2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress Accepting Media Internship Applications
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2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress Accepting Media Internship Applications

  The All American Quarter Horse Congress Media Intern will assist in all areas of marketing, public relations and community outreach.   Responsibilities The intern must have excellent customer service skills to assist customers with ticket purchases within the Press Office and work alongside the Press Office Lead. Issuing press credentials, setting up media interviews and photo opportunities; helping with content for early morning live newscasts Will help with Congress events, meetings, and parties The intern may help prepare e-news, press releases, social media posts, website content, printed publications, ticket sales initiatives and promotions, and general press room duties The intern may
OQHA Trail Ride another success!
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OQHA Trail Ride another success!

OQHA All Breed Trail Ride and Challenge was a success More than 400 people attended the Annual Ohio Quarter Horse Association All Breed Trail Ride and Challenge held June 8-11 at the Tri-County Trail Association in East Sparta, Ohio with 237 participating in the Trail Challenges and 138 out on the trails. The success of the family fun filled weekend has allowed the Trail Ride organizers to donate $1500 back to the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation and $4500 to fund grants for 18 4-H kids throughout Ohio. The grants are used to support a 4-H kid’s passion for horses whether they need supplies, products, proper attire or a horse to show. The weekend kicked off on Thursday with beautiful weather that lasted throughout the
Judges Named for 2017 Adequan® Select World
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Judges Named for 2017 Adequan® Select World

A prestigious list of judges is set for the AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan). The American Quarter Horse Association, June 13, 2017  The American Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce the judges for the 2017 AQHA Select World Championship Show , presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan). “It is our goal to bring an outstanding roster of judges to judge the Adequan® Select World because it is one of the most prestigious events in the equine industry,” said Patti Carter, AQHA senior director of judges. “We look forward to the great competition at this year’s show.” The judges for the 2017 Adequan® Select World are: Leonard Berryhill
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