2017 Year End Annual Banquet Recap
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2017 Year End Annual Banquet Recap

More than 400 members of Ohio Quarter Horse Association members gathered at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Columbus, Ohio Saturday to celebrate the achievements of hundreds of outstanding horsemen and horsewomen.  AQHA Show Manager Justin Billings and 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen Sara Laughlin wowed guests with their thoughtful sentiments throughout the dinner and awards where 2018 officers and directors were announced for the OQHA Open Board, Amateur and Youth associations.    OQHA President Chris Cecil Darnell presented George Seanor and Cindy Moorehead with the President's award for their hardwork and dedication to OQHA and the Congress while OQHYA President Olivia Tordoff presented
AQHA Level 1 Championship Judges Announced
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AQHA Level 1 Championship Judges Announced

The  American Quarter Horse Association  has announced the judges for the 2018 AQHA Central, AQHA West and Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships. “Our goal is to bring together an excellent roster of judges for the Level 1 Championships,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “It is important for exhibitors to know they are being judged by the rules and by a highly qualified group of judges at each show.” The individuals selected as the 2018 Level 1 Championships judges are: AQHA Central Level 1 Championships Rhonda Replogle, Clear Spring, Maryland Tanya Green, Aubrey, Texas Matt Howell, Eden, Texas Ryan Kail, Scottsdale, Arizona Lance Baker, Amarillo, Texas T.W. Grose, Sumterville, Florida AQHA West
AQHA Announces 2018 Dates
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AQHA Announces 2018 Dates

Mark your calendar with the tentative dates for these 2018 AQHA events. American Quarter Horse Association, February 2, 2018 The American Quarter Horse Association has an exciting line-up of events planned for 2018. Mark your calendars today with these tentative dates. 2018 AQHA Convention March 2-5 –  2018 AQHA Convention  at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront, Jacksonville, Florida AQHA World Championship Shows March 14-16 – AQHA Cowboy Mounted Shooting World Championships, Houston June 13-17 –  Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships and Zoetis AQHA Ranching Heritage Challenge Finals , Lazy E Ranch, Guthrie, Oklahoma August 2-11 –  Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show , Oklahoma
Judges Named for 2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships
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Judges Named for 2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships

Find out who will be judging the 2018 AQHA West, AQHA Central and Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships. American Quarter Horse Association, February 2, 2018 The  American Quarter Horse Association  has announced the judges for the 2018 AQHA Central, AQHA West and Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships. “Our goal is to bring together an excellent roster of judges for the Level 1 Championships,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “It is important for exhibitors to know they are being judged by the rules and by a highly qualified group of judges at each show.” The individuals selected as the 2018 Level 1 Championships judges are: AQHA Central Level 1 Championships Rhonda Replogle, Clear Spring, Maryland
Walk-Trot Classes at AQHA Level 1 Championships
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Walk-Trot Classes at AQHA Level 1 Championships

The American Quarter Horse Association, January 31, 20178 AQHA walk-trot classes at the AQHA Level 1 Championships will offer newcomers a chance to compete at one of three championship shows. AQHA walk-trot classes are making their debut at the 2018 AQHA  West , AQHA  Central  and  Nutrena East  Level 1 Championships this spring.  Walk-trot classes are the perfect way for eligible exhibitors to get in the arena and gain experience, which goes hand-in-hand with the purpose of the Level 1 Championships.  Also new this year, there are no qualifying requirements to show at the  AQHA Level 1 Championships . Beginning with the 2018 events, all Level 1- and Rookie-eligible exhibitors are welcome to compete at one
Eight Reasons to Attend AQHA Convention
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Eight Reasons to Attend AQHA Convention

American Quarter Horse Association, January 29, 2018 Find out why you need to make reservations to attend the 2018 AQHA Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. All American Quarter Horse Association and American Quarter Horse Youth Association members are invited to attend the AQHA convention each year as a way to stay involved with the horse industry, have an impact on decisions, voice opinions and learn new things.  While more than 1,000 members converge on  AQHA convention  each year, AQHA leadership would love to see an even larger number of members take part in this important event. After all, it’s AQHA members who lead the charge toward changes that make our Association – and our industry – better.  Watch
Stephen Arbaugh Passes
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Stephen Arbaugh Passes

STEPHEN MICHAEL ARBAUGH December 21, 1947 ‒ January 15, 2018 Mansfield, Ohio Lieutenant Stephen Arbaugh was like a brother to many, not just a friend. Every activity in which he participated grew to form a strong kinship: his Sheriff Department Family, his Horse Judging Family, his McDonald’s Breakfast Family, his Golf Family, his Gun Collectors Family, and his Lexington Athletics Family. Steve Arbaugh, age 70, passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at his Mansfield farm. He was born December 21, 1947 in Mansfield to parents David Roy & Marjorie Ann (Maglott) Arbaugh. He graduated Madison High School with the class of 1966 and married Gwendolyn Curtiss on March 21, 1981. Lieutenant Arbaugh retired from
2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships Tentative Schedules
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2018 AQHA Level 1 Championships Tentative Schedules

American Quarter Horse Association, January 11, 2018 The tentative schedules are available online for the 2018 AQHA Central, AQHA West and Nutrena East Level 1 Championships. The American Quarter Horse Association has released the tentative schedules for the  2018 AQHA Central, AQHA West and Nutrena East Level 1 Championships . View the AQHA  Central Level 1 Championships  tentative schedule. View the AQHA  West Level 1 Championships  tentative schedule. View the Nutrena  East AQHA Level 1 Championships  tentative schedule. New this year, the AQHA Level 1 cattle classes have moved to the 2018 Zoetis AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships June 13-17 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. The schedule for those
Get the 2018 AQHA Rulebook
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Get the 2018 AQHA Rulebook

The 2018 AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations is now available online and in print. The American Quarter Horse Association - November 6, 2017 The AQHA Official Handbook of Rules and Regulations is now available online in PDF format and in print. AQHA members can download the rulebook or request a printed copy at  www.aqha.com/rulebook . The AQHA rulebook represents corporation bylaws, rules and regulations of registration, rules and regulations of racing, rules and regulations of shows, amateur and youth division rules and regulations, and the constitution of AQHYA. The rulebook also answers all your questions regarding AQHA rules, show patterns, horse markings, equipment guidelines and