Please note that we are in the process of shifting our office and contact point for the association. We apologise for any inconvenience at this time.

The American Quarter Horse Association - NZ Inc is the official breed association for the Quarter Horse in New Zealand.

Formed in 1970, the AQHA-NZ is a thriving, vibrant organisation offering competitions, education and incentive programmes for youth and amateur riders, including the bi-annual Quarter Horse Youth World Cup and Trans-Tasman Challenge.


We are in the process of setting up a cattle fundraising scheme to help with the funding required to run our organisation. At this stage, we are seeking expressions of interest in participating in this scheme and to which level you may choose to participate.

We will have several levels of participation of which you could choose one or multiple levels as follows:

1) Providing a calf to be raised.

2) Providing funds to purchase milkpowder/meal.

3) Raising a calf through to weaning.

4) Grazing a calf from weaning to a saleable age.

Note that participation at any level will be greatly appreciated by the AQHA-NZ Council and the membership in general. Also, please be aware that all levels other that level 2 will provide you to be NAIT registered as per current legislation.

If you may be interested/able to participate in this scheme, can you please submit your expressions of interest to Jacob at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you in advance

Your AQHA-NZ Council


If you are considering importing a Quarter Horse into New Zealand please contact the AQHA-NZ office and discuss what is required so that you can make an informed decision when making your purchase.

With a big thank you to Jan Robinson our National Show results are now available to view and download.

We would also like to take the time to thank our "SPONSORS". Their ongoing support of the National Show helped make it the great success it was. Please take time to view their page attached and wherever possible support them as they have supported us. 

To our competitors we offer a huge thanks for your professionalism and camaraderie, and also to all our helpers that worked tirelessly throughout making this a very smoothly run show. 







Please support both our Quarter Horse Assocation and our Quarter Horse Youth. We have good quality and hard wearing Hay Bags and Bale Buddies for Sale.

For more information click on the link below.

Handy checklist for prospective Quarter Horse buyersIf you're in the market for a Quarter Horse, you want the buying process to run smoothly.   We've put together a handy check list for you, so you know what to check when considering purchasing your Quarter Horse: 

Things for Quarter Horse mare owners to knowIf you are considering breeding your mare and wish to register the progeny with AQHA-NZ, there are some things you should be aware of when choosing a stallion. 

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About the American Quarter Horse

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