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Local resident participates in AQHA horseback riding program

Sherrie Logsdon, of Cedar Springs, recently earned an award for logging 1,500 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association Horseback Riding Program. The program recognizes and rewards AQHA members for time spend with their American Quarter Horses in activities such as trail rides, working cattle, pleasure driving and simply riding.
A unique aspect of the program is its simplicity. Current AQHA members complete a program application and pay a one-time $35 enrollment fee. Each enrollee receives an official AQHA log sheet to record their hours driving or riding an American Quarter Horse. Participants need not own their own horse, but all official hours must be accrued with a registered American Quarter Horse.
Fifteen subsequent awards are presented at 25 to 5,000 hour levels and range from merchandise gift certificates to a trophy belt buckle at the highest level.
Stephanie A. McCommon, AQHA Manager of membership services, said “AQHA is very proud to offer this program rewarding people who enjoy riding and driving American Quarter Horses. Enrollees are doing such diverse activities that it’s obvious this program literally fits everyone who likes spending time with horses.”
AQHA actively encourages horseback riding as a recreational activity that can be enjoyed alone or shared with family and friends. For more information about AQHA and its programs, visit www.aqha.com or call (806) 376-4811.

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