OQHA Celebrates Largest Banquet in History

Posted: March 16th, 2023

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 hors d'oeuvres prior to the awards banquet.


The plated dinner banquet boasted the largest attendance numbers in OQHA history, with over 500 OQHA members and guests present. We celebrated our members' many achievements from 2022 by awarding nearly $100,000 in prizes!


During the awards portion of the night, 2022 OQHA President Greg Tordoff was recognized for his service to the association in the role of president. Directors Cindy Morehead and Jeff Gore were also presented with the President's Award for outstanding service.


The Association recognized our reigning 2022 Queen, Ellexxah Maxwell and crowned the new 2023 OQHA Queen, Ashton Snow!


Special thanks to the emcee's of the awards ceremony, OQHA Executive Vice President of Operations Justin Billings and 2022 All American Quarter Horse Congress Queen Kylie Good.


Thank you all for a great year, we look forward to following your accomplishments in 2023!


To view the list of 2023 Board of Directors, please choose from the following:

Ohio Quarter Horse Association Board of Directors

Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association Board of Directors

Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association Board of Directors