Youth

Grace Miller
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Grace Miller

Name: Grace Miller Age:  11   Where do you live and with who: I live with my parents, Scott and Erica, my brother Cole, and all of our pets. We live in Miamisburg Ohio. I compete in figures skating. I practice 2-3 times a week. I also like to ride my stay at home horse, Bullseye, down the road and through the woods.   What would be impossible for you to give up? The most impossible thing to give up is horse showing, because of all the friends I've met through showing horses together.   Tell us something that no one knows about you. Something you don't know about me is I have a baby duck living in my bathtub. His name is Peanut.   Where can we find you when you aren’t at a horse show? If I'm not at a horse show, I am probably  at home playing
Hippology Advisor - Ruth Somnitz
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Hippology Advisor - Ruth Somnitz

Name: My full name is Clara  Ruth  Somnitz,  I share my first name with my mother. (440)466-9210 Home ruthsomnitz@gmail.com Where were you born and raised: I grew up in Northwest Colorado on my parents’ ranch of 1600 acres. We lived 21 miles from town and 5 miles from the nearest neighbor. We had many acres of wheat and alfalfa hay as well as sheep, beef and dairy cattle, chickens and sometimes pigs. As a youth I was active in 4-H for 10 years showing lambs at the County Fair. I worked for the local vet the last 2 years of High School. Where do you live and with who: I now live in Geneva, Ohio with my husband of
June Annual Picnic & OQHYA Meeting
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Dolan Robinson
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Dolan Robinson

Name: Dolan Robinson Age:  15   Where do you live and with who: I live in Caldwell, Ohio with my parents, Donald and Angela, and my younger brothers, Colin and Lane.   Other current activities: I am currently a member of 4-H, FFA and EOQHYA.      What would be impossible for you to give up? Something that would be impossible for me to give up would be horse riding.  I compete on my horse in barrels, pole bending and the stakes.  It is just the team of my horse and me racing against the clock.   Tell us something that no one knows about you. Something that people don't know about me is that I show market hogs in 4-H.  I also live on a farm and raise beef cattle.   Where can we find you when you aren’t at a horse show? When I am not at a horse
Judging Team Advisor - Jessica Daniels
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Judging Team Advisor - Jessica Daniels

  Name: Jessica Daniels (740)361-9411 Cell jdshowhorses@yahoo.com Where were you born and raised: I was born and raised in Marion, Ohio.                                            Where do you live now and with who:  I live in Delaware OH, with my husband Aaron Jordan, son Dylan Jordan, age 9, and daughter Rylee Jordan, age 3. We operate JD Show Horses and Concord Equestrian Center, a horse training and riding lesson facility. Schools Attended and Activities:  I attended River Valley High School where I was actively involved in volleyball, basketball and FFA. I served as an officer for FFA and participated
Meet the 2016 AQHYA Director Candidates
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Meet the 2016 AQHYA Director Candidates

The American Quarter Horse Association, June 14, 2016 Youth from across the country will gather July 12-14 for the 2016 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar in Amarillo. YES welcomes youth ages 10 to 18 to experience a three-day, fun-packed event that offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and tons of fun. This year's theme is " My Roots Run Deep ." The 2016-17 AQHYA officers and directors will be elected during YES. The director candidates represent AQHYA and the future of the equine industry. Read bios on each of the candidates. Region 1 Anwyn Deeks of Washington Region 2 McKenzie Merritt of Nebraska Region 3 Madelynne Herlocker of Iowa Clara Johnson of Iowa Brock Murphy of Missouri Region
Olivia Tordoff
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Olivia Tordoff

Olivia Tordoff is a candidate for 2016 AQHYA Region 4 National Director.   How do you want to be remembered by your peers? I want to be remembered by my peers as someone with the highest level of integrity, an undeniable work ethic and a great friend.    What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses? My biggest strengths are that I am very determined and willing to do what ever it takes to be successful. Another strength of mine would be that I strive for perfection, I believe that if you are ambitious about something you should do it perfectly and to the best of your ability or not at all.  My biggest weakness are that I am actually very shy, I can be very hard on myself, and I always feel as though good is never good enough. 
ATTENTION to all the OQHA youth attending the Annual Picnic
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ATTENTION to all the OQHA youth attending the Annual Picnic

ATTENTION to all the OQHA youth attending the Annual Picnic this evening at 6pm... you are encouraged to prepare a 15 second speech about one of the words arranged in the "My Roots Run Deep" tree. If you are feeling stuck as far as what to say, try following one of the prompts below: _______ makes my roots run deep because..... _______ runs deep in my roots because..... Be creative and have fun! See you all tonight!
Caleb Sturgeon
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Caleb Sturgeon

  Caleb Sturgeon is a candidate for 2016 AQHYA Region 4 National Director.   Where do you live and with who: I live in Beloit, Ohio with my Mom, Valerie, my Dad, Eric, and my whippet dog, Celeste   How do you want to be remembered by your peers? I hope to be remembered as an honorable person with the respect of my peers, as well as someone with an unquestionable work ethic.   What are your biggest strengths and weaknesses? My biggest strengths are that I am very willing to attempt anything that is asked of me. I am very persistent until I achieve my goals.  My biggest weakness is sometimes I can get in a  hurry and don’t finish a job to the best of my ability.       Who do you admire the most and why? I most admire my parents. They are
NRHA Holds High School “Catch Ride” Competition During the 2016 Derby
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NRHA Holds High School “Catch Ride” Competition During the 2016 Derby

National Reining Horse Association - Oklahoma City, Okla. – June 20, 2016:   The National Reining Horse Association will host the NRHA High School Reining Championship during the 2016 NRHA Derby. Eight of the most talented high school riders will represent their association to compete for the ‘Slide of their Lives’: four riders from the 2015 NRHA Youth 14-18 Top Ten and four from the 2015 14-18 North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) class.    Caroline Gute from Dublin, Ohio took home the title of 2015 NRHA High School Champion aboard KR Ima Selfish donated by Linda Lily.   It’s well known how competitive the World Champion race is, resulting in a list of riders who are seasoned athletes and highly driven.