The North Carolina Quarter Horse Association Queen represents the association beginning with her coronation at the Jamboree Horse Show in Raleigh, NC, and continues until the following June when a new Queen is crowned. The role of NCQHA Queen is highly visible and an integral part of the association’s many functions during her reign. Duties and responsibilities include: handing out awards, appearances at NCQHA events such as the Annual Awards Banquet, and representing NCQHA in the community; bringing the mission and message of NCQHA to equine enthusiasts at events throughout the state.
The Queen works with different divisions within NCQHA, such as the youth and amateur associations, the Districts and their horse shows, as well as the No Bling Circuit horse shows. She is present to answer questions, interact with association members and the public, provide education and information, and bring awareness of NCQHA to various audiences.
The Queen may represent the NCQHA at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress through participation in the Queen’s Contest held each October in Columbus, Ohio. The contest is a life changing experience for any young woman who loves the breed, the people and her association. Contestants from across the nation compete for the title of All-American Quarter Horse Congress Queen. For some, the opportunity to wear the Congress Queen Crown is a long held dream. Competitors not only have the opportunity to serve as Queen, but also to cultivate a network of lifelong friends with the other contestants.
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