2019 Awards Banquet In the Books
The 2019 Ohio Quarter Horse Awards Banquet held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Hilton Downtown Columbus was bigger than ever! The banquet room was packed with more than 480 in attendance and awards presented to the 2019 OQHA award winners. Alexis Taylor, 2019 OQHA Queen, kicked off the night welcoming guests and inviting OQHA Director, Justin Billings and the 2019 Congress Queen, Mariah Sherer, to the stage lead the attendees in an invocation before dinner.
The 2019 OQHA President, Brent Maxwell followed the three course meal by reflecting on his year in office and presenting Kelli Diaz, Kristine Nagy, and Ron Kendle with President’s Awards.
The 2019 OQHYA President, Ellexxah Maxwell gave an emotional message reflecting back on all her involvement with OQHYA. Natalie Hilty, 2020 OQHYA President presented Ellexxah an Outgoing President award and the 2019 OQHYA Sportsmanship Award.
Scott Nemeth, the 2019 OAQHA President, recognized many amateurs and their involvement with OAQHA.
The 2019 OQHA Queen, Alexis Taylor crowned the 2020 OQHA Queen, Graceon Ehrman.
Mariah then joined Justin Billings on stage to present the 2019 year-end awards to more than 240 OQHA exhibitors/members.
The evening concluded with music and dancing in celebration.
2019 HORSE OF THE YEAR
1. Cruize | Stephanie Janis | Groton, MA | 1314
2. My Only Good Shoes | Emma Gore | Croton, OH | 695
2019 HALTER HORSE OF THE YEAR
1. Cruize | Stephanie Janis | Groton, MA | 298
2. Fearles Defiance | Casey Demott | Gillsville, GA | 251
2019 LEVEL 1 HORSE OF THE YEAR
1. Only When Im Invited | Emma Gore | Croton, OH | 948
2. KM Taylor Made Best | Sara Oler | Bluffton, OH | 946
2019 AMATEUR OF THE YEAR
1. Version Of Goodbar | Sarah Lebsock | Hilliard, OH | 1994
2. I Am Batt Man | Jordan Ferguson Baron | Columbus, OH | 1585
3. Some Hot Potential | Emma Brown | Zanesville, OH | 1139
4. Party In The Clouds | Kaitlin Riker | Gahanna, OH | 1106
5. KM Taylor Made Best | Sara Oler | Bluffton, OH | 1042
6. Fantasdeck | Kalee Lohr | Bucyrus, OH | 844
2019 AMATEUR SELECT OF THE YEAR
1. Check This Machine | Kimberly Best | Salem, OH | 1075
2. Only In My Levis | Terri Bloom Tisch | Marysville, OH | 546
2019 HIGH POINT L1 AMATEUR
1. Icecream | Hanna Jordan Hedderick | Hudson, OH | 2534
2. Looking Willy Good | Jennifer Olds | Lebanon, OH | 1866
2019 ALL AROUND YOUTH 13 & UNDER
1. My Only Good Shoes | Emma Gore | Croton, OH | 1975
2. Cowboy Causin Mayhem | Jillian Jefferson | Lebanon, OH | 1828
2019 ALL AROUND YOUTH 14-18
1. Zips Bossy Chip | Ellexxah Ireland Maxwell | W Mansfield, OH | 2273
2. Im Too Sleepy | Madison Burlett | Chelsea, MI | 1732
2019 HIGH POINT L1 YOUTH
1. Cowboy Causin Mayhem | Jillian Jefferson | Lebanon, OH | 2564
2. Gotta Lotta Lazy | Allyson Schuster | New Albany, OH | 1932
2019 ALL AROUND SMALL FRY
1. Annie Lost Her Socks | Skylar Herrnstein | Shelby, OH | 1339
2. Consider Him Sheik | Adeline P Gabor| Madison, OH | 1137