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
30-Year Show Record Smashed
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30-Year Show Record Smashed

The American Quarter Horse Association, October 24, 2017  Zips Bossy Chip has smashed through American Quarter Horse Hall of Famer Van Decka’s 30-year record for the all-time leading youth horse by points. The record was set 30 years ago. In 1987, at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, Van Decka earned his last point, ending his Hall of Fame show career with 4,270 youth points. In September, Zips Bossy Chip topped that record with 17-year-old owner Ellexxah Maxwell of West Mansfield, Ohio. Zips Bossy Chip has amassed 4,280 youth points. “I bought her in 2011, and the first year was a bit of a struggle,” Maxwell said. “I was a green rider, and she was a green horse. It was difficult. I think, since then, we’ve learned
Ohio NYATT team comes out on top
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Ohio NYATT team comes out on top

The Ohio NYATT team came out on top in Sunday’s competition at the 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress. Finishing with 132 total points, the team walked away with its fair share of awards in all disciplines. Congratulations to the entire team on a successful Congress! Barrels: Colin Robinson - Champion Maggie Cain – Fifth Place Reining: Isabella Tesmer – Third Place Hunter Under Saddle: Olivia Tordoff – Champion Ashton Krutulis – Third Showmanship: Ellexxah Maxwell – Reserve Champion Cora Wyers – 10 th Place Hunt Seat Equitation: Lauren Carnahan – Fifth Place Horsemanship: Marley Mainwaring – Champion Emma Brown – Sixth Place Western Pleasure: Gavin Patterson – Seventh Place Congratulations also to
OAQHA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
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OAQHA Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

The Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association (OAQHA) flipped pancakes for a cause Saturday morning. The group raised $1000 during its annual All American Quarter Horse Congress Pancake Fundraiser in the Voinovich Building. More than 430 people participated in the fundraiser by dining in, carrying out or having breakfast delivered by OAQHA members preparing the all you can eat breakfast. Ohio Quarter Horse Association Executive Director Dr. Scott Myers, President Chris Darnell and Tri-Chairman Elizabeth Gorski all made guest appearances throughout the morning. OAQHA President Justin Billings flipped pancakes for guests and cleared tables while answering questions about showing AQHA. From the money
OQHF Gala Presents "The Congress Derby - A Night at the Races"
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OQHF Gala Presents "The Congress Derby - A Night at the Races"

The Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation will present The Congress Derby: A Night at the Races on October 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the  All American Quarter Horse Congress in the Corral.  We will have a silent and live auction as part of the Gala.      The Silent Auction will be open for bidding from October 1 and will close on Sunday October 22, 2017 at the conclusion of the Grand Auction     The proceeds from the Gala and the auctions help us fund the mission of the Foundation.  We appreciate the generosity of the donors of auction items and encourage you to patronize their businesses and thank them for their support.      THE CONGRESS DERBY.... A NIGHT AT THE RACES Highlights will include: 6 simalcast Horse Races Own your own Race
"Ladies" Versatility to benefit OQHF Crisis Fund
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"Ladies" Versatility to benefit OQHF Crisis Fund

Drag yourself to the Coliseum at the 2017 All Amerian Quarter Horse Congress , the Versatility is BACK! You don’t want to miss this new twist on an old favorite! Join us Wednesday, October 18th for an evening of fun while the  Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation raises money for the Crisis Fund. A portion of this year’s proceeds will go directly to helping the animals affected by this year’s hurricanes. Meet the "Ladies" in the Stagecoach Saloon at 7:30pm prior to watching them compete in "Ladies" Pleasure, "Ladies" Showmanship, and Interview Questions. To help the best “lady” win, go to  OQHA.com/foundation and pledge ! Come support your favorite trainers and horsemen as they compete for the title of best lady! A very