OQHA Annual Picnic held at new headquarters
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OQHA Annual Picnic held at new headquarters

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) held its annual picnic at the new headquarters Monday evening on Quarter Horse Drive in Columbus, Ohio. Nearly 200 people were in attendance for some home made beef brisket and bratwursts prepared by the OQHA staff as well as many delightful side dishes brought by fellow members. The Ohio  Quarter Horse Youth Association (OQHYA), Ohio Amateur Horse Association (OAQHA) and OQHA board members gathered for a picnic style meal and yard games at 6 p.m. followed by the individual monthy board meetings at 7 p.m. Thank you to Kyle Flatter and Matt Claypool for manning the grill throughout the hot night! OQHYA Advisor Valerie Sturgeon guided AQHA Youth World Show attendees
OQHA Trail Ride Kicks Off
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OQHA Trail Ride Kicks Off

New place. More space. And you still have time to go check it out this weekend! Go to  www.oqha.com/trail-ride  for more details.
OQHA mourns the loss of Clint Collingsworth
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OQHA mourns the loss of Clint Collingsworth

CLINT Tyler COLLINGSWORTH Clint Tyler Collingsworth, 27, of Wheelersburg passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 at his residence. Clint was born January 22, 1991 in Portsmouth to Jerry Lee Collingsworth, Jr. and Tami Woosley Collingsworth. Clint was a high school graduate and a self-employed horse trainer. Clint was a lifetime horseman who owned and operated Collingsworth Quarter Horses. He was a former NSBA World Champion and placed in the Top Ten several times at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clayton Woosley. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Alana Brown Collingsworth whom he married December 1, 2012 in Alexander City, AL; his mother
NOQHA Spring Extravaganza comes in Hot!
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NOQHA Spring Extravaganza comes in Hot!

 The NOQHA Spring Extravaganza and Level 1 Novice show was well attended with stalls and RV hook-ups sold out.  A pizza party sponsored by OQHA was held on Thursday evening for all exhibitors and an ice cream social sponsored by NOQHA was held on Saturday afternoon for all.   The competition was as hot as the weather as this was the last week-end for Youth World in-state qualifying. The temperatures soared into the 90’s for the first time this season. Prizes for all exhibitors placing 1 st – 6 th under all 4 judges were available along with special prizes for the small fry and lead-liners.  Hundred dollar incentive vouchers donated by OQHA, Gut Health products donated by Tom Hall, and random prize drawings were also
2018 OQHF Golf Outing - June 25th
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2018 OQHF Golf Outing - June 25th

Golf for a cause at the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation's Golf Outing Monday, June 25, 2018 at Moundbuilders Country Club. Find out more details at  www.oqha.com/oqhf-golf-outing    
SOQHA The Madness show concludes
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SOQHA The Madness show concludes

By: Natalie Hilty And the Madness is a wrap! A big shoutout goes out to the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association for their dedication and commitment to making the 2018 Madness horse show one to remember. The Madness is a top ten horse show in the nation that is thrown every May, bringing in exhibitors from all over the country. This year, the SOQHA hosted many exhibitors at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Below are your two questions for several youth exhibitors here at The Madness followed by their responses. 1. What is your favorite horse show clothing brand? Emily Ambrose - My showmanship jacket is by Stella Show Clothing and I absolutely love it. It is so comfortable, relatively lightweight,
SOQHA Challenge Concludes With 4,700 AQHA Entries Over Two Days!
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SOQHA Challenge Concludes With 4,700 AQHA Entries Over Two Days!

By: Brittany Bevis,  The Equine Chronicle A  challenge  of sorts was presented to the show management team of the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association Challenge. How many entries can one show hold in just two days? The answer may surprise you… The two-day event that took place at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio over the weekend recorded almost 1,200 AQHA entries per judge. With four judges, that added up to nearly 4,700 AQHA entries alone! And that number doesn’t include NSBA entries. Judges for the show were Jeff Mellott, Ryan Kail, Brad Kearns, Curtis Reynolds, John Boxell, Allen Mitchels, TW Grose, and Steve Meadows. One of the highlights of the show each year is the SOQHYA Scholarship Challenge.
Ohio Youth take top honors at Level 1 East Championship
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Ohio Youth take top honors at Level 1 East Championship

Article by Natalie Hilty The Nutrena East Novice Championship Show was a success! Held here in Wilmington, Ohio at the World Equestrian Center, the entries more than doubled from 2017 to make for a spectacularly large and exciting show. The biggest class of the show was the Novice Youth 14-18 Showmanship with a whopping 115 entries. Because of the huge gain in entries this year in 2018, the Ohio youth have decided to provide you with 11 different perspectives from this show. We had youth from way down south, over in Pennsylvania, New York, and even up north in Canada who chose to show at the Novice Championships in Ohio this year! Youth media committee members Marina Marotto and Kori Kile as well as the youth reporter
Ohio Amateurs represented well during Level 1 East Championship
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Ohio Amateurs represented well during Level 1 East Championship

AMATEUR AGED GELDINGS 5. GRACE TACHIKAWA, COLUMBUS  |  COUNTS IRON KNIGHT, BROWN GELDING  (IRON AGE x COUNT EVERY KNIGHT) 6. LISA GREENWOOD, DAYTON, OH  |  AL SING THE BLUES, SORREL GELDING  (ALLOCATE YOUR ASSETS x CAMEO BLUES) 8. MALINDA SHIPMAN, CENTERBURG, OH  |  LAZY HOLIDAY, BAY GELDING  (NO DOUBT IM LAZY x HOLIDAY CHIPS) 10. JANICE HRBAC, HINCKLEY, OH  |  YOU CAN KISS THIS, CHESTNUT GELDING  (A DREAM REMEMBERED x KISS MY IMPULSE)   AMATEUR AGED MARES 3. SUE S ROGOWSKI, CINCINNATI, OH  |  SHE SURE IS GOOD, BAY MARE  (KEEPING IT GOOD x PRESENTED BY PRO) 6. HELEN E ROSE, UNIONVILLE, OH  |  GOODBARS INTUITION, BAY MARE  (ONLY INTUITION x THIS CHICS A GOODBAR) 7. LISA SCOTT-REISS, MARYSVILLE,