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2022 AQHA Executive Committee
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2022 AQHA Executive Committee

The 2022-2023 AQHA Executive Committee was elected during the 2022 AQHA Convention in Las Vegas. February 28, 2022 | News and Publications , About AQHA | AQHA Executive Committee , Conferences, conventions and seminars The 2022-2023 American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee was elected at the  2022 AQHA Convention  in Las Vegas. Though AQHA operates primarily upon the decisions of its members through the board of directors, the five-person Executive Committee is responsible for implementing important decisions and governing AQHA between the annual meetings of the membership and the board. The Executive Committee convenes throughout the year to conduct and manage the business of
Remembering Maggie Howell
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Remembering Maggie Howell

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association is saddened to announce the passing of Maggie Howell after her longterm battle with brain cancer. Howell of Baltimore, Ohio was an up and coming horse trainer who graduated from the University of Findlay as an Equestrian major in 2012. She was a long time assistant to Ohio Quarter Horse Associations Director, Missy Thyfault. Maggie was a well known youth and trainer among the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. --- Maggie's Obituary from Hoskinson Funeral: Maggie Howell was someone well loved by those around her. She could make anyone laugh, whether she was crowd surfing and waving at you at warped tour, or telling the pushy guy at the horse show that she doesn’t need his binoculars
2021 Awards Banquet
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2021 Awards Banquet

The 2021 Ohio Quarter Horse Awards Banquet held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at the Hilton Downtown Columbus was our biggest banquet yet!  The banquet room was packed with more than 480 in attendance and over $87,000 in awards presented to the 2021 OQHA award winners. OQHA Director, Justin Billings, and the 2021 Congress Queen, Darcy Woods, gave a warm welcome to all of the guests and led the everyone in an invocation before dinner. CEO, Dr. Scott Myers, welcomed everyone to the Annual Banquet and then took a moment to pay tribute to Past President and National Director, Clark Bradley. He invited  OQHA Director, Cindy Morehead, on stage to read her sentiment for Clark, along with life lessons she learned from
OQHA Official Handbook
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OQHA Official Handbook

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association Official Handbook of By-Laws, Rules, and Regulations is updated yearly. To download the 2023 OQHA Official Handbook, please click here .    
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
2022 Annual Meeting & Awards
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2022 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. Banquet held at Hilton Downtown, 401 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 Download an RSVP form  here. Email completed forms to Carey Cooper at ccooper@oqha.com  or mail in to the office. Reservations: 614-384-8600. Reserve hotel rooms by January 10 Please make checks payable to OQHA and send to OQHA Attn: Carey Cooper
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
Executive Director Dr. Scott Myers Inducted into the All American Quarter Horse Congress Hall of Fame
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Executive Director Dr. Scott Myers Inducted into the All American Quarter Horse Congress Hall of Fame

Scott Myers  is the son of  Ronnie and Sally Myers of  North Hampton  Ohio.  Scott attended Woodridge High School and  graduated  in 1977.  He attended Kentucky Westland  University and graduated with an undergraduate  degree in Biology.  He then attended The Ohio State  University  and  perused  a doctorate  of  Veterinary  Medicine.  He  graduated  from The Ohio State  University  in 1985  as Dr. Scott Myers, DVM.   He went to work at the Sharron Center  Veterinarian  hospital and practiced with Dr. Dave  McDonald  and Dr. Connie Barns until 1989 when he then opened his own practice called Hunting Rid ge Animal H ospital.  Dr. Myers married  Dr. Leslie Cook  in 1993 and had two daughters, Taylor who was born