SOQHA Challenge Concludes With 4,700 AQHA Entries Over Two Days!
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SOQHA Challenge Concludes With 4,700 AQHA Entries Over Two Days!

By: Brittany Bevis,  The Equine Chronicle A  challenge  of sorts was presented to the show management team of the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association Challenge. How many entries can one show hold in just two days? The answer may surprise you… The two-day event that took place at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio over the weekend recorded almost 1,200 AQHA entries per judge. With four judges, that added up to nearly 4,700 AQHA entries alone! And that number doesn’t include NSBA entries. Judges for the show were Jeff Mellott, Ryan Kail, Brad Kearns, Curtis Reynolds, John Boxell, Allen Mitchels, TW Grose, and Steve Meadows. One of the highlights of the show each year is the SOQHYA Scholarship Challenge.
Ohio Amateurs represented well during Level 1 East Championship
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Ohio Amateurs represented well during Level 1 East Championship

AMATEUR AGED GELDINGS 5. GRACE TACHIKAWA, COLUMBUS  |  COUNTS IRON KNIGHT, BROWN GELDING  (IRON AGE x COUNT EVERY KNIGHT) 6. LISA GREENWOOD, DAYTON, OH  |  AL SING THE BLUES, SORREL GELDING  (ALLOCATE YOUR ASSETS x CAMEO BLUES) 8. MALINDA SHIPMAN, CENTERBURG, OH  |  LAZY HOLIDAY, BAY GELDING  (NO DOUBT IM LAZY x HOLIDAY CHIPS) 10. JANICE HRBAC, HINCKLEY, OH  |  YOU CAN KISS THIS, CHESTNUT GELDING  (A DREAM REMEMBERED x KISS MY IMPULSE)   AMATEUR AGED MARES 3. SUE S ROGOWSKI, CINCINNATI, OH  |  SHE SURE IS GOOD, BAY MARE  (KEEPING IT GOOD x PRESENTED BY PRO) 6. HELEN E ROSE, UNIONVILLE, OH  |  GOODBARS INTUITION, BAY MARE  (ONLY INTUITION x THIS CHICS A GOODBAR) 7. LISA SCOTT-REISS, MARYSVILLE,
2018 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule Released
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2018 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule Released

2018 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule The schedule for the 52nd annual All American Quarter Horse Congress, held October 2-28, 2018, has been set by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Visit  www.quarterhorsecongress.com/horse-show-schedule  to view or download a complete schedule. New Classes for 2018 Level 1 Ranch Riding & NSBA  All Performance Halter classes are now NSBA dual approved Southern Belle Breeders 4 & 5 Year Old Open Trail Stakes NSBA & Limited Southern Belle Breeders 3 Year Old Open Trail Stakes NSBA & Limited 4 & 5 Year Old Non Pro Trail Stakes NSBA  Southern Belle Breeders 4 & 5 Year Old Non Pro Trail Stakes NSBA 3 Year Old & Over $2,500
2019-21 Adequan® Select World Shows Move to Fort Worth
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2019-21 Adequan® Select World Shows Move to Fort Worth

The American Quarter Horse Association, April 10, 2018 The American Quarter Horse Association has named  Will Rogers Memorial Center  in Fort Worth, Texas, as the new location for the 2019, 2020 and 2021  Adequan® Select World Championship Show.   The tentative dates for the 2019 Adequan® Select World are August 21-31. The show's qualifying period is June 1, 2018, to May 31, 2019. “AQHA is very grateful to the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo, and the hospitality that has been shown to AQHA and AQHA members since the inception of the Adequan® Select World in 2003,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “We are looking forward to building a relationship with the Will Rogers Memorial Center to provide a more
2018 Buckeye Reining Series Easter Slide Recap
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2018 Buckeye Reining Series Easter Slide Recap

The Buckeye Reining Series kicked off their 2018 show series with large classes, new champions and even some Easter celebrations March 30-April 1, 2018 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. The event drew exhibitors from near and far as each vied for the bevy of prizes and more than $13,000 in added money. Although each class had its own prestige to win, the Peeko De Oro Non Pro 7&Up was the featured event Saturday evening. The class offered non pro levels 2 and 4 as well as a youth division and included 70 non pro competitors and their horses. Gabriella (Boo) Kammerer aboard Gunners Star, owned by Bill Bradley, of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, scored a 220 to sweep all three divisions of the 7&Up and the Limited
New OQHA Mountain Trail Classes
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New OQHA Mountain Trail Classes

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) has allocated funding towards prizes and recognition for High Point awards in 12 new classes of the  International Mountain Trail Challenge Association events held at  Creek Side Horse Park in Waynesburg, Ohio in 2018. OQHA will be opening these awards to ANY BREED of horse that earns the most IMTCA/OQHA points and finishes in the top three for each class. The classes will include youth and adult riders who compete ‘In Hand’ and ‘In the Saddle’. The rider must be a member of OQHA at the time of showing to accumulate points but does not have to own or ride a registered Quarter Horse. Awards will be given at the Annual OQHA Awards Banquet in February 2019. “OQHA is pleased to continue
2018 AQHA Executive Committee
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2018 AQHA Executive Committee

The 2018-19 AQHA Executive Committee was elected at the AQHA convention in Jacksonville, Florida. The American Quarter Horse Association, March 3, 2018 The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee was elected at the  2018 AQHA Convention  in Jacksonville, Florida.Though AQHA operates primarily upon the decisions of its members through the board of directors, the five-person Executive Committee is responsible for implementing these important decisions and governing AQHA between the annual meetings of the membership and the board.  The AQHA Executive Committee – consisting of a president, first vice president, second vice president and two additional members – is elected each year
Top AQHA Shows in 2017
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Top AQHA Shows in 2017

The event totals are in – these were the top AQHA shows and circuits in 2017. American Quarter Horse Association, February 25, 2018 From early spring in Oklahoma City to the tail end of the year in Florida, AQHA members turned out in droves to support shows and circuits across the United States. Combined, the Top-10 AQHA shows saw an increase from the previous year, totaling 97,065 entries in 2017. Rankings were calculated by dividing the total number of entries for each event by the event’s total number of show numbers.            “We want to congratulate the show management teams behind these top shows. These teams work hard to provide exhibitor satisfaction and their dedication translated into their show being a
AQHA Announces 2018 Dates
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AQHA Announces 2018 Dates

Mark your calendar with the tentative dates for these 2018 AQHA events. American Quarter Horse Association, February 2, 2018 The American Quarter Horse Association has an exciting line-up of events planned for 2018. Mark your calendars today with these tentative dates. 2018 AQHA Convention March 2-5 –  2018 AQHA Convention  at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida AQHA World Championship Shows March 14-16 – AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships, Houston June 13-17 –  Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships and Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals , Lazy E Ranch, Guthrie, Oklahoma August 2-11 –  Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show , Oklahoma
Judges Named for 2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships
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Judges Named for 2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships

Find out who will be judging the 2018 AQHA West, AQHA Central and Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships. American Quarter Horse Association, February 2, 2018 The  American Quarter Horse Association  has announced the judges for the 2018 AQHA Central, AQHA West and Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships. “Our goal is to bring together an excellent roster of judges for the Level 1 Championships,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “It is important for exhibitors to know they are being judged by the rules and by a highly qualified group of judges at each show.” The individuals selected as the 2018 Level 1 Championships judges are: AQHA Central Level 1 Championships Rhonda Replogle, Clear Spring, Maryland