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All AQHA members are encouraged to attend the 2017 AQHA Convention and make a difference in their Association.
AQHA invites members to attend a fun and exciting 2017 AQHA Convention, March 17-20 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio.

This year's convention will welcome back the equine industry business workshop and industry issues town-hall meeting.

The equine industry business workshop, hosted by the AQHA Professional Horsemen's Council and sponsored by Merial, is 8 a.m. to noon Friday, March 17. All horsemen and business owners are encouraged to attend. The topics for the workshop include:

AQHA Drug Rules and How to Be Compliant, presented by Dr. Stephen A. Schumacher, United States Equestrian Federation chief administrator, drugs & medicine;

Financial Security, presented by Bank of America;

Is Anyone Talking About What We Are Doing Well?, presented by Dr. Jim Heird, AQHA second vice president;

More Than Just Winning!, presented by AQHA Professional Horseman Al Dunning.

Later that day, a town-hall meeting focusing on industry issues will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Convention attendees are invited to weigh in on hard-hitting issues in the equine industry. The issues being discussed include:

Playing by Their Rules: Building an association for today's youth, tomorrow's adults;

Legislation on Horses: How it affects owners;

The Future of Microchipping: What breeders and horse owners should know about this amazing technology.

AQHA is excited to announce that the general membership meeting on Saturday, March 18, will feature guest speaker, racing legend and American Quarter Horse Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas.

New this year, the board of directors' meetings on Saturday and Monday are now open to all AQHA members for observation.
Members can register for the convention online. Convention pricing will increase after January 31. For registration questions, please contact AQHA.