The QUEEN CANDIDATE must be 18-25 years of age (as
of January 1 of the current year), and not married, divorced,
or a parent. Queen Candidates must be a current member of
AQHA and the KyQHA. (May join before contest)
She must live in Kentucky. She must participate in the
three categories of the contest; Horsemanship, Interview,
and AQHA rule book test.
She must fill out the application
form and submit it by April 15.
The required duties of the KyQHA Queen:
AREAS OF COMPETITION. Candidates will be judged as follows:
A. 40% Oral Interview. During the interview, candidates
will be judged on their poise (0-15points), communication
skills (0-15 points), and knowledge of and experience with
American Quarter Horses (0-10 points), with a total possible
score of 40 points. Each candidate will receive a final
numerical score that represents an average of all of the
judge's scores on the interview.
B. 40% Written Test. The written test counts for
40% of each candidate's total score. It is a timed test,
consisting of True-false and Fill in the Blank questions
scored on the basis of 0-40 points. All Questions are taken
from the current year AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and
C. 20% Horsemanship. All queen candidates will compete
in a special "Queen's Horsemanship Class" in which they
are scored on the basis of 0-20 points. It will consist
of performing a pattern at a walk, jog, and lope, with the
balance of the class at the judge's discretion to prove
superior horsemanship. The pattern to be ridden will be
posted at least one hour before the class. Candidates do
not have to own the horse they ride in the horsemanship
class, but their mount must be a registered American Quarter
Horse. The Queen's Horsemanship will be a tie - breaking
event, should there be two or more candidates with the same
score following the interview and rule-book portions of
D. Cumulative Score. There is a total possible score
of 40 on the interview portion of the contest, a total possible
score of 40 on the rule book exam, and a total possible
score of 20 for the horsemanship class, with a contest total
of 100 possible points. The candidate with the most points
at the conclusion of all three portions of the contest will
be declared the winner. The candidates with the next highest
number of points will be declared First Runner Up or Queen
Alternate. The judges decisions are final.
The KyQHA Queen
Contest application deadline is April 15.
The KyQHA Queen Contest date is April 28th at 10 a.m. at
Midway College, Midway KY.
The KyQHA Queen must submit the following to the Ohio
Quarter Horse Association before September 1st.
The KyQHA Queen's prizes include:
The PRINCESS CANDIDATE must be 13 years of age or
She must live in Kentucky. She must participate in the two
categories of the contest; Horsemanship, Interview.
She must fill out the application
and submit it by April 15.
She must attend the Bluegrass Bonanza (May 18,19, 20) to
compete for the "Princess" title.
The KyQHA Princess will make appearances at the KY State
4-H Championship Horse Show and attend the KyQHA year end
banquet to help pass out awards.
Please submit Queen
Contest or Princess
Contest application form to: Megan Hephner, 224
Colony Blvd, Georgetown, KY 40324, All requirements due
by April 15.
the Queen application form
the Princess application form
Kentucky Quarter Horse Association
PO Box 23917
Lexington, KY 40523-3917
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