Day 3-5 at AQHA Youth World Cup With Team USA- First Two Gold Medals!
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Day 3-5 at AQHA Youth World Cup With Team USA- First Two Gold Medals!

Published: Equine Chronicle  Day 5 EC Blog by: Team USA member Sydney Hoffa While Austria Arnold was prepping to show in Cutting, the rest of the team was prepping to cheer. We donned Uncle Sam costumes, crazy hair, USA themed headbands (that description doesn’t do it justice), and flags. Lots and lots of flags. Brock Murphy loped the horse around while Austria watched the cows work and took notes. As each horse and rider went, the anticipation grew. Then, Austria laid down an amazing run. There were five more runs to go, but we all knew who had won. We were shivering, but we were proud. Honestly, there’s no better sight than your team mate standing behind the American flag. She was given a belt buckle and also a flower
LIVE FROM THE AQHA YOUTH WORLD CUP WITH TEAM USA- DAY 1 AND 2
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LIVE FROM THE AQHA YOUTH WORLD CUP WITH TEAM USA- DAY 1 AND 2

Published: Equine Chronicle June 23, 2016 On our way! The 20th running of the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup has begun in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia and Team USA is ready for the competition to start! 13 teams of riders from around the globe will compete June 23rd to July 3rd for the chance to take home the gold in multiple disciplines. Each team consists of five team members and a coach or manager. Classes will include Cutting, Reining, Horsemanship, Ranch Riding, Trail, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle and Showmanship. The 2016 Team USA members are: Rider: Austria Arnold of Terrell, Texas Rider: Calley Huston of Argyle, Texas Rider: Ellexxah Maxwell of West Mansfield, Ohio Rider:
NRHA Holds High School “Catch Ride” Competition During the 2016 Derby
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NRHA Holds High School “Catch Ride” Competition During the 2016 Derby

National Reining Horse Association - Oklahoma City, Okla. – June 20, 2016:   The National Reining Horse Association will host the NRHA High School Reining Championship during the 2016 NRHA Derby. Eight of the most talented high school riders will represent their association to compete for the ‘Slide of their Lives’: four riders from the 2015 NRHA Youth 14-18 Top Ten and four from the 2015 14-18 North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) class.    Caroline Gute from Dublin, Ohio took home the title of 2015 NRHA High School Champion aboard KR Ima Selfish donated by Linda Lily.   It’s well known how competitive the World Champion race is, resulting in a list of riders who are seasoned athletes and highly driven.
ATTENTION to all the OQHA youth attending the Annual Picnic
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ATTENTION to all the OQHA youth attending the Annual Picnic

ATTENTION to all the OQHA youth attending the Annual Picnic this evening at 6pm... you are encouraged to prepare a 15 second speech about one of the words arranged in the "My Roots Run Deep" tree. If you are feeling stuck as far as what to say, try following one of the prompts below: _______ makes my roots run deep because..... _______ runs deep in my roots because..... Be creative and have fun! See you all tonight!
Meet the 2016 AQHYA Director Candidates
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Meet the 2016 AQHYA Director Candidates

The American Quarter Horse Association, June 14, 2016 Youth from across the country will gather July 12-14 for the 2016 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar in Amarillo. YES welcomes youth ages 10 to 18 to experience a three-day, fun-packed event that offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and tons of fun. This year's theme is " My Roots Run Deep ." The 2016-17 AQHYA officers and directors will be elected during YES. The director candidates represent AQHYA and the future of the equine industry. Read bios on each of the candidates. Region 1 Anwyn Deeks of Washington Region 2 McKenzie Merritt of Nebraska Region 3 Madelynne Herlocker of Iowa Clara Johnson of Iowa Brock Murphy of Missouri Region
June Annual Picnic & OQHYA Meeting
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May 16th Board Meetings at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
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May 16th Board Meetings at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Ohio Quarter Horse Association, Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association, and Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association May Board Meetings Monday, May 16, 2016 -  OQHA, OAQHA, and OQHYA May Board Meetings to be held at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Arrival: 1935 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210 Click here to view Map & Directions 2:00 – 5:00 Committee Meetings - Veterinary Medical Center, Galbreath Equine Center Observation Deck 5:00 – 6:00 Reception with College & Equine Faculty – VMC Auditorium 6:00 – 7:00 Behind the Scenes tour of the Galbreath Equine Center 7:00 – 9:00 OQHA Board of Directors Meeting – VMC Auditorium OQHA supported research project update: Dr. Laura Dunbar
OQHYA's own Ellexxah Maxwell crowned 2016 IEA Champion Western Rider
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OQHYA's own Ellexxah Maxwell crowned 2016 IEA Champion Western Rider

Photo by: McKenzie Yates for IEA.  April 23, 2016, Lexington, Kentucky   Ellexxah Maxwell wins the Varsity Open Horsemanship class and is named the 2016 Champion Western Rider at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Nationals in Lexington, KY.
Full Slate of Small Fry Classes at this weekend's EOQHA Show
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Full Slate of Small Fry Classes at this weekend's EOQHA Show

ATTENTION OHIO SMALL FRY EXHIBITORS! There will be a full slate of small fry classes this weekend in Wilmington at the Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Show. A few of the classes were inadvertently taken off when the AQHA walk trot classes were added. Visit EOQHA's website for show details.
OQHYA Annual Meeting and Award Banquet is a Success
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OQHYA Annual Meeting and Award Banquet is a Success

  The Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association (OQHYA) conducted their annual meeting, February 6, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel before the Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) Annual Awards Banquet.  Thirty-six youth members attended the annual meeting including eight new members. The youth enjoyed pizza and cookies while they brainstormed ideas for fundraising, how to increase youth membership, and community services/outreach programs. Officers and Directors were also voted and appointed. After the meeting, they enjoyed playing “Minute To Win It” games. The OQHYA made an exceptional impression at the Annual Awards Banquet. While simultaneously mingling with the crowd, various youth members sold