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  
That's a wrap for the Adequan Select World!
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That's a wrap for the Adequan Select World!

The 2017 AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) is a wrap! This year's show hosted 1,093 entries from the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Belgium at Tri-State Expo in Amarillo. We welcomed 545 exhibitors and 735 horses, who competed for 44 world championships and $444,725 in winnings.  We've recapped some of our favorite moments and the must-read stories you won't want to miss. Meet your new Adequan® Select World champions ! View the Journal Winning Runs, video interviews with each world champion compiled by the staff of The American Quarter Horse Journal . Congratulate the 2017 AQHA Select All-Around Amateur and Gene Graves Super-Select Special
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
OQHA Board of Directors opportunities
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OQHA Board of Directors opportunities

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association is seeking individuals who are interested in becoming more involved with OQHA. The OQHA Board of Directors will have opportunities available to join the open board for a term beginning in 2018. Those interested must have attended three (3) Directors meetings in the current year previous to running for office. Anyone interested in learning more about the requirements or time commitment may contact Cindy Morehead at (419) 306-6128 by September 11 th .
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
Ohio Youth snag honors during Ford Youth World Show
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Ohio Youth snag honors during Ford Youth World Show

The Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association members are taking their “Ohio Hustles Harder” theme quite literally this show season. Last week, 67 Ohio youth and their 79 horses traveled to Oklahoma City to compete for the chance to be named an American Quarter Horse Association Ford World Show Champion. Several youth members walked away with those Championship honors while several others placed in the top performances overall. (See the complete list of Ohio winners below). Congratulations to each exhibitor! 2 Year Old Mares  Level 3 GRAND CHAMPION Horse: SHEZ COOL N ELUSIVE, BROWN MARE  (VERY COOL x MTK SHEZ ELUSIVE) Exhibitor:   BRADYN THOMAS BURKE, MOUNT VERNON, OH, US Owner: TIFFANY L BURKE, MOUNT VERNON,
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
OQHA is proud to announce their 2017 Congress NYATT Team!
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OQHA is proud to announce their 2017 Congress NYATT Team!

2017 Congress NYATT Team Showmanship - Ellexxah Maxwell & Cora Wyers Barrels - Colin Robinson & Maggie Cain Reining - Caleb Sturgeon & Isabella Tesmer Hunter Under Saddle - Olivia Tordoff & Ashton Krutulis Hunt Seat Equitation - Lauren Carnahan & Kalee Lohr Western Pleasure - Gavin Patterson & Halie Harner Horsemanship - Marley Mainwaring & Emma Brown
AQHA Hall of Fame Unveiling
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AQHA Hall of Fame Unveiling

Displays for the  American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame  Class of 2017 were unveiled July 25 in a special ceremony at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo. Four men and one woman were inducted in March during the 2017 AQHA Convention: AQHA Past President  Peter J. Cofrancesco III  of Sparta, New Jersey; AQHA Executive Committee member, the late  Dick Monahan  from Walla Walla, Washington;  Bobby D. Cox  of Fort Worth, Texas; the late  Marvin Barnes  of Ada, Oklahoma; and trainer and horsewoman  Sandra Vaughn  of Hernando, Florida. Five horses were also inducted: 1987 racing stallion  Strawfly Special , 1985 western pleasure stallion  Zips Chocolate Chip , 1994 show gelding  Majestic