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OQHA News

Wrapping Up the 2017 AQHA Convention
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Wrapping Up the 2017 AQHA Convention

The American Quarter Horse Association, March 24, 2017   The American Quarter Horse Association is an organization that works for its members. Each spring, AQHA holds an annual  convention  to review member-submitted rule changes, appoint new AQHA directors, induct members into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, present year-end awards and elect the AQHA Executive Committee. The 2017 AQHA Convention was March 17-20 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio.   AQHA Executive Committee The new AQHA Executive Committee was elected March 20. This five-person committee is responsible for implementing important decisions made by AQHA members through the board of directors. The 2017-18 AQHA Executive Committee
Youth Spotlight - Mason Dorsey
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Youth Spotlight - Mason Dorsey

OQHYA Media Committee - Interviewed by Ellexxah Maxwell Where do you live and with who? Mason Dorsey lives with his mother, father, two sisters, and a brother in Powell, Ohio.   How did you get involved with horses? Mason got involved with horses through his grandfathers. Both of them were involved with horses, which is how he got interested in the animal and the sport.   What discipline/ classes do you show in and why did you choose that discipline or classes? Mason shows the Western All-Around events which would include the Horsemanship, Showmanship, Western Pleasure, Trail, Halter, and Ranch Riding. He says I show the events my horse likes to do.         What would be impossible for you to give up (something that
50th All American Quarter Horse Congress receives Expy Award
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50th All American Quarter Horse Congress receives Expy Award

OQHA Executive Director Dr. Scott Myers and Congress Tri-Chairman Skip Salome were present at the Experience Columbus 2017 Annual Meeting to accept an Experience Columbus Expy award on behalf of the 50th Annual All American Quarter Horse Congress.  The Congress and additional five award winners were celebrated at the meeting on March 14 for outstanding contributions to the Columbus hospitalitiy industry and the Greater Columbus visitor experience in 2016. The EXPY Award winners demonstrate the best of ColumbUS and serve as role models for creativity and collaboration in the community. They also bring awareness to the importance of the local visitor economy, which generates $6.4 billion in direct
Zips Chocolate Chip Named in AQHA Hall of Fame
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Zips Chocolate Chip Named in AQHA Hall of Fame

2017 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame Inductees The 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees were honored at this year’s American Quarter Horse Association Convention in San Antonio. American Quarter Horse Association Congratulations are in order for the connections of the five horses and five horsemen who were inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame at the 2017 AQHA Convention in San Antonio. The 2017 American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame inductees were honored at the Hall of Fame Banquet March 19 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio. “Induction into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame is the highest honor possible in our Association, and we welcome these deserving individuals into the Hall of Fame,” said