Congrats to Ohio exhibitors at the IQHYA Show
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Congrats to Ohio exhibitors at the IQHYA Show

Congratulations to the many Ohio exhibitors at the IQHYA Show at C Bar C Arena in Cloverdale, IN held April 20-23.  13 & Under HUS - Big Country Kruzer & Alexa Black 14-18 Youth HUS - Too Blazin Cool & Olivia Tordoff Small Fry Equitation - Hes Suddenly Handsom & Emma Gore 13 & Under Equitation - Blazing Hot N Gold & Alexia Tordoff 14-18 Youth Equitation - Zips Bossy Chip & Ellexxah Maxwell Ranch Riding - Crank Up The Band & Brent Maxwell Western Riding - Always Lopin Sober & Brent Maxwell Jr Trail - Cruize & Jennifer Paul Youth Trail - Some Hot Potential & Emma Brown Sr Trail - Always Lopin Sober & Brent Maxwell L1/Nov. YA Horsemanship - Lazy Lopin Louis & Claire
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 .
Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Show update
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Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Show update

By Alexia Tordoff, OQHYA Reporter Everyone must have been excited to get back in the show pen as the numbers were really big for the 4-judge   Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse  Show (almost a 1,000 entries per judge!) at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. The show kicked off on Saturday, April 15, with more than 30 youth in the L1 Youth Showmanship. The show ran smoothly as numbers remained large throughout the weekend. The competition was tough and so enjoyable. The weather forecast was for rain but it was an absolutely gorgeous weekend and it was so fun to see so many families celebrating the Easter weekend all around. We all were hoping to see the Easter Bunny but maybe he will show up next year (hint, hint Brent Maxwell)
AQHA debuts a new look to the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show tentative schedule.
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AQHA debuts a new look to the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show tentative schedule.

The American Quarter Horse Association, April 10, 2017   2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show Schedule The Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show returns to Oklahoma State Fair Park November 2-18 in Oklahoma City. Owners, exhibitors and fans will notice a very different look when they view the 2017 tentative schedule , which is now available online at www.aqha.com/worldshow . Member feedback aided the AQHA Show Department in crafting the 2017 Lucas Oil World tentative schedule. Based on responses to a survey that was emailed in January to 2016 Lucas Oil World horse owners and exhibitors, the AQHA Show Department staff made adjustments to how they created the show’s 2017 schedule. One consistent suggestion
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
BRS Easter Slide Recap
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BRS Easter Slide Recap

Show season with the Buckeye Reining Series kicked off with a stellar Easter Slide Show March 31-April 2, 2017. The show featured $12,200 in added money, including the $2,000 added Peeko De Oro Non Pro 7 & Up, two slates of NRHA ancillary classes and AQHA Open, Amateur and Youth Reining and Ranch Riding classes. Class sizes soared as Reiners and Ranch Riders from all across Ohio, six neighboring states and Canada, gathered at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio for a weekend of tough competition and tons of fun. The Peeko De Oro Non Pro 7 & Up and concurrently-run Non Pro ancillary classes were the main event Saturday night as 66 Non Pros and their mounts vied for the bevy of money and prizes. Before the