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OQHA News

Clark Bradley OQHA Past President and National Director Passes
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Clark Bradley OQHA Past President and National Director Passes

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association is saddened to announce the passing of Clark Bradley. Bradley of Findlay, Ohio came from a family dedicated to the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Clark Bradley was an instructor at the University of Findlay for 26 years. He became an active coach with the University of Findlay’s western equestrian team in 1996. He has helped coached several national championship teams and two reserve national championship squads. Clark has also held prestigious positions such as President of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association, President of the National Reining Horse Association, and National Director for the American Quarter Horse Association. Clark was a two time National Reining
2021 Annual Meeting & Awards
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2021 Annual Meeting & Awards

OQHA offers an extensive year-end awards program for members participating in AQHA Open, Level 1 Amateur, Amateur, Amateur Select, Level 1 Youth and Youth classes at OQHA-approved Quarter Horse shows held throughout the year. More than $85,000 in awards are presented each year to top competitors in each class. 2022 Annual Meeting 12:00 PM | Annual Open Meeting 12:00 PM | Annual Youth Meeting  2:00 PM | Annual Amateur Meeting  3:00 PM |  Affiliate Social Hour  5:00 PM | Registration & Social Hour  6:00 PM | Dinner & Banquet   2021 AWARDS Congratulations on your fantastic 2021 Show Season! Final Year End Point Standings are available at  oqha.com/points . Exhibitors placing 1st - 6th will
Statement from Director Dorothy Pelanda on the Passing of State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey
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Statement from Director Dorothy Pelanda on the Passing of State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey

It is with heavy hearts that the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) shares the passing of longtime State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey. Dr. Forshey was a leader in animal health; both well known, and well respected. Dr. Forshey had a passion and commitment to agriculture and animal health. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University and practiced veterinary medicine for 27 years, with a major interest in swine production. He served as the State Veterinarian and Chief of Animal Health at ODA for 15 years. Dr. Forshey held numerous leadership roles at the national level, serving on the Board of Directors for the United States Animal Health Association and Chairman of the
Burgess J. Holt OQHA PAST PRESIDENT, National Director, and Chairman PASSES
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Burgess J. Holt OQHA PAST PRESIDENT, National Director, and Chairman PASSES

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association is saddened to announce the passing of Burgess J. Holt. Burgess was a President of OQHA, President of Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association, OQHA National Director, and Chairman of the OQHA Congress. He was also a long time Congress supporter and friend. Burgess will be dearly missed. Prayers to his family, especially his wife Jan.  Burgess would like to let you know his work here is done. He has been called to a greater project where his compensation will be reuniting with loved family and friends, but most importantly an eternity with his Savior. He entered his new calling Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at the age of 84. Burgess is leaving his unfinished projects in the capable