Changes Coming to AQHA Show Approval, Processing Fees
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Changes Coming to AQHA Show Approval, Processing Fees

The American Quarter Horse Association, October 6, 2017  The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee approved changes to show approval fees, which will go into effect for show approval applications received after October 6, 2017, and processing fees, which will increase from $5 to $6 on January 1, 2018. Until this point, fees have remained unchanged since 2012. “I want to thank the show approval task force for taking on the challenge of studying our current show approval fees. The task force recommended lowering fees for AQHA shows under 500 entries, which affects the vast majority of our events and includes up to a 60-percent reduction for some,” said AQHA Executive Vice President Craig Huffhines.
Level 1 East Championships Move to Ohio
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Level 1 East Championships Move to Ohio

The American Quarter Horse Association has named  the World Equestrian Center  in Wilmington, Ohio, as the new location of the  2018 Nutrena AQHA East Level 1 Championships . The Nutrena East is slated for May 2-6, 2018. AQHA and the World Equestrian Center have agreed to a three-year contract covering 2018-2020. “AQHA is very grateful to the Gov. James B Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, North Carolina, and the hospitality and effort the North Carolina Quarter Horse Association has shown during the past two years of the Nutrena East Level 1 Championships,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “We are looking forward to building a relationship with the World Equestrian Center where we will be able to offer room
Congress Classroom
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Congress Classroom

  In alignment with our mission,  The Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation  is proud to offer “The Congress Classroom” to all exhibitors again this year at the 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress ! Thanks to our generous donors, the Classroom will be equipped with WiFi, printers, random giveaways, snacks, and even tutors at no cost to you! The Classroom will be open 8:00 am - 10:00 pm Oct. 4 th -25 th  in the Congress Hall Annex the side closest to the Gilligan (West side) and on the second floor. Above Cashmans. Please text Shari Tordoff @ 614-571-3872 if you have special tutoring requests, questions or want to volunteer as a tutor. Follow us on  Facebook  for regular updates on hours, tutors and more. #CongressClassroom
Attention Teachers & Tutors
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Attention Teachers & Tutors

OQHF is seeking your help! We are looking for 4-5 teachers/tutors who will be willing to be available to donate 4-5 hours of their time to tutor youth during the All American Quarter Horse Congress. To show our appreciations we may have a small gift for your generous donation. TEXT: Shari Tordoff | 614-571-3872  
That's a wrap for the Adequan Select World!
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That's a wrap for the Adequan Select World!

The 2017 AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan) is a wrap! This year's show hosted 1,093 entries from the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Belgium at Tri-State Expo in Amarillo. We welcomed 545 exhibitors and 735 horses, who competed for 44 world championships and $444,725 in winnings.  We've recapped some of our favorite moments and the must-read stories you won't want to miss. Meet your new Adequan® Select World champions ! View the Journal Winning Runs, video interviews with each world champion compiled by the staff of The American Quarter Horse Journal . Congratulate the 2017 AQHA Select All-Around Amateur and Gene Graves Super-Select Special
OQHA Fall News
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OQHA Fall News

Congress is coming... Entry deadlines have passed and each September day inches closer to the first day of the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Entries are being processed and the Ohio Expo Center is preparing to welcome more than 650,000 people from around the world as they watch exhibitors compete for the title of All American Quarter Horse Congress Champion. It may be hard to top last year’s Golden Anniversary celebration, but the Ohio Quarter Horse Association will surely try as they introduce new classes and events this year including the addition of two days to the beginning of the show. For 51 years OQHA has made it a priority to combine the world’s top tier single-breed horse show with educational and
OQHA Board of Directors opportunities
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OQHA Board of Directors opportunities

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association is seeking individuals who are interested in becoming more involved with OQHA. The OQHA Board of Directors will have opportunities available to join the open board for a term beginning in 2018. Those interested must have attended three (3) Directors meetings in the current year previous to running for office. Anyone interested in learning more about the requirements or time commitment may contact Cindy Morehead at (419) 306-6128 by September 11 th .
Ohio exhibitors place at the top during NSBA World Show
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Ohio exhibitors place at the top during NSBA World Show

Last week, several Ohio exhibitors made the trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) World Championship Show and returned home as champions.  For a few Ohio youth the show continued a winning streak from the AQHYA Ford World Youth Show the week prior.  Below are a listing of all Ohio finalists who placed out of 6700 entries during the 12th annual show.  NSBA 4550 Green Working Hunter 5 th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse - Inescapable  14 th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse - Shock N Yall AQHA 150004 L1 Working Hunter - 1st Yr (Level 1) 4th place: Jessica A Johnson - Pickerington, OH Horse – Traded Coats NSBA 5104 Youth Working Hunter 1 st place: Abigail
Ohio Youth snag honors during Ford Youth World Show
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Ohio Youth snag honors during Ford Youth World Show

The Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association members are taking their “Ohio Hustles Harder” theme quite literally this show season. Last week, 67 Ohio youth and their 79 horses traveled to Oklahoma City to compete for the chance to be named an American Quarter Horse Association Ford World Show Champion. Several youth members walked away with those Championship honors while several others placed in the top performances overall. (See the complete list of Ohio winners below). Congratulations to each exhibitor! 2 Year Old Mares  Level 3 GRAND CHAMPION Horse: SHEZ COOL N ELUSIVE, BROWN MARE  (VERY COOL x MTK SHEZ ELUSIVE) Exhibitor:   BRADYN THOMAS BURKE, MOUNT VERNON, OH, US Owner: TIFFANY L BURKE, MOUNT VERNON,