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 of food and fun. Slot horse participants be sure to send in your entries by April 20. Both shows are sold out! Like us on Facebook for all the show updates. SOQHA officers and directors would like to wish everyone Good Luck during the 2017 show season!
EOQHA is looking forward to another great season in 2017. We have made a few changes this year including moving our April 15-16 show back to the Fairgrounds. The May 6-7 show will be in Wilmington and the September 8-10 show will be at the fairgrounds.
Also, EOQHA would like to welcome Casey Devitt as the new EOQHA show manager. The show bills are available on the website at EOQHA.US. For stalls reservations or more information please contact Kyle Flatter at 937-209-8711.
Congratulations to Alexis Taylor, 2017 NOQHA Queen. Alexis is the daughter of Susan and Dennis Taylor, Grafton, Ohio and is a student at Stautzenberger College. Good Luck at Congress and “Enjoy the Ride”
Recipients for 2016 scholarships include Aubrey Braham, John Carroll III, Lauren Hull, Casey Kulow, Sarah Shaheen, Katelyn Yohman, Sydney Hoffa, Ashley Conger, Hannah Hedderick, Ashley Kozsalka, and Kirsten Nichels. The deadline for new applications and renewals for 2017 scholarships is June 1, 2017. For more information and complete rules, check www.noqha.com or contact Corryn Casteel, 330-421-3438.
The NOQHA adult and youth meeting is held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Holiday Inn - Akron West, 4073 Medina Road, Akron, Ohio 44333. Everyone is welcome.