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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.

1 day 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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6 days ago

Who is getting EXCITED for the Spring Into Summer show?! Get ready for more fun brought to you by ESQHA!

Introducing the ESQHA Pony Express - a mobile hospitality golf cart that will be bringing an ... See more

1 week ago

We're just under a month out from the Spring Into Summer Show! Join us June 9-12 in Horseheads - lots of fun activities and giveaways planned on top of beautiful awards!

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2 weeks ago

A huge thank you to Jen Lewis of JL Performance Horses for donating 3 Magnawave sessions that will be given away at ESQHA Shows this year! We greatly appreciate the support of the club - please get ... See more

2 weeks ago

We're hard at working getting some amazing prizes together for our Spring into Summer show! Join us at the Chemung Fairgrounds June 9-12 in Horseheads, NY for an awesome weekend - we have lots of fun ... See more