Amarillo, Texas - Equine Internet surfers already know the informative American Quarter Horse Association Web site. Today Good Housekeeping and the Daily Inbox named www.aqha.com their Web site of the day to let everyone else know about the source for all things horse.
Sponsored by Good Housekeeping, the Daily Inbox allows readers and online users to nominate Web sites for the daily recognition. Excluding sites geared toward commercial benefits, the magazine chooses the Web site of the day based on "excellence in wholesome, interesting and useful information."
Urging readers to visit the site, the Daily Inbox complemented AQHA's Web site through its daily highlight of interesting Internet locations as well as touching on the breed's versatility and American heritage.
A devoted American Quarter Horse Racing fan, Tim Shea from San Antonio nominated the Web site. Shea regularly attends Retama Park to watch the quick sprints of American Quarter Horses.
Over the years, AQHA has remained committed to providing the best, most courteous service possible at the lowest possible fees while enhancing programs and services. After reviewing thousands of e-mails from Members, spending hundreds of man-hours in meetings and conducting focus groups with Members and non-Members, AQHA launched five Web sites since 1998. TheseWeb sites advance AQHA toward its goal of offering Members the most for their Membership dollar as well as diverse educational programs and material that will position AQHA as the leading resource organization in the equine industry.
AQHA's primary Web site (www.aqha.com) gives every horse enthusiast the opportunity to learn about top AQHA stories, get direct links to AQHA's official publications, and up-to-date information on programs, showing, racing and job openings.
Developed and created in 2000-4aHorse is the one-stop information hub for anyone looking for professional advice, training lessons and membership opportunities. Listed on the comprehensive Web site are more than 700 professionals, including trainers who give lessons to beginning riders and more than 500 breeders of American Quarter Horses who can help people with their horse buying needs.
On aqharacing.com, American Quarter Horse racing enthusiasts can get up-to-the-minute updates, online news coverage and participate in online polls. aqharacing.com also features current articles translated into Spanish to better serve international Members.
Also sporting a new design, The American Quarter Horse Racing Journal has debuted a Web site aimed at keeping readers informed of news affecting the industry and timely results of the trials and finals of major stakes races.
Since its redesign in 2001, The American Quarter Horse Journal has become one of the most sought after publications in the industry. As the official publication of AQHA, the Journal created aqhajournal.com as an enhancement tool to its already extensive coverage of the equine industry.
In fulfillment of its mission to chronicle AQHA-sponsored activities, the Journal posts daily entries during AQHA's industry events such as the AQHA and AQHYA World Championship Shows and the MBNA America® Challenge Championships.
Quarter Horse Outfitters opened the doors to its virtual store in 2001. By logging on to quarterhorseoutfitters.com AQHA Members, enthusiasts and Web surfers can grab their favorite AQHA-logoed products straight from their computer. As an added incentive, AQHA and AQHYA Members receive a 10 percent discount on selected items. Web surfers can now shop 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Internet users can find the daily nomination by visiting www.dailyinbox.com.
For more information about the Web site and AQHA visit www.aqha.com or contact AQHA at (806) 376-4811.