Our History

The AQHRA was re-incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta in 1984. Our mandate is to foster the promotion, development and breeding of Quarter Horses and to promote the sport of Quarter Horse racing throughout the province of Alberta.

Inaugurated in 1968, Quarter Horses have been competing in Alberta since 1957, beginning at the Millarville racetrack.


  • over 60% of the starter were Alberta-Bred!!!
  • over 55% of the races were won by Alberta-Breds!!!
  • the premier race for Quarter Horses, the Canada QH Cup Futurity, with a purse of $58,869 was won by an Alberta-Bred!!!