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 Ollie Nicholas 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.

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. 

Reminder that all stallion breeding certificates are due by 1 April 2018.  Please get them into the office as soon as possible.


Please can you send them to the AQHA-NZ office as follows:

C/- 305 Hallett Road

RD 2

Whakatane 3192


The address on the current form is now old & not correct.



The AQHA-NZ AGM is being held on 19 May 2018 at 10.30am.  Details of location as follows:

Taupo Cosmopolitan Club

5 Taniwha Street, Taupo.

Would love to see as many of you there.  This is where you get to see what the association has been up to for the past year. 

Our first amateur run clinic will be held at Showfields on Queens birthday weekend in June 2018. 

Trainers are Trish Wettenhall (Australia) & Stephanie Milligan (Hi Point rider of the 2018 AQHA-NZ national show).  We are super excited to have both these trainers for the first time.

Cost is $150 for members or $200 for non members (members will get priority if numbers are an issue however we are not expecting this so please sign up).  All rider positions will be confirmed on payment for members & 2 weeks prior for non members.  Stable numbers are limited to 11 and the cost is $20 per night/ Outdoor pens are $7.50 per night.  Stables are on a first paid, first served basis so get in quick if you are looking for a stable.

Address for Showfields is 389 Springhill Road, Hampton Downs, Waikato.  This is an indoor arena & about 5 minutes off SH1.

Contact is either Olivia Ladd or Michelle Stephens.

We hope to see you there as this is a wonderful opportunity for the north of the North Island members at a very reasonable price.