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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
OQHYA March Virtual Meeting - Monday, March 15 @ 7 PM
Mark your calendars for the OQHA Youth March meeting! Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM Be sure to join or renew your membership for your meeting attendance to count. We look forward to seeing you all Monday night! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5168677216 Meeting ID: 516 867 7216 One tap mobile +19292056099,,5168677216# US (New York)
Make Your Mark at YES
AQHYA members from around the world are invited to make their mark at the 2021 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar, slated for July 12-14, in Amarillo, Texas! Youth interested in attending the 2021 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar , scheduled for July 12-14 in Amarillo, Texas, can register now . “The Youth Excellence Seminar is the event to be at this summer. With AQHYA members and horse enthusiasts from around the country coming together, there is not a more exhilarating or fun-filled event out there,” said current AQHYA President Justin Eddy. “From leadership workshops, keynote speakers and days filled with excitement, everyone can find something for them in Amarillo this summer. I hope to