Welcome to the NWQHA Website
The Northwest Quarter Horse Association (NWQHA) was established in the mid 1940’s by ranchers and Quarter Horse enthusiast from around northeast Oregon and southeast Washington. The Association is a non-profit corporation. Our charter is as follows, “To promote the interest of Northwest Quarter Horse owners and breeders, to increase the number of owners and breeders of quarter horses, and any and all things necessary to advance the prosperity of the breed and its owners and breeders. This is still our commitment today. Whether we are working cattle, showing, racing or enjoying a quiet trail ride the Quarter Horse has proven to be a reliable working partner and friend.
The NWQHA is a family oriented group that has a lot of fun while working hard to promote the Quarter Horse industry. We meet monthly at locations in Walla Walla, WA or Pendleton, OR. During the winter months members can enjoy riding at the Walla Walla Fair Grounds on Sundays. As the weather warms in the spring and summer months members can enjoy trail rides, schooling shows sponsored by the NWQHA.
In April the NWQHA puts on the South Eastern Washington Show Circuit (SEWSC) at the Walla Walla Fair Grounds. The SEWSC is a four day Quarter Horse show that draws competitors and trainers from all over the western United States and Canada. This show is one of the last shows in our region that still offers cow horse and cutting classes along with halter, showmanship, trail and rail classes. This is a great show with a long history of 65 consecutive years.
Come be a part of a great group of Quarter Horse enthusiasts and join the NWQHA.
After the show!!!
IT'S OVER!!!!! WE MADE IT!!!!! and a big, big THANK YOU to all the members for taking the time to be there at the show and all your help of running here and there. Pam worked hard and late into the night to record take ins and payouts so we could see about where we stand and this is one of the reasons we are calling a meeting TUESDAY, MAY 7th. We will have the meeting at Smiths restaurant(Sterlings) 6pm dinner and 7pm meeting. Also, we were contacted at our show by several people, that are involved in showing and organizing shows, that want to share their knowledge and ideas with us to help us make our show better and have a larger turnout.
As a club we should have a meeting before we have these guests and that is why we are calling a meeting on Tuesday May 7th(Smiths,dinner 6pm, meeting 7pm)We need everyones in-put on how our show went and a general report from Pam Johnson. Then Thursday evening, May 9th, we will have 4 speakers come and talk to us about our show and other shows and to help guide us with advice on bettering our show. Please understand that we are going to listen and take-in everything that they say but NO DECISIONS will be made that night! We do have time to digest and compare before any final decisions are to be made by the WHOLE CLUB. So, hopefully, You will be able to make both meetings May 7th and May 9th. Both are important and we need YOUR in-put as a club member. If you are a board member or hold an office and cannot make the Tuesday meeting, Please e-mail me so you will be excused. Hope to see all of you!!