Youth Dates & Deadlines

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The Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association is a division of OQHA just for members 18 years old and under. OQHYA members can participate in shows and compete for a spot on Ohio’s AQHYA World Championship Show Team and Congress National Youth Activity Team Tournament team, as well as earn points toward year-end awards. OQHYA offers Judging, Hippology, Horse Bowl, and Speech teams for Youth members that look to broaden their skills and knowledge. Youth members are even eligible to receive scholarships!

The OQHYA encourages its members to be active both in the show pen and outside of it through numerous fundraisers and volunteer efforts held each year. Ohio youth are encouraged to try out for the World Show Team and Congress NYATT team, as well as get involved by attending meetings and running for office.

For more information about the Ohio Quarter Horse Youth Association contact:

6325 Quarter Horse Drive
Columbus, OH 43229

OQHA Scholarships

The Ohio Quarter Horse Foundation provides opportunities for deserving OQHA or OQHYA members who wish to further their education in a college, university, or other institute of higher learning. For more information, click here


2022 OQHA Youth Timeline 




May  5-15 The Madness - Wilmington, OH
May 15 Application, Resume, Essay, Candidates Platform, Letters of Recommendation and Photograph of Candidate for AQHYA Officer and Director Due
May  26-29 Buckeye Reining Spectacular - Springfield, OH
May 27-29 NOQHA Memorial Day Weekend - Findlay, OH
May 30 NOQHA Level 1 Extravaganza - Findlay, OH
May 31 In-State AQHYA World Show Qualifying Period Ends
June   Announce World Show Team
June  1 Registration due for Youth Excellence Seminar
June 1 AQHYA Officer and Director Candidate Speeches and Workbook Deadline
June 4-5 Fulton County Saddle Club - Wauseon, OH
June 10-12 OMIQHA Summer Sunsation - Springfield, OH
June 12-14 2022 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar
June 15-19 All Breed OQHA Trail Ride
June 15-19 NOQHA Summer Six Pack - Springfield, OH
June 20 OQHA Annual Picnic - Croton, OH
July   No Youth Meeting
July 7-10 Little Buckeye - Columbiana, OH
July  9-10 Red, White, & Buckskin Circuit - Springfield, OH
July 15-17 BWHA Classic - Findlay, OH
July-August 28-8  Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show
August   No Meeting
August 7 Announce NYATT Team
August 15 Application for the 2023 Young Horse Development Project Deadline
August 25 NYATT Team Entries Deadline
August  27-28 Fall NOQHA - Circleville, OH
September 9-11 EOQHA - TBA
September 19 Youth Meeting at 7 PM; OQHA Office; 6325 Quarter Horse Drive, Columbus, Ohio
September 21 Nominations for 2022 OQHYA Officers and Directors
October   No Youth Meeting
October 1 Application for the 2023 Young Horse Development Project Late Deadline
October 50/50 Raffle Selling at Congress PBR
October 8 50/50 Raffle Selling at Congress Free Style Reining
October 31 2022 OQHYA Officer and Director Candidates Biographies Deadline
November  14 Youth Meeting - TBA
December    No Youth Meeting