Amateurs Prepare for Busy Fall
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Amateurs Prepare for Busy Fall

The members of OAQHA aren’t letting any grass grow under them after the Buckeye. They are busy preparing for a full schedule this fall. Some of the exciting events on the horizon include… -Volunteering at Flying Horse Farms for seriously ill children -Attending New Vocations Horse Adoption Charity Event -Annual Congress Pancake Breakfast -Supporting Toys for Tots If you are interested in becoming part of OAQHA and joining in on the fun, visit www.oqha.com/amateur and contact one of the directors today!
Amateurs prep for 2017 Buckeye
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Amateurs prep for 2017 Buckeye

This year’s Little Buckeye and Buckeye Classic was held at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington for the first time and saw a sizable increase over last year, making it the largest event yet for both OAQHA and BWHA. In addition to the new facility, much of the growth can be attributed to the full slate of Level 1, 2 and 3 classes along with Rookie Highpoint and New AQHA Exhibitor Saddle giveaways. $100,000 in free entries and prizes didn’t hurt either, something unique to the Buckeye. Some 15 first time exhibitors attended the show who were all in their first year showing AQHA, which made OAQHA and BWHA very proud. Participants were treated to true Buckeye hospitality that has become synonymous with the show; over
Ohio Takes AQHA Select World
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Ohio Takes AQHA Select World

Good luck to all the OQHA and OAQHA members competing at the AQHA Select World this  week and next week! We know you will make Ohio proud!  For all up-to-date information on the Select World, please visit https://aqha.com/shows/select-world/ . 
August Meeting Date Change
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August Meeting Date Change

  Reminder: OQHA and OAQHA August Board Meetings have been changed to August 22nd due to the NSBA World Show this week. No OQHYA meeting this month
Recap: The Little Buckeye & Buckeye Classic
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Recap: The Little Buckeye & Buckeye Classic

By: Samantha Armbruster             It wouldn’t be the [week] after the Buckeye if we all aren’t trying to catch up on sleep and attempting to get back to reality after a long 10 days in Wilmington, Ohio for the Little Buckeye and Buckeye Classic. Some of the weekend’s highlights included free entries for all Youth exhibitors during the Little and free Amateur entries during the Classic from the generous sponsors. The Buckeye is also the first show in Ohio that offers AQHA Leveling to each exhibitor so they can show in their respective Rookie and Level 2 classes.             Along with the technicalities, fun was had by all who were in attendance with tons of great awards, free prizes and the careful planning that
Top Ten Reasons Why the Buckeye Classic is a Top Notch Show
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Top Ten Reasons Why the Buckeye Classic is a Top Notch Show

By: Barbara Aitken The Buckeye Classic and the Little Buckeye, presently running at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio, has gained major popularity since it’s debut in 2013. The Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association’s show is a top AQHA show for a multitude of reasons. We’re counting down the top ten reasons. Sponsors Thanks to 12 corporate sponsors and approximately 40 show sponsors, the Little Buckeye and the Buckeye Classic shows are able to accommodate exhibitors to the highest level. Thank you to all the Little Buckeye and Buckeye Classic sponsors! Timing With the AQHYA World Show only two weeks away and the AQHA Select World right around the corner, the Little Buckeye and Buckeye Classic
Largest Ever Buckeye Classic Will Kick Off This Weekend
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Largest Ever Buckeye Classic Will Kick Off This Weekend

By: Brittany Bevis The largest Buckeye Classic in history is expected to kick off in just a few days. The Buckeye event is comprised of the Little Buckeye, July 15-17, and the Buckeye Classic, July 20-24, which will provide AQHA competitors with nine sets of points, three sets of NSBA points, huge class sizes, fantastic prizes, and fun special events. The Little Buckeye provides three sets of points and one set of NSBA points. The Buckeye Classic provides six sets of points for Showmanship, Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle, and Pleasure Driving; five sets of points to all other events; and two sets of NSBA points. Also, this event is proud to be the first in Ohio to offer AQHA Leveling
Amateurs prepare for biggest Buckeye yet!
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Amateurs prepare for biggest Buckeye yet!

    The more than 30 volunteers who make up the OAQHA and BWHA team behind the Buckeye are hard at work with preparations for this year’s show, held July 15-24 at the World Equestrian Center (formerly Roberts Arena). 2016 will mark the largest event in either club’s history. The show committee has been working closely with representatives from WEC to ensure that each exhibitor and their family members have the most enjoyable experience possible. From the on-site pool to the finest premium footing for your horse, no detail has been overlooked. And in true Buckeye Classic fashion, more than $100,000 in free entries and prizes will be up for grabs. Our grassroots exhibitors will have more rookie and leveled classes
Buckeye Classic Sign up Sheet Available for Workers
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Buckeye Classic Sign up Sheet Available for Workers

Click here to sign up to work at the Buckeye Classic: http://www2.mysignup.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?datafile=buckeye_classic_2016
The Biggest Buckeye Yet
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The Biggest Buckeye Yet

In less than 30 days, the Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association will welcome everyone to the biggest Buckeye yet with over $100,000 in free entries and prizes up for grabs! The OAQHA group of more than 30 volunteers is hard at work making preparations for your stay to be as enjoyable as possible. That's because they think showing should be fun, don't you?