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Charlie Cox of Concession by Cox Passes
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Charlie Cox of Concession by Cox Passes

    Ohio Quarter Horse Association is saddened to share that Charlie Cox of Concessions by Cox has passed. Charlie and Concession by Cox have been a long-time partner and friend of the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Charlie will be greatly missed and we send our condolences to the family.   Please find below the information for Charlie’s Final Act. FRIDAY, MAY 14 Northgate Church 51 Fourwinds Drive Sunbury, Ohio 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm Visitation SATURDAY, MAY 15 South Side Church of Christ 921 South Fayette Street Washington Court House, Ohio 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Visitation 12:30 pm Service with a procession to graveside immediately following Mahan Building Fayette County Fairgrounds 213 Fairview Avenue Washington
Judges Named for 2021 Ford Youth World
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Judges Named for 2021 Ford Youth World

A prestigious list of judges is set for the 2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show. The American Quarter Horse Association is excited to announce the judges for the 2021  Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show  slated for July 28 - August 8 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. The show will include Level 3, Adequan® Level 2,  Nutrena Level 1 youth classes  and 13-&-Under Level 3 core classes.  “We have brought together an outstanding roster of judges for one of the most prestigious events in the equine industry,” said Patti Carter, AQHA senior director of judges. “We look forward to the great competition at this year’s show.” The judges for the 2021 Ford Youth World are: Doug Allen of
EOQHA April 24-25 Show Recap
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EOQHA April 24-25 Show Recap

EOQHA was able to host another great horse show on April 24th and 25th in Springfield, Ohio with entries again exceeding over 1,000 entries per judge at 1,046.  $100 Visa Gift cards were awarded to the high point winners in each division. EOQHA President, Brent Maxwell, would like to thank all that have supported the EOQHA April shows. Best of luck the rest of the show season and we will see you in September.   EOQHA April 24-25 High Pointer Winners Small Fry Looking Willy Good & Kaylee Grace Olds Open Son Of A Machine - Owner-Loretta Grossnickle Novice Youth Shez Burnin Hot & Kailee Rife Youth 14-18 Fantasdeck & Katie Ruffener Youth 13 & under Zippos N My Dreams & Gabriella Lohrenz Novice Amateur
2021 Ford Youth World Schedule
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2021 Ford Youth World Schedule

The tentative schedule for the 2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show is available online. The tentative schedule for the   2021 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show  is now available online. The schedule includes Level 3, Adequan® Level 2,  Nutrena Level 1 youth classes  and 13-&-Under Level 3 core classes. New for 2021, ranch trail and working hunter under saddle will also be offered and included as all-age Level 3 classes. VIEW TENTATIVE SCHEDULE After careful consideration of the pandemic’s impact on qualifying opportunities for all youth members between the AQHA Executive Committee, AQHA Show Council, AQHA Affiliate Advisory Board, affiliates, youth advisers and AQHA
Mid-Ohio Dressage Association Becomes an OQHA Affiliate
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Mid-Ohio Dressage Association Becomes an OQHA Affiliate

The Mid-Ohio Dressage Association (MODA) is honored to become an affiliate of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. Through our affiliation with OQHA, MODA hopes to promote dressage to the owners and riders of the more than 40,000 AQHA horses in Ohio through clinics, shows, and educational opportunities. With both Classical and Western Dressage now being AQHA approved classes and being offered at the AQHA World Championship show, now is the time to learn more about the sport of dressage! A pop-up clinic, Dressage 101, will be held on Saturday, May 8, at Southwind Stables in Pataskala. Amy Rothe-Hietter will lead this afternoon of demonstration and lecture to introduce riders to classical and western dressage.
Recap of OQHYA's April Meeting & Educational Event
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Recap of OQHYA's April Meeting & Educational Event

On April 12th, the Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association held their first in-person meeting since the Covid pandemic began. The meeting was held at the Ohio Quarter Horse headquarters with remote Zoom options available. The meeting started as usual with the completion of ordinary business. After the conclusion of the business meeting, the educational event began. Kelly Richmond Pope is the Creator of the film "All the Queens Horses," and US Marshall Jason Wojdylo joined via zoom. They discussed the investigation and gave background information into the arrest and convictions in the Rita Crundwell case and so many details around the custody, care, and sale of so many horses. OQHA youth also learned about their
EOQHA First Show for 2021 Is In The Books
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EOQHA First Show for 2021 Is In The Books

EOQHA opened their first show of the year in Springfield boasting a whopping 1,350 entries per judge! The large competitive classes made for a long day on Saturday running into early Sunday morning. In EOQHA fashion, they ran over 140 trail horses on Saturday with the pleasure and horsemanship were done by 7 on Sunday.  Ohio regional affiliates are working hard to make OQHA shows the best! Stay tuned for updated OQHA Points . 
OQHYA Educational Event
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OQHYA Educational Event

Come join OQHYA for an educational event with Kelly Richmond Pope , the creator of the film All The Queens Horses . April 12 7:00 PM  -  OQHYA Youth Meeting  7:30 PM  -  Guest Speaker - Kelly Pope and U.S. Marshall, Jason Wojdylo     *youth must be present to see Dr. Pope's presentation, it will NOT be streamed 8:00 PM  -  Games 8:00 PM  -  Meet & Greet - Parents & OQHYA Advisors Location: Ohio Quarter Horse Association Office 6325 Quarter Horse Drive, Columbus, OH 43299 OQHA Youth April meeting will be in-person and virtual April 2021 OQHA Youth Meeting Time:  7:00 PM    Be sure to join or renew your membership for your meeting attendance to count.
Spring 2021 Affiliate News
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Spring 2021 Affiliate News

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