The AQHA Executive Committee recently reviewed and took action on recommendations from the AQHA Board of Directors
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The AQHA Executive Committee recently reviewed and took action on recommendations from the AQHA Board of Directors

The American Quarter Horse Association, May 11, 2017 - The AQHA Executive Committee met April 24-26 in Amarillo to review the standing-committee recommendations approved at the 2017 AQHA Convention by the AQHA Board of Directors, with the exception of those related to bylaw changes and rules of registration, for which final approval lies with the board of directors. Even though some agenda items were not approved, careful consideration, discussion and debate were devoted to each item. Below are the highlights of approved agenda items from the 2017 standing-committee reports . Read the full committee reports at www.aqha.com/convention . AQHA Equine Research Committee The Executive Committee approved
Exhibitors not Eligible for Level 2 Competition at the 2017 Lucas Oil World
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Exhibitors not Eligible for Level 2 Competition at the 2017 Lucas Oil World

AQHA modifies eligibility guidelines for the Level 2 Championships, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), at the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show. The American Quarter Horse Association, May 10, 2017 The American Quarter Horse Association has released the list of open and amateur exhibitors who are ineligible to show horses in the Adequan® Level 2 championship classes at the 2017 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show, tentatively scheduled for November 2-18 in Oklahoma City. The horsemen and -women on the ineligible exhibitors list are competitors who have proven their skills in the show pen and are considered highly accomplished competitors, regardless of whether they
Congrats to current and past OQHA members at the IHSA Nationals
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Congrats to current and past OQHA members at the IHSA Nationals

Congratulations to all current and past OQHA members at the IHSA Nationals.   Anneliese Ritzi (U of Findlay) wins Advanced Western Horsemanship national title.   Emma Willeke (U of Findlay) wins Novice Western Horsemanship reserve champion.   Taylor Overmier (Ohio State U) wins Open Reining Pattern for the AQHA Trophy in a tie-breaking return to the pen against last year's defending champion, Selena Finn (U of Nebraska-Lincoln).  "It was intense. I knew it was going to be the two of us," said Taylor, whose first round drew Danny Boy, and her second ride was on Lil' Bill. "Danny Boy is a more mellow draw while Lil' Bill is 'energetic.' Both are very talented horses. My favorite parts of a test are the run downs and stops.
Top exhibitors earn prizes at AQHA Level 1 Championships
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Top exhibitors earn prizes at AQHA Level 1 Championships

After nearly a week of competition, four Ohio exhibitors earned prizes May 7 for placing at the top during the 2017 Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships in Raleigh, North Carolina. ALL-AROUND SELECT Ruth Kaplan of Wooster, Ohio, and Wish Upon A Lark, a 2002 palomino gelding by Rugged Lark-Seven S Cagney by Pines Zippo Bars. Breeder/owner: Ruth Kaplan BRONZE ALL-AROUND 13-&-UNDER Mason Dorsey of Powell, Ohio, and Good Alibis, a 2010 red roan gelding by PS Good Bars Kat-Eternal Storyteller by Levis And Alibis. Breeder: Peter Allen Schouweiler, Plainview, Minnesota. Owner: Mason Dorsey SELECT Betty Vanover of Hamersville, Ohio, and Holy Chip, a 2006 bay gelding by Promote This Chip-Sweet Investment
Ohio Youth Collection Drive
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Ohio Youth Collection Drive

The OQHYA Community Service Committee is hosting a canned food drive during May, June and July!.  The canned foods may be dropped off in bins near show offices at any of the Ohio Horse Shows during those months. Donations may be made at OQHA Youth Meetings during those months too.  The youth are challenging ALL barns/trainers/Ohio Association affiliates - "Competition" to see who can donate the most cans!  OQHYA will also be collecting horse supplies for the RE-RIDE Quarter Horse Adaption Program again this year. A portion of the OQHYA raised fundraising funds will also be donated to RE-RIDE.   Donated horse supplies may also be turned in at all approved OQHA horse shows and OQHYA monthly meetings through
OHIO QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION, EXPANSION
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OHIO QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION, EXPANSION

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA), host of the All American Quarter Horse Congress, today announced plans to relocate its headquarters from Richwood, Ohio to Columbus, Ohio. “For many years we have recognized the importance of having OQHA closer to central Ohio,” said Dr. Scott Myers, OQHA CEO. “The new headquarters will support the continued growth of OQHA and the All American Quarter Horse Congress.” The relocation will occur later this year following a complete renovation of the 26,000 square foot office building at 6325 Zumstein Drive. The close proximity of the new office to the Ohio Expo Center where the All American Quarter Horse Congress is held will allow OQHA and the All American Quarter Horse
Congratulations to AQHA Level 1 East Champions from Ohio!
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Congratulations to AQHA Level 1 East Champions from Ohio!

Congratulations to the following Ohio Exhibitors and Owners on placing in the AQHA Level 1 East Championships in Raleigh, North Carolina! Stay tuned for updates throughout the week.  Class Placing Horse Exhibitor Owner From L1 Youth Trail 14-18             4 LONESOME AT THE BAR KYLEIGH BUHL KYLEIGH BUHL ASHLAND, OH   7 VENTURE ASSETS BRIANNA N MERKLIN BRIANNA N MERKLIN LEWIS CENTER, OH L1 Youth Trail 13 & Under             2 NEARLY CHOCOLATE ISABELLA MARIE D'ONOFRIO JENNIFER M D'ONOFRIO COLUMBUS, OH   5 GOOD ALIBIS MASON DORSEY MASON DORSEY POWELL, OH Rookie Youth Trail             2 LONESOME AT THE BAR KYLEIGH BUHL KYLEIGH BUHL ASHLAND, OH   11 GOOD ALIBIS MASON DORSEY MASON DORSEY POWELL, OH L1 Amateur Trail             1 OOPS
The 2018 Adequan® Select World will stay at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo
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The 2018 Adequan® Select World will stay at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo

The American Quarter Horse Association, April 27, 2017 Last winter, the American Quarter Horse Association solicited host-site bids for the 2018 AQHA Select World Championship Show , presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan). After carefully reviewing the submitted bids, the AQHA Executive Committee has made the decision to keep the 2018 Adequan® Select World at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo. “The Association is committed to meeting the needs of its valued members,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “The Association, City of Amarillo and Tri-State Fairgrounds have had a great working partnership and economically beneficial relationship over the years. With this new
List of 2017 AHP Equine Media Awards Finalists Released
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List of 2017 AHP Equine Media Awards Finalists Released

The wait is over. The finalists in the 2017 American Horse Publications Equine Media Awards (EMA) have been named. “This announcement ends two-months of anticipation for the 71 AHP members who have learned that they placed in the top five in one or more of 64 classes,” says Chris Brune, AHP Executive Director and EMA Coordinator. Held since 1974, the AHP annual awards contest provides members with an opportunity to be recognized for excellence in equine media. This year’s competition for material published in 2016 drew 783 entries from 105 members, an increase in entries and participants from last year. The Equine Media Awards, open to AHP members only, offer a Publishing Media Division for publications and