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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
Southern Belle Breeder’s Classes Added to the NEW A Sudden Impulse NSBA & Futurity Show
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Southern Belle Breeder’s Classes Added to the NEW A Sudden Impulse NSBA & Futurity Show

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) is excited to announce the addition of the new A Sudden Impulse NSBA & Futurity show to the Southern Belle Breeders’ program. Entries are now open for the A Sudden Impulse NSBA and Futurity, which takes place April 23-May 1, 2021 at the new World Equestrian Center - Ocala. A Sudden Impulse NSBA and Futurity horse show is managed by Peak-Equine Productions and sanctioned by the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA). It will feature more than 160 classes in 16 divisions, along with more than $360,000 in added prize money. For show bill, entries and stall reservations please visit Peak-Equine Productions at Peak-Equine.com . Southern Belle Breeders’ classes are
OMIQHA Spring Warmup Show Recap
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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!   Hi-Point and Reserve Hi-Point March show award winners: Select: Hi-Point- Terri Tish, after reviewing of the halter, Martha Fabry should have won Hi-Point, a Buckle will be ordered for Martha. Reserve: Lisa Scott-Reiss Amateur: Hi- Hailey Flatter Reserve-
2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule Released
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2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress Horse Show Schedule Released

The  All American Quarter Horse Congress  is an unmatched destination for equestrians from across the globe. The Ohio Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) has created a legacy by maintaining the largest single-breed horse show in the world, the All American Quarter Horse Congress. The 2021 All American Quarter Horse Congress schedule is released for September 28 - October 24 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. Visit http://www.quarterhorsecongress.com/horse-show-schedule to view or download a complete schedule.   N ew Classes for 2021 Open Ranch Rail Stakes     Presented by Headley Quarter Horses Non Pro Ranch Rail Stakes    Presented by Headley Quarter Horses Amateur Select Ranch Riding    Presented
That’s a Wrap: Concluding the 2021 AQHA Convention
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That’s a Wrap: Concluding the 2021 AQHA Convention

The 2021 AQHA Convention was held in an in-person business format in San Antonio to review the Association’s business matters to enhance the Association for members around the globe. The American Quarter Horse Association is an organization that works for its members and holds an  annual convention  each spring. The 2021 AQHA Convention was hosted in an in-person business format to allow attendees to focus on business initiatives, including committee and council meetings; reviewing member-submitted rule-change proposals; interviewing, nominating and electing new AQHA directors; and electing the AQHA Executive Committee. The 2021 AQHA Convention was March 18-22 at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort
2021 AQHA Executive Committee
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2021 AQHA Executive Committee

  The 2021-2022 AQHA Executive Committee was elected during the 2021 AQHA Convention in San Antonio. The 2021-22 AQHA Executive Committee (from left to right): James Hunt, Dr. Scott Myers, Norman K. Luba, Kenneth Banks, and Jeff Tebow. The 2021-2022 American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee was elected at the  2021 AQHA Convention  in San Antonio. 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
2021 Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World Qualifying
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2021 Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World Qualifying

  AQHA waives qualifying requirements, with an exception for the open-division roping, for the 2021 Farnam AQHA World and Adequan® Select World, due to the impact of the pandemic on qualifying events; traditional qualifying will resume for the 2022 AQHA championship shows. The AQHA Executive Committee has made the decision to waive qualifying for all classes, with the exception of an alternative qualifying requirement for open-division roping classes, at the  2021 Farnam AQHA World Championship Show  and AQHA Select World Championship Show, presented by Adequan® (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), tentatively scheduled for November 1-20 at the OKC Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. Earlier this year,