The purpose of the Foundation Quarter Horse Registry (FQHR)
is to preserve and protect the working cow horse bloodlines. The Registry
recognizes those first 27,000 horses registered by the American Quarter Horse
Association. True Foundation Quarter Horses carry at least 75% Foundation
blood with no registered Thoroughbred closer than the 4th generation. Keeping
and preserving the bloodlines is, and will continue to be, the goal of the
The FQHR was founded by people who believe that the more
Quarter Horse blood a horse carries, the more Quarter Horse traits it will
exhibit. Those traits include a high degree of intelligence, a calm, quiet,
kind and willing disposition, and a heavily muscled body with a low center
of gravity carried on sound bone and feet.
A little about the Kansas Affiliate.....
The Kansas Foundation Quarter Horse Registry Affiliate (KFQHRA) was begun
in Salina on March 1st, 1998 by twelve dedicated foundation horse owners.
By 2005 membership had grown to over 600 members. Membership includes horse
owners, breeders and exhibitors from across Kansas, over a dozen other states
and Canada. Throughout the year KFQHRA conducts 4 weekend shows in Lyons &
Kingman. All shows are designed to support the FQHR vision in a competitive
yet fun family atmosphere. Other KFQHRA events have included clinics on breeding
programs, horsemanship, showmanship, cutting and cattle handling techniques.