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OQHA News

AQHA: Thoughts From the AQHA Executive Vice President on the Level 1 Championships
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AQHA: Thoughts From the AQHA Executive Vice President on the Level 1 Championships

By AQHA Executive Vice President Craig Huffhines Have you ever wondered, "Who makes AQHA's rules?" The answer is not anyone who works at AQHA Headquarters in Amarillo. Rules are proposed, discussed and passed by AQHA members. And any member can potentially change our Association. We are proud to be governed by our members, and we are proud to affect changes that bring more value to AQHA membership and more involvement in our great industry. Watch this video from the 2017 AQHA Convention for a great explanation of how AQHA governance works. The final step for most rule changes includes a review by the AQHA Executive Committee , which is made up of five member-elected, volunteer AQHA members. There are several opinions
SOQHA Challenge & Madness Recap
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SOQHA Challenge & Madness Recap

By Natalie Hilty It's Monday morning and I'm headed to school for one more week before the end of the year and finals. I didn't get to be at the barn at 6am this morning or longe my horse or check patterns or draws. Today it's just me and my book bag and my comfortable tennis shoes. But Friday is coming and off we'll go to another horse show! We've been showing horses in Wilmington since May 5th and I can barely describe how much fun it's been. The WEC has become our home away from home this month and the faces are more familiar and the friendships are deeper. The first weekend was hosted by the Ohio region, EOQHA, and was a great show that provided time to get settled in and warmed up for what was coming. The second weekend, The Challenge,
Animal Welfare Recommendations Approved
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Animal Welfare Recommendations Approved

The American Quarter Horse Association, May 18, 2017  The AQHA Executive Committee approved several recommendations from the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission at the 2017 AQHA Convention. The recommendations ranged from adding specific medications to the AQHA forbidden drugs or substances list to creating educational efforts for specific animal-handling procedures to a recommendation to use all drug- and animal welfare-related fines to support the AQHA steward program.  The recommendations approved by the Executive Committee include: Fines generated from drug and animal welfare violations be placed in the animal welfare budget to support the steward program. AQHA should encourage show managers
Ohio exhibitors place in All American Youth Horse Show
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Ohio exhibitors place in All American Youth Horse Show

By Samantha Armbruster The All American Youth Horse Show just held it’s 49 th annual show at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, OH from May 11 th through May 14 th . The Ohio Quarter Horse Association was well represented as not only a large contributing sponsor for the show, but also in the number of Ohio youth members that took part in exhibiting as well. Some of the Ohio youth exhibitors that made it to the Championship classes included: Kylie Davis, Sydney Krebs, Baylee Anderson, Mindy Barr and Megan Baily. In order to qualify for the Championship classes, the exhibitor must place either 1 st or 2 nd in their designated age group classes. Most class sizes had anywhere from 15-35 exhibitors in each age division. The Youth