community support. We encourage businesses to sponsor shows, classes and charity events.
Officers and Board
President: Linda Hunt
Vice President: Dianne Feeney
Secretary: Gay George
Treasurer: Kristin Hunt
Board Members: Linda Hunt, Kae Elledge, Dianne Feeney, Gay George, Bill George, Kristin Hunt.