The Michigan Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce our 2020 MQHA Queen, Miss Lily Atkinson. Lily Atkinson is the 21 year old daughter of George & Amy Atkinson. Lily is from Spring Lake, Michigan and a graduate of Grand Haven High School. She is currently a junior at Michigan State University, majoring in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Lily has served as MQHYA President and AQHYA National Region 4 Director. Lily rides a gelding named Invitations Are Good and a mare named Mighty Pretty Storm. She has been on both the Michigan NYATT and World Show Teams, and was selected to represent our country on Team USA for the AQHA World Cup in 2018. Lily was crowned at the Harbor Classic on July 2, 2020
The MQHA crowned Princess Ella Spies and Junior Princess Rylee Spies at the Harbor Classic show in July.
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 2021. Watch the website for information regarding the 2021 contest!
Interested in becoming our Next MQHA Princess?
The MQHA Princess Contest is held annually at the Harbor Classic. 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 Princess Contest Flyer
- 2019 – Katelynn Clapp
- 2018 – Lauren Barnes
- 2017 – Morgan McCarthy Warda
- 2016, 2015 – Andrea Armbruster
Past Princesses & Junior Princesses
- 2019 – Myah Chaput, Princess
- 2019 – Quinlan Bogue, Junior Princess
- 2018 – Ava Hathaway, Princess
- 2018 – Callie Giffin, Junior Princess
- 2017 – Brooklyn Bracy, Princess
- 2017 – Braelyn Bunting, Junior Princess