If you are interested in becoming a horse owner please feel free to contact AQHRA office for more details. Below is a link to a brochure that may be able to provide a little more information about owning a Quarter Horse.

Contact the AQHRA for more details
Tel: (403) 381-8167
Fax: (403) 381-8197


Membership is required in order to participate in all AQHRA Stakes and Awards programs, Equine events and “Foaled in Alberta” programs, incentives and bonuses.  Membership year is from January 1 to December 31.  Payment at the beginning of the calendar year is encouraged to ensure the Association has up-to-date contact information for ongoing communications.

We are an affiliate of the American Quarter Horse Association and their international mission statement is “to expand awareness of American Quarter Horses worldwide and to comply with and develop rules and procedures to assist the International Affiliates of AQHA in this endeavor.”

Membership Fees will remain the same in 2023.

Just a reminder: two (2) important additions to the current membership application (introduced in 2016) are as follows:

  1. Association By-Laws: Signature required agreeing to abide to the By-Laws of the Association.
  2. Privacy & Consent: Signature required providing the Association with consent to communicate with member via electronic means as outlined in Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL).  The legislation requires that the Association obtain expressed consent from its members for email communications.  In addition the Association requests permission to share contact information (including by electronic means) for the purposes of providing and producing publications, lists and to perform marketing and advertising services.

By becoming a full-fledged member of the AQHRA, you receive liability insurance and you are also invited to attend and participate in our Annual General Meeting held each year. Your membership grants you the right to vote on any agenda items at this meeting and your participation is encouraged!


Yes! If you plan to participate in any AQHRA Race program or consign to the AQHRA Annual Fall Sale you must have a current year AQHRA membership (Single or Family, and other, as required). Beginning January 1, 2017, a trainer must be a member of the AQHRA to enter and/or participate in any AQHRA Stakes Race or added money race.

Yes! If you are the owner or are the breeder of a horse that has earned eligible bonuses, you must have a current year AQHRA membership. No accumulation of bonuses will occur if the owner/breeder is not a member of the AQHRA.  Acquire your membership at the beginning of the calendar year to ensure all eligible funding is received.

Yes! The stallion owner must have a current year AQHRA membership (single or family, and other, as required) . Stallion incentives are paid out on progeny of the Stallion that are Alberta Stallion Stakes eligible. 

Yes!  Membership includes Liability Insurance Coverage which provides protection to members for legal liability as third parties for death, disease, bodily injury, personal injury and/or loss of use of property while participating in sanctioned racing activities for the Alberta Quarter Horse Racing Association. This coverage is mandatory for all participants racing quarter horses at track venues in Alberta.   

Check our 2022 AQHRA Membership Application for further information.

  • Associate Membership
    ($25 + $1.25 GST) = $26.25
  • Single Membership
    ($105 + $5 GST) = $105
  • Family Membership
    ($125 + $6.25 GST) = $131.25
  • Syndicates, Ranches Stables, Farms, Companies etc.
    ($25 + $1.25 GST) = $26.25

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