2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress Judges Announced
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2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress Judges Announced

The judges have been announced for the 2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress. View the list Here
OMIQHA Summer SUNsation - Pleasure Driving
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OMIQHA Summer SUNsation - Pleasure Driving

OMIQHA is excited to announce our huge payout for the Pleasure Driving at $2,000! They will have $1000 for the Open and $1000 for the Amateur at the Summer SUNsation show held June 24th and 25th.  They are also looking to make it the biggest pleasure driving class in AQHA history! Collect points from AQHA, OQHA, OMIQHA, and NOQHA! For further information visit their website -   www.omiquarterhorseassn.com .
Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Show update
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Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Show update

By Alexia Tordoff, OQHYA Reporter Everyone must have been excited to get back in the show pen as the numbers were really big for the 4-judge   Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse  Show (almost a 1,000 entries per judge!) at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. The show kicked off on Saturday, April 15, with more than 30 youth in the L1 Youth Showmanship. The show ran smoothly as numbers remained large throughout the weekend. The competition was tough and so enjoyable. The weather forecast was for rain but it was an absolutely gorgeous weekend and it was so fun to see so many families celebrating the Easter weekend all around. We all were hoping to see the Easter Bunny but maybe he will show up next year (hint, hint Brent Maxwell)
OMIQHA Warm Up Show
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OMIQHA Warm Up Show

By Samantha Armbruster             Ahhh, the first show of the year. Not only is everyone ready to get out and see all of their horse show friends again, but it is also a great opportunity to test the waters and find out what works and what needs improvement before the summer show season begins. The Ohio Michigan Indiana Quarter Horse Association  put on the very first Warm-Up Show that was a two-day event at Eden Park Equestrian Complex in Sunbury, Ohio on April 8 th and 9 th . Class sizes were large with many novices and good numbers in the Youth and Amateur classes as well.             This new show gave exhibitors the chance to show in every class both days, offering the opportunity to get some extra practice in. Though
Youth News and Spotlight
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Youth News and Spotlight

News OQHYA youth are once again very busy! We had 32 youth run for 2017 Officers and/or Directors. New leaders mean new ideas. Youth spotlight will have a new format and new community service projects are in the works along with some new fundraising ideas. We plan to continue with our educational programs at our meetings to attract new members, and will sponsor the Walk/Trot Western Pleasure Championship Class at the All American Youth Horse Show. Several members are attending the YES convention in Amarillo, Texas and planning for the Youth World Show has begun. The OQHYA will be collecting horse supplies for the Re-Ride Quarter Horse Adaption Program. Check the donation flyer on the OQHYA website, Facebook or
Spring Affiliate News
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Spring Affiliate News

  SOQHA had a successful hospitality room at the OQHA Banquet in February where year-end point winners picked up their awards and money. Congratulations to all of the winners. It was great to see new faces as well as the familiar ones. Be sure to get your 2017 memberships in before the Challenge. Check the website for membership forms and submit to Janet before May 10 to be entered into a drawing that will take place at the Challenge (May 12-14). The Challenge will be giving $10,000 in scholarships to the youth along with All Around Trophies. The Madness (May 17-21)will be giving All Around awards through forth place along with Circuit Awards. The prize wheel will be back at the Madness. As always, we will provide a lot
Calling all rookie and first year AQHA exhibitors
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Calling all rookie and first year AQHA exhibitors

Who: If you're new to showing at Quarter Horse shows, or you are a Rookie or Level 1 exhibitor, this is a great opportunity for you to experience the most fun and exciting show in the country right here in Ohio! Where:  World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio When: July 14-16 The Little Buckeye, July 18-23 The Buckeye Classic Why: Free Entries! The Little Buckeye - ALL YOUTH ENTRIES ARE FREE! The Buckeye Classic - ALL AMATEUR ENTRIES ARE FREE! Buckeye Bucks! First-year exhibitors will get $200 as our gift Rookie exhibitors will get $100 as our gift Rookie and Level1 Overview & Welcome Reception! AQHA's Manager of Shows, Justin Billings, will explain "Rookie" and "Leveling" and answer your questions Youth
Wrapping Up the 2017 AQHA Convention
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Wrapping Up the 2017 AQHA Convention

The American Quarter Horse Association, March 24, 2017   The American Quarter Horse Association is an organization that works for its members. Each spring, AQHA holds an annual  convention  to review member-submitted rule changes, appoint new AQHA directors, induct members into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame, present year-end awards and elect the AQHA Executive Committee. The 2017 AQHA Convention was March 17-20 at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio.   AQHA Executive Committee The new AQHA Executive Committee was elected March 20. This five-person committee is responsible for implementing important decisions made by AQHA members through the board of directors. The 2017-18 AQHA Executive Committee
Youth Spotlight - Mason Dorsey
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Youth Spotlight - Mason Dorsey

  Where do you live and with who? Mason Dorsey lives with his mother, father, two sisters, and a brother in Powell, Ohio.   How did you get involved with horses? Mason got involved with horses through his grandfathers. Both of them were involved with horses, which is how he got interested in the animal and the sport.   What discipline/ classes do you show in and why did you choose that discipline or classes? Mason shows the Western All-Around events which would include the Horsemanship, Showmanship, Western Pleasure, Trail, Halter, and Ranch Riding. He says I show the events my horse likes to do.         What would be impossible for you to give up (something that is not horse related) Mason says his Family is something
Top Six Reasons why Youth Should Participate in their State Association
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Top Six Reasons why Youth Should Participate in their State Association

BY EMILY AMBROSE FOR GOHORSESHOW  ON MARCH 23, 2017 As we walked into Jim Norick arena together in Oklahoma City, side-by-side-by-side while screaming Ohio, my heart raced from pure excitement. All the youth exhibitors surrounding me had smiles on their faces as we all strutted for the Parade of Teams at the AQHYA World Show. Little did I know that after August, those people would become some of my closest friends. Following the world show in 2016, I began to participate with the Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association (OQHYA) and have since attended the monthly meetings, helped with events at Congress, and took part in the year-end banquet this past February. Now that I avidly participate in OQHYA, I realize that