New OQHA Mountain Trail Classes
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New OQHA Mountain Trail Classes

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) has allocated funding towards prizes and recognition for High Point awards in 12 new classes of the  International Mountain Trail Challenge Association events held at  Creek Side Horse Park in Waynesburg, Ohio in 2018. OQHA will be opening these awards to ANY BREED of horse that earns the most IMTCA/OQHA points and finishes in the top three for each class. The classes will include youth and adult riders who compete ‘In Hand’ and ‘In the Saddle’. The rider must be a member of OQHA at the time of showing to accumulate points but does not have to own or ride a registered Quarter Horse. Awards will be given at the Annual OQHA Awards Banquet in February 2019. “OQHA is pleased to continue
2018 AQHA Executive Committee
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2018 AQHA Executive Committee

The 2018-19 AQHA Executive Committee was elected at the AQHA convention in Jacksonville, Florida. The American Quarter Horse Association, March 3, 2018 The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee was elected at the  2018 AQHA Convention  in Jacksonville, Florida.Though AQHA operates primarily upon the decisions of its members through the board of directors, the five-person Executive Committee is responsible for implementing these important decisions and governing AQHA between the annual meetings of the membership and the board.  The AQHA Executive Committee – consisting of a president, first vice president, second vice president and two additional members – is elected each year
Top AQHA Shows in 2017
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Top AQHA Shows in 2017

The event totals are in – these were the top AQHA shows and circuits in 2017. American Quarter Horse Association, February 25, 2018 From early spring in Oklahoma City to the tail end of the year in Florida, AQHA members turned out in droves to support shows and circuits across the United States. Combined, the Top-10 AQHA shows saw an increase from the previous year, totaling 97,065 entries in 2017. Rankings were calculated by dividing the total number of entries for each event by the event’s total number of show numbers.            “We want to congratulate the show management teams behind these top shows. These teams work hard to provide exhibitor satisfaction and their dedication translated into their show being a
Ohio Quarter Horse Association Announced Move to New Columbus Office to Support Growth
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Ohio Quarter Horse Association Announced Move to New Columbus Office to Support Growth

COLUMBUS, OH, February 22, 2018 - The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA), host of the All American Quarter Horse Congress (AAQHC), has now moved from its Richwood, Ohio location to its new headquarters on Quarter Horse Drive in Columbus, Ohio. “We have recognized the importance of having the association closer to Columbus for many years,” said Dr. Scott Myers, OQHA CEO. “The new headquarters will provide continued growth of OQHA and the AAQHC. We are enthusiastic to expand our presence in the Columbus community. The relocation of the operation to the newly renovated 26,000 square foot office building off Interstate 71 is the culmination of an exciting year for OQHA in 2017. Columbus City Council voted to
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