The Michigan Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce our 2022 MQHA Queen, Miss Katherine West. Katherine West is from Williamston, Michigan. She is the nineteen year old daughter of Jeffrey and Christine West. She graduated from Williamston High School in 2021. She is currently a freshman at Michigan State University, working to earn her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science/Pre-Veterinary Medicine through the Lyman Briggs College, as well as a minor in Business. She is also a member of the MSU Honors College. She was heavily involved in the Michigan Quarter Horse Youth Association, serving on the MQHYA board for eight years. Katherine was crowned at the Easter Eggstravaganza on April 16, 2022.
The MQHA crowned Princess Isabel Craig and Junior Princess Kelsey Goodenow at the Harbor Classic show in July, 2021.
Did you know…
Michigan has had more queens go on to win the Congress Queen Competition than any other state!
Thank you for all of the sponsors who help make the MQHA Queen Contest a continued success.
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 2022. Watch the website for information regarding the 2022 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
- 2021 – Lily Atkinson
- 2020 – Lily Atkinson
- 2019 – Katelynn Clapp
- 2018 – Lauren Barnes
Past Princesses & Junior Princesses
- 2021 – Isabel Craig, Princess
- 2021 – Kelsey Goodenow, Junior Princess
- 2020 – Ella Spies, Princess
- 2020 – Rylee Spies, Junior Princess
- 2019 – Myah Chaput, Princess
- 2019 – Quinlan Bogue, Junior Princess
- 2018 – Ava Hathaway, Princess
- 2018 – Callie Giffin, Junior Princess