The Michigan Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce our 2018 MQHA Queen, Miss Lauren Barnes. Lauren is the 21 year old daughter of Linda and Brian Barnes, of Morrice, MI. Congratulations to Lauren, who was crowned at the Harbor Classic show in July.
The MQHA also crowned a Princess and a Junior Princess. The MQHA congratulates Princess Ava Hathaway and Jr. Princess Callie Giffin.
Did you know…
Michigan has had more queens go on to win the Congress Queen Competition than any other state!
Interested in becoming our Next MQHA Queen?
We are looking for young ladies between the ages of 18-25 years old to represent the MQHA in 2019. Watch the website for information regarding the 2019 contest!
Interested in becoming our Next MQHA Princess?
The MQHA Princess Contest is held annually with the Queen’s contest. The Princess division is for girls ages 9-13, and the Junior Princess is for girls 4-8 years old. The Princess contest includes a Horsemanship pattern using a stick horse. If you have a stick horse, it is recommended that you bring it, but there will be a stick horse available if you do not have one. This will be graded on the correctness and execution of the pattern. The candidates will also be interviewed by a panel of three judges. These questions will be age appropriate, and the girls will be graded on the answers to the questions, their ability to communicate their thoughts and their attire.Princess Application
- 2017 – Morgan McCarthy Warda
- 2016, 2015 – Andrea Armbruster
- 2014 – Minae Zomer
- 2013 – Meghan Murphy,
2013 Congress Queen
Past Princesses & Junior Princesses
- 2017 – Brooklyn Bracy, Princess
- 2017 – Braelyn Bunting, Junior Princess
- 2016 – Ashley Rytman, Princess
- 2016 – Dana Moody, Junior Princess
- 2015 – Lillian Laney, Princess
- 2015 – Aviana Nemeth, Junior Princess