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
NSBA World Show Schedule Released
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NSBA World Show Schedule Released

The NSBA  has released the schedule NSBA World Championship Show & Breeders Championship Futurity & AQHA Show Your Colors slated for August 12-20, 2017 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Click Here to view the schedule  
THE SHAMROCK SHUFFLE BRINGS LUCK TO OQHA MEMBERS
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THE SHAMROCK SHUFFLE BRINGS LUCK TO OQHA MEMBERS

Many Ohio exhibitors were feeling lucky at the IQHA Shamrock Shuffle this past weekend. The show was held March 9-12 at C Bar C Expo Center in Cloverdale, IN. Click on the links below to view results. S/C 1 Results S/C 2 Results Circuit Champions   High Points Halter Champion – RPL My Te Cheerful – Vernon Habighorst owner Reserve – Cheers To Being Cool - Vernon Habighorst owner Small Fry Champion - Hes Suddenly Handsom & Emma Gore Reserve - Styles Sophisticated & Kenzie Bracken L1 Amateur W/J Champion – Skips Hot With Me & Cecilia Davis Reserve – Sophisticated Maid & Maureen Pappas-Steger L1 Youth W/J Champion – Suddenly Shes Blonde & Katelyn Dubois Reserve – Whats Glowin On & Mallory Prater
2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule Released
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2017 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule Released

The schedule for the 51st annual All American Quarter Horse Congress, held October 3-29, 2017, has been set by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association.     DOWNLOAD THE HORSE SHOW SCHEDULE HERE New Classes for 2017 Congress Super Sale 2 Year Old Open Pleasure Stakes Congress Super Sale 2 Year Old Non Pro Pleasure Stakes  Level 1 Amateur Select Trail/NSBA Level 1 Amateur Ranch Riding/NSBA Level 1 Youth Ranch Riding/NSBA Elite Halter Futurity Open Limited Yearling Mares Elite Halter Futurity Open Limited Yearling Stallions Elite Halter Futurity Open Limited Yearling Geldings Elite Halter Futurity Non Pro Yearling Mares Elite Halter Futurity Non Pro Yearling Stallions Elite Halter Futurity Non Pro Yearling Geldings
4-H Grants awarded from Trail Ride proceeds
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4-H Grants awarded from Trail Ride proceeds

To all 4-H participants that have a horse project in Ohio, We are please to announce that we are offering grants to Ohio 4-H Horsemen and women again this year. We will be awarding grants in the amounts of $250 to any current 4-H participant in Ohio that meets the guidelines. Half of the profits that are raised from the event held June 8-11, 2017 will award as many $250 grants that we are able to. In order to apply for the grant, you must follow these simple guidelines. 1) Must be a current 4-H participant and have a horse that will be taken to fair in 2017. 2) Write an essay about you and your horse and why this grant would help you in your horse activities along with what your plans would be for the money. 3) Include the 4-H club name,
New for 2017 OQHA Show Season
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New for 2017 OQHA Show Season

ATTENTION OHIO EXHIBITORS All show dates from March 1 st -Sept 30 th  are NOW APPROVED for OQHA points. OQHA has joined forces with the  Buckeye Reining Series  to approve their AQHA Reining and Ranch Riding classes for OQHA points.   Find the the full    Ohio Show Schedule online   New for the Youth Division All exhibitors and owners must be members in order to receive points.  Small Fry Program Small Fry exhibitors will be allowed to show in AQHA Level 1 Walk Trot Division classes but these classes will not be included in the Small Fry High Point Year End Awards. REMINDER Ohio Points for Level 2 and Level 3 Classes: Level 3 Class Year End Awards and Team Points will be based off the combined Level 2 and Level 3 Judges Card.