EOQHA held their annual year end awards banquet on January 12th at the Virtues Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio. Due to the weather we had a smaller event than we have had in past years but would like to thank everyone who was able to attend for making it a great evening.
In 2019 EOQHA will be hosting 3 shows again. April 6 & 7 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, April 27 & 28 at the Champions Center in Springfield, and September 6-8 back at the Ohio Expo Center. Due to limited number of stalls available in Springfield we do ask that you get those stalls reserved ASAP, the stall form can be found on the EOQHA website.
Also, this year the EOQHA youth will be participating in the Tribute Feed program and will be collecting the proof of purchase tags from your Tribute feed products. New this year, Nutrena has a youth program that the EOQHA youth members will be participating in as well. If you feed Nutrena products to any animals please save the feed tag off the bags and bring them with you to any EOQHA event.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our events last year and we are looking forward to a great 2019 show season.
NOQHA stepped outside the box for their 2018 year-end awards banquet and held it in conjunction with OQHA’s banquet in Columbus. A Mardi Gras themed hospitality suite welcomed members and guests with a place to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a cookie, or just a place to sit and chat while picking up year-end awards. We look forward to continuing our partnership with OQHA and SOQHA. Congratulations to all year-end awards winners! A special congratulations to Shannon Call, 2018 President’s Award Winner.
Jessica Crozier was crowned the NOQHA 2019 Queen. She is 20 years old, attends Cuyahoga County Community College and lives in Valley City, Ohio. Good Luck to her on her journey.
NOQHA and NOQHYA will be holding most of their meetings via conference calls on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm for adult meetings and 6:30pm for youth meetings. (no meetings in July, August, October) The youth meeting conference calls will count as a required meeting for NYATT, contact Rhonda Pickersgill, youth advisor, for number and code.
The youth are busy planning for 2019, they held their annual Silent Auction at the NOQHA hospitality suite and it was the largest one yet. Thank you to all that donated gifts and baskets! Don’t forget to get your NYATT intent letters, sponsorships and membership in by the deadline. Download the meeting schedule and NYATT information at www.noqha.com.
Congratulation to Maclayne Warner, Youth Sportsmanship Winner.
2019 show dates and judges are confirmed. Stall and RV reservation forms are online.
May 24-26, 2019 Spring Extravaganza - Western Farm, Findlay, OH
Judges: Danielle Burns, Suzy Jeane, Brad Jewett, Brad Kearns
May 27, 2019 Level 1 Extravaganza - Western Farm, Findlay, OH
Judge: Tammy Braham
June 20-23, 2019 Summer Six Pack Circuit - Western Farm, Findlay, OH
Judges: John Boxell, Jessica Gilliam, Ronald Stratton, Tina Anderson, Sandra Curl, Jeff Greaves
Aug 31-Sept 1, 2019 Fall Extravaganza - Eden Park Complex, Sunbury, OH
Judges: Brendan Brown, Lisa Ligon, Daren Wright
SOQHA would like to thank everyone that visited our hospitality room during the Ohio Banquet. Once again it was a great success. We are excited that NOQHA has decided to join in the fun and provide a hospitality room as well!
Our first show of the 2019 season is under our belt. The CHALLENGE was a great show. Despite the cold and a few snow flurries, we had record entries. There where All Around awards as well as over $9,500 given away to the youth in the Youth Scholarship Challenge event. All the proceeds from this show help support our youth association and they want to thank everyone for participating. Remember to get your NYATT sponsorship forms and money into Cami Claypool ASAP. Any questions concerning our youth association, feel free to contact her at 330-242-1833.
Memberships are rolling in like crazy. If you turned in your memberships at the Challenge show or prior to the show, you will start receiving your points for year-end awards.
The MADNESS is just around the corner. Stalls and camping are currently sold out but you can still get on the waiting list. Fill out the stall/RV form and get it to Janet ASAP to get on the list. It will be 10 full days of a lot of food, fun, high point awards (through 5 places), circuit awards, exhibitor party (May 12th) and as always....free stuff! Don’t forget to get your golf carts reserved (limited quantity available), form is on anequineproduction.com or call Janet 937-416-0294.
Good Luck to all exhibitors, on a successful 2019 show season!