Spring 2021 Affiliate News

Posted: April 7th, 2021

Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association

What a year so far! The SOQHA kicked off the 2021 show season with the SOQHA Challenge, held February 26-28 in Springfield, Ohio. This three-day show provided top-tier AQHA competition and awarded $10,000 in scholarship money to the youth. We finished the show with more than 2,800 entries! All the typical classes were hosted, with a few fun
classes that consisted of the Youth/Trainer Boot Scramble, Youth Egg and Spoon Race, and Youth Three-Legged Race. The fun classes were limited to only those entered in the SOQHA Scholarship Challenge. Thank you to our exhibitors, judges, volunteers, and An Equine Production for a great show!

SOQHA is looking forward to seeing everyone at The Madness, set for May 7-16 at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio. Stalls and camping were sold out within hours of opening up, and we anticipate this year’s show being the biggest to date for SOQHA! There are many prizes to be given throughout the show, so don’t forget to stop at the SOQHA booth! Exhibitor Party will be held Sunday, May 9, at the Paddock Club; food, games, DJ, and plenty of fun, be sure to go! The Equine Chronicle 3 & Over Maiden Horse Slot Class is a show favorite held Saturday, May 15. Remember to find a seat and see who will walk away a champion among some of the best horse trainers! The annual Dad’s Western
Pleasure will occur following the Equine Chronicle class completion, and all proceeds go to the SOQHA Youth Team. Do not forget April 1 deadline to reduce the number of stalls you have if needed; we have a waiting list! All slot class entries will be due at the show. You can find information regarding The Madness at soqha.com or on our Facebook page.

Don’t forget about the SOQHA Summer Finale, scheduled for August 21-22 at the WEC in Wilmington, Ohio. It is always a fun, relaxing show with great numbers and a good time! Keep a lookout for dates on stalls and camping! SOQHA would like to continue to wish everyone good luck during the 2021 show season, and we look forward to seeing you all!

OMIQHA Spring Warmup Show Recap

The first OMIQHA show is in the books. It was an amazing sold out show with 1349 entries per judge.

OMIQHA had an arena full of participants for an Easter Egg Toss, with the winners receiving $250.

They are looking forward to their next show June 11-13 at Springfield, and are currently working on revising the showbill to try and make it more streamline to lessen the show times on our participants.

Thank you all for a great show, it should be a great show season!!


Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Association

Happy Spring to all. It’s beautiful to see the sunshine and warmer temperatures!

NOQHA is looking forward to another successful show season; our Spring Extravaganza and Summer Six Pack are sold out of stalls with a waiting list. An exhibitors’ party, taco party, pizza bash and, and ice cream social are just some of the things planned.

Member and open circuit awards and all-around awards for each class at the Six Pack will be given again.

The youth are hard at work planning fund raising activities. Anyone interested in more youth information about NYATT or how to get involved, contact Aubrey Braham at 724-967-4003.

Our adult and youth meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month by conference call or Zoom. Everyone is welcome; we are always looking for new directors.

Reminder that the scholarship deadline is June 1, for more information see the website, www.noqha.com


Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Association

EOQHA is looking forward to hosting shows again in 2021. The first EOQHA show will be April 10-11 at The Champion Center in Springfield. EOQHA will have a show on April 24-25 in Springfield as well. Both of these shows are looking like they will be great shows. The fall show will be September 10-12 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.

For anyone who was an EOQHA member last year, your membership is being rolled over into 2021. For any new members, the membership form can be found on www.eoqha.us. The EOQHA youth will resume their meetings beginning in April. Watch Facebook for more details. We hope to see everyone at our shows this year and look forward to a great 2021 show season.


Premier Mount N Trail

2021 is off to a great start with OQHA affiliate PMT (Premier Mount N Trail). PMT has increased OQHA membership by 84 members and has 134 horses listed to participate for the 2021 season! PMT offers year-end awards to its members in 20 competition classes. OQHA offers year-end awards in 12 PMT associated classes.

New this season, PMT is offering a “Saddle Up” program! Any time you are riding or doing groundwork with a horse, you can count your hours and receive mile marker awards at year-end. It doesn’t matter if you are at home, in the show ring, at the trainers, on the trails...anywhere! Start counting today! For more information, please contact Cynthia Bauman at creeksidehorsepark@gmail.com.

For 2021, we have four Mountain Trail Parks participating. For a complete list of shows, rules and more info regarding year-end awards, visit us at premiermountntrail.com - Extreme Obstacle courses for you and your horse!

All facilities offer clinics, lessons, and practice time before trail challenges. If you haven’t checked this sport out yet, you will want to! Great fun and great prizes!


Ohio State Buckskin Association

We are super excited to get back to some sense of normalcy as far as horse shows go!

Please make plans to join OSBA at our 2021 shows! We will be at the Delaware County Fairgrounds over Memorial Day weekend with a primarily IBHA-focused showbill and the Champions Center over July 4th weekend! The July show features a full slate of IBHA and open/all-breed classes for horses of all colors! New for 2021 is IBHA Buckskin-Bred classes for those who are not eligible for regular IBHA registration but have an IBHA-registered sire, dam, grandsire, or granddam. OSBA is a family-friendly organization that offers something for everyone! For more information, please visit ohiobuckskins.org.


Central Ohio Reining Horse Association

Central Ohio Reining Horse Association (CORHA) has four show dates at the University of Findlay for the 2021 Season. CORHA is currently working with the facility and the local health department on their requirements. 

May 7-9, June 4-6, July 9-11, August 6-8. For more information, please visit centralohioreining.com.