ABOUT US

The Western Pennsylvania Quarter Horse Association is a large, highly successful regional organization that promotes the values of owning and exhibiting Quarter Horses. The object of WPQHA is to promote in all ways the interests of Pennsylvania Quarter Horse owners, to increase the number of Pennsylvania breeders and owners of quarter horses registered by the American Quarter Horse Association and to help advance Pennsylvania to the position of  one of the leading quarter horse states  This is accomplished through sponsoring AQHA approved Quarter Horse shows, Open Shows, Clinics, Youth Team affiliations, Futurities, and other equine repeated events in the area.

 

WPQHA produces 26 AQHA approved horse shows, 9 Open Show, and  NOHSA, over the Summer, May through August each year. WPQHA also either sponsors or provides facilities for other Breed shows, Open shows, and special equine events such as Hunters/Jumper Events, dressage, special Olympics, National Snaffle Bit Association, and National Reining Horse Association. These events attract nearly 30,000 entries annually.

 

WPQHA in recent years, has committed nearly a quarter of a million dollars in improvements to a show ground that is becoming a premier equine facility. This facility is not Government owned or subsidized. WPQHA is one of the few association owned show grounds in the country.

The WPQHA’s pledge to Quarter Horse Enthusiasts is to provide good, well-run shows offering incentives and premiums to exhibitors at our shows. Come show with the WPQHA!

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NOVICE DIVISION

WPQHA shows have some of the largest Novice division classes in the nation. New exhibitors in the Amateur and Youth divisions have the opportunity to compete against others, like themselves, who are new at exhibiting Quarter Horses. The novice division, however, does not prohibit Amateurs and Youth from showing in their respective regular Amateur and Youth division classes. The WPQHA also has also introduced an entire Small Fry division for children 11 years & under (lead line- 6 years and under) including Showmanship, Walk-Trot Pleasure, Walk-Trot Horsemanship/Equitation, and Trail.

YOUTH DIVISION

At WPQHA Shows, the youth division entries exceed the national AQHA average of Youth entries per show. The WPQHA not only seeks to provide competition among the youth, it also seeks to allow the youth to find activities to share within the association. Youth work toward incentives and rewards for achieving personal goals with their horses and within the organization. The WPQHA recognizes personal achievement and character through the Marsha Flaherty Memorial Award for the Outstanding WPQHA Youth.

OFFICERS

VINCE UTLAK, PRESIDENT

89 KINSMAN ROAD

GREENVILLE  PA 16125

724-866-2008

 

JIMMY ADRAGNA, VICE PRESIDENT

355 ROUTE 30 LOT 53

CLINTON  PA 15026

724-825-7067

 

LINDA GEYER, SECRETARY

5000 PRESTWICK DRIVE APT 5105

CRANBERRY TWP  PA 16066

wpqhapoints@yahoo.com

 

TRICIA UTLAK, TREASURER

89 KINSMAN ROAD

GREENVILLE  PA 16125

wpqha@yahoo.com

PRESIDENTS COMMITTEE

MADDY BEGONIA

SHAWN SHEESLEY

JOE DUNLAP

TAMMY BRAHAM

LEIGH ANN GRIFFTH

RYAN BELL

MIKE HAMILTON

SARA HAMILTON

CHERI PEBBLES

BOB PEBBLES

BETH SMITH

JANIE RUFFNER

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TRACY HAWK
958 HARDEN DRIVE
PITTSBURGH  PA  15229
 

 

PATTY SCHOOLEY
2490 LEESBURG GROVE CITY ROAD
MERCER  PA 16135
 

 

ROXANNE WILCOX
2087 MARTIN ROAD
NEW CASTLE  PA  16202
 

 

DEBBIE TROY
201 N SPRING ROAD
MERCER  PA 16137
 

 

DEBRA WALTER
198 CHAMBERS AVE
GREENVILLE  PA  16125
 

 

JASON SOMNITZ
327 STATE ROAD
GENEVA  OH  44041
 

 

TODD STANILAND
958 HARDEN DRIVE
PITTSBURGH  PA  15229
 

 

TIM MCSORLEY
5000 PRESTWICK DRIVE APT 5105
CRANBERRY TWP  PA 16066