Congrats to current and past OQHA members at the IHSA Nationals
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Congrats to current and past OQHA members at the IHSA Nationals

Congratulations to all current and past OQHA members at the IHSA Nationals.   Anneliese Ritzi (U of Findlay) wins Advanced Western Horsemanship national title.   Emma Willeke (U of Findlay) wins Novice Western Horsemanship reserve champion.   Taylor Overmier (Ohio State U) wins Open Reining Pattern for the AQHA Trophy in a tie-breaking return to the pen against last year's defending champion, Selena Finn (U of Nebraska-Lincoln).  "It was intense. I knew it was going to be the two of us," said Taylor, whose first round drew Danny Boy, and her second ride was on Lil' Bill. "Danny Boy is a more mellow draw while Lil' Bill is 'energetic.' Both are very talented horses. My favorite parts of a test are the run downs and stops.
Top exhibitors earn prizes at AQHA Level 1 Championships
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Top exhibitors earn prizes at AQHA Level 1 Championships

After nearly a week of competition, four Ohio exhibitors earned prizes May 7 for placing at the top during the 2017 Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships in Raleigh, North Carolina. ALL-AROUND SELECT Ruth Kaplan of Wooster, Ohio, and Wish Upon A Lark, a 2002 palomino gelding by Rugged Lark-Seven S Cagney by Pines Zippo Bars. Breeder/owner: Ruth Kaplan BRONZE ALL-AROUND 13-&-UNDER Mason Dorsey of Powell, Ohio, and Good Alibis, a 2010 red roan gelding by PS Good Bars Kat-Eternal Storyteller by Levis And Alibis. Breeder: Peter Allen Schouweiler, Plainview, Minnesota. Owner: Mason Dorsey SELECT Betty Vanover of Hamersville, Ohio, and Holy Chip, a 2006 bay gelding by Promote This Chip-Sweet Investment
Congratulations to AQHA Level 1 East Champions from Ohio!
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Congratulations to AQHA Level 1 East Champions from Ohio!

Congratulations to the following Ohio Exhibitors and Owners on placing in the AQHA Level 1 East Championships in Raleigh, North Carolina! Stay tuned for updates throughout the week.  Class Placing Horse Exhibitor Owner From L1 Youth Trail 14-18             4 LONESOME AT THE BAR KYLEIGH BUHL KYLEIGH BUHL ASHLAND, OH   7 VENTURE ASSETS BRIANNA N MERKLIN BRIANNA N MERKLIN LEWIS CENTER, OH L1 Youth Trail 13 & Under             2 NEARLY CHOCOLATE ISABELLA MARIE D'ONOFRIO JENNIFER M D'ONOFRIO COLUMBUS, OH   5 GOOD ALIBIS MASON DORSEY MASON DORSEY POWELL, OH Rookie Youth Trail             2 LONESOME AT THE BAR KYLEIGH BUHL KYLEIGH BUHL ASHLAND, OH   11 GOOD ALIBIS MASON DORSEY MASON DORSEY POWELL, OH L1 Amateur Trail             1 OOPS
The 2018 Adequan® Select World will stay at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo
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The 2018 Adequan® Select World will stay at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo

The American Quarter Horse Association, April 27, 2017 Last winter, the American Quarter Horse Association solicited host-site bids for the 2018 AQHA Select World Championship Show , presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan). After carefully reviewing the submitted bids, the AQHA Executive Committee has made the decision to keep the 2018 Adequan® Select World at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo. “The Association is committed to meeting the needs of its valued members,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “The Association, City of Amarillo and Tri-State Fairgrounds have had a great working partnership and economically beneficial relationship over the years. With this new
2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress Judges Announced
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2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress Judges Announced

The judges have been announced for the 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress. View the list Here
OMIQHA Summer SUNsation - Pleasure Driving
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OMIQHA Summer SUNsation - Pleasure Driving

OMIQHA is excited to announce our huge payout for the Pleasure Driving at $2,000! They will have $1000 for the Open and $1000 for the Amateur at the Summer SUNsation show held June 24th and 25th.  They are also looking to make it the biggest pleasure driving class in AQHA history! Collect points from AQHA, OQHA, OMIQHA, and NOQHA! For further information visit their website -   www.omiquarterhorseassn.com .
OMIQHA Warm Up Show
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OMIQHA Warm Up Show

By Samantha Armbruster             Ahhh, the first show of the year. Not only is everyone ready to get out and see all of their horse show friends again, but it is also a great opportunity to test the waters and find out what works and what needs improvement before the summer show season begins. The Ohio Michigan Indiana Quarter Horse Association  put on the very first Warm-Up Show that was a two-day event at Eden Park Equestrian Complex in Sunbury, Ohio on April 8 th and 9 th . Class sizes were large with many novices and good numbers in the Youth and Amateur classes as well.             This new show gave exhibitors the chance to show in every class both days, offering the opportunity to get some extra practice in. Though
Amateur Spotlight and Update
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Amateur Spotlight and Update

The members of OAQHA and BWHA believe in the future of our industry. So much so that they have launched a new program designed to welcome Rookie and First Year Exhibitors to share in what we all love about showing Quarter Horses in Ohio. No matter where you are in your showing level, the Buckeye has something for you. Highlights of the program include: - Attend Welcome Reception and Learn About Leveling - Receive Buckeye Bucks for Show Credit - Join a Trainer’s Barn for Help at the Show - Team Up with Youth and Amateur Mentors to Make Lifelong Friends - Participate in Level 1 Clinic to Gain New Knowledge On March 5, OAQHA 2nd Vice-President, Scott Nemeth, helped facilitate a strategic planning session for the Amateurs
Spring Affiliate News
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Spring Affiliate News

  SOQHA had a successful hospitality room at the OQHA Banquet in February where year-end point winners picked up their awards and money. Congratulations to all of the winners. It was great to see new faces as well as the familiar ones. Be sure to get your 2017 memberships in before the Challenge. Check the website for membership forms and submit to Janet before May 10 to be entered into a drawing that will take place at the Challenge (May 12-14). The Challenge will be giving $10,000 in scholarships to the youth along with All Around Trophies. The Madness (May 17-21)will be giving All Around awards through forth place along with Circuit Awards. The prize wheel will be back at the Madness. As always, we will provide a lot
Calling all rookie and first year AQHA exhibitors
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Calling all rookie and first year AQHA exhibitors

Who: If you're new to showing at Quarter Horse shows, or you are a Rookie or Level 1 exhibitor, this is a great opportunity for you to experience the most fun and exciting show in the country right here in Ohio! Where:  World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio When: July 14-16 The Little Buckeye, July 18-23 The Buckeye Classic Why: Free Entries! The Little Buckeye - ALL YOUTH ENTRIES ARE FREE! The Buckeye Classic - ALL AMATEUR ENTRIES ARE FREE! Buckeye Bucks! First-year exhibitors will get $200 as our gift Rookie exhibitors will get $100 as our gift Rookie and Level1 Overview & Welcome Reception! AQHA's Manager of Shows, Justin Billings, will explain "Rookie" and "Leveling" and answer your questions Youth