Youth Dates & Deadlines

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The Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association is a division of OQHA just for members 18 years old and under. OQHYA members can participate in shows and compete for a spot on Ohio’s AQHYA World Championship Show Team and Congress National Youth Activity Team Tournament team, as well as earn points toward year-end awards. OQHYA offers Judging, Hippology, Horse Bowl, and Speech teams for Youth members that look to broaden their skills and knowledge. Youth members are even eligible to receive scholarships!

The OQHYA encourages its members to be active both in the show pen and outside of it through numerous fundraisers and volunteer efforts held each year. Ohio youth are encouraged to try out for the World Show Team and Congress NYATT team, as well as get involved by attending meetings and running for office.

For more information about the Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association contact:

OQHA
101 Tawa Rd.
P.O. Box 209
Richwood, OH 43344 
740-943-2346
 

OQHA Scholarships

The OQHA Scholarship Committee was established to provide opportunities for deserving OQHA or OQHYA members who wish to further their education in a college, university, or other institute of higher learning. For more information, click here

Important Youth Deadlines

2017 OQHA Youth Timeline

January:

  • January 16th - Youth Meeting @ 7pm
  • January 16th – OQHYA deadline to declare/intent letter for AQHYA National Officer/Director Candidates/Delegates
  • January 27th – Deadline for voting for QOHYA Ballot
  • January 27th – Deadline for Banquet Reservations

February:

  • February 4th Newly Elected Officer/Director Meeting @ 11am
  • February 4th Annual Youth Meeting @ 12pm
  • February 4th - Sportsmanship Nominations/Voting at Annual Youth Meeting
  • February 4th – Youth Mingle (following Annual Youth Meeting)
  • February 4th - Banquet @ 5pm Social & 6pm Dinner/Awards
  • February 15th – Scholarship application deadline
  • February 25th - OQHA selection of candidates/delegates for AQHYA National Officer/Director & financial support

March:

  • March 1st – Deadline for In-State AQHYA World Show Letter of Declaration
  • March 1st - In-State AQHYA World and Congress NYATT qualifying period begins
  • March 11th - Scholarship Interviews
  • March 13th - Youth Meeting @ 7pm
  • March 31-April 2 – Buckeye Reining Series Horse Show (only Reining & Ranch Riding) - Springfield

April:

  • April 8-9 – OMIQHA Youth/Amateur Horse Show – Sunbury
  • April 15-16 – EOQHA Horse Show – Columbus
  • April 17th - Youth Meeting @ 7pm
  • April 30th – AQHYA National qualifying period ends

May:

  • May 1st – Deadline for AQHYA Hardship Application
  • May 1st – Deadline for AQHYA Wrangler Aspire Award (awarded @ YES) $1,000.00 scholarship (excel in leadership & service areas)
  • May 6-7 – EOQHA Horse Show – Wilmington
  • May 12-14 – The Challenge SOQHYA Horse Show – Wilmington
  • May 15th - Youth Meeting @ 7pm
  • May 17-21 – The Madness SOQHA Horse Show – Wilmington
  • May 25-28 – Buckeye Reining Series Horse Show (only Reining & Ranch Riding) - Springfield
  • May 26-29 – NOQHA Horse Show - Findlay
  • May 31st - In-State AQHYA World qualifying period ends

June:

  • Announce World Show team
  • June 1st – Deadline for AQHYA World Show Contests (pending)
  • June 1st - Deadline for AQHYA National Officer/Director application to AQHA (pending)
  • June 1st - Deadline for Y.E.S Registration
  • June 3-4 – Fulton County Saddle Club Horse Show – Wauseon
  • June 15-18 – NOQHA Horse Show – Findlay
  • June 19th - Annual Picnic @ 6pm
  • June Picnic: World Show entries, outfits, stalls, permission slips, etc.
  • June 24-25 – OMI Horse Show - Findlay

July:

  • NO MEETING
  • July 1st – Deadline for AQHYA World Show entries
  • July 11-13 - Y.E.S in Amarillo, TX
  • July 14-16 – OAQHA Little Buckeye Horse Show – Wilmington
  • July 17th - Buckeye Open Charity Golf Outing
  • July 19-23 – BWHA/OAQHA Buckeye Classic Horse Show- Wilmington
  • July 31st - Qualifying period for NYATT Congress Team ends

August:

  • NO MEETING
  • August 4 – 12 - AQHYA World Show
  • Announce OQHYA NYATT Congress Team
  • August 25th - NYATT Congress Team Entries due
  • August 17-20 - Buckeye Reining Series Horse Show (only Reining & Ranch Riding) - Springfield
  • August 26-27 – SOQHA Futurity Horse Show - Wilmington

September:

  • September 2-3 – NOQHA Futurity Horse Show – Sunbury
  • September 8-10 – EOQHA Futurity Horse Show - Columbus
  • September 18th - Youth Meeting @ 7pm
  • Nominations for OQHYA Officers and Directors
  • Congress Team outfits

October:

  • NO MEETING
  • October 3–29 – All American Quarter Horse Congress
  • October 21 - Congress Youth Bash
  • Deadline for election biographies

November:

  • NO MEETING

December:

  • NO MEETING