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OQHA News

Ohio-Member Shawn Flarida Takes Home Win at NRHA Futurity
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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
OQHA Youth Win Big at Worlds!
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OQHA Youth Win Big at Worlds!

The Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association finished strong in Oklahoma City at this year’s Ford AQHYA World Championship show! It was the 50 th anniversary for the youth world show, and OQHYA sent 39 youth exhibitors and 57 horses. Several members brought home championship titles this year. Among them:   Alexa Black and HUNTIN A HOT COWGIRL:             WORLD CHAMPION: L3 Performance Geldings             WORLD CHAMPION: L3 Huntseat Equitation 14-18          Emma Gore and KM GENUINELY BEST:             WORLD CHAMPION: L3 Showmanship 13 & Under             RESERVE CHAMPION: L3 Western Riding             WORLD CHAMPION: L3 Western Horsemanship 13 & Under             ALL AROUND HIGH POINT 13 & UNDER
The Congress Cup Impact
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The Congress Cup Impact

Every year, the Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation hosts a 4-person scramble golf outing to raise money for its scholarship program. The Congress Cup, the name given to the event in 2021, was held on July 15 at Bent Tree Golf Club in Sunbury, Ohio. Bent Tree’s course stretches over 167 acres of naturally wooded, rolling terrain and is regarded as one of the best championship courses in central Ohio. Designed by Dennis Griffiths, this course features grass tees, fairways and greens, as well as many bunkers and abundant water. This year’s Congress Cup included 56 golfers, with the team of Lee Smith, Jared Smith, Randy Wilson and Chase Wilson taking home the top honors. Prizes were also awarded for longest drive, closest
2022 Annual Picnic Success
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2022 Annual Picnic Success

The OQHA Annual Picnic was held last Monday, June 19th at Irongate Equestrian Center in Croton, Ohio. Over 150 members from all over the state gathered for a buffet-style dinner at 5:30pm, which featured hamburgers and hot dogs provided by IronGate and side dishes and desserts provided by members. IronGate also provided a beautiful candy bar for everyone to enjoy. Board meetings began at 7pm, after the OQHYA members sold tokens for their truck raffle. If you have not yet purchased your tokens for the truck raffle, please contact a youth member today! The next OQHA board meeting will be held August 15th at the OQHA office in Columbus, starting at 7pm. Stay up-to-date on all things OQHA by following the Facebook  and