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2020 Official Handbook is Now Online
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2020 Official Handbook is Now Online

The Ohio Quarter Horse Association Official Handbook of By-Laws, Rules and Regulations is updated yearly. To view the handbook, click the image below.   
10 Reasons to Enter the 2020 Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships
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10 Reasons to Enter the 2020 Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships

Enter the Nutrena AQHA Level 1 Championships using the new online entry form! New this year, Nutrena Central, West and East AQHA Level 1 Championships exhibitors can enter the 2020 shows online! Simply fill out your entry form and submit it electronically for the opportunity to compete at one of the most pinnacle events in the world for Level 1, Rookie and walk-trot exhibitors. Exhibitors can compete at only one of the Nutrena Level 1 Championships each year. Entries are due: March 15 for the   Nutrena Central AQHA Level 1 Championships ; the show is April 8-11 in Oklahoma City.  Enter the Nutrena Central. March 15 for the   Nutrena West AQHA Level 1 Championships ;   the show is April 15-19 in Las Vegas.  Enter the Nutrena
AQHA: The Power of YOUth
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AQHA: The Power of YOUth

AQHA Publicity The American Quarter Horse Youth Association has announced its 2020 theme: The Power of YOUth. Each month of 2020 has its own corresponding challenge for AQHYA members to share their #MyWhy on topics that make up their AQHYA story. Mark your calendar with the upcoming challenges. February: The American Quarter Horse #AllAbouttheHorse March: Friendships April: Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar May: AQHA Showing June: Leadership Development July: AQHYA Programs August: Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show September: Community Service October: Career Development November: Scholarships December: Family After completing each challenge, share your videos, photos or
Deadline Reminder - OQHF Scholarship Applications Due
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Deadline Reminder - OQHF Scholarship Applications Due

Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation Scholarship Applications are due February 15, 2020. Be sure to check out all the requires and read over the process here
Book Your Hotel for Convention
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Book Your Hotel for Convention

Book your hotel room prior to February 20 for the 2020 AQHA Convention to receive a special rate. The   American Quarter Horse Association  is an organization that works for its members. Each spring, AQHA holds an annual convention to review member-submitted rule changes, appoint new AQHA directors, induct new members into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and elect the AQHA Executive Committee. The  2020 AQHA Convention  is March 13-16 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas. Register for Convention Register for convention by January 31 to avoid late fees. Attendees also have the option to purchase tickets for the Hall of Fame Induction and the Fabulous Foundation Party, hosted by the American Quarter Horse
New AQHA Chief Show Officer
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New AQHA Chief Show Officer

Pete Kyle announces resignation from AQHA, and Justin Billings takes the reins as AQHA chief show officer. Pete Kyle announced his resignation as chief show officer from the American Quarter Horse Association on Friday, January 3. “Pete has brought years of experience and knowledge to the Association, and we are grateful for his service to AQHA,” said Craig Huffhines, AQHA executive vice president. “We wish Pete the best of luck in his future endeavors.” “With this announcement, AQHA has promoted Justin Billings to AQHA chief show officer,” said Huffhines. Billings joined AQHA in April 2017 as the manager of shows and was promoted to director of shows in January 2019. Billings formulates policies/procedures
OQHA NYATT TAKES HOME THE WIN
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OQHA NYATT TAKES HOME THE WIN

The National Youth Activity Team Tournament (NYATT) brings together youth equestrians from Quarter Horse affiliates across the United States and Canada. Divided into two divisions, this year’s Congress tournament hosted 52 teams. The tournament allows a team to send two exhibitors in each of the offered classes: Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, Reining, and Barrels. The Ohio Quarter Horse Association team placed very well, taking home 1 st place in Division I! Individual placings include: Barrels: Maggie Cain and WESTWARD MEMORIES, 4 th Place. Steven Beiser and DODGE A BULLETT, 5 th Place.   Hunt Seat Equitation: Alexa Black and BIG COUNTRY
OQHA Director Inducted into IHSA Hall of Fame
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OQHA Director Inducted into IHSA Hall of Fame

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) is a thriving program offering a way for students from many colleges and universities to ride and compete at the collegiate level. IHSA has now created a Hall of Fame for people, horses, and teams that have had an impact on the program. Criteria for induction includes outstanding competitive achievement, exceptional contributions to IHSA, and success or significant impact on the equestrian industry. Cindy Morehead is one of these inductees. Morehead is from Milford, New Hampshire, and joined the University of Findlay equestrian program upon its inception in 1977. She later served as IHSA head coach for the Oilers western team from 2005-2017, leading the
Largest EOQHA Show to Date
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Largest EOQHA Show to Date

            Exhibitors enjoyed a fun and successful show this past weekend at the Ohio Expo Center, hosted by Eastern Ohio Quarter Horse Association. The final EOQHA show of the year, and the largest EOQHA show to date, featured 4 sets of points and over 1,300 exhibitors per judge! There were 206 trail entries, 180 showmanship entries, 169 horsemanship entries, and split classes in hunter under saddle and western pleasure. The show ran smoothly under the EOQHA board of directors and show manager Casey Devitt. The show was AQHA and NSBA points approved as well. Pictures say a thousand words, and all of the pictures say that the show was full of fun and smiles from everyone! Many exhibitors report that it was also an