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Register for YES 2021
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Register for YES 2021

AQHYA MEMBERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ARE INVITED TO MAKE THEIR MARK AT THE 2021 BANK OF AMERICA YOUTH EXCELLENCE SEMINAR, JULY 12-14, IN AMARILLO, TEXAS! Youth interested in attending the  2021 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar , scheduled for July 12-14 in Amarillo, Texas, can  register now . “The Youth Excellence Seminar is the event to be at this summer. With AQHYA members and horse enthusiasts from around the country coming together, there is not a more exhilarating or fun-filled event out there,” said current AQHYA President Justin Eddy. “From leadership workshops, keynote speakers and days filled with excitement, everyone can find something for them in Amarillo this summer. I hope to see you there!”
2021 Annual Picnic
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2021 Annual Picnic

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) is holding its annual picnic Monday, June 21st. OQHA will provide the main course as well as side dishes. Members will gather for a picnic-style meal and yard games at 5:30 p.m. followed by the individual monthly board meetings at 7 p.m.  Youth members - AQHYA world championship show registration. We look forward to seeing everyone!    
2021 SOQHA The Madness is a Wrap
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2021 SOQHA The Madness is a Wrap

The Madness, presented by SOQHA, lived up to its name in more than one way! More than 17,700 AQHA entries, more than 2900 NSBA Dual/Approved entries, more than 240 NSBA entries in the money classes and add in the Small Fry & other non-approved classes, made for an amazing run of shows. Sure, it could have been warmer to start, but the competition was HOT. The youth that showed will be in the finals of the Youth World in August. The Amateur and Select classes were some of the deepest seen in some time. SOQHA truly had horses and exhibitors from California to Maine. SOQHA hopes to see Canadian exhibitors back sooner than later. SOQHA thanks each and every person that showed, watched, attended, and hooted for the great
Judges Named for 2021 Ford Youth World
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Judges Named for 2021 Ford Youth World

A prestigious list of judges is set for the 2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show. The American Quarter Horse Association is excited to announce the judges for the 2021  Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show  slated for July 28 - August 8 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. The show will include Level 3, Adequan® Level 2,  Nutrena Level 1 youth classes  and 13-&-Under Level 3 core classes.  “We have brought together an outstanding roster of judges for 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 2021 Ford Youth World are: Doug Allen of
EOQHA April 24-25 Show Recap
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EOQHA April 24-25 Show Recap

EOQHA was able to host another great horse show on April 24th and 25th in Springfield, Ohio with entries again exceeding over 1,000 entries per judge at 1,046.  $100 Visa Gift cards were awarded to the high point winners in each division. EOQHA President, Brent Maxwell, would like to thank all that have supported the EOQHA April shows. Best of luck the rest of the show season and we will see you in September.   EOQHA April 24-25 High Pointer Winners Small Fry Looking Willy Good & Kaylee Grace Olds Open Son Of A Machine - Owner-Loretta Grossnickle Novice Youth Shez Burnin Hot & Kailee Rife Youth 14-18 Fantasdeck & Katie Ruffener Youth 13 & under Zippos N My Dreams & Gabriella Lohrenz Novice Amateur
2021 Ford Youth World Schedule
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2021 Ford Youth World Schedule

The tentative schedule for the 2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is available online. The tentative schedule for the   2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show  is now available online. The schedule includes Level 3, Adequan® Level 2,  Nutrena Level 1 youth classes  and 13-&-Under Level 3 core classes. New for 2021, ranch trail and working hunter under saddle will also be offered and included as all-age Level 3 classes. VIEW TENTATIVE SCHEDULE After careful consideration of the pandemic’s impact on qualifying opportunities for all youth members between the AQHA Executive Committee, AQHA Show Council, AQHA Affiliate Advisory Board, affiliates, youth advisers and AQHA
Mid-Ohio Dressage Association Becomes an OQHA Affiliate
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Mid-Ohio Dressage Association Becomes an OQHA Affiliate

The Mid-Ohio Dressage Association (MODA) is honored to become an affiliate of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Through our affiliation with OQHA, MODA hopes to promote dressage to the owners and riders of the more than 40,000 AQHA horses in Ohio through clinics, shows, and educational opportunities. With both Classical and Western Dressage now being AQHA approved classes and being offered at the AQHA World Championship show, now is the time to learn more about the sport of dressage! A pop-up clinic, Dressage 101, will be held on Saturday, May 8, at Southwind Stables in Pataskala. Amy Rothe-Hietter will lead this afternoon of demonstration and lecture to introduce riders to classical and western dressage.
Recap of OQHYA's April Meeting & Educational Event
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Recap of OQHYA's April Meeting & Educational Event

On April 12th, the Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association held their first in-person meeting since the Covid pandemic began. The meeting was held at the Ohio Quarter Horse headquarters with remote Zoom options available. The meeting started as usual with the completion of ordinary business. After the conclusion of the business meeting, the educational event began. Kelly Richmond Pope is the Creator of the film "All the Queens Horses," and US Marshall Jason Wojdylo joined via zoom. They discussed the investigation and gave background information into the arrest and convictions in the Rita Crundwell case and so many details around the custody, care, and sale of so many horses. OQHA youth also learned about their
EOQHA First Show for 2021 Is In The Books
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EOQHA First Show for 2021 Is In The Books

EOQHA opened their first show of the year in Springfield boasting a whopping 1,350 entries per judge! The large competitive classes made for a long day on Saturday running into early Sunday morning. In EOQHA fashion, they ran over 140 trail horses on Saturday with the pleasure and horsemanship were done by 7 on Sunday.  Ohio regional affiliates are working hard to make OQHA shows the best! Stay tuned for updated OQHA Points . 
OQHYA Educational Event
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OQHYA Educational Event

Come join OQHYA for an educational event with Kelly Richmond Pope , the creator of the film All The Queens Horses . April 12 7:00 PM  -  OQHYA Youth Meeting  7:30 PM  -  Guest Speaker - Kelly Pope and U.S. Marshall, Jason Wojdylo     *youth must be present to see Dr. Pope's presentation, it will NOT be streamed 8:00 PM  -  Games 8:00 PM  -  Meet & Greet - Parents & OQHYA Advisors Location: Ohio Quarter Horse Association Office 6325 Quarter Horse Drive, Columbus, OH 43299 OQHA Youth April meeting will be in-person and virtual April 2021 OQHA Youth Meeting Time:  7:00 PM    Be sure to join or renew your membership for your meeting attendance to count.