2023 Congress Cup - Register Today!
The Congress Cup is an annual golf outing hosted by the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation to benefit the scholarship fund for OQHA youth members. Held at Rattlesnake Ridge Golf Club, 1 Rattlesnake Drive, Sunbury, Ohio, the Congress Cup is scheduled for Thursday, July 13 with a shotgun start at 9:00am. How do I register? Registration is simple and online. Pay $200 for a single player or $600 for a team of 4. Visit the Congress Cup website today to get signed up! Become a Sponsor Become a sponsor to make an even greater impact for OQHA youth. Options include Event Sponsorships, Exclusive Hole Sponsorships, and much more. Or just make a general donation. Visit the Congress Cup store today to see how you can make a difference
OQHA Celebrates Largest Banquet in History
In February, the OQHA Annual Meetings and Awards Banquet was held at the newly renovated Hilton Downtown Columbus, now the largest hotel in Ohio. The Ohio Quarter Horse Association Board of Directors and members met for their annual meeting to recap the 2022 year and install the newly elected and appointed directors. During the meeting, Missy Thyfault was presented with the AQHA Most Valuable Professional award, voted on by her OQHA peers. The Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association and the Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association also met and presented their plans for the 2023 year. Following the conclusion of the annual meetings, the Ohio affiliates sponsored a hospitality room to present awards and provide
Remembering Dr. Kathleen Lennon
The Ohio Quarter Horse Association is saddened to announce the passing of long-time member Dr. Kathleen Lennon on Monday, March 13th. Kathleen was an intricate part of the Quarter Horse industry throughout her horse show career, as well as an advocate for equine welfare as a veterinarian. Kathleen grew up in Amston, Connecticut, where she began her involvement in the quarter horse industry. She then attended Purdue University, earning first a Bachelor of Applied Science in Animal Science before attending veterinary school at Purdue as well. Upon graduation, Kathleen worked for many top veterinarians around the country, including Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Hassinger Equine Sports Medicine,
Ohio-Member Shawn Flarida Takes Home Win at NRHA Futurity
It was a big win in the National Reining Horse Association's (NRHA) Level 4 Open Championship for Shawn Flarida and ANDIAMOE! Shawn and his wife Michele own and operate Shawn Flarida Reiners out of their facility in Springfield, Ohio. The Ohio-native is the NRHA's second Seven Million Dollar Rider, as of September 2022! The 2022 NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City kicked off on November 24 and ran until December 3. After marking a 228.5 in the first go, Andiamoe and Shawn came back and marked a 224.5 to progress on to the finals. When they ran in the Jim Norick Coliseum on December 2, the crowd knew what was in store. Scoring an incredible 230, Shawn clenched his 7 th NRHA Futurity Champion title. The 2019 sorrel mare was