New for 2017 OQHA Show Season
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New for 2017 OQHA Show Season

ATTENTION OHIO EXHIBITORS All show dates from March 1 st -Sept 30 th  are NOW APPROVED for OQHA points. OQHA has joined forces with the  Buckeye Reining Series  to approve their AQHA Reining and Ranch Riding classes for OQHA points.   Find the the full    Ohio Show Schedule online   New for the Youth Division All exhibitors and owners must be members in order to receive points.  Small Fry Program Small Fry exhibitors will be allowed to show in AQHA Level 1 Walk Trot Division classes but these classes will not be included in the Small Fry High Point Year End Awards. REMINDER Ohio Points for Level 2 and Level 3 Classes: Level 3 Class Year End Awards and Team Points will be based off the combined Level 2 and Level 3 Judges Card.
2017 OQHA ALL BREED TRAIL RIDE & CHALLENGE
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2017 OQHA ALL BREED TRAIL RIDE & CHALLENGE

OQHA ALL BREED TRAIL RIDE & CHALLENGE 2017 OQHA ALL BREED TRAIL RIDE & CHALLENGE - JUNE 8-11, 2017 Dates and details for the OQHA All Breed Trail Ride & Challenge have been set for June 8-11, 2017. New this year is an individual Trail Challenge Training Course with an instructor on Thursday and a Trail Challenge set for Friday and Saturday with added High Point! Join us for a potluck dinner Thursday, June 8th around the campfire and we hae added breakfast and lunch to Friday as well.  For further details visit  http://www.oqha.com/trail-ride      
AQHA Announces 2017 Dates
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AQHA Announces 2017 Dates

The American Quarter Horse Association, February 8, 2017 The American Quarter Horse Association has an exciting line-up of events planned for 2017. Mark your calendars today with the tentative dates. AQHA Convention March 17-20 –  2017 AQHA Convention  at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio AQHA World Championship Shows March 23-26 – Zoetis Versatility Ranch Horse and AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships and inaugural Zoetis Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals in Houston August 4-12 –  Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show  in Oklahoma City August 25 - September 2 –  AQHA Select World Championship Show , presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) in Amarillo November 3-18
AQHA CONGRATULATES 2016 HIGH POINT WINNERS
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AQHA CONGRATULATES 2016 HIGH POINT WINNERS

The American Quarter Horse Association recognizes hardworking individuals and their American Quarter Horses at the end of each year through the Association’s  high-point awards . With the introduction of the AQHA leveling  program in 2014, the Association is able to recognize more individuals and horses for their accomplishments in the show arena.  AQHA annually recognizes the top point earners in each division of every AQHA event. Horses are recognized in the open division, while youth and amateurs competing with any one horse are recognized in their respective divisions. The divisions are further broken down into Rookie, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.  “An AQHA high-point award is evidence of exhibitors’
Chuck Smith to Be NCHA Executive Director
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Chuck Smith to Be NCHA Executive Director

 by Elaina Ross Executive Director Plans Announced The NCHA is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Chuck Smith to continue to serve as the Association's Interim Executive Director during the remaining term of his presidency and to assume full time Executive Director duties after the Convention in June of 2017. After reviewing the resumes of numerous applicants for the position, the Executive Committee felt Chuck's combination of experience in the cutting horse industry, knowledge of the Association and its members and the love for the sport of cutting and the cutting horse uniquely qualify him to lead the Association into the future.  NCHA staff had the opportunity to work with Chuck
2016 Awards Banquet In the Books
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2016 Awards Banquet In the Books

The 2016 Ohio Quarter Horse Awards Banquet held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza North was a bigger than ever!  The banquet room was packed with 420 in attendance and large awards presented to the 2016 OQHA award winners. OAQHA Vice President and co-host for the night, Fred Borer, kicked off the night by inviting the 2016 OQHA Queen, Molli Jacobs, to lead the attendees in an invocation before dinner. The 2016 OQHA President, Hank Clason followed the three course meal by reflecting on his year in office and presenting the OQHA staff with the President’s Award, including Lisa Martin, Rhonda Harter, Mindy Westlake, Barb Benedum, Danielle Stephenson, and Dr. Scott Myers. The 2016 OQHYA President,
Congress & SOQHA Madness Named Top 10 AQHA Shows of 2016
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Congress & SOQHA Madness Named Top 10 AQHA Shows of 2016

The American Quarter Horse Association, February 3 , 2017             Every year, many shows are working hard to become one of the Top 10 AQHA shows in the country. These shows also require a Level 1 exhibitor to have a permit or show lease to compete with a horse they do not own. The top-10 shows/circuits are determined by the total number of entries the previous year and can change from year to year. Find out which shows made the top ten below. Top Ten Shows for 2016 • Arizona Sun Country Circuit, Scottsdale, Arizona • Oklahoma QHA Redbud Spectacular, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma • Big A Circuit, Conyers, Georgia • Silver Dollar Circuit, Las Vegas, Nevada • SOQHA The Madness Circuit, Wilmington, Ohio • Oregon Summer Classic,
Results From 2017 C Bar C Winner Circuit
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Results From 2017 C Bar C Winner Circuit

By The Equine Chronicle The C Bar C Winner Circuit recently took place January 26-29 in Cloverdale, Indiana, and according to Mark Harrell Horse Show Management, entries topped out at 6,000 across all divisions. Judges for the show were Brad Jewett, Eric Petersen, Keith Miller, Karen Graham, Mike Hawkins, and Will Knabenshue. Click here to view S/C 1 results. Click here to view S/C 2 results. Click here to view circuit champions. High Point Results: Small Fry – Hes Suddenly Handsom and Emma Gore L1 Amateur Walk/Jog – Last Machine and Burr Young L1 Youth Walk/Jog – Suddenly Im Blonde and Katelyn Dubois Open – Chex Out My Smokngun – owner- Amy Jo Erhardt Novice Amateur – Amazin Dream and Jaclyn Bauer Amateur – A Certain
NOQHA Banquet Recap
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NOQHA Banquet Recap

By: Samantha Armbruster At the 2016 Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Association banquet, it was obvious that every detail was accounted for and then put into action. On January 28 th 2017, the association and its members met once again at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn for their annual award celebration. The evening began with an invocation and welcome from Madison Swartz, which then led into special awards and the crowning of the 2017 NOQHA Queen. Denise Igoe presented long time member and director Shannon Call with an award that recognized all of her hard work and dedication to the association. Alexis Taylor was given the title of this year’s queen as the past queen, BrookeLyn Harrison shared her achievements and stepped