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OQHA News

#BestBuckeyeEver Kicks Off With Big Numbers
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#BestBuckeyeEver Kicks Off With Big Numbers

The Little Buckeye launched the #BestBuckeyeEver this past weekend, July 13-15, at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Named an AQHA Top 10 Show in 2017, the Buckeye, in astonishing fashion, brings the Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association large class numbers. Amateur Horsemanship- 25 L2 Senior Trail- 27 L1 Youth Horsemanship- 30 14-18 Equitation- 31 L1 Youth Showmanship- 33 L1 Trail- 39 14-18 Horsemanship- 40 Yesterday, July 18, marked first day of The Buckeye Classic that runs through July 22.  The OAQHA added for new this year the  NCEA Jr. Medal Horsemanship Class and YEDA Challenge . Unless signed or currently participating on a NCEA team, all youth were eligible to participate in the
USA TEAM wins youth world cup
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USA TEAM wins youth world cup

By AQHA Executive Vice President Craig Huffhines | July 9, 2018 It was a thrill to host the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar and the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup in my old stomping grounds of Bryan-College Station, Texas. YES was June 28-30 and had an outstanding crowd of 198, including youth and adult leaders. You know how we all get excited about AQHA’s annual convention? YES is our youth members’ convention, where they participate in leadership development activities, elect their national directors and the AQHYA Executive Committee, get motivated by dynamic keynote speakers, have fun at a few social activities, and make new friends from all over the world. The outstanding AQHYA members
Vic Clark, OQHA Past President & Congress Super Sale Committee Chair passes
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Vic Clark, OQHA Past President & Congress Super Sale Committee Chair passes

We are so sad to hear of the passing of Ohio Quarter Horse Association Past President and Congress Super Sale Committee Chair Vic Clark. Vic was a great man with a wealth of knowledge not only pertaining to OQHA and the Congress, but to all horses in general. He was the master of horse pedigrees and had a genuine love for good horses. We cannot begin to imagine not having Vic at our OQHA events and board meetings or the All American Quarter Horse Congress Super Sale. Our thoughts and prayers will remain with his devoted wife Libby and all of Vic’s friends and family as they navigate this heartbreaking journey without him.   Philip "Vic" Clark November 9, 1952 - July 8, 2018 Philip “Vic” Clark, 65, of Shelby, passed away Sunday
Ohio youth named AQHYA president
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Ohio youth named AQHYA president

New AQHYA officers and directors for 2018-19 were named June 30 during the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar in Bryan, Texas. Candidates went through an interview process, gave speeches and were asked questions throughout the seminar. After the extensive process, these are the new officers and directors: President : Olivia Tordoff of Powell, Ohio First Vice President: Kylie Good of East Berlin, Pennsylvania Second Vice President: Charles Lee of McAllen, Texas Executive Member: Caleb Sturgeon of Beloit, Ohio Executive Member: Sierra Walter of Hydro, Oklahoma AQHYA directors for 2018-19 are: Region 1 Isabella Laguna of Snoqualmie, Washington Jacqueline Potwora of Eugene, Oregon Samantha Pratt