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The Empire State Quarter Horse Association (ESQHA) is the New York State AQHA Affiliate. AQHA is the world’s largest equine breed registry and membership organization. ESQHA was formed back in 1962, by a group of local horsemen that wanted to promote and showcase quarter horses in our area.

Back then, as today, we believe in the quarter horse because of their vast versatility, athleticism, loyalty, and classic, well-muscled beauty. Known as the first true all- American Horse Breed, they have gained worldwide respect.

The Quarter Horse has become a staple on the ranch, in the show ring, on the racetrack, on the trail and as the perfect partner.

We, as an organization, promote the values of owning and exhibiting quarter horses. We encourage sportsmanship, family values, humane and dignified treatment of the American Quarter Horse.

We accomplish this with Clinics, Youth Organization, AQHA approved Horse Shows, AQHA Novice Show and Introductory Show, Open Horseshow Program and partnerships with local horse associations. Whether you are ready to start showing, someone who just loves American Quarter Horses, or anywhere in between, AQHA and ESQHA are here to help you make the most of those moments.

3 weeks ago

Welcome back to our ESQHA Sponsor Fabulous Finds Show Clothing! Brooke embellishes all of her off-the-rack and custom day shirts by hand and carries a wide range of sizes and styles. Her goal is to ... See more

3 weeks ago

Thrilled to welcome our newest ESQHA Sponsor Show Stoppin'! They have an incredible selection of show pads (including ranch options) and ready-to-wear shirts for all of your western events!

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4 weeks ago

Looking for a fun Friday night activity during the Spring into Summer show? Come play Chuck A Duck with ESQHA!

1 Duck = $3, 2 Ducks = $5

Toss your duck at the hula hoop, whoever gets in the hoop ... See more

1 month ago

Have you reserved your stalls for the ESQHA Spring Into Summer show yet?! Make sure you submit your stall reservations by 5/30* to receive the pre-pay discount!

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1 month ago

We are incredibly excited to welcome our newest ESQHA Sponsor Perri's Leather! They have generously donated a set of gift certificates to give away at our shows!

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