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OQHA News

Chuck Smith Named NCHA President
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Chuck Smith Named NCHA President

OQHA congratulates Chuck Smith on the National Cutting Horse Association  (NCHA) Presidency. Smith, of Canal Winchester is a long time OQHA member and currently serves as an OQHA Director. He supervises all Cutting events at the All American Quarter Horse Congress.     Pictured: The 2016-2017 NCHA Executive Committee is (seated): Jeff Fisk, Vice President Phil Rapp, President Chuck Smith, President Elect Lewis Wray, Kathy Daughn; (standing): Tatum Rice, Ronnie Smith, Jay Klamon, Jack Holt, Chris Dublin, Seth Kirchner, J.B. McLamb, Jerry Louie, Matt Miller and Executive Director Jim Bret Campbell. Tatum Rice is the newly elected At-Large member, Jay Klamon is newly elected to represent Region 5, and
OMI Celebrates 25th Anniversary Show
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OMI Celebrates 25th Anniversary Show

By: Samantha Armbruster The Ohio Michigan Indiana Quarter Horse Association (OMI) had it's 25th Anniversary Show at the Findlay Western Farm June 25th- June 26th. Three judges pulled in entries from all over the tri-state area, adding some fresh faces to the Ohio Quarter Horse scene. All exhibitors were given free t-shirts and a number of other great prizes for attending. Many exhibitors tried new events or built their confidence in other classes here at the OMI show with large class entries in all divisions. The Taco Dinner sponsored by the Paul Family was a big hit on Saturday evening, accompanied by live entertainment and a silent auction with many great items. Trail patterns were provided by Art O'Brien and
The 2016 NRHA Derby Begins
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The 2016 NRHA Derby Begins

Good Luck to ALL Ohio exhibitors!     Come celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) with the 2016 Derby, beginning June 25th. Visitors to the NRHA Derby will watch some of the most talented horses and riders compete for nearly $900,000 in cash and prizes.   NRHA has much to celebrate in its 50 years as an association -- talented horses, passionate members, and the reputation as one of the most popular equestrian sports in the world. Guests and participants at the Derby are invited to get into the spirit at the Vintage Spin Party sponsored by NRHA Corporate Partner Platinum Performance. Those attending the party are encouraged to come in costume, wearing vintage clothing, whether
LIVE FROM THE AQHA YOUTH WORLD CUP WITH TEAM USA- DAY 1 AND 2
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LIVE FROM THE AQHA YOUTH WORLD CUP WITH TEAM USA- DAY 1 AND 2

Published: Equine Chronicle June 23, 2016 On our way! The 20th running of the American Quarter Horse Youth World Cup has begun in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia and Team USA is ready for the competition to start! 13 teams of riders from around the globe will compete June 23rd to July 3rd for the chance to take home the gold in multiple disciplines. Each team consists of five team members and a coach or manager. Classes will include Cutting, Reining, Horsemanship, Ranch Riding, Trail, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle and Showmanship. The 2016 Team USA members are: Rider: Austria Arnold of Terrell, Texas Rider: Calley Huston of Argyle, Texas Rider: Ellexxah Maxwell of West Mansfield, Ohio Rider: