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The purpose of our association is to improve and promote the American Quarter Horse breed and stimulate the sale, breeding, exhibition, general use and enjoyment of the Quarter Horse. We encourage educational, social, recreational, and competitive participation. The Maryland State Quarter Horse Association fosters future development of the American Quarter horse through the support of the Youth Association.

MSQHA sponsors horse shows, novice shows, trail rides, competitive trail rides, and clinics.

Fill out form below if you know someone that shows good sportsmanship qualities for a chance to win an award. This is in memory of the accomplished horseman, Walter Hughes.

The youth organization seeks to encourage the development of leadership, initiative, self-reliance, sportsmanship as well as other desirable traits of character. 

We offer plenty of events including our annual tack swap, trail rides, competitive trail rides, clinics, and horse shows. At the end of each year, we have a pot luck dinner and meeting. 


Upcoming Events

March 9th - 2018 Year End Awards Location: Challedon Golf Course 

March 10th - Annual Tack Sale at Howard County Fair Grounds

Member Table Cost: $20.00 / Non Member Table Cost $25.00

Set up: 10 am

Sale: 12pm - 3 pm

Food available from MSQHYA

Contact: to reserve your table

March 30th & 31st: Trail Clinic with Congress Champion Alex Bryner

​Location: Sunset Ridge Farm 13979 Unionville Rd. Mt. Airy, MD 21771

Morning Session: 9-11 AM Beginner Trail

Afternoon Session: 1-3 pm Advanced Trail

$125.00 per session - Lunch will be provided (limit 8 riders per session)

​$20.00 to audit

August 10th: 2019 Howard County Fair Show

Location: Howard County Fairgrounds 

Show begins at 8:30

Double Judged / 2 Sets AQHA Points

Hi Point Trophies awarded for the following divisions: Open, Amateur, Novice Amateur, Youth, Novice Youth, Walk/Trot, and Leadline