Judges Named for the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show
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Judges Named for the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show

A prestigious list of judges is set for the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show. The American Quarter Horse Association, June 13, 2017  The American Quarter Horse Association is excited to announce the judges for the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show . “The Lucas Oil World is one of the most prestigious events in the equine industry,” said Patti Carter, AQHA senior director of judges. “It is our goal to bring a talented roster of judges together to judge the show, and we couldn’t be more proud of the highly qualified group of individuals selected for this year.” The judges for the 2017 Lucas Oil World are: Andy Adams of Gerber, California Jeff Allen of Scott City, Kansas Sissy Anderson of Leitchfield,
Qualifying for the 2018 Ford Youth World
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Qualifying for the 2018 Ford Youth World

The American Quarter Horse Association, June 1, 2017  Following review and approval from the AQHA Executive Committee, the points required to qualify for the 2018 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show have been announced. This includes the qualifying points for the seven new Level 3 13-&-Under world championship classes. View the updated Ford Youth World  qualifying points .  The qualifying period began May 1, 2017, and ends April 30, 2018. New in 2018,  Level 3 13-&-Under core classes  will be added to the Ford Youth World. Exhibitors can qualify to compete in Level 3 13-&-Under western pleasure, hunter under saddle, horsemanship, hunt seat equitation, showmanship, ranch riding
Buckeye Reining Series hosts largest show to date
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Buckeye Reining Series hosts largest show to date

The Buckeye Reining Series hosted their largest show to date with the Leonard Truck and Trailer No Entry Fee Derby Show, held May 25-28, 2017 at the Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio. The event drew exhibitors from near and far as each vied for the more than $80,000 in added money and prizes. But the biggest draw for exhibitors was the second annual $50,000 added No Entry Fee Derby sponsored by Leonard Truck and Trailer, which also included both Open and Non Pro Novice Horse Derby divisions. The Open Derby boasted 101 entries in the draw as Shawn Flarida took home top honors in the Open L4 and Novice Horse Derby L4 aboard Luckie Moonstone, owned by Jason Dobrinski of Factoryville, Pennsylvania, with a score of 224.
NOQHA Spring Extravaganza Wrap Up
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NOQHA Spring Extravaganza Wrap Up

Summer is approaching and that means show season is in full force with several shows completed and several more on the horizon. The 2017 Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Association (NOQHA) Spring Extravaganza is yet another show in the books for Ohio Exhibitors and the end of the qualifying period for OQHA.   Throughout Memorial Day Weekend large classes formed as new and familiar exhibitors lined up to show in front of judges Will Knabenshue, Jonathan Meilleur, Keith Miller and Jennifer Thompson, and Novice judge Kat Zelnio.   All-Around Youth and Amateur winners of the novice show won saddles while the small fry took home trophies.   All-Around Winners Small Fry     All Around Champion - Addison Nalle-Icenhour
AQHA Show Rule Changes
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AQHA Show Rule Changes

View the recently approved recommendations from the AQHA Show Committee. The American Quarter Horse Association, May 26, 2017 The AQHA Executive Committee recently reviewed and approved rules from the AQHA Show Committee. The full standing committee reports can be found at www.aqha.com/committeereports . Various showing rules were approved during the April Executive Committee meeting. The approved Show Committee recommendations, which are not subject to completing computer programming, will be effective January 1, 2018, and are listed below: Show Approval The Executive Committee approved the recommendation that an event with five or more show numbers must have one day off before a new event can
AQHA: Thoughts From the AQHA Executive Vice President on the Level 1 Championships
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AQHA: Thoughts From the AQHA Executive Vice President on the Level 1 Championships

By AQHA Executive Vice President Craig Huffhines Have you ever wondered, "Who makes AQHA's rules?" The answer is not anyone who works at AQHA Headquarters in Amarillo. Rules are proposed, discussed and passed by AQHA members. And any member can potentially change our Association. We are proud to be governed by our members, and we are proud to affect changes that bring more value to AQHA membership and more involvement in our great industry. Watch this video from the 2017 AQHA Convention for a great explanation of how AQHA governance works. The final step for most rule changes includes a review by the AQHA Executive Committee , which is made up of five member-elected, volunteer AQHA members. There are several opinions
SOQHA Challenge & Madness Recap
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SOQHA Challenge & Madness Recap

By Natalie Hilty It's Monday morning and I'm headed to school for one more week before the end of the year and finals. I didn't get to be at the barn at 6am this morning or longe my horse or check patterns or draws. Today it's just me and my book bag and my comfortable tennis shoes. But Friday is coming and off we'll go to another horse show! We've been showing horses in Wilmington since May 5th and I can barely describe how much fun it's been. The WEC has become our home away from home this month and the faces are more familiar and the friendships are deeper. The first weekend was hosted by the Ohio region, EOQHA, and was a great show that provided time to get settled in and warmed up for what was coming. The second weekend, The Challenge,
Animal Welfare Recommendations Approved
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Animal Welfare Recommendations Approved

The American Quarter Horse Association, May 18, 2017  The AQHA Executive Committee approved several recommendations from the AQHA Animal Welfare Commission at the 2017 AQHA Convention. The recommendations ranged from adding specific medications to the AQHA forbidden drugs or substances list to creating educational efforts for specific animal-handling procedures to a recommendation to use all drug- and animal welfare-related fines to support the AQHA steward program.  The recommendations approved by the Executive Committee include: Fines generated from drug and animal welfare violations be placed in the animal welfare budget to support the steward program. AQHA should encourage show managers
Ohio exhibitors place in All American Youth Horse Show
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Ohio exhibitors place in All American Youth Horse Show

By Samantha Armbruster The All American Youth Horse Show just held it’s 49 th annual show at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, OH from May 11 th through May 14 th . The Ohio Quarter Horse Association was well represented as not only a large contributing sponsor for the show, but also in the number of Ohio youth members that took part in exhibiting as well. Some of the Ohio youth exhibitors that made it to the Championship classes included: Kylie Davis, Sydney Krebs, Baylee Anderson, Mindy Barr and Megan Baily. In order to qualify for the Championship classes, the exhibitor must place either 1 st or 2 nd in their designated age group classes. Most class sizes had anywhere from 15-35 exhibitors in each age division. The Youth