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2018 Buckeye Classic is a Wrap
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2018 Buckeye Classic is a Wrap

Congratulations to everyone on the #BestBuckeyeYet Buckeye Classic Results Buckeye Classic Circuit Awards NSBA Results Little Buckeye Results The Little Buckeye and Buckeye Classic finished up strong on July 22 nd  with close to 14,000 entries showing at the beautiful World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio hosted by the Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association and The Buckeye Western Horse Association. The two circuits running for ten days offered free youth entries for the Little Buckeye and free amateur entries for the Buckeye Classic, free water, snacks and dozens upon dozens of free Buckeye Classic ice cream sandwiches handed out by The Equine Chronicle Golf Cart and Hospitality Tent. The Leadline
#BestBuckeyeEver Kicks Off With Big Numbers
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#BestBuckeyeEver Kicks Off With Big Numbers

The Little Buckeye launched the #BestBuckeyeEver this past weekend July 13-15, at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Named an AQHA Top 10 Show in 2017, the Buckeye brings the Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association large class numbers. Amateur Horsemanship- 25 L2 Senior Trail- 27 L1 Youth Horsemanship- 30 14-18 Equitation- 31 L1 Youth Showmanship- 33 L1 Trail- 39 14-18 Horsemanship- 40 Wednesday, July 18, marked first day of The Buckeye Classic which runs through July 22.  The OAQHA added new this year the  NCEA Jr. Medal Horsemanship Class and YEDA Challenge . Unless signed or currently participating on a NCEA team, all youth were eligible to participate in the Horsemanship Challenge; a class
USA TEAM wins youth world cup
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USA TEAM wins youth world cup

By AQHA Executive Vice President Craig Huffhines | July 9, 2018 It was a thrill to host the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar and the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup in my old stomping grounds of Bryan-College Station, Texas. YES was June 28-30 and had an outstanding crowd of 198, including youth and adult leaders. You know how we all get excited about AQHA’s annual convention? YES is our youth members’ convention, where they participate in leadership development activities, elect their national directors and the AQHYA Executive Committee, get motivated by dynamic keynote speakers, have fun at a few social activities, and make new friends from all over the world. The outstanding AQHYA members
OQHA Trail Ride Kicks Off
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OQHA Trail Ride Kicks Off

New place. More space. And you still have time to go check it out this weekend! Go to  www.oqha.com/trail-ride  for more details.
SOQHA Challenge Concludes With 4,700 AQHA Entries Over Two Days!
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SOQHA Challenge Concludes With 4,700 AQHA Entries Over Two Days!

By: Brittany Bevis,  The Equine Chronicle A  challenge  of sorts was presented to the show management team of the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association Challenge. How many entries can one show hold in just two days? The answer may surprise you… The two-day event that took place at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio over the weekend recorded almost 1,200 AQHA entries per judge. With four judges, that added up to nearly 4,700 AQHA entries alone! And that number doesn’t include NSBA entries. Judges for the show were Jeff Mellott, Ryan Kail, Brad Kearns, Curtis Reynolds, John Boxell, Allen Mitchels, TW Grose, and Steve Meadows. One of the highlights of the show each year is the SOQHYA Scholarship Challenge.
From Craigslist to Level 1 Champion
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From Craigslist to Level 1 Champion

POSTED BY  GOHORSESHOW   ON  MAY 10, 2018 Eighteen-year-old, Matthew Siefker of Lebanon, Ohio is one determined young man. In his first class at the Level 1 East Championships, Matthew and his horse, Grace Zipsinthe Rein (Grace) won the Rookie Youth Showmanship, beating out over 60 other competitors.   After his win, Siefker was so excited that he posted a video of himself doing a happy dance on social media. This win was impressive but the Ohio native was just getting started. In their next class, this team went on to win the largest class of the show – the 14-18 Youth Showmanship with 118 entries.   While these championships in the show arena were well earned, what is even more fascinating about this duo is their backstory.
Ohio Youth take top honors at Level 1 East Championship
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Ohio Youth take top honors at Level 1 East Championship

Article by Natalie Hilty The Nutrena East Novice Championship Show was a success! Held here in Wilmington, Ohio at the World Equestrian Center, the entries more than doubled from 2017 to make for a spectacularly large and exciting show. The biggest class of the show was the Novice Youth 14-18 Showmanship with a whopping 115 entries. Because of the huge gain in entries this year in 2018, the Ohio youth have decided to provide you with 11 different perspectives from this show. We had youth from way down south, over in Pennsylvania, New York, and even up north in Canada who chose to show at the Novice Championships in Ohio this year! Youth media committee members Marina Marotto and Kori Kile as well as the youth reporter
2018 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule Released
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2018 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule Released

2018 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule The schedule for the 52nd annual All American Quarter Horse Congress, held October 2-28, 2018, has been set by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Visit  www.quarterhorsecongress.com/horse-show-schedule  to view or download a complete schedule. New Classes for 2018 Level 1 Ranch Riding & NSBA  All Performance Halter classes are now NSBA dual approved Southern Belle Breeders 4 & 5 Year Old Open Trail Stakes NSBA & Limited Southern Belle Breeders 3 Year Old Open Trail Stakes NSBA & Limited 4 & 5 Year Old Non Pro Trail Stakes NSBA  Southern Belle Breeders 4 & 5 Year Old Non Pro Trail Stakes NSBA 3 Year Old & Over $2,500
OQHYA Can Food Drive
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Reach Out and Amplify at YES
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Reach Out and Amplify at YES

Reach Out with youth members from around the world to amplify AQHYA at the 2018 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar, slated for June 28-30 in College Station, Texas. Youth interested in attending the  2018 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar , scheduled for June 28-30 in College Station, Texas, can now download the registration form. "I have attended the Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar for many years as a youth adviser and parent,” said Kathleen Ralls, AQHYA mother and past Virginia Quarter Horse Youth Association Adviser. “YES has been the highlight of our children’s AQHYA careers.” YES welcomes  American Quarter Horse Youth Association  members and non-members, ages 10 to 18, to experience