The American Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce that exhibitors can now file a Medication Report Form online beginning at the 2021 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show and AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan); Adequan® Level 2 Championships; and Nutrena Level 1 Championships. The show is slated for October 28 – November 20 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.
Access the form here. The form must be completed in its entirety to be submitted. Once it’s submitted, you will receive an email with a copy of the form for your records that can be retained electronically.
Please advise, all sections of AQHA Rule VIO403 are still applicable when completing the online medication report form, including VIO403.8 regarding submitting the medication report within one hour after administration of the medication. If you submit a medication report online, you will not be required to also submit a physical form to show management in the show office onsite. Exhibitors will still be able to complete and submit hard-copy forms in the show office before a horse competes, should they choose that option.
For more information, review AQHA Rules VIO403.1 – VIO403.12, which are the requirements to authorize administration of a conditionally permitted therapeutic medication in the Official AQHA Rules & Regulation at www.aqha.com/rulebook.
The health and well-being of the American Quarter Horse is AQHA’s utmost concern. In accordance with AQHA’s mission statement, the American Quarter Horse shall be treated humanely, with dignity, respect and compassion at all times. It is the goal of AQHA to educate members and non-members on this issue.
For complete information on AQHA rules and regulations, view the AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations at www.aqha.com/aqha-rulebook.
About the AQHA Drug and Medication Policy
The AQHA drug-testing program is designed to ensure that horses competing in AQHA events are doing so in a manner that will promote the safety and well-being of all horses competing and the enforcement of fair and equitable rules and procedures. AQHA’s policies concerning the administration of controlled substances are well documented as being among the most stringent in the equine industry. AQHA began drug testing at AQHA-approved shows in 1973 and was among the first equine breed associations to do so.
For more additional information on AQHA Guidelines and Rules for Drugs and Medications, access the 2021 AQHA Guidelines and Rules for Drugs and Medications.
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