Source: American Quarter Horse Association
The American Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce that Craig Huffhines, currently executive vice president of the American Hereford Association, has been selected to assume the executive vice president leadership role for AQHA. Huffhines will begin his new duties shortly after AQHA’s convention in March.
Following a 5-month extensive search effort, the 6 members of the search committee coupled with the AQHA Executive Committee are confident Huffhines, with more than 17 years of experience leading the Hereford Association, possesses the strong leadership skills and experience to move AQHA forward.
Huffhines brings not only his years of experience in the agriculture industry, but recorded success in areas such as turning around a 30-year decline in registration and breed popularity, balancing budgets during lean industry years, developing a new branded-beef enterprise, executing a revised governance structure to meet the demands of the 21st century and reinvigorating interest among youth, also while managing the American Hereford Association staff and growing the Hereford Research and Youth foundations.
Founded in 1940, the American Quarter Horse Association is the largest equine breed organization in the world. With headquarters in Amarillo, AQHA has a membership of more than 270,000 people in 86 countries and has registered more than 5 million horses in 95 countries.