Quarter Horse racing debuted at Canterbury Downs in 1986 with a ten day season featuring stakes races nearly everyday.
- To promote, preserve and enhance the Quarter Horse racing industry in the state of Minnesota
- Provide beneficial services and representation locally and nationally
- To encourage membership growth and participation by valuing each individual and recognizing outstanding achievements
- Provides an opportunity to meet other Quarter Horse enthusiasts interested in breeding and owning fast horses
- Legislative representation
- Negotiate races and race dates at Canterbury Park
- Facebook page
- Year end awards
- Trainer awards
- Benevolent activities
- MQHRA special events: Youth Day at the Races, Backside Appreciation Party, Day at the Races, 4H Boot Camp, and Annual Meeting
- Increased opportunity to buy and sell speedy horses
- Minnesota bred purse monies
- FUN, FUN, FUN!