Walk-Trot Classes at AQHA Level 1 Championships
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Walk-Trot Classes at AQHA Level 1 Championships

The American Quarter Horse Association, January 31, 20178 AQHA walk-trot classes at the AQHA Level 1 Championships will offer newcomers a chance to compete at one of three championship shows. AQHA walk-trot classes are making their debut at the 2018 AQHA  West , AQHA  Central  and  Nutrena East  Level 1 Championships this spring.  Walk-trot classes are the perfect way for eligible exhibitors to get in the arena and gain experience, which goes hand-in-hand with the purpose of the Level 1 Championships.  Also new this year, there are no qualifying requirements to show at the  AQHA Level 1 Championships . Beginning with the 2018 events, all Level 1- and Rookie-eligible exhibitors are welcome to compete at one
Eight Reasons to Attend AQHA Convention
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Eight Reasons to Attend AQHA Convention

American Quarter Horse Association, January 29, 2018 Find out why you need to make reservations to attend the 2018 AQHA Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. All American Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Youth Association members are invited to attend the AQHA convention each year as a way to stay involved with the horse industry, have an impact on decisions, voice opinions and learn new things.  While more than 1,000 members converge on  AQHA convention  each year, AQHA leadership would love to see an even larger number of members take part in this important event. After all, it’s AQHA members who lead the charge toward changes that make our Association – and our industry – better.  Watch
2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships Tentative Schedules
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2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships Tentative Schedules

American Quarter Horse Association, January 11, 2018 The tentative schedules are available online for the 2018 AQHA Central, AQHA West and Nutrena East Level 1 Championships. The American Quarter Horse Association has released the tentative schedules for the  2018 AQHA Central, AQHA West and Nutrena East Level 1 Championships . View the AQHA  Central Level 1 Championships  tentative schedule. View the AQHA  West Level 1 Championships  tentative schedule. View the Nutrena  East AQHA Level 1 Championships  tentative schedule. New this year, the AQHA Level 1 cattle classes have moved to the 2018 Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships June 13-17 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The schedule for those
Get the 2018 AQHA Rulebook
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Get the 2018 AQHA Rulebook

The 2018 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations is now available online and in print. The American Quarter Horse Association - November 6, 2017 The AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations is now available online in PDF format and in print. AQHA members can download the rulebook or request a printed copy at  www.aqha.com/rulebook . The AQHA rulebook represents corporation bylaws, rules and regulations of registration, rules and regulations of racing, rules and regulations of shows, amateur and youth division rules and regulations, and the constitution of AQHYA. The rulebook also answers all your questions regarding AQHA rules, show patterns, horse markings, equipment guidelines and
Amateur November Meeting Notice
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Amateur November Meeting Notice

When: Nov 4th Where: Cris and Andrea Martins farm, see Cris privately for address. Time: 10am ET Working meeting, we will clean out the equipment trailer then have our meeting. Bring any extra towels or brushes as we need to clean off the dirt and sand from our trail poles.
OAQHA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
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OAQHA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

The Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association (OAQHA) flipped pancakes for a cause Saturday morning. The group raised $1000 during its annual All American Quarter Horse Congress Pancake Fundraiser in the Voinovich Building. More than 430 people participated in the fundraiser by dining in, carrying out or having breakfast delivered by OAQHA members preparing the all you can eat breakfast. Ohio Quarter Horse Association Executive Director Dr. Scott Myers, President Chris Darnell and Tri-Chairman Elizabeth Gorski all made guest appearances throughout the morning. OAQHA President Justin Billings flipped pancakes for guests and cleared tables while answering questions about showing AQHA. From the money
Attention Teachers & Tutors
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Attention Teachers & Tutors

OQHF is seeking your help! We are looking for 4-5 teachers/tutors who will be willing to be available to donate 4-5 hours of their time to tutor youth during the All American Quarter Horse Congress. To show our appreciations we may have a small gift for your generous donation. TEXT: Shari Tordoff | 614-571-3872  
OQHA Fall News
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OQHA Fall News

Congress is coming... Entry deadlines have passed and each September day inches closer to the first day of the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Entries are being processed and the Ohio Expo Center is preparing to welcome more than 650,000 people from around the world as they watch exhibitors compete for the title of All American Quarter Horse Congress Champion. It may be hard to top last year’s Golden Anniversary celebration, but the Ohio Quarter Horse Association will surely try as they introduce new classes and events this year including the addition of two days to the beginning of the show. For 51 years OQHA has made it a priority to combine the world’s top tier single-breed horse show with educational and
Ohio exhibitors place at the top during NSBA World Show
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Ohio exhibitors place at the top during NSBA World Show

Last week, several Ohio exhibitors made the trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) World Championship Show and returned home as champions.  For a few Ohio youth the show continued a winning streak from the AQHYA Ford World Youth Show the week prior.  Below are a listing of all Ohio finalists who placed out of 6700 entries during the 12th annual show.  NSBA 4550 Green Working Hunter 5 th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse - Inescapable  14 th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse - Shock N Yall AQHA 150004 L1 Working Hunter - 1st Yr (Level 1) 4th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse – Traded Coats NSBA 5104 Youth Working Hunter 1 st place: Abigail
AQHA Incentive Fund to Cease Stallion, Foal Nominations
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AQHA Incentive Fund to Cease Stallion, Foal Nominations

The incentive program will see its last payouts in the next few years. The American Quarter Horse Association, August 3, 2017  As a means to conclude the program, the  American Quarter Horse Association Incentive Fund  will not accept foal nominations past 2018 and, effective immediately, will no longer accept stallion nominations.  “The AQHA Incentive Fund was a landmark program for the equine industry, having paid out more than $80 million in its lifetime,” said AQHA Chief Show Officer Pete Kyle. “The fund was so successful that it became a model for many others. However, multiple factors in the past decade contributed to the Incentive Fund’s decline.” Ultimately, a lack of participation led the AQHA Executive